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By air

There are excellent air connections between the major Spanish cities. The largest airports are Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas in Madrid, and El Prat in Barcelona, offering the greatest number of daily flights.

Spain's extensive air services network also includes daily flights between the islands and the mainland. The most important airports in the Canary Islands are Gran Canaria, Tenerife Sur and Tenerife Norte, operating services to the principal mainland cities with flight times of less than three hours. In the Balearic Islands, the biggest airport is Palma de Mallorca.

Furthermore, bear in mind that the majority of airports are less than 20 kilometres from main city centres, which you can get to by train, taxi, bus or metro.

Practical information

We recommend checking our practical tips before starting your journey. You can also get more information on the airlines that operate in Spain, types of flights, safety regulations, baggage allowances and check-in at the Spanish airport authority's website: AENA (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea).