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Transfer Time At Madrid Barajas

Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:02 pm

Hi there,

can someone tell me how much time it takes to travel from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4 at Madrid Barajas Airport? When I arrive with FR at Terminal 1, and I like to get on a IB domestic flight, do I have to leave the terminal building and go through security again at T4? And what if I have an IB e-ticket and check in online the day before? Would that save me a lot of time?

Thank you!

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TriStar500
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RE: Transfer Time At Madrid Barajas

Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:12 pm

From my experiences, you'll have to leave the secure area at T1 and go to T4 by (complimentary) shuttle bus on the landside. This will take you, depending on the time of the day, about 30 minutes from baggage collection until you reach T4.

Checking in by internet will save you the hassle to queue once again in T4, which would take you another 5-10 minutes or so.

Also, you have to factor in waiting time at security and waling time to your gate, which might cost you another 5-10 minutes depending on where in T4 your flight leaves.
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IberiaA319
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RE: Transfer Time At Madrid Barajas

Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:24 am

There's also an airside bus connecting T1, T2 and T4, and this might be faster. It's a free transfer between terminals for travelling passengers who have already checked in their luggage or only with hand luggage.

Stops are these:
-T1 ground floor. Baggage reclaim hall 1.
-T1 ground floor. Baggage reclaim hall 2.
-T2 ground floor. Baggage reclaim hall 5.
-T2 ground floor. Baggage reclaim hall 6.
-T4 ground floor.

Timetable:
From 6:30am to 11:30pm.
Every 8 minutes.

Source: www.aena.es

The free landside shuttle bus between terminals has following stops:

Stops:
T1. Departures.
T2. Departures.
T4. Arrivals.

Timetable:
24 hours.

Every 3 minutes. From 1 am-6 am: Every 30-40 minutes. It takes 15 minutes from T1 to T4.
 
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RE: Transfer Time At Madrid Barajas

Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:52 pm

Thank you guys.

BTW, do IB domestic flight depart from T4 or T4S? Or from both terminal buildings?

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rmcf
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RE: Transfer Time At Madrid Barajas

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:19 am

Domestic and Schegen countries flights depart from T4. Other international destinations (transatlantic and non-schegen) from T4S.
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RE: Transfer Time At Madrid Barajas

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:25 am

Quoting Airforum (Reply 3):
do IB domestic flight depart from T4 or T4S? Or from both terminal buildings?

Some domestic flights depart from T4S (Gates M), because of aircraft rotation or when an A340 is used for these flights.

Quoting Rmcf (Reply 4):
Other international destinations (transatlantic and non-schegen) from T4S

Iberia flights to LHR and DUB depart from T4 (gates H).

Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 2):
The free landside shuttle bus between terminals has following stops:

Stops:
T1. Departures.
T2. Departures.
T4. Arrivals.

Timetable:
24 hours.

Every 3 minutes

More like 7-8 mins. It is a very unreliable service. I use it every day to go to work and I always give myself at least 30 mins to get from metro station at T2 to T4. At 7:00 am is specially awful. I am always afraid of clocking in late. Hope the metro station at T4 opens soon

[Edited 2006-11-22 22:31:58]
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