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.
La Aurora International Airport serves Guatemala and is where flights to Guatemala City are likely to arrive. For discount tickets on domestic flights to Guatemala City, look on Orbitz.com. La Aurora International Airport is approximately four miles south of Guatemala City's center, and it is 16 miles from Antigua.
From the airport, you can get to the city by taking the airport shuttle bus. This bus runs from the airport to the city center and most area hotels. Bus 32 leaves every 30 minutes. Taxis are also available for hire at the airport, and they will take you from Guatemala City to Antigua, which will take about one hour. You must pay a $3 departure tax at the airport. Rental cars are available from companies like Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National.
Guatemala City has moderate temperatures that are relatively unchanging. Averages as low as 55 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 78 degrees Fahrenheit are normal throughout the year. The average high temperature tends to stay around 72 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit, no matter what month it is.
Some of Guatemala City's major attractions revolve around the rich Spanish-colonial architecture. Street markets are heavily populated, so this is another part of the culture that you should look into experiencing. There are also many museums to visit, such as the Popol Vuh Museum. No matter what you want to do in Guatemala City, Orbitz.com can help you plan your discount activities, get flights to Guatemala City, and make it easier to get around the city.
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