|Airport of arrival:||Madrid-Barajas International Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Madrid:||3 hours 56 minutes|
As the capital city of Spain, Madrid is one of the most visited places in the country. The city offers a marvellous holiday destination with its savory local cuisine, historical and cultural sites, lively nightlife as well as the affordable prices. Madrid is connected from various parts of Europe and Turkey through cheap flight tickets.
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About the Airport
Madrid-Barajas Airport is situated about 12 km away from the city center.
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport is named after the country’s president who died in 2014. It comprises of four terminals dedicated to departure and arrivals areas. The terminals are linked through a shuttle bus service. The fourth terminal was included in 2006 after big sums of investments that led to increase in the airport’s total capacity up to 70 million passengers per year.
Transport from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport to the City Center
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport is well connected to Madrid city center through bus, train and metro lines. Metro line Nuevos Ministerios - Aeropuerto T4 provides direct access between the airport and city center in about 20 minutes. There are two stops named as Aeropuerto T1 T2 T3 and Aeropuerto T4 in accordance with the names of terminals. Another possibility to get the city center is by trains. "Cercanías" which is the local train service runs on lines C1 and C10 from the airport train station, Aeropuerto T4.
The trains depart every 15 minutes and one way journey costs 2.60 euros. Bus connections are also available via urban and intercity buses. Bus lines 200, Express-203, N27 Express and 101 goes to Madrid city center. On the other hand, a number of long distance buses work on lines 822, 824, 827, 828.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi or benefit from car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.
Madrid has a practical and interconnected network of public transport. Metro, bus and the local rail service ‘Cercanias’ are commonly used means of transport in the city. Madrid has one of the longest metro systems in the world, providing service with 13 stops. The fares are calculated depending on the distance between zones you would like to travel. Tickets that are valid both for the metro and buses can be purchased from the red vending machines or tobaccos.
The bus network spans over a wide area reaching out to various parts of the city. There are also night buses that run until 5.50 am on a number of lines. One way ticket costs 1.50 euros but there are alternative ticket selections. You can check the designated routes and schedules online.
On the other hand, Cercanía trains connect the wider metropolitan area as the fastest way of commuting.
The city center is considered to be very compact with short distances from the major attraction points. You may opt for staying in the historical center, an area which covers the the famous Plaza Mayor as well as Sol and Austrias Neighbourhoods. It is also regarded as the the most touristic area at the heart of Madrid. As alternative options, the bohemian neighbourhood of Malasaña with budget-friendly selections or Huertas right beside the city’s biggest park are great places to stay.
If you would like to have further assistance to plan your trip, you can book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.
Food holds particular importance in the Spanish culture as Spaniards love to eat good. Tapas which consists of small portions of appetizers is the most important dish in the country. Most tapas bars offer different kinds of snacks together with a free drink.
There are also a number of delicious specialties such as tortillas (Spanish omelette), patatas bravas, bocadillo de calamares and churros with hot chocolate. Street markets with food stalls are also budget friendly options to find traditional flavors.
You can have a look at Madrid Food Guide for more suggestions about all the local foods.
We have listed some useul information you may need when you visit Madrid:
Turkish nationals who are willing to visit Madrid, Spain are entitled to Schengen rules and regulations. Please check in with the local Embassy or Consulates who are authorized in your area.
- Fuenlabrada, Spain (16 km)
- Valladolid, Spain (164 km)
- Zaragoza, Spain (274 km)
- Valencia, Spain (299 km)
Unlike common perception, Madrid is very cold during the winter period. Temperatures drop below zero degrees with common snowfall. However, the summers can get overwhelmingly hot.
- Country Code: +34
- Madrid Area Code: 92
- Airport Contact: +34 913 21 10 00
- Emergency Line: 112
Places to see
Madrid has a great number of attraction points. The Royal Palace, the Prado Museum, The Queen Sofia Museum, Caixaforum and National Archeological Museum are some of the exquisite landmarks that you cannot miss. The city is also home to worldly renowned squares such as Plaza Mayor and Puerto del Sol that constitute the very heart of Madrid. If the weather is good enough you can take a stroll on Paseo del Prado or El Retiro Park.
You can have a look at Madrid Travel Guide for further details on more places to visit.
You can consider booking your ticket to Madrid in advance in order to benefit from promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.
Madrid is a spectacular city that offers many great things to do. It is among the top travel destinations for those who would like to get a glimpse of Spanish way of life.
Non-EU citizens willing to travel to Spain are obliged to apply for a Schengen visa.
Since the summers can get extremely hot and winters are cold, the ideal times to visit Madrid would probably be March-June or September- October.
You can spend up to 3 days in order to fully explore the city.
Tourist Travel Pass is available for all means of public transport in the region. It provides unlimited access to two zones for up to 7 days depending on your choice. The ticket can be purchased at different sales points including the airport. You can reach all the necessary information online.
Madrid is generally considered to be a safe city. However, it is advised to beware of the pickpockets or scammers as it might happen in every big city with many tourists.
Madrid is not so cheap but definitely not very expensive with respect to other major European capitals. There are many economic options for those who are on a budget.