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Transport between terminals

Shuttle bus

In order to get from one terminal to another ( T1 T2 T3 T4), passengers and visitors can use the shuttle bus, a freebus transport service between the airport terminals, 24 hours a day.

Shuttle bus between Madrid airport terminals
Its frecuency follows this schedule:

from 6:30 to 23:30: every 5 minuts.
from 23:30 to 2:30: every 10 minuts.
from 2:30 to 6:30: every 20 minuts.

Stops between the stretch T1 to T4:

Terminal T1 floor 0 Departures. South Dock.
Terminal T2 floor 2 Departures.
No stop at terminal T3
Terminal T4 floor 2 Departures.

Stops between the stretch T4 to T1:

Terminal T4 floor 0 Arrivals.
Terminal T3 floor 0 Arrivals.
Terminal T2 floor 0 Arrivals.
Terminal T1 South Dock, parking low cost.
Terminal T1 floor 1 Departures.

Passenger link bus with boarding pass

Free service for transferring passengers with boarding pass and luggage checked in for the destination.

There are two routes:

For non-Schengen transit passengers with boarding pass: lounge 1 at terminal T1, and T4 satellite building floor 0.

For transit passengers with boarding pass in Schengen area: lounge 2 at terminal T1, and lounge 6 at terminal T2.

Schedule:
From lounge 6 to lounge 1: 5:40 to 23:20, every 20 minuts.
The bus route for non-Schengen passengers is run on request.

Stops at the airport:

Terminal T4S floor 0, Satellite building.
Terminal T2 floor 0, baggage reclaim hall 6.
Terminal T1 floor 0, baggage reclaim hall 1.
Terminal T1 floor 0, baggage reclaim hall 2, stops only for passengers drop off.

Automatic People Mover (APM)

Remote-controlled train that connects terminal T4 with terminal T4S Satellite. It can be used for passengers with boarding pass.
The journey takes just over 3 minutes and iIt is a 24/7 service. Both stops are in level -2

Stops at the airport

Terminal T4 floor -2
Terminal T4S (Satellite building) floor -2

Estimated time between terminals

The time needed to reach connecting flights varies depending on the route, the airline, and whether you need to pick up your luggage or if it is checked through to the destination. It can also vary significantly depending on whether the connecting flight is from the same terminal or from a different terminal.

The following table reflects estimated times depending on means of transport between terminals.

Transport between terminals

Terminal Go to Means of transport Estimated time Stop location
Terminal T1 (Departures) Terminal T2  Free shutlle bus 2 minuts Terminal T1, floor 1 (Departures)
Walking 4 minuts  
Terminal T4 (Departures) Free shutlle bus 10 minuts Terminal T1, floor 1 (Departures)
Terminal T2 (Arrivals) South Dock. Parking low cost Free shutlle bus 2 minuts Terminal T2, floor 0 (Arrivals)
Terminal T1 (Departures) Free shutlle bus 5 minuts Terminal T2, floor 0 (Arrivals)
Walking 4 minuts  
Terminal T2 (Departures) Terminal T4 (Departures) Free shutlle bus 8 minuts Terminal T2, floor 2 (Departures)
Terminal T4 T3 (Arrivals) Free shutlle bus 8 minuts Terminal T4, floor 0 (Arrivals)
T2 (Arrivals) Free shutlle bus 10 minuts
South Dock. Parking low cost Free shutlle bus 12 minuts
T1 (Departures) Free shutlle bus 15 minuts
Terminal T4 Satellite Fre APM (Automatic People Mover) 3 minuts Terminal T4, floor -2
Terminal T4 Satellite Terminal T4 Free APM (Automatic People Mover) 3 minuts Terminal T4 Satellite, floor -2
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