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Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas - Madrid Barajas Airport

Transportation to Zaragoza Airport from the City Center

It is very easy to reach the airport from Zaragoza city center located between Madrid and Barcelona, in the northeast of Spain. Since the distance between the two points is approximately 10 kilometers, it does not take much to reach the airport. You can use a bus for a budget-friendly travel. If you want a more comfortable travel to the airport, you can use a taxi or private shuttle.

Public Bus

The most budget-friendly alternative that you can use for traveling to the airport from the center of Zaragoza is the bus route 604. These buses offer service between 05:30 am and 10:30 pm from Monday to Saturday. The buses depart from the Paseo Maria Agustin stop. On Sundays, the buses depart every half an hour. You can get information about this transportation option by calling +34 902 490 690. Traveling to the airport by bus takes about 20-30 minutes.


The fastest way to reach the airport from the city center is using a taxi. Taxi fares vary depending on your location and distance to the airport. Although it is a city that can be traveled on foot, there are many taxis. You can contact big taxi companies by calling +34 976 383 838, +34 976 750 962 or +34 976 757 575. You can call a taxi to your location or you can get on a taxi on the street.

Private Transfer

Although the distance between the city center and the airport is short, if you say "I want to go to the airport comfortably", you can choose a private transfer that will pick you up from your location and drop you off at the terminal. You can make a reservation from a reliable and referenced company in order to avoid unexpected situations such as late arrivals or excessive fees. You can ask for help from your hotel about this issue.

Car Rental

For traveling to the airport, you can rent a car. In this way, you can reach your destination in a short time in a comfortable way. You can make an online search about the car rental companies in the region. There are big companies such as Atesa, Europcar, Enterprise, Avis and Hertz. You can also prefer a local company.

You can reach the airport in about 20 minutes by connecting to the road A-125 from the highways A-2 and A-68. The airport is in the west of the city. You can also use a navigation to discover alternative routes.

Airport Information

Located in the city of Zaragoza of Spain, Zaragoza Airport is about 10 kilometers away from the city center, and the transportation to the airport takes a maximum of half an hour. While the distance from the airport to Barcelona is 270 kilometers, the distance from the airport to Madrid is 262 kilometers. The airport, which has an international status, also offers service as the central airbase for the Group 15 of the Spanish Air Force. Welcoming more than 500,000 passengers with its increasing passenger traffic every year, Zaragoza Airport also attracts attention with its bright interior areas and futuristic area design.

On the upper floor of the airport, where regular flights are organized to Spain and many cities in Europe, there is a cafeteria and a lounge for international flights which can be passed through passport control. At the airport, there are foreign exchange offices, ATMs and cafes selling snacks and various beverages. In addition, there is free Wi-Fi service at the airport. There are car rental offices of Avis, Hertz, Atesa and Europcar. The parking lot of the airport which has a capacity of 800 cars, offers service with hourly and daily fees. If you plan to buy souvenirs at the airport, there are limited alternatives.

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2018

Transportation to Madrid City Center from Airport

The Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, also referred to as Madrid-Barajas Airport, is located 12 km from Madrid’s city center. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center from the airport including the metro, trains, buses, taxis, or rental cars.


Madrid’s metro system is a modern, clean, and quick transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. There are two metro stations at the airport that provide convenient transportation to the city’s metro system. There is a station located in Terminal 2, which is accessible from the other terminals using the airport’s inter-terminal transportation system. The other station is located in Terminal 4. Metro Line 8 runs through both stations. Departing from Terminal 4, Metro Line 8 runs to the following lines respectively, Barajas, Airport T1-T2-T3, Campo de las Naciones, Mar de Cristal, Pinar del Rey, Colombia, all the way to the Nuevos Ministerios Station in only 12 minutes. At the Nuevos Ministerios Station you can transfer to Metro Line 10 and Metro Line 6, depending on your destination in the city. You can also transfer to Line 4 at the Mar de Cristal Station.  

We recommend taking a look at the Madrid Metro System online beforehand, or getting a map at the airport, to find out which metro line you should take depending on your final destination in the city. The metro is an affordable and convenient method of transportation to get to the city center. However, you might have to transfer at multiple locations depending on your final destination. So if you have a lot of luggage then taking the metro can be a bit troublesome. The Madrid metro system runs from 6 am to 2 am. Metro Line 8 operates every 5 minutes. If you purchase a Madrid Tourist Travel Pass then you will be paying less for public transportation and won’t have to deal with purchasing separate tickets for each ride. These cards are valid on the metro, buses, and trains.  


Another convenient method of transportation to get to the city center from the airport is by using the RENFE trains. There is a station located in Terminal 4, which is accessible from the other terminals using the airport’s inter-terminal transportation system. From this station you can get to stops in the city like Chamartin, Nuevos Ministerios, Atocha, and Principe Pio by taking the C1 trains. The total train ride from the airport station to Chamartin Station takes 11 minutes and the total train ride from the airport station to Principe Pio Station takes 38 minutes. The C1 trains operate from 5:15 am to 12:15 am and run every 30 minutes.


