Flights to Madrid, Spain
The air-route from Barcelona to Madrid is the one with the highest number of weekly flights in the world. This doesn’t mean that you have to necessarily go to the Catalan city in order to take a scheduled flight or a low cost flight to Madrid. Indeed, there are hundreds of international airlines that offer flights to Madrid from all destinations in the world.
To get to Madrid by plane, you can use the two city airports: Madrid-Barajas airport, the fifth airport in Europe by number of passengers in transit (over 50 million per year), and Madrid-Cuatro Vientos airport, dedicated to domestic flights. Madrid-Barajas Airport is also the most important European airport for connections with South America: there are dozens of scheduled flights to Madrid every day operating on the route Caracas-Madrid, Rio de Janeiro-Madrid, Lima-Madrid and Sao Paulo- Madrid.
Madrid - Barajas Airport - MAD
Madrid-Barajas Airport, the main airport for flights from Latin America to Europe, has four terminals (T1, T2, T3 and T4) plus a satellite terminal called T4-S.
At MAD1 Terminal arrive flights from Moscow to Madrid by Airflot, those operated by Air China covering the route Beijing-Madrid, flights to Madrid from New York and Atlanta operated by Delta Airlines, but especially intercontinental flights to Madrid by flag carriers from Central and South American. These include Aerolíneas Argentinas (Buenos Aires-Madrid), Cubana de Aviación (Havana-Madrid), Aeroméxico (Mexico City-Madrid), the Venezuelan Conviasa (Caracas-Madrid) and especially flights TAM Airlines. Also low cost flights to Madrid operated by Ryanair, EasyJet, Wizz Air and Blue Air land at Terminal MAD1.
Terminals MAD2 and MAD3 are dedicated to the flights to Madrid operated by the airlines that are part of the global consortia Star Alliance and SkyTeam, as Alitalia with flights from Rome to Madrid and Milan, Air France covering the Paris CDG-Madrid route, or Lufthansa with flights from Brussels to Madrid, or KLM flights from Amsterdam to Madrid.
Terminal Mad4 hosts instead all domestic and international flights by Iberia and the airlines that adhere to Oneworld alliance, such as British Airways with London-Madrid flights, Air Berlin operating on the route from Berlin to Madrid, and Japan Airlines with intercontinental flights from Tokyo to Madrid, as well as American Airlines and LAN Airlines. At Mad4 land also flights to Madrid by Vueling flying on the routes from Amsterdam to Madrid, Berlin-Tegel-Madrid, Copenhagen-Madrid, Ibiza-Madrid and Paris-Madrid.
There are lots of hotels near Madrid-Barajas airport, as those in the Casco Histórico de Barajas area, one of the districts in the east of the city. Among the hotels near Barajas airport, there are for example the Tryp Madrid Alameda Aeropuerto Hotel, 4 star business hotel, and Melia Barajas, a hotel with swimming pool and free shuttle service to the Airport and the IFEMA Congress Centre which is located less than 3 km away from the airport.
Madrid - Cuatro Vientos Airport - MCV
Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport is the second busiest airport by number of passengers in Madrid. It is located in the west of the city and is an airport dedicated to domestic flights: there are around 40 Spanish cities using the hub to operate domestic flights to Madrid, including the tourist areas of the Balearic Islands, with the routes from Ibiza to Madrid, Palma de Mallorca-Madrid, etc.
In the immediate vicinity of the airport there are no hotels. The closest hotels to Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport are located in the suburbs of the capital, such as Vista Alegre and Puerta Bonita. Other hotels near Cuatro Vientos airport are found in the commercial area of Alcorcón, where there is also Rey Juan Carlos I University.
How to reach Madrid from Barajas and Cuatro Vientos airports
Madrid-Barajas Airport is located in the district of Barajas. Terminal 4, which is a couple of kilometers away from T1, T2 and T3, is connected to them by a free bus service. Madrid metro line 8 has two stops inside the airport, at Terminal 2 and Terminal 4. In addition to the metro, taxis, shuttle bus services and private transport companies allow travelers to get to Madrid from Barajas Airport. Getting to Madrid from Cuatro Vientos Airport is simple, you just need to reach the underground station Cuatro Vientos situated near the airport. With Traveleurope you can also rent a car at Madrid airport and deliver it at one of the affiliated car rental agencies in the center of the Spanish capital.
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. It is the third-most populous municipality in the European Union after Greater London and Berlin, and its metropolitan area is the fourth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, and the Ruhr Area.Source : en.wikipedia.org