Madrid is the vibrant, bustling, cultured capital of Spain - and it's easy to reach by plane. There are many flights to Madrid to choose from. All arrive at the ultra modern Madrid Barajas Airport with easy connections on the Madrid Metro into the city centre. The journey into the magnificence of central Madrid takes no more than 40 minutes.
Madrid Barajas is the airport that serves Madrid. This large airport has had a recent upgrade, with ultra-modern terminals awaiting arriving passengers. Direct flights from British airports take about two and a half hours. It's a simple matter to get from Madrid Barajas to your accommodation in the city centre. The efficient Madrid Metro makes the journey in less than 40 minutes. Bus services are also available.
Direct UK flights to Madrid are offered by British Airways, Iberia, Air Europa, easyjet, Ryanair, Air Europa and Norwegian. Flight times - at about two and a half hours - are roughly the same for all of these non-stop flights, which are available from London, Liverpool and Edinburgh. Most British airports can offer you indirect flights, which take about four hours on average. The choice of airlines for these indirect journeys includes Lufthansa, Air France, Brussels Airlines and TAP.
Flying is easily the fastest and most pleasant way to travel to Madrid from any UK airport. With direct flights from Liverpool, Edinburgh as well as London and indirect flights from other major cities, Madrid is within easy reach by plane wherever you live in the UK. Add that to the easy connections to the city centre once you've landed and it's really no contest. Flying is the simplest way to get to this stunning Spanish city.
You'll have no shortage of things to do in this great city, whether it's living like a Spaniard and eating late at night or indulging in culture. You can see Picasso's greatest masterpiece, 'Guernica', taking up an entire wall at the Museo Reina Sofia modern art museum. Travelling around the city is easy using one of the best public transport systems in the world. A multi-day Tourist Card is valid on buses, the Metro and trains.