Buses are another form of transportation to get to the city center and its surrounding areas from the airport. Airport Express buses provide transportation along Plaza Cibeles to the city’s main railway station, Atocha Station. This station is also quite close to the city’s main bus stop. These buses operate 24 hours a day and run every 15 minutes during the day and every 35 minutes at night. These yellow buses also let off passengers at the junction of O’Donnell and Doctor Esquerdo and stops along Plaza de Cibeles before arriving at Atocha Station. The ride from the airport to the last stop takes about 40 minutes under normal traffic conditions. In addition, there are regular public bus services that provide transportation to various locations in the city. Bus line 200 runs from each terminal to the Avenida de America Station, where you can connect to other major bus routes. Bus line 200 operates from 5 am to 11:30 pm and runs every 12 to 15 minutes during rush hour.


Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport is by taxi. Taxis are easily accessible outside of the arrivals hall. Since the airport is located in such close proximity to the city center, only 13 km away, taking a taxi is a comfortable option. Official taxicabs in Madrid are colored white with a red stripe on them. Taxis operate using a taximeter but also use maximum and minimum flat rate fares. For example, if you are traveling 10 km away then the minimum fare will be 20 euros. But if you are traveling to specific sections in the city then your maximum fare will be 30 euros. These prices can vary over time and taxi fares are higher over the weekend, during public holidays, and at night between 9 pm and 6 am. For more detailed information on taxi fares and services please take a look at Madrid-Barajas Airport’s website.  

Rental Car

Renting a car is another alternative to get to the city center from the airport, especially if you’re planning on exploring areas surrounding the city. However, if you plan on only staying in the city then keep in mind that parking and traffic can be a problem. It might not be worth renting a car considering the fact that public transportation is so convenient. Regardless, there are various rental car companies that have offices at the airport, such as Sixt, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise and ATESA. Rental car offices can be found in the arrivals hall of terminals 1 and 4.

Airport Information

Located 12 km from the city center,  Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, also referred to as Madrid-Barajas Airport, is the main airport in Madrid, serving both international and domestic flights. Madrid-Barajas Airport consists of 4 terminals, Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and Terminal 4, which was built in 2006. Terminal 4 is the largest terminal in the airport and operates flights for many major airlines such as Turkish Airlines and American Airlines. It is an impressive structure with modern architecture that also features a satellite building, TS4. Terminal 1 is the airport’s oldest building and another major terminal. Many airlines take off and land at Terminal 1. Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 are smaller in comparison to the others. Terminal 3 is dedicated to flights operated by Lagun Air. There is an airport shuttle bus that runs 24 hours a day, providing inter-terminal transportation.

Internet at the airport is free for the first 15 minutes. In Terminal 4 you can connect to the internet by paying a fee. In Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3 you can connect to the internet in the departure lounges, VIP lounges, and restaurant area.

There are various VIP lounges located at the airport. The La Revoltosa and Premium lounges at Terminal 4, La Revoltosa lounge in Terminal 4S, Cibeles lounge in Terminal 1, Puerta de Alcala lounge in Terminal 2, and Puerto del Sol lounge in Terminal 3 are accessible for those with a Priority Pass card. Apart from those there are 3 VIP lounges in Terminal 4 belonging to Iberia Airlines. Madrid-Barajas Airport offers passengers a rich variety of stores where they can go shopping. If you weren’t able to do as much shopping as you would have liked during your time in the city, you can easily make up for it at the airport.

There are many stores at the airport where you can buy various products such as duty free items, food, cosmetics, gifts, electronics, clothing, jewelry, and accessories. While the majority of the stores are located in Terminal 1 and Terminal 4 there are plenty of options in the other terminals as well. The airport is home to many brand name stores such as Adidas, Carolina Herrera, Sunglass Hut, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Massimo Dutti, Zara, and Michael Kors.  

Madrid-Barajas Airport also offers passengers a range of eateries aimed at meeting their pre-flight and post-flight needs. If you want to get a bite to eat or something to drink before or after your flight you can go enjoy familiar venues such as Starbucks, Mc Donald’s, Burger King, Paul, and Lavazza. The airport also features various cafes and restaurants that serve delicious examples of international cuisine.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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For Zaragoza-Madrid flights, you can use Zaragoza Airport, Zaragoza Delicias Bus Station, Zaragoza–Delicias Railway Station as departure airport, and Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas - Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Torrejon Airport, Atocha Railway Station for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Zaragoza-Madrid and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Zaragoza-Madrid is 272 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 50 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Zaragoza-Madrid flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Zaragoza-Madrid flights is Monday.

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