Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Flight information Barcelona to Madrid
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Average flight time, total distance 484 kilometres
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Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
This information is correct as of February 2016
Airlines that fly from Barcelona to Madrid
Currently Iberia, Veuling, Air Europa, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and Renfe offer flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Terminal Information – Departing
BarcelonaAirport is located just 8 miles from the centre of Barcelona. RENFE rail services connect the airport to the city centre via the R2 suburban train. The journey takes around 30-45 minutes and costs €3.80* for a single fare. The airport railway station is linked to Terminal 2 by a walkway and to Terminal 1 by free shuttle buses. Local bus service Aerobús runs from the airport to Plaça de Catalunya taking just 35 minutes and costing €5.90* for a single fare. Buses 46, L77 and N17 depart from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 reaching the city centre in 45 minutes and cost from €5.90* for a single ticket. Taxis and car hire are also available.
Inside Barcelona Airport there are cash machines, currency exchange services, baby changing facilities, free Wi-Fi internet, a large choice of restaurants, cafes, tapas bars and fast food eating options as well as shops selling books, travel essentials , electronics, fashions, duty free items and even football merchandise.
Terminal Information – Arriving
Madrid Airport is just 8 miles from the centre of Madrid. Public transport options include the RNEFE trains that operate along the C1 route between Madrid Airport Terminal 4 and Prínicipe Pio station in the city centre. This journey takes 40 minutes and costs €2.60* for a single fare. The Madrid Metro line 8 connects the airport with Nuevos Ministerios in the heart of Madrid's financial district in just 15 minutes and costing €4.50* for a single fare. Train depart from the stations at Terminals 2 and 4. Bus services include the EMT which runs between airport terminals 1, 2 and 4 and central Madrid. Bus 200 connects to Avenida de América station in just 30 minutes for just €1.50* single fare while the Línea Exprés 23 runs to Atocha station in 40 minutes for €5* for a one way ticket. Taxis and car hire are also available from the airport.
Inside Madrid Airport there are cash machines, currency exchange facilities, baby changing, 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi internet, more than 30 bars, cafes, snack bars, restaurants and fast food outlets and over 100 shops selling everything from duty free goods to fashions, gifts, books, travel essentials, sporting goods, electronics and much more. There is also airport parking and a number of hotels close to the airport.
You need your passport with you when you’re flying out with the UK. There are printers in the check-in area of BarcelonaAirport, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.
We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.
What to expect in Madrid
Madrid is a cosmopolitan Spanish city boasting everything from cutting edge arts and designer fashion to a rich and ancient history and stunning historic architecture. The Golden Triangle of Art is a must see while the labyrinth of medieval streets simply call out for visitors to get lost in. Quirky coy cafes and tapas bars peek out from their hiding places while the cool barrio is the place to enjoy boutiques, bars and alfresco dining. With the largest number of bars per capita in Europe, Madrid sure knows how to party, however with beautiful El Retiro Park and a tranquil riverfront, there are plenty of places in which to escape the hurly burly of this exciting and spirited city.
March to June is the best time of year to visit with temperature in the high twenties. September to October sees fewer tourists but slightly cooler weather. Avoid July at all costs as this is when the heat rises into the high thirties, and August when much of the city goes on holiday. When budgeting for a visit to Madrid, thus isn’t one of Europe’s most expensive cities. Entry to museums and attractions rages from €5-€10*. A budget breakfast can be found from €4.00* while dinner for one can be as little as €11* is eating locally and making use of the free tapas offered with drinks. A beer costs from €2* while a glass of wine costs from €3*.
*Prices subject to change
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