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.
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.
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.
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.
You will find cheap flights to Brussels via Orbitz.com. Brussels Airport offers international flights that are at a low cost, especially during summer, via airlines such as Etihad, British Airways, Iberia and Delta Airlines. The airport is situated nine miles from Brussels city center.
The car rental service providers at Brussels Airport include Hertz, Europcar and Avis. The operational licensed taxis have blue and yellow emblems, and charge around €45 to Brussels city center. Taxi Hendriks accommodates wheelchairs, and Directway provides chauffeured services. Level 0 of the arrivals hall has the bus station, where you will find the Airport Line, which has services every 30 minutes, to get you to the European district near uptown Brussels. The Brussels City Shuttle leaves the airport for the city center every 30 minutes and charges €13 for a one-way trip.
Brussels has an oceanic climate. The spring season stretches from March to May, with high average temperatures of between 50 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. June, July and August mark summer and experience average temperatures of between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall (September to November) temperatures tend to be around 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Located just under two miles from the city center is the Horta Museum, which is dedicated to Victor Horta and displays some of his personal documents, utensils and furniture. Other popular sites in the city include the Museum of the City of Brussels, the Royal Palace (Palais Royal) and the Musée du Cinquantenaire. The best time to visit is during summer, as the weather is pleasantly warm. Whether you seek cheap flights to Brussels or hotels with discount sales, Orbitz.com has it all.
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