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Car Hire from Madrid Airport

Car Hire Madrid Airport

Madrid in the centre of Spain offers a cosmopolitan city break with lots of arts and culture to immerse yourself in. Hiring a car from Madrid Airport can help you get the most out of your city break and reach Madrid as well as the surrounding area.

Where to hire a car at Madrid Airport

Madrid Airport has 4 terminals with car hire companies located in terminal 1 and terminal 4. In Terminal 1 you can hire a car from Hertz, Aresmobile-Aero City, Avis, Enterprise, Atesa, Europcar and Sixt. The car hire desks are located on floor 0 in the arrivals area.
In Terminal 4 you will find Hertz and Aresmobile-Aero City on floor 0 and Avis, Enterprise, Atesa, Europcar, Hertz, Budget and Sixt are all located on floor 1.

Petrol Stations near Madrid Airport

If you hire a car from Madrid Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car.

Within the grounds of the airport there are two Respol service station, one serves Terminal 1, 2 and 3 and the second serves Terminal 4. Both are located on approach to the respective terminals and are open 24 hours.
If you are travelling to Terminal 1 there is a Campsa Service Station opposite the terminal which you can access after exiting the M-14.
For those travelling from the east there is a Galp station on Camino Cuartel which is accessed after exiting the M-11 at Calle Ariadna.

Driving around Madrid Airport

The area surrounding Madrid Airport has a strong infrastructure and is only 12km from the city of Madrid. The roads which are easily accessed from the airport include the M50 ring road, the M40 which takes you around the outskirts of Madrid, the M11, A1 and A2.
The M12 runs alongside Terminal 4 and offers easy, direct access to those driving to the terminal but this is a toll road and toll fees must be paid to use the road.

Getting to your destination

Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to Central Spain which can be easily reached from Madrid Airport


Madrid is one of the go to city break destinations in Europe; an artistic hub known for its culture and historical significance. Check out our Madrid city guide to find out more.

Madrid is a short 25 minute drive from the airport, via the M14 and then the M40 ring road.
On street parking is difficult to find in Madrid with only a limited number of spaces available. There are however a number of parking lots and underground parking facilities near the popular Madrid attractions to accommodate you.
Madrid is a highly congested city and the amount of traffic is a widespread problem across the city, both on the inner city roads and the ring roads which run around Madrid. If you are travelling during rush hours allow for extra time on your journey.


Toledo is a walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to a number of historical monuments and is a place of cultural significance in Spain.

Madrid Airport to Toledo is a one hour drive, after leaving the airport follow the M40, exiting at the A42 and driving south to Toledo.
On street parking in the old city centre is difficult to find but there are lots of car parks located outside the city walls.

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