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Car Hire from Madrid Airport

Car Hire at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

This information is correct as of June 2015

Madrid can be explored through the car rental service providers from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. Drive to your destination, at your own time, with the help of many rent-a-car companies provided out of Terminals 1 and 4 from within the airport. Madrid offers numerous historic and cultural places enjoyable for every age group.

Where to hire a car at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

Driving out of Madrid from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, the main international airport of the capital and largest city of Spain, there are around six car rental companies within the airport namely Enterprise Atesa, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Avis, and Budget. Enterprise Atesa can be found within Terminals 1 and 4 on the ground and first floors, respectively. The car rental desks are open for service within 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 7:00 to 12:00 a.m. for each. Hertz operates from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m, and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. from the ground and first floors of Terminals 1 and 4. Europcar are also within Terminals 1 and 4. Its car rental desks open from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. in Terminal 1, and Monday, Friday, and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., or from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. during Sundays, in Terminal 4. Also from Terminals 1 and 4, on the ground and first floor, respectively, Sixt desks are open from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Lastly, Avis, which operates as Avis or Budget, can be found on the ground and first floors of Terminals 1 and 4 as well, and serves from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., and 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Please be advised that car rental vehicles within Madrid come in various types, from economy to luxury cars, as well as different capacities. Although most of the cars are only available with a manual transmission, automatic transmission is still an option for other car types. When reaching the car rental providers, telephone numbers for information, booking, general customer assistance, and reservation are as follows: Enterprise Atesa 902-100-101, 913-937-233, and 917-466-060 to 061; Hertz 902-402-405, 913-056-096 and 913-338-331; Europcar 902 105 055, 913 434 503, 902 105 030; Sixt 902-491-616 and 902-107-326; and Avis/Budget 902-248-824, 902-180 -54, 902-180-760, and 902-200-162.

What to expect when hiring a car from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

Driving within Madrid is not for beginners. The city can be highly congested and can offer the same traffic and parking problems as any of the big cities throughout the world. Additionally, there are narrow streets throughout Madrid’s old town. Please be advised that renting a car within Madrid can be challenging, although, experiencing everyday life within the city can still be considered as learning and experiencing through immersion. Car rentals are great for when trying to drive to some of the city’s nearby towns and surrounding areas.

Driving around Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

Driving around from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport to some of the closer towns include Toledo, Spain. The municipality of Toledo can be found within central Spain and is considered as the capital of the province of Toledo. The municipality has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as of the mid- to late 1980s due to its extensive cultural and monumental heritage, as well as historical co-existence of cultures with Christians, Muslims, and Jewish. Getting to Toledo from the airport will take approximately 55 minutes, with a total of 85.1 kilometres of driving. Drive out onto M-14 for 1.5 kilometres or two minutes, and get to M-40 and A-42, to reach Ctra. Madrid in Castilla-La Mancha. Take exit 68B from A-42 for a total of 82.0 kilometres or 50 minutes of driving. Then for a short 1.6 kilometres or around four minutes, continue on Ctra. Madrid then get on Calle Marqués de Mendigorría and Paseo Merchán to Av. Reconquista in Toledo, Spain.

Getting to your destination

Destinations close to Madrid that can be reached within less than an hour of driving include Vicálvaro, Tetuán, and Pinto.

As a district, it served as a former village within Madrid and can be divided into two wards, Ambroz and Casco Histórico de Vicálvaro. It is known for a couple of attractions like Parque Valdebernardo and Faunia, among others.

To reach Vicálvaro from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, head to the east of Camino Cuartel for 50 metres, then take the second exit at the roundabout for 270 metres. Travel for an additional 1.1 kilometres then take the third exit on the M-14 ramp, to reach M-40/E-90/A-2/Madrid/Zaragoza after 110 metres. Drive down M-14, then take M-40 to Av. de la Democracia. Take exit 15-AB from M-40 for a total of eight minutes or 10.3 kilometres. Lastly, go down Av. de la Democracia and Av. Comunidades to Av. Gran Vía del Este, to reach Vicálvaro within a total of approximately 14.2 kilometres or 14 minutes from point of origin.

Travel to Tetuán and visit some of the districts many destinations such as Moda Shopping, Mercado Municipal de Maravillas, Bingo Canoe, and more.

Get to Tetuán from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport by getting on M-11 for two minutes or 1.5 kilometres, then to Paseo de la Castellana. Take the exit that goes to P° Castellana/Pza. Castilla from M-11, for a total of ten kilometres or seven minutes. After that, head out to Calle Alonso Castrillo for nine minutes or 3.9 kilometres to reach the Tetuán proper. Total travel time from the airport to Tetuán is 16 minutes with traffic, travelling a total of 15.4 kilometres from point of origin.

Pinto became a town in the 1990s, and can be found within southern Madrid. Among the sights to see within Pinto include Ermita de San Antón, Ermita del Cristo , Centro Municipal de Cultura, and Éboli tower, to name a few.

Get to Pinto via M-14, then M-40 and E-5/A-4 to Calle de la Cañada Real de Toledo. Take exit 20 from E-5/A-4, for 19 minutes or 28.2 kilometres. After that, get on Calle de las Alpujarras to reach Calle Pablo Picasso within 1.2 kilometres or three minutes of driving. Reach Pinto from the airport within 31.0 kilometres or 23 minutes in total, with traffic, or more or less 22 minutes without traffic.

*Please be advised that the time-sensitive information provided on this page is correct as of June 2015, and is subject to change without prior notice.

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