What safety measures are in place when I land at the airport in Madrid?
Please click here to find the latest safety measures being taken at Madrid Airport.
Is the Air-Rail Link currently operating to/from Birmingham International train station?
The Air-Rail Link is operating between the hours of 03:30 - 00:30.
What shops, bars and restaurants are currently open at the airport?
Most of our outlets are back open at the airport. Please click here for my information.
Should I arrive earlier at the airport than normal?
All passengers are encouraged to arrive at the terminal in line with the check-in opening times for their flight.
What can I expect in Madrid?
Whether you’re looking for a culture-rich long weekend or an exciting city break, Madrid is a top choice destination. With rich history, great food and a lively atmosphere that goes long into the night, you’ll be spoilt rotten for things to do.
Spanish is the main language in Madrid, but English is widely spoken and understood, particularly in the main tourist areas. That doesn’t mean learning a few Spanish phrases isn’t recommendable though; ‘hola’ (hello), ‘gracias’ (thank you) and ‘por favor’ (please) will do to start.
What is the flight time to Madrid?
The approximate flight time to Madrid is 2 hours 20 minutes.
What is the weather like in Madrid?
Madrid enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. If you’re visiting during the summer, you can expect hot temperatures and dry skies, whilst winters are generally mild. May and June are the best months to visit with pleasant highs in the 20s, perfect for exploring all that the city has to offer. July and August are very hot, with temperatures sometimes reaching up to 40 degrees. Rainfall for the year peaks in October and November but, generally, the city is dry.
Why should I visit Madrid?
Madrid offers its visitors a complex and beautiful mixture of old Spain and modern life. A city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks alongside streets lined with restaurants, cafés and bars. Equally famous for its rich repositories of European art and its pumping nightlife, Madrid is a wonder in the daytime and a city that never sleeps.
You’ll find that day-to-day living in Madrid may seem less ‘Spanish’ than other smaller towns and cities in Spain and a bit more like you’re used to at home. The Spanish siesta, or midday nap, is gradually diminishing, so you will find most shops and restaurants remain open all day.
With more bars per capita than any other country in the EU, Spain is a treasure trove of possibilities when it comes to delicious food. As the capital city, the sheer number of options in Madrid can be a little overwhelming, but you can’t leave the city without sampling some tasty tapas or fresh seafood paella.
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