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 Heraklion
Heraklion International Airport
Crete is a popular spot for tourists, and many of those travelers pass through the Heraklion International Airport. The airport is only three miles from downtown Heraklion, sitting to the east of the city. Finding cheap flights to Heraklion is not always easy, especially if you visit during the busy season. With Orbitz.com, you can stop worrying about planning your trip because you can book international flights from Air Berlin, BlueBird Airways, Sky Express, and other airlines serving the airport.
Transportation to Nearby Locations
After you land, head to the exit of the passenger terminal and look for the taxis parked here. Taxis are available during all hours of operation at the airport. Your other option is to rent a car from Avis, Eurodollar, Autohellas, or Travel Star, which have rental counters at the airport.
Climate in Heraklion
Summer months in Heraklion have average high temperatures reaching 74 degrees Fahrenheit and average more than 10 hours of sunshine every day. The winters are a little harsher with average high temperatures dropping to below 54 degrees.
Museums and Culture
When you visit Heraklion, make sure that you spend a few days taking in the culture of this area at sites such as the Historical Museum of Crete, The Natural History Museum of Crete, and The Palace of Knossos. When you plan your trip through Orbitz.com, the money that you save can go towards visiting some of these amazing sites. After you search the available cheap flights to Heraklion, you can easily book your low-fare ticket and start saving money immediately.
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