Madrid's Barajas Airport, code MAD, is located around 15 km (9 miles) from the capital’s city center. This airport is fast developing into a major hub on an international scale and handles over 25 million passengers a year. There are several convenient connections from the airport into the city.
The most common access by road into Madrid is from France with the main access route at the eastern end of the Pyrenees. Two options are available: the express highway, the E-15, or the more scenic costal road.
By train or bus an interesting option for those interested in enjoying the Spanish and French countryside on the way. The train is still the more comfortable and faster option. Many private companies offer services from Madrid to other European cities although usually connections are required in France.