Car rental Madrid Airport (MAD)

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Opel Adam or similar
Opel Adam
  • 4x
  • x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$64.90 / per day
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$72.68 / per day
Compact
BMW 1 Series or similar
BMW 1 Series
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SOLO
$88.48 / per day
Intermediate
BMW Serie 1 or similar
BMW Serie 1
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$107.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Compact Elite
Jeep Renegade or similar
Jeep Renegade
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$123.81 / per day
Standard
BMW Serie 2 Active Tourer or similar
BMW Serie 2 Active Tourer
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$149.44 / per day
Full-size
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$169.19 / per day
Premium
Range Rover Sport SE or similar
Range Rover Sport SE
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SOLO
$209.14 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Madrid Airport! Then take your rental for a driving tour of Madrid’s diverse neighborhoods. Go to the Barrio de las Letras where many famous writers once lived, visit the hip Malasaña, the posh Salamanca, or the multicultural Lavapiés. And of course, make sure to visit the Puerta del Sol Plaza—it’s the very heart of Madrid.

There are countless museums, art centers, and galleries in Madrid, and the architecture is impressive. The city’s also famous for its cuisine, so trying local delicacies like entresijos, callos a la Madrileña, and sopa de ajo is a real must.

Madrid is a great destination, but why not see even more? Get a longer term car rental and head south to explore the fascinating history of Andalusia, north to the wild beaches of Cantabria and Asturias, or all the way to neighboring Portugal and its capital, Lisbon. You can even pick up your rental car at Madrid Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure now!

Madrid Airport is also known as Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport and Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas.

Top international routes

Main airlines

Iberia, Air Europa, Ryanair, Iberia Express, Air Nostrum, and easyJet

Terminals

The four passenger terminals are T1, T2, T3, and T4. T4 consists of two buildings: T4 and its satellite, T4S. A shuttle bus connects all four terminals. From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., it runs every five minutes; from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., it runs every ten minutes; and from 2:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., it runs every twenty minutes. Terminals T4 and T4S are connected via an automatic underground train.

Location

Madrid Airport is 13 km (8 miles) from the city’s historic center. Motorways M-14, E-5, R-3, and M-23 and then Calle de O’Donnell lead from the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

Alamo, ACE Rent a Car, Enterprise, Europcar, SIXT, Keddy, and Goldcar

Car rental desks

Some are located in the arrivals halls of Terminal 1 and Terminal 4. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and Facilities

You’ll find a large number of stores, restaurants, cafeterias and bars, lounges, business facilities, currency exchanges with ATMs, and a help desk. Madrid Airport has three luggage storage facilities. In Terminal 1, the luggage office is located on floor 0, in front of baggage claim 2. In Terminal 2, the luggage office is located on floor 1, in the arrivals hall. In Terminal 4, the luggage office is located on floor 0, in the arrivals hall. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Two gas stations, both called Gasolina Repsol, are close to Terminal 4. Both have the same address as the airport and are open from 6:00 a.m. to midnight. There are numerous other gas stations nearby.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Barcelona (611 km / 379 mi)
  • Lisbon (642 km / 398 mi)
  • Seville (547 km / 340 mi)
  • Oviedo (459 km / 285 mi)
  • Rome (1,943 km / 1207 mi)
  • Valencia (358 km / 222 mi)

Travel information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Country code
34
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
$86.59 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport info

Rating
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Departure and check-in 7.7
  • Terminal facilities 7.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.9
  • Lounge 6.1

Madrid Airport (MAD)

  • IATA: MAD
  • ICAO: LEMD
  • Airport name: Madrid Airport (MAD)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 610 m / 2000 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 387,566
  • Passengers (per year): 53,402,506
  • Distance from City: 8.1 miles / 13 km NE of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +34 902 404 704

When are car rental prices cheapest at Madrid Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Madrid Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Madrid Airport
$41.04
January
$54.40
February
$46.73
March
$18.93
April
$24.66
May
$26.02
June
$57.34
July
$47.61
August
$38.65
September
$40.59
October
$41.33
November
$41.33
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Madrid Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $18.93. You can see that this is 53% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 67% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $57.34 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Madrid Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 19 days, while in April, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average Rental Length at Madrid Airport
19
January
13
February
8
March
7
April
9
May
8
June
8
July
7
August
7
September
7
October
8
November
7
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Madrid Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Madrid Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Madrid Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
108%
January
96%
February
101%
March
98%
April
100%
May
100%
June
135%
July
122%
August
75%
September
85%
October
87%
November
92%
December

Top 20 Locations near Madrid Airport

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Top 10 Best Madrid Airport Suppliers in 2019

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+34 912750995
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, AEROPUERTO DE BARAJAS
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.0
+34 912750995
AEROPUERTO DE BARAJAS,
SIXT
Exceptional 9.0
0034 902 491 616
Terminal 1 & 4, 28042 Madrid
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.8
+34902105055
AEROPUERTO MADRID ADOLFO SUAREZ T1
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+34911505000
AIRPORT MADRID ADOLFO SUAREZ T1
Centauro
Excellent 8.4
0034 918 330 088 / 0034 966 360 360
Camino de las Rejas, 5, 28022 Madrid
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.7
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
On-Airport. Terminal 1: Arrivals (located floor 0). Terminal 4: floor 1 (Rentacar Area)
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 162 / 0034 965 233 425
On-Airport. Terminal 1: Arrivals (located floor 0). Terminal 4: floor 1 (Rentacar Area)
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
0034 965 233 425; +34 965 233 425
On-Airport. Terminal 1: Arrivals (located floor 0). Terminal 4: floor 1 (Rentacar Area)
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.2
0034 965 233 162 / 001 877 822 3872
Ávila, Av de la Hispanidad, 28042 Madrid, Spain

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