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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 free bus transport service between the airport terminals, 24 hours a day.

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

from 6:00h to 22:00h every 5 minutes.
from 22:00h to 6:00h every 20 minutes.

Shuttle bus stops on the route from terminal T1 to T4:

Terminal T1 floor 1.
Terminal T2 floor 2 Departures.
Terminal T4 floor 2 Departures.

Shuttle bus stops on the route from terminal 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

This is a free shuttle bus service from terminal T1 and terminal T4 Satellite, for passengers in transit from non-Schengen countries, with boarding pass and luggage already checked in at destination.

Schedule: upon request.

Stops at the airport:

Terminal T4S floor 0, Satellite building.
Terminal T1 floor 0, baggage reclaim hall 1.


Automatic People Mover (APM)

Passengers who need to travel between terminal T4 and T4S, and who already have a boarding pass, can make use of the automatic train service.
It is a short trip, just over 3 minutes, aboard an automatic subway guided train without driver. It operates 24 hours a day, all year round.

Stops at the airport

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


Long stay Car Park T1-T2-T3 Microbus

Shuttle service from the Long Stay Car Park T1-T2-T3 to terminals T1, T2 and T3, making several stops. The journey takes approximately 7-8 minutes.

During the 24 hours of the day it follows the following schedule:

from 6:00h to 1:00h every 20 minutes.
from 1:01h to 5:59h upon request by calling (+34) 607 564 516.

Microbus Long Stay Parking stops

Long-stay parking T1-T2-T3.
Terminal T1. Floor 0. Arrivals.
Terminal T1. Floor 1. Departures.
Terminal T2. Floor 0. Arrivals.
Terminal T2. Floor 2. Departures.
Terminal T3. Floor 0. Arrivals.


Shuttle Bus Long Stay Parking T1-T2-T3 to T4

Shuttle service from the Long Stay Parking T1-T2-T3 to Terminal T4.

During the 24 hours of the day it follows the following schedule:

from 6:00h to 1:00h every 20 minutes.
from 1:01h to 5:59h upon request by calling (+34) 661 133 231.

Microbus Long Stay Parking stops at terminal T4

Long Stay Parking T1-T2-T3.
Terminal T4. floor 0, Arrivals.


Low cost Parking T1-T2-T3 Bus to terminal T1

Shuttle service from the Low Cost Parking T1-T2-T3 to terminal T1, Departures area.

During the 24 hours of the day it follows the following schedule:

from 6:00h to 22:00h every 5 minutes.
from 22:00h to 6:00h every 20 minutes.

Low Cost Parking T1-T2-T3 bus stops at T1

Terminal T1, floor 0 South Dock. Low cost Parking T1-T2-T3
Terminal T1, floor 1. Departures.



Estimated time between terminals

The time required for connecting flights varies depending on the route, the airline and whether baggage needs to be picked up for recheck-in, or whether it has been checked through to its final destination on its first leg of travel. Some airlines carry out mandatory security checks on passengers arriving from other flights, such as American Airlines, El-Al and Latam.

Transfer passengers, whose connecting flights depart from a different terminal than the one they are arriving in, should also be aware of approximate transfer times between terminals and how to get to them in the most expeditious manner.
If you need to change from one terminal to another, the following table shows an estimate of the times and means of transportation between terminals that you can use.

Transport between terminals

From the terminal I want to go to Means of transportation 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)
From the terminal I want to go to Means of transportation Estimated time Stop location
Terminal T2 (Arrivals) South Dock. Parking low cost Free shutlle bus 2 minutes Terminal T2, floor 0 (Arrivals)
Terminal T1 (Departures) Free shutlle bus 5 minutes Terminal T2, floor 0 (Arrivals)
Walking 4 minutes  
From the terminal I want to go to Means of transportation Estimated time Stop location
Terminal T2 (Departures) Terminal T4 (Departures) Free shutlle bus 8 minutes Terminal T2, floor 2 (Departures)
From the terminal I want to go to Means of transportation Estimated time Stop location
Terminal T4 T3 (Arrivals) Free shutlle bus 8 minutes Terminal T4, floor 0 (Arrivals)
T2 (Arrivals) Free shutlle bus 10 minutes
South Dock. Parking low cost Free shutlle bus 12 minutes
T1 (Departures) Free shutlle bus 15 minutes
Terminal T4 Satellite APM (Automatic People Mover), free of charge 3 minutes Terminal T4, floor -2
From the terminal I want to go to Means of transportation Estimated time Stop location
Terminal T4 Satellite Terminal T4 APM (Automatic People Mover), free of charge 3 minuts Terminal T4 Satellite, floor -2
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