Flights from Madrid
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.
Flights to Vallarta
Airports in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful Mexican city and popular vacation hub, but because it is relatively small, it can be hard to find major airports in or around the area. Orbitz.com is one convenient way to find flights to Vallarta provided by numerous major airlines. Puerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport (PVR) is the primary airport in the area, and it is located just six miles north of Puerto Vallarta, nestled on Mexico's beautiful west coast. Airlines flying into the airport include US Airways, Delta, United, American Airlines, Virgin America, and Aeromexico.
Transportation From Puerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport
The primary means of transportation leaving the airport include a shuttle, which goes to several nearby hotels, and taxi. Car rentals are also popular. Finding the right rental vehicle is easy with Orbitz.com, because you can compare prices.
Weather in Puerto Vallarta
Vallarta has a typical climate for a tropical region, with temperatures ranging from 80 degrees Fahrenheit during January and December and highs of 90 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months. Water temperatures rarely dip below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so booking a discount flight to Vallarta during the off season makes perfect sense. Bring plenty of sunscreen, and plan to wear swimsuits, shorts, and tanks all year round.
Puerto Vallarta's Major Attractions
Puerto Vallarta is home to some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, so guests spend their days relaxing or strolling on the white sand. Other things to do include whale watching, sailing, fishing, and scuba diving. The city also has a bustling nightlife. Since temperatures stay tropical in every season, you can find guests catching flights to Vallarta all year round to beat the cold weather up north. Domestic flights from the United States are easy to book on Orbitz.com, where flights, hotels, and transportation options can be compared quickly.
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & SpaKm. 7.5 A Barra De Navidad, Puerto Vallarta 5.0 out of 5.0
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa sits on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, within easy reach of Playa Gemelas, Los Arcos, and El Eden. Also nearby are Playa Mismaloya ...
Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention CenterBlvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio No. 999, Puerto Vallarta 4.0 out of 5.0
Centrally located in Puerto Vallarta, this 473-room beachfront resort is less than 0.25 miles (0.5 kilometers) from the shops and restaurants bordering downtown's ...
Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & SpaOlas Altas 380, Puerto Vallarta 3.0 out of 5.0
Overlooking the Banderas Bay with direct beach access, this Puerto Vallarta resort is in the Romantic Zone, a 5-minute walk to downtown and about a 20-minute ...
Villa Del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort and SpaPaseo Cocoteros 750 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Riviera Nayarit, the modern Villa Del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort and Spa features sweeping views of Banderas Bay and is just north of Puerto ...
Royal Decameron Complex All InclusiveLazaro Cardenas 150, Bucerias 3.0 out of 5.0
Nestled on the beach, this Bucerias resort is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Playa Bucerias and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Flamingos Golf Club. Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz ...
The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto VallartaPaseo De La Marina Sur 205, Puerto Vallarta 4.0 out of 5.0
Set in the residential/golf community of Marina Vallarta, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this family- and couples-friendly resort has views of mountain-rimmed Banderas ...
Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa HotelAv. Francisco Medina Ascencio km 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 4.0 out of 5.0
Within a 10-minute drive of Fiesta Americana - Puerto Vallarta, guests can watch the boats come in at the picturesque marina, and see the sun set over the Bay ...
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto VallartaBlvd Francisco Medina Ascencio Km 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 3.5 out of 5.0
This traditional Mexican resort is in the North Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta, less than 5 km (3 mi) from the Malecón oceanside walkway and 3 km (2 mi) from ...
Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & SpaAvenida Paseo De La Marina 435, Puerto Vallarta 4.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Puerto Vallarta resort, across the street from the Marina Vallarta resort/residential community's golf course, includes a Japanese/Thai ...
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