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Pros: Everything was great from the crew to the seats to the food. Right now this tops all my previous trips with other airlines.
Cons: Devices need to be checked as the handheld device on my seat (24H) was not functional. That's not really a complaint but merely a feedback.
Pros: I loved the entire experience. This flight was my second trip with Cathay Pacific and I couldn’t be more satisfied. Seats were clean and comfortable. They had decent leg room and great range of motion. The entertainment center was simple but sleek. I loved the extensive movie library. Service was great.
Cons: Boarding was delayed but the crew did keep us updated and was systematic in boarding
Pros: Good crew that did a fine job in accommodating economy customers during a two hour delay.
Cons: No seat back entertainment, but this is perfectly fine considering it was an Airbus A320 on a 3 hour red-eye flight.
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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Madrid
- Looking for cheap airfare to Madrid? 25% of our users found return tickets to Madrid for the following prices or less: From Sydney Kingsford Smith $161, from Melbourne $1,240
- Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
- High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly to Madrid is February.
- When booking your flight to Madrid, the airport you will fly into is Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, one of the biggest international airports in Spain. There are a number of major airlines that can fly you from Australia to Madrid direct from various cities, including Emirates, Qantas and Qatar Airways.
- Madrid Barajas Airport is large, and to help you get around there is a free shuttle bus service that stops outside Terminals 1, 2 and 4. The bus runs 24 hours a day, with services every five minutes during peak traffic, or every 20 minutes in quieter hours. Otherwise, if you’re looking to stretch your legs, it will take you about ten minutes to walk between terminals.
- If you’ll have a long overnight transit at the airport, you will find the Air Rooms on Level 1 of Terminal 4, which can be hired in three- or six-hour blocks. These short-stay rooms have single or double beds with private bathrooms and showers to freshen up, a TV, wake-up service and air conditioning to help make your stay more comfortable.
- The currency in Madrid is, of course, the euro. You can purchase euros at the Exact Exchange or Global Exchange counters located across the airport. If you’d prefer to withdraw cash directly, there are also ATMs in every terminal. For business or other transactions there is a bank located in Terminal 4, near the check-in counters.
- Once you’re ready to leave the airport, you can book an airport shuttle service to take you to your final destination. Whether you are travelling alone or with a large group of people, you can book private cars, shared mini-vans or private buses online through the airport website.
FAQs - booking Madrid flights
How long is the flight to Madrid?
What is the cheapest flight to Madrid?
The cheapest airline ticket to Madrid from Australia in the last 72 hours was $1,179 return on the route Sydney to Madrid. The most popular route is Melbourne to Madrid and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,544 return.
How far is Madrid airport from central Madrid?
Madrid Airport is 14 kilometres from the centre of Madrid. View on map.
What is the name of Madrid’s airport?
Madrid is served by Madrid Barajas Airport, also commonly referred to as Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Barajas, Madrid, Madrid–Barajas, or simply Madrid Airport. The airport code is MAD.
Are there any lounges at Madrid Barajas Airport?
If you’re continuing your journey, there are several VIP lounges at the airport with catering services, newspapers and airport assistance. These can be accessed in various ways, including using a Priority Pass, which will get you into the Neptuno Lounge in Terminal 4S, La Revoltosa in Terminal 4 or Gibeles in Terminal 1.
How do I get from Madrid Airport into the city centre?
The quickest and most affordable way to get to the city centre is to take the train. The airport train station, Aeropuerto T4, is connected to the Cerconías C1 and C10 lines. Both will take you into the city, however the C1 line is much more direct with fewer stops.
Which hotels are located near the airport?
Thanks to Madrid Airport’s central location, there are a number of accommodation options near the terminals, with many offering free shuttle services between the airport and hotel. Your options include the Hotel Meliá Barajas with its poolside views, or the Hotel Tryp Madrid Alameda Aeropuerto with its great entertainment options, including a Nintendo Wii for the kids.
What are my dining options at Madrid Airport?
At Madrid Barajas Airport there are several opportunities to sample the region’s traditional cuisine before you’ve even left the terminal building. You can try Ibérico ham at La Bellota in Terminal 4, or sample Spanish wine with chorizo at Origins, also in Terminal 4. Mahou in Terminal 1 is good for tapas, snacks and quicker bites to eat, as is MasQMenos in Terminal 4.
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