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.
Scheduling cheap flights to Lima, Peru and other services is simple with Orbitz.com. The main airport in Lima is Jorge Chavez International Airport, which is the main travel gateway to the country. Located in Callao, Jorge Chavez Airport is approximately seven miles from the historic center of Lima and just 11 miles from Miraflores, one of the upscale districts in the city.
Travelers arriving in the city can take the Super Shuttle Airport minibuses that run to and from the center of Lima. These shuttles stop at main avenues, including Tacna, Abancay and Wilson. Taxi services are also available. It is recommended to use the official taxi companies of the airport, which include Mitsui, Taxi Verde and CMV. Taxi services can be reserved in advance at Orbitz.com. Public buses can be accessed through the Terminal Terrestre Plaza Norte, the new central terminal in the city.
The climate in Lima is much cooler than most people expect. While the city is situated in the desert, its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean leads to comfortable temperatures. The weather in Lima is neither too hot nor too cold, with temperatures ranging from 12 degrees Celsius during the winter season to 29 degrees Celsius in the summer. Due to the area's atmospheric stability, there is little rainfall. Fogs are normal during summer mornings and can be persistent during the winter.
Lima is considered a cultural and tourist hub of Peru. Some of the most visited sites in the city are large museums like the National Museum of Anthropology, Archeology, and the Arts, and the National Museum of Peruvian Art. The districts of Barranco and Miraflores are known for their hotels, shopping centers, cafes and pubs. You can book flights to Lima at Orbitz.com.
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