Madrid Airport consists of four terminals, one satellite building and two docks, as well as another Executive terminal, and another terminal which is used for cargo handling only.
Terminals 1, 2 and 3 dispose of six boarding areas: A, B, C, D, E and F, connected to the terminals. Terminal T4 consist of two buildings, T4 and T4S, connected through an automatic underground train.
In the airport lobbies you will find information boards showing scheduled flights and their status. The panels indicate the flight number and airline; the check-in desks where passengers must go to check in their baggage; and the terminal and boarding area and gate if boarding is already scheduled. As the flight time approaches, the boarding gate will be announced on the monitors, as well as any last-minute changes to both the departure time and the boarding gate.
Check-in and boarding: to consider
You need to arrive at least two to three hours early at the airport to check in your luggage and go through security. Be aware that it can get crowded during holidays or on special days.
When travelling in a group, it is advisable that each passenger checks in his or her luggage under his or her own name; this will make things easier in the event of a lost luggage claim.
Check the boarding gate for your flight at all times on the monitors or information boards, as there may be last-minute changes to the schedule.
In the Departure Hall you will find information panels indicating the state of the scheduled flights. They indicate the flight number and the airline, check-in counters to check-in your luggage and to obtain your boarding pass, the terminal and the boarding gate if it is already assigned. If not, the corresponding boarding gate will be announced when the time of the flight departure is approaching. The boarding gate may also be indicated in you boarding pass, but you still must pay attention on possible changes, that might be announced through the loudspeakers or the information panels. Please, feel free to consult the staff at the information or check-in counters, in case of any doubts.
Please make sure that you carry all of your belongings with you before leave the check-in counter: personal documents, boarding pass and ID or passport.
Once you passed the security control for necessary documents and prohibited objects in hand luggage-, please head to the corresponding boarding gate.
The T4 Departures Hall is on floor 2 (P2).
The check-in counters in Terminal T4 are located on floor 2. They are numbered in blocks as follows: 720-729 730-739, 760-766, 750-759, 780-784, 820-829, 840-849, 850-859, 870-874, 880-889, 900-909, 910-919-930-935, 940-948, 970-979, 980-989.
Check-in counters 766 and 936 are for special baggage.
Iberia Puente Aéreo
The Iberia Air-Shuttle service Madrid-Barcelona (Puente aéreo) is situated in an exclusive area at the second floor of terminal T4, in the far back, to your left.
The counters numbered 990-993 are exclusively for IBERIA Air Shuttle check-in. Please consult the flights of the Iberia Air-Shuttle service Madrid-Barcelona (Puente aéreo).
If your boarding gate is H, J or K, please go to the 1st floor.
If your boarding area is M or S, the boarding gates are located on floor -2, from where you take the Automatic Underground Train (APM) which will bring you to terminal T4S. The APM is a train that operates without a conductor and connects T4 with T4S; the stretch takes somewhat more than 3 minutes.
The companies that operate in terminal T4 are:
Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air Nostrum, American Airlines, Avianca, Boliviana de Aviación, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, El-Al Israel Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Iberia Express, Latam Airlines (LAN), Latam Líneas Aéreas (TAM), Latam Peru (Lpe), Luxair, Plus Ultra, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Taag, Vueling Airlines.
The T1 Departures Hall is on 1st floor (P1).
The check-in desks in Terminal T1 are located on floor 1. They are numbered in blocks as follows: 119-136, 138-173, 197-250, 308-32, 326-345 and 351-362.
Ryanair counters are located in this terminal and on this floor.
The airlines that operate in Terminal T1 are:
Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Cairo, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air Malta, Air Serbia, Air Transat, Amc Aviation, Blue Air Aviation, Cubana De Aviación, Delta Air Lines, Easyjet Europe (EJU), Easyjet (EZY), Easyjet Switzerland (EZS), Egyptair, Enter Air, Fly Egypt, Fly Play, Hainan Airlines, Iberojet, Icelandair, Israir Ltd, Kuwait Airways, Middle East Airlines, Nesma Airlines, Nile Air, Pegasus Airlines, Ryanair (RYR), Saudia, Smartwings Hungary, Tarom (Romanian Air Transport), Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Word2Fly.
The T2 Departures Hall is on 2nd floor (P2).
The check-in desks in Terminal T2 are located on 2nd floor. They are numbered and arranged in blocks as follows: 400-432, 501-541, 542-561.
The airlines that operate in Terminal T2 are:
Aegean Airlines, Air Europa, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Flyr, Ita Airways, K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines, Lot Polish , Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle AOC AS, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, Transavia France (TVF), Volotea, Wizz Air Hungary (WZZ).
The check-in desks in T3 are closed.
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