Transfers from Madrid airport «Barajas» (MAD)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Madrid airport «Barajas» (MAD)?

Why do people book transfers from Madrid airport «Barajas» (MAD)

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Madrid airport «Barajas» (MAD) is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

definitely worth it. After being on a transatlantic flight, tired and jet lagged our driver drove us straight to our hotel in Segovia , an 1.5 hour trip. Ignacio was pleasant and polite.
Couldn’t have been easier. Driver waiting exactly where expected with large legible sign. Trip from Airport to Madrid train station was quick and smooth. My 3rd experience with Kiwi ( 2 in Croatia several years ago) and all have been excellent. Will definitely use again in future.
Everything was perfect, thank you. The driver was waiting for me at the stipulated meeting point, clearly showing his sign with my name. He was very attentive and the vehicle was very roomy.
Very smooth transfer from Madrid to Salamanca in a very comfortable Mercedes with a lovely driver - would definitely recommend Kiwi Taxi for comfort and value for money.
The driver met us at the appointed time and place. The transfer was smooth and the driver was very professional. We are very happy with Kiwitaxi and will use this service again without hesitation.
Driver was right on time and met us as described. Car was excellent...roomy and very clean. Good driving skills. Driver helped with luggage.
driver spoke excellent english and gave us some very interesting commentary along the way. I have recommended the service to others already! cheers Roger sullivan
The driver was waiting for us, he helped with the luggage and had confirmed that he would be waiting for us as the flight was one hour late. Professionally done job.
Exceellent service, perfect driver, highly recommend.
I loved the drivers friendliness and patience. He helped us a lot and kept the conversation lively. We enjoyed the entire trip. There wasn't anything we didn't like

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Madrid Barajas Airport

Madrid Barajas Airport (Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas) is the biggest airport in Spain. There are four terminals, but the main one is Т4. It services domestic and international flights as well as flights from Schengen area. Daily passenger traffic is more than 126 thousand people (more than 46 million annually). Tourists arriving at Barajas are often heading to Toledo, Segovia, Villanueva de la Cañada, Pinto, Ávila, Valladolid, or Leganés.

How to get from Madrid Barajas Airport to the city center or the other way round

The airport is located 12km away from Madrid. Here we will tell you how to get to the city:

  • metro. The Line 8 connects the airport with the business district of Madrid. One can travel from each terminal (follow the signs) to the station Nuevos Ministerios. There is a free green bus running between the terminals. Metro is open from 06:00 am to 01:30 at night, and trains depart every 5–15 minutes. Tickets can be bought in ticket machines at the stations;
  • express bus (route 203) runs 24h. The interval between buses is 15–20 minutes during a day, and 35 minutes at night. Shuttle bus goes from Atocha station via the square Plaza de la Cibeles and О´Donell street. From 23:30 to 06:00 it changes its number to N27 and goes only to the square. One can take this bus at the exit of any terminal. Tickets can be bought from a driver;
  • RENFE train sets off from Aeropuerto T4 station (1 floor of Terminal 4) and goes via Atocha train station to the Principe Pio station. The first train from the airport departs 05:58, and the last one— at 22:27. Trains from Madrid to Barajas run from 06:02 to 02:33. The interval between trains is 30 minutes, and tickets can be bought in ticket machines, ticket offices, or online;
  • taxi from Madrid Barajas, which can be taken on the spot or ordered via the app;
  • transfer, booked online in advance and paid by credit card.

At night, it is possible to get to Madrid from the airport by taxi, transfer or express bus. Keep in mind, that the cost of a taxi trip from 21:00 to 05:30 doubles.

Transfer from Madrid Barajas Airport vs. Taxi taken on the spot or ordered via the app

Advantages of a private transfer

No need to wait. Barajas is the fourth busiest European airport after London Heathrow, Frankfurt, and Paris Charles de Gaulle. A huge number of people, like you, will be trying to order a taxi at the airport counter or via the smartphone. Who knows how long you will have to wait for a car. And transfer, for example, will be already at the airport by the time of your arrival.

Choose a suitable car. If your group has more than 4 people, you will not be able to travel in a standard car. Taxi drivers will tell you that you need a bigger car and it should be ordered additionally. With Kiwitaxi you can order a transfer of any class and capacity in advance.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

5–10 euro more expensive. A trip by taxi from Madrid Airport to the city center, including Uber and a local aggregator Cabify, will cost you 30–35 euro. Transfer costs 40 euro.

Transfer from Madrid Barajas Airport vs. Bus

Advantage of a private transfer

7 times faster to get to your hotel at night. After 23:30 express bus from the airport goes only to Plaza de la Cibeles. This trip including waiting time will take 1 h 15 min. On this square you need to change to a night bus «búhos» and travel minimum 50 minutes more (including waiting time) in order to get to your hotel. Transfer will meet you right upon arrival and take you from the airport to the hotel in 15-20 minutes.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

More expensive, even for four people. One express bus ticket costs 5 euro.

Transfer from Madrid Airport to the city center vs. Metro and Train

Advantages of a private transfer

Order in your native language. Staff in the subway and at train stations mostly speaks Spanish. Kiwitaxi booking form is available in 5 languages including English.

You and your belonging are safe. Everybody knows that you should be vigilant in Madrid public transport. However, not everyone can: after an exhausting trip it is difficult to keep an eye on all your things at a time. Alternatively, you can travel safely with our transfer from Madrid airport to your hotel.

Travel from the airport at night. Metro closes at 01:30, and the last train from the airport to Madrid departs at 22:27.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

More expensive. One metro ticket in Madrid costs 7,5 euro (the fare includes airport tax of 3 euro). Beside, you can travel by city train for 2,6 euro.