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transit time at madrid airport

All,

I am in the process of booking tickets for my return flight from Lisbon, Portugal to Delhi, India
The best possible flight I found is operated by TAP and AirIndia with 1h30m layover at Madrid.
The TAP flight from Lisbon arrives at terminal 2 and the Airindia flight departs from terminal 1.

So, my question is basically is the 1h30m time comfortable?
I understand that I might have to go through a security check. Is there any other check like immigration etc needed?
As per the Madrid airport website, I do not need a transit visa (Indian national).

Kindly suggest.

Posted by
5904 posts

All Ire all about Madrid Barajas is that it is huge and takes a lot of time to navigate.

Posted by
1262 posts

No security check should be needed if you can stay airside, but you will go through emigration as you are leaving the Schengen area.

Posted by
24 posts

Looks like T1 to T2 is only 5-10 mins by walk.
So, the only question is how long it takes for security and immigration?
I am guessing it should be pretty quick as I am just using it for transit and I will have a valid Schengen visa?
I am not sure about the queues etc as this will be the first time I will be visiting Madrid airport.

I have mostly used Dubai/Doha etc as transit airports and 1h30m is very comfortable time in those airports, even with change in terminals.

Posted by
6443 posts

Is this a single booking or two separate flight bookings?

If separate bookings, will you have checked luggage?

There will be some sort of exit processing/passport control for the flight from Madrid to India as you will be leaving the Schengen zone

If separate bookings, you are taking a risk way outside my comfort zone

Posted by
5605 posts

It seems to me that joe32 has posed the relevant question: whether this is one ticket or two separate bookings. I agree with his assessment as well.

Posted by
24 posts

My understanding is it is a single booking and luggage will be checked in directly from Lisbon to New Delhi.
TAP and AIr India partner/code share with each other

Posted by
3455 posts

Often the airport website provides useful info. If you follow the link you already have been given you can see the usual procedure for your connection: https://www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com/airlines/AirIndia.php

The site is careful to specify that terminal gates are subject to last-minute change. First thing to do once you have stepped off the plane is to confirm your next gate on an information board.

Posted by
2847 posts

Madrid airport has very good signage and transit facilities, but as Suki said, it is huge and take awhile to navigate.