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Madrid-Barajas airport, how to go from 4S to 4

Old Sep 20th, 2010, 09:18 AM
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Madrid-Barajas airport, how to go from 4S to 4

Unfortunately I didn't read this forum BEFORE booking my tickets from Moscow to Malaga with connection in Madrid.
We'll land in Madrid at 10-35 and have to flight to Malaga at 11-50.
Now I'm worry that we have very tight connection.
Sure we will check-in for borth flights, but as we are flighting from Russia we will have to go to passport control.
So I'll be glad to any advise how to make our way faster
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Old Sep 20th, 2010, 09:22 AM
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There's only one way between the two terminals and that's the railway.

Nothing you can do about it except move fast
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Old Sep 20th, 2010, 09:23 AM
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So we have to go by train?! So long?!
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Old Sep 20th, 2010, 09:25 AM
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And do you think 1 hour 15 min is enough?
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Old Sep 20th, 2010, 09:30 AM
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The train only takes a few minutes, but you may not have enough time if you are not flying on one ticket and your luggage isn't checked through to your final destination.

If you have to claim your luggage and they recheck it at the check-in counter, you will probably miss your connecting flight.
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Old Sep 20th, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Coming from a non-Schengen country you'll go through passport control on landing, but your bags ought to be checked through to Malaga. You'll go through the customs ("green line") there.

1:15 is plenty of time. If you want to speed things up a little use the elevators (lifts) to get from passport control down to the train level and vice versa at the other end; the escalators add a couple of minutes to the process. You'll probably be hanging out in T4 with 45 min. to kill.
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Old Sep 20th, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Of course we are flying with one ticket for both flights and our luggage will be checked for both flights too.
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Old Sep 20th, 2010, 11:03 AM
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DO wait for the elevators.. it is amazing how slow the escalators are.. ( the building is huge, and the ceilings extremely high.. it is like gong down 5 stories instead of 2).

Don¡t panic if your flight isn't posted yet when you think it should be but be CERTAIN it leaves from 4S before you trek over there.The information counters sometimes have flight info before it is posted on the monitors.

I doubt you'll have 45 minute to spare, and fortunately it is all on one ticket so you are protected should you miss your fight.
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Old Sep 20th, 2010, 11:11 AM
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Don¡t panic if your flight isn't posted yet when you think it should be but be CERTAIN it leaves from 4S before you trek over there.The information counters sometimes have flight info before it is posted on the monitors.

It's a domestic flight, so it should leave from T4, not T4S. The OP is arriving at T4S.
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Old Sep 20th, 2010, 05:37 PM
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Sorry. got my 4's mixed up!
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Old Sep 21st, 2010, 08:16 AM
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Thaks a lot! Sure your advices help me tomorrow in Madrid
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**** BIG TIP - Definitley take the Elevators there - it is significantly faster than the escalators!!!
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