Taxi prices from Madrid airport
There is a fixed rate of €30 for taxis from Madrid Barajas airport into the city centre for a standard taxi. Additional fees may apply for extra luggage, number of passengers and any waiting time. Also worth noting that if your destination is outside of the central ring then you will be charged the metred price for the additional distance. The journey time from Madrid airport into the city centre is around 20-30 minutes depending on traffic. You can also choose to take the underground from the airport but a taxi is of course a lot quicker and takes you directly to your destination. There is a taxi rank at Madrid airport but in order to avoid waiting we recommend that you prebook your journey. This way your driver will be waiting for you in the arrival hall and you can get going straight away.
From Madrid Barajas airport to Chamartin train station the journey time is around 15 minutes and the fee is €30, while Atocha train station is 20 minutes away and the fee is €35 on average.
Another popular destination in Aranjuez which is 50 minutes away and the cost is €70-€90 depending on the time of the day. Toledo is just over 1 hour from Barajas and a taxi will cost €100-€130. Madrid Barajas to Segovia journey time is 1 hour 45 minutes and the taxi fare is around €120-€150. You can of course prebook your trip on our site so you know exactly how much you are paying and you can specify any other extras you may need.
Taxi companies near Madrid Barajas airport
Madrid airport is extremely busy all year around so to avoid waiting for a taxi it is always a good idea to prebook with an experienced local company. Also, if you need a bigger vehicle then this needs to be arranged prior to your arrival. If you are travelling with children then you can also request car seats. You can also treat yourself to a luxury vehicle and other extras. Just fill in the form on this page which will be sent to local companies who will quote for your journey.
Best places to visit around Madrid airport
The city of Madrid has so much to offer. You will be spoiled for choice of amazing tapas restaurants, incredible museums and trendy shops amongst many other attractions that will keep visitors busy. Make sure to try a bocadillo de calamares (squid sandwich) and churros con chocolate (long doughnut like sticks with a chocolate custard) while you’re here. You won’t regret it.
Madrid airport to Madrid centre journey time is approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic.
If you have a few days in Madrid then you should definitely arrange a trip to Aranjuez. You can either take the train there or arrange a taxi you don’t need to rely on the timetable. You can even combine your trip to Aranjuez with a wine tour at a nearby vineyard. Aranjuez is home to the Royal Palace which is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Madrid airport to Aranjuez journey time is about 50 minutes in a prebooked taxi.
Toledo is another great place for a day trip if you have the time. Toledo is an ancient city known for its amazing heritage and architecture and stunning location. It’s a unique city where Catholic, Muslim and Jewish communities lived together in peace and left behind some fabulous buildings. One of the most famous citizens was the painter El Greco, make sure you visit the museum dedicated to him when you’re in Toledo.
Madrid airport to Toledo transfer time is around an hour by car.
Segovia is another city that should be on your list when you’re in Madrid. The city is a UNESCO world heritage site thanks to its incredible architecture. Legend has it that Walt Disney based Sleeping Beauty's castle on Segovia’s Alcazar. The city’s other famous landmark is the Roman aqueduct which you can’t miss.
Madrid Barajas is the nearest airport and it’s about 1hr 45 mins away by taxi.
Pre book your Madrid airport transfers
Save yourself some time and prebook your journey from Madrid airport. A driver waiting for you on arrival will make your trip stress free and you can specify any additional requirements beforehand. You can book a larger vehicle, car seats, wifi on board, a luxury car etc in advance. You will also know the cost of your journey beforehand.
About Madrid Airport
Madrid Barajas (MAD) airport is one of the busiest in Europe and the number one airport in Spain. It welcomed around 62 million passengers last year.
The airport itself is about 12 kms from the city centre making it extremely convenient and easy to reach. In 2014 the airport changed its name from Madrid-Barajas to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport honouring the first legally elected prime minister of Spain. The airport is the main hub for Iberia, which is responsible for a large proportion of its traffic. Madrid airport has an impressive 5 terminals and offers all the usual amenities you’ve come to expect at an international airport. There is a metro line connecting Madrid Barajas with the city centre.