Barajas Airport, Terminal 1 and 4
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Madrid–Barajas Airport is the main airport serving the Spanish capital, and is Europe’s largest in size at 3,050 hectares, comparable to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle. It is also the continent’s sixth busiest air transport hub. The airport’s four terminals saw 52 million passengers pass through them in 2007 and this figure continues to rise. Opened in 1928, Madrid–Barajas Airport is located within the city limits and has a station on the Metro for connecting with the rest of Madrid. There are also excellent road links with the wider region.
Hertz Car Rental has almost a century of providing its customers with quality rental vehicles, allowing visitors to Madrid and other world cities to enjoy the comfort and convenience that comes with the self-drive transport option. Hertz Car Rental desks are located in Terminal 1 and terminal 4 of the main Arrivals hall. There’s a free shuttle service between T1 and T4. This is certainly the easiest and most convenient way of renting a car for your trip to Madrid and other regions of Spain.
Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are close to each other, whilst Terminal 4 is connected to the main airport by free shuttle. The so-called Air Bridge between Madrid and Barcelona is an air shuttle service that handled 55 flights a day in 2012. This is still the fastest transport link between the two cities, although it is now supplemented by the Madrid-Barcelona high-speed rail link, opened in 2008.
Madrid–Barajas Airport is a key link between Latin America and Europe, as well as the premier gateway to Iberia for Europeans. The Hertz Car Rental desks at the airport can be found in the car rental areas of T1 and T4, which are joined by a fast and free shuttle service which also links to T2 and T3.
Both counters of the Hertz Car Rental Branch at Madrid-Barajas Airport are open Monday to Sunday between 7.00am and midnight. An out-of-hours delivery and collection service offered by hertz Car Rental allows customers to pick up or return their vehicles to suit their travel arrangements.
You must be 25 years or older to rent a car in Spain from Hertz Car Rentals at Madrid-Barajas Airport. If you pay a young driver surcharge, which is currently at $23.96 per day but subject to change, this can be reduced to 23 years. When you pick up your vehicle you’ll need a full EU driving license, or a national license with an International Driving Permit (IDP) if you’re from outside of the EU. Equally, a valid passport or ID from the EU or a valid national passport from outside it will be required, along with relevant documents if you have pre-booked a car before arriving at the airport. Payments can be made with debit and credit cards.
• The free shuttle service between T1 and T4 runs every 20 minutes. If you didn’t make a reservation or are not arriving by air go to T4, otherwise have your flight number available for inspection.
• Customers who arrive at T2 or T3 should proceed to the Hertz Car Rental desk at T1. T4 can be found in the Arrivals hall.
Visitors to Spain are only allowed to drive hire vehicles with the appropriate insurance and a full license. More information on driving in Spain.
The Classic Car Museum is housed in the Jardines de Sabatini hotel at Cuesta San Vincente 16. The collection here includes classic cars dating to the early 20th century. After wandering around the basement museum, enjoy a drink and views of the Royal Palace from the rooftop restaurant.