Car Hire at Madrid Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Whether you want to feast on the finest paella in Toledo, get lost in royal palace gardens in Aranjuez or see one of the finest art collections in the world in Madrid, you can find the best car hire at Madrid Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Madrid Airport
There are six car hire companies with desks at Madrid Airport: Avis, Budget, Europecar, Hertz, Enterprise and Sixt . All of the desks are located at the arrivals area of terminals T4 and T1 so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Madrid Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
The nearest petrol garage to Madrid Airport is the Repsol Garage on Avenida de la Hispanidad just 15 minutes away by car. From the airport, get on the M-14 and continue on this road until you get to the M-21. Take the M-50 exit from the M-21 and drive towards to M-206. You will eventually see the garage on the left hand side.
Driving around Madrid Airport
Madrid Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. Situated at only twelve kilometres from Madrid city centre, the airport is linked to it via the bypass road, which also connects to the main roads; M40 and M40 South, the M11, 12 and 14 and the A1, A2 and R2. The M-40 is the ring road around Madrid. The A-2 is the Madrid-Barcelona highway, which can be used to access the airport from the centre of the city. The A-1 is the Madrid-Burgos highway. The M-12 is a north-south toll motorway that offers direct access to Terminal 4; the M-14 Trunk road has direct access to Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The R-2 is the Madrid-Guadalajara toll motorway.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Madrid Airport.
This UNESCO World Heritage is home to the spectacular Palacio Real, the lavish summer home of the Bourbons, while its narrow winding streets hide a multitude of excellent restaurants serving the local specialty, artichokes. Vibrant covered markets for shopping, the bull ring and its museum and lovely local bars add to the reasons to visit.
It takes about 40 minutes to reach Aranjuez by car from Madrid Airport. To get there take the M-14 from the airport onto the M-40 towards the R-3. Take exit 21B on the left for the E-5 towards Cordoba. Continue on the E-5, exiting at junction 37 for the M-305 to Aranjuez. Follow the signs into the city centre.
Another UNESCO World Heritage, Toledo is a beautiful medieval walled city and the former capital of Spain. It is home to one of the finest cathedrals in Europe, exquisite collections of art, handmade swords and some of the best paella in Spain. Summer nights are heady and magical in Toledo and can be enjoyed in one of the many plazas and local wine bars. Get lost in the narrow winding streets of this city on the Tagus River.
Toledo is just under an hour away from Madrid Airport. To get there take the M-14 road onto the M-40 towards the R-3, taking exit 25 for Toledo. Merge onto the A-42 taking exit 68B for Toledo city centre.
The capital of Spain is a panorama of sweeping plazas, elegant statues, lively markets and palaces, not to mention home to the famous Museo del Prado which has one of the finest art collections in the world. There are stunning parks and flamenco shows, shopping districts and superb food, outdoor concerts of classical opera, bullfighting and fiery summer festivals. A must for football fans is watching Real Madrid play at home. Check out our guide on things to do in Madrid to learn more.
Madrid is less than half an hour away by car from the airport. To get there, get on to the M-14 from the airport towards Madrid. Take the exit left onto the M-40 towards the R-3 and then take exit 15-B for the M-30 towards Avenida Mediterraneo and Valencia. Merge onto the E-901 and follow signs to Madrid city centre.
On street parking in Madrid is charged from Mon-Fr between 9am and 8pm and on Saturday’s between 9am and 3pm. The maximum duration for parking is 1-2 hours depending on the zone and costs from €2.05 in the green zone (max. 1 hour) to €1.15 for one hour of €2.70 for two hours in the blue zone (max. 2 hours). You can park for free on the outskirts of Madrid and travel to the city centre by metro or train if you prefer. Long stay car parks are available in the city centre and cost from €2.35 to €2.95 per hour. Some hotels in Madrid have car parking; usually this costs extra.
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