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Flying out of Madrid
Finding the right flights from Madrid can be as simple as doing a search at Orbitz.com. The search engine at the Orbtiz.com site combs through current flight schedules to show comparative costs, as well as departure and arrival times, layovers and other issues that make certain flight options more attractive than others. The Madrid-Barajas Airport, located at Avenida de la Hispanidad, 28042 Madrid, is 12 miles from the city center. It's the main hub for Iberia and does business with major airlines, including EasyJet, Delta, Air France, British Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Europa and others.
Parking at the Madrid-Barajas Airport
Orbitz.com can help travelers find convenient, affordable places on and off site for vacation parking. The airport in Madrid has express parking meant for dropping off and picking up travelers. For the first 30 minutes, the parking is free. Short- and long-term parking lots can be found at each terminal and cost from €9.60 for two hours up to €60 per day for Terminal 2 short-term parking. Long-term parking is available for €18.30 per day. The economy lot requires a shuttle ride back and forth to the terminals but costs only €10.80 per day or €62.80 per week.
Transportation to and From the Airport
For travelers who wish to avoid parking, Orbitz.com can help find special offers on ground transportation to and from Madrid-Barajas Airport. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get there from downtown by car. A credentialed taxi service will charge anywhere from €25 to €30 for the ride, but oftentimes there are taxi drivers inside the terminals offering cheaper rides who do not have the same credentials as those who have signed a contract with the airport. Passengers can also opt for a €2 train ride or take the bus for a similar fee.
Restaurants Near Madrid-Barajas Airport
There's no need to leave the airport to find an excellent selection of restaurants, counter service diners or bars. Orbitz.com can offer travelers deals on food and air packages, though they might not be dining in-house. The convenience of dining at the airport while waiting for flights from Madrid may be worth the cost, but passengers should expect the cost to be relatively more expensive than similar restaurants found in the city center.
Airports in Santa Cruz
Easily search for flights to Santa Cruz with Orbitz.com. You'll get much more enjoyment out of your vacation when you take the guesswork out of finding low fares on domestic flights. The nearest commercial airport to Santa Cruz is the San Jose International Airport, located about 30 miles to the north in the city of San Jose. US Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines are some of the major airlines that service the airport.
Transportation from the Airport
The drive from San Jose International Airport to Santa Cruz is about 45 minutes to an hour on State Highway 17. The Santa Cruz Airport Flyer bus departs from the airport four times daily. The per-person, one-way rate is $40. The bus drops off passengers at the University Inn in Santa Cruz.
Weather in Santa Cruz
Thanks to its seaside locale, Santa Cruz experiences a Mediterranean climate. Winters are cool and wet, with high temperatures averaging around 60 degrees. Most of the yearly precipitation falls during the winter months. Summers are pleasantly warm, dry and sunny, with high temperatures from May through October usually in the low 70s. Long stretches with no rain are normal, although heavy fog rolling in from Monterey Bay is common at night throughout the summer.
Things to Do in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is known for its wonderful beach and green spaces. Natural Bridges State Beach features powerful surf and rocky monuments sculpted by the water. Enjoy all of the sights and sounds of this California seaside getaway when you book flights to Santa Cruz with Orbitz.com
Cheap flights from Madrid to Santa Cruz
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Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Madrid to Santa Cruz
|Leave Tue, Jul 23||Madrid (MAD)||Santa Cruz (VVI)||Air Europa||$1,572|
|Return Mon, Jul 29||Santa Cruz (VVI)||Madrid (MAD)||Air Europa|
Best one-week trip in July from Madrid to Santa Cruz
|Leave Mon, Jul 8||Madrid (MAD)||Santa Cruz (VVI)||Aerolineas Argentinas||$2,026|
|Return Mon, Jul 15||Santa Cruz (VVI)||Madrid (MAD)||Aerolineas Argentinas|