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Car rental Madrid Barajas airport

Car hire Madrid Airport

Planning a holiday or business trip to Madrid soon? Holiday Cars helps you find the perfect rental car for your trip. Renting a car means you don’t have to rely on public transport or expensive taxis and you are free to go everywhere you want. In the city and outside the city! Holiday Cars compares the prices of 800 different car rental companies over the world and uses real-time price comparisons to make sure you get the best deal and price for your rental car.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport

In 2014 the name of the airport changed from Madrid-Barajas to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, a tribute to a former Spanish president who died in 2014. It’s the biggest international airport of Spain and is also used for military operations. More than 53 million passengers arrived on- or departed from the airport in 2017. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas is located 7.5 miles / 12 km northeast of downtown Madrid.
The car rental companies are located in arrival halls T1 and T4 or in a car park reachable with a free shuttle bus. There are 17 car hire companies available at the airport in Madrid. You will find the car rental desks in the arrivals hall.

Car rental Madrid

Because of its historical character, cultural events and great atmosphere, Madrid is one of the most visited Spanish cities. If you hire a car, you can easily visit all the pretty places and explore this big city. The capital of Spain has a lot to offer:

You won’t get bored during your trip to Madrid!
Don’t forget to visit the populair Puerta del Sol, the most centrally located square in Madrid. From here you can easily visit Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Casa del Ayuntamiento and Cathedral de la Almudena. Within walking distance from the city centre you can find other special neighborhoods, with their own characteristics. ‘The Chueca’ neighborhood has a youthful atmosphere and is popular in the gay scene. ‘La Latina’ is known for the most delicious tapas and other Spanish dishes. ‘Huertas’ is very traditional and ‘Salamanca’ is fancy. ‘Malasaña’ is known for its artists, nightlife and shops.
More things to do or see in Madrid:

Consider car hire in Madird to explore surroundings

If your stay in Madrid is long enough, you can even hire a car and drive to Salamanca. The drive to Salamanca is a little bit more than 2 hours. But definitely worth it! Salamanca is a beautiful and vibrant city with lots of students.

Book your car rental today!

Booking a rental car in advance will always be cheaper and faster than booking one on the airport. Holiday Cars guarantees you the best deals! If you want to make most of your holiday, renting a car is always a good idea. It gives you more freedom and more time to visit all the places you want.

Contact

Address: Avda. de la Hispanidad s / n. 28042 Madrid
Phone number: (+34) 902 404 704 / (+34) 91 321 10 00
ICAO: LEMD
IATA: MAD
Tips and experiences for Madrid Barajas airport

Our customers rated Madrid Barajas airport with an average of 9.0 based on 26 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

24-06-2019
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Say no to everything the rental car staff tries to sell you. don't cede into their scare tactics. Drive North of Madrid for 60km and find the beautiful Sierra de Guadarrama, the mountain road takes you up to 2.000 Meters. You'll find some amazing lakes and natural swimming pools on the way.
29-03-2019
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The car nav is more accurate than the google maps on your phone in terms of being real time.
17-03-2019
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* explore the north * go skiing in the north of spain *the trip to the nOrth via Valladolid is beautifull aswell *take your time for the trip * Stop at the dam of lake Porma * explore the beatifull old town of Leon and experience the real Spain.
12-03-2019
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The Airport is really big and it takes app. 10 minutes to get from T1 to the metro(subway). It is old Airport (the EU part) but inside it is modern. The metro is well organized. Same the navigation to and in the metro. You can buy "day tickets" for a good price. There are a few shops with meal and coffee :)
01-03-2019
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N/A I did not visit the airport and only went straight to the car rental location.
28-02-2019
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Aranjuez is lovely calm city near to madrid Valencia is nice option if you want the sea Barcelona is a lovely city
22-02-2019
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The combination Madrid Barajas Airport, Iberia Express & Firefly 'The Best Ever'
07-02-2019
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Arrive early if you are in a hurry as Firefly didn’t have a lot of staff working to process rentals. The wait wasn’t too bad overall. All of the Firefly offices are outside the airport, so you might have to walk a bit to get there. The metro is very quick to Madrid city center, about 35 minutes. If you are renting a car from the airport, but not flying, don’t waste money on a cab. Be sure to read the rental agreement throughly, the insurance policies are a bit complicated. If you are planning on driving in the countryside, you may want to purchase full coverage.
04-01-2019
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I do longer term rentals, it pays to do 28 days at a time - costs as little as leasing a car !
08-11-2018
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Signs are missing for location of rent a car Signs when drive in and out of the airport are mostly in Spanish !! Rent a car return is on T 1 so be careful in case you travel from T2 . Gates are available only after you pass the security. Outside you just see the terminal and check in counters.
09-10-2018
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Check the car carefully before started
28-09-2018
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Very easy to navigate! Love that the rental car service is right there.
18-07-2017
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The airport is vast so if unsure of where to find the car rental desk enquire with a member of staff, it will save you time. Upon returning a car rental to terminal 1, follow the signs for terminal one instead of using the sat nav for the car rental destination as this will bring you to a floor above where you need to be, with a further ten minute journey to the correct place. Interment had the cheapest deal I could find online and searched quite a bit. It is much cheaper to book online months in advance and most offer a free cancellation in case you change your plans. The deposit was only 300, when I booked through holidaycars.com, again this was the best deal out there and considerably less than the competitors. Service at the desk in the terminal was friendly and not too pushy when offering additional cover. The car was picked up in the car park where all the other car rental cars are, so no deference in comparison to other providers. The car it's self was exactly as advertised and was clean inside and out, with a full tank.
06-04-2017
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In city used public transportation. City to city rent a car because its really save your monet
12-03-2017
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take the car and go to ávila and toledo
25-01-2017
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Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
06-01-2017
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Visit other cities around Madrid
15-07-2016
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Hop on hop off tour bus great.
01-07-2016
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Book tickets to places in advance (esp. The Palace and Del Prado). Walk around the Center without purpose (get lost) If time permits, explore non-central areas (more authentic cuisine)
13-06-2016
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Sea, sea food.
05-06-2016
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Historic centre and el escorial
11-01-2016
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Não tenho sugestões
18-11-2015
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Sorry have no idea, it was bussines trip Valencia are great in any time!
16-11-2015
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Inner city is the place to go if you want to feel the spanish history and to feel the spirit Spain.
15-11-2015
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Parador in Toledo. Cathedral and castle in Segovia. Lunch in Pedraza. Tapas at Meson de Champignon. Chocolate/churros at St Gines. Paella at La Barraca. Chueca
14-07-2015
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very receptive people