Madrid–Barajas Airport, Spain: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Madrid–Barajas Airport, Spain? If you're planning to go to Madrid–Barajas Airport, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Madrid–Barajas Airport, Spain

Based on the climate and weather in Madrid–Barajas Airport, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Madrid–Barajas Airport, Spain

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Madrid–Barajas Airport, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

What to wear/what to pack for Madrid–Barajas Airport, Spain by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Madrid–Barajas Airport can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

Comfort
  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to get the correct type. The vast majority of adapters for sale now are just plugs and expect your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should be sufficient for most countries.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel pillow

    An excellent option is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

February

February in Madrid–Barajas Airport is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Take care to get the right kind. Most adapters available are simply plugs and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could burn up. This one should be appropriate for most places.

  • Travel neck pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

March

March in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel pillow

    A versatile choice is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you find the correct type. Most adapters on sale are simply plug changers and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should work in most areas.

April

April in Madrid–Barajas Airport is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you choose the correct kind. Most adapters currently being sold are just plug changers and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one is sufficent for most places.

  • Travel neck pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

May

If you go to Madrid–Barajas Airport in May, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's wise to have a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

Comfort
  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A versatile choice is this one

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Ensure that you get the correct kind. A lot of adapters on sale are just plug changers and require your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could burn up. This one should be appropriate for most places.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

June

If you are traveling to Madrid–Barajas Airport in June, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.

Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

Comfort
  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Take care to find the necessary kind. Many adapters for sale now are simply plug changers and expect your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should be appropriate for most locations.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck support pillow

    Our fave is this one

July

July in this region is consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel pillow

    A versatile choice is this one

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you pick the correct type. The vast majority of adapters available online are simply plugs and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get fried. This one works in most places.

August

If you go to Madrid–Barajas Airport in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to pick the right kind. Most adapters on sale are just plugs and require your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one should be sufficient for most countries.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel pillow

    Our favorite is this one

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

September

If you are traveling to Madrid–Barajas Airport in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's wise to have a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

Comfort
  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to pick the right type. A lot of adapters currently being sold are simply plugs and expect your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should be sufficient for most places.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck pillow

    What we like is this one

October

Traveling to Madrid–Barajas Airport in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be careful to choose the right kind. The vast majority of adapters available are simply plug changers and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get fried. This one should work in most locations.

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck pillow

    An excellent option is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

November

If you visit Madrid–Barajas Airport during November, you are likely to notice that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

Comfort
  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Take care to get the necessary kind. Most adapters available are simply plugs and expect your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one is sufficent for most countries.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

December

December in Madrid–Barajas Airport is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Madrid–Barajas Airport. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel pillow

    Our fave is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to choose the right type. Most adapters currently sold are just plugs and require your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one should be sufficient for most locations.

Activities for Madrid–Barajas Airport, Spain

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Madrid–Barajas Airport.

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