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.
Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Porto Alegre, the cosmopolitan capital city of Rio Grande do Sul in south Brazil. Visitors to the city fly into Salgado Filho International Airport, located at Av. Severo Dulius, 90010 - Sao Joao, approximately four miles northeast of downtown Porto Alegre. The airport is served by 15 major airlines, including Aerolíneas Argentinas, Avianca Brazil, Copa Airlines, Gol Airlines, TAM Airlines and Webjet.
Salgado Filho International Airport offers public transportation and taxi service. Train service is available from the airport at a stop that is located near Terminal 2, so you will have to take a free airport shuttle to the train if you arrive at Terminal 1. The train ride to downtown costs approximately R .75. There is also a bus stop located in front of Terminal 1. Taking a taxi is the most convenient way to get you and your luggage to the downtown area. A taxi ride from the airport to downtown should cost approximately R 20.
Porto Alegre has a humid, subtropical climate. Summer temperatures can average above 90 ºF, and winter temperatures range from 39 to 66 ºF. The area receives a lot of rain, and thunderstorms are common occurrences. Spring is a great time to visit Porto Alegre due to the warm temperatures and decreased chance of rain. Carnival is also held in Porto Alegre during this time of the year in the days immediately preceding Lent, making it a particularly exciting time to visit.
Popular Porto Alegre attractions include Santuario Mae de Deus, the Fundaçao Ibere Camargo, Sao Miguel das Missoes and Moinhos de Vento. Orbitz.com can help you find discount tickets to area attractions as well as cheap flights to Porto Alegre.
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