Before doing anything else, please take our best piece of advice: make sure you know which terminal you're flying from, and that you choose your Madrid airport parking appropriately. Once you've decided that you're driving to Madrid - also known as Barajas, named after the surrounding area - airport, you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to car parks. You can get a space as close to the terminal door as it's possible to get. Or you can save yourself some cash, park a bit further away and take a short hop on a shuttle bus.
In addition, several hotels around Madrid airport offer car parking. Even better, you don't need to be a guest or resident to take advantage of these offers.
ParkCloud has been working with car parks at Madrid airport since 2009, and in that time we've taken tens of thousands of bookings. Over the years we've included more car parks to ensure that there is something for everyone, whilst refining our search results page so that booking your Madrid airport parking goes smoothly.
Madrid Airport is big. So big that it's almost two airports. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are together within a series of interconnected buildings. At the opposite side of the runway sits the newer, better looking sibling, the architect-designed Terminal 4: the photogenic one, the one you see featured on web pages like this!
Before going through security, your options for finding somewhere to eat and drink are fairly limited. However, once you're airside, there are plenty of shops and a wider selection of restaurants and bars.