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.
Finding convenient flights to Mexico City can be difficult because millions of people fly into and out of the area every year. Orbitz.com can help you find budget-friendly flights, because the site has the lowest prices available online. The Mexico City Airport, also known as the Benito Juárez International Airport, is the largest and most popular airport in the area because it is less than four miles from the city. The airport's two terminals service major airlines such as Alaska Airlines, TAM Airlines, and United Airlines. Traffic at the airport is often heavily congested, so you should make sure to give yourself plenty of time when commuting to the airport for your flight.
Terminal 1 has a metro station, which gives you access to the underground subway. This subway makes numerous stops around the city, including stops at some of the top hotels. The Metrobus opened in 2012 and drives visitors from the airport to downtown Mexico City. Rental cars and taxis are also available at the airport. A rental car will cost approximately $30 or more per day, while taxis can cost $10 or more for a one-way trip to the downtown area. Subway and bus rides are much cheaper at around $5 or less per ride.
Warm temperatures are common in Mexico City, with temperatures easily reaching 90 to 100 degrees F during the summer months. The winter is much colder, and you might experience temperatures below freezing. Heavy rainfall is also common during the summer.
There are several amusement parks in Mexico City, including Six Flags Mexico and La Feria Chapultepec Magico. Orbitz.com has discounts available for some of these attractions. After you start your search for flights to Mexico City, use Orbitz as a trip planner to help you find more fun things to do.
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