World Duty Free stores in Spanish airports

The World Duty Free shops have presence in many airport passenger terminals across Spain and Europe, offering a unique opportunity to purchase high-quality products at great prices in the exclusive environment of the boarding areas.

Where are you likely to find a World Duty Free Store in Spain? If you travel to cities like Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Gerona, Madrid, Málaga, Santiago de Compostela and Seville, or to the islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria or Tenerife, one of these multi-branded shops will be awaiting you. In fact, in most cases you will step into one right after passing through security, as the company has recently implemented the “walk through” format at many airports.

What can you buy at a World Duty Free Store?

To give you just some examples, before you board, you will get the chance to purchase delightful fine chocolates by Godiva, Lindt and Guylian, or beauty products and perfumes by Yves Saint Laurent, Elizabeth Arden, Givenchy, Gucci, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kenzo, Moschino, Cacharel, Calvin Klein, Chloé, Diesel, Biotherm, Clarins, Clinique, Elizabeth Arden and L’Oréal.

Additionally, cigarettes and liquors are two of the most frequently purchased goods before take-off in these duty free stores, and selected locations may offer jewellery and complements, travel accessories and all sorts of souvenirs from stuffed animals to key chains and figurines.

Shopping online and collecting your purchases at Madrid airport

If you are flying out of Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas international airport, you can buy your travel gifts online by visiting the Madrid Duty Free website and collect your purchases at the store of your departure terminal (we recommend confirming this beforehand) before you fly. They will have your order ready for you to collect it and all you have to do is make sure you have your ID and boarding pass handy.

Bear in mind that, depending on which country you are flying to, restrictions may apply to the number of bags you carry onto the aircraft or the amount of specific goods you can buy (especially spirits and tobacco), so you are also advised to check the specific customs regulations in advance.

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Travel retail in Madrid: shopping in terminals T4 and T4S of Adolfo Suárez-Barajas airport

On your next trip to the Spanish capital, a wide array of exclusive shops and limited-edition products will be awaiting you in terminals T4 and T4S of Madrid’s Adolfo Suárez-Barajas airport. Over the course of the years, the international terminal and its satellite building have become a true paradise for fashionistas. The luxury clothing, gifts and accessories by renowned global and local brands, along with the unique goods to be found at Madrid Duty free -including Toblerone and Godiva chocolates, Pandora and Tous jewellery, and make-up and skin-care products by Shisheido, L’oreal and Givenchy, to name just a few- add up to an unrivalled offer at very competitive prices.

Shops in Madrid airport sorted by area

Most brands are concentrated on the restricted area after security in T4; thus, next to boarding gates J are Burberry, Loewe, Longchamp, Massimo Dutti, MaxMara, the Real Madrid F.C. official store, Samsonite, Zara, Victoria’s Secret and Tascón, with its outstanding selection of quality shoes by internationally famous designers. The largest World Duty Free shop in this terminal is also located near the J gates, but there are also three more “Express Duty Free” establishments across the different boarding areas (H-J-K) selling sweets, spirits, beauty products and souvenirs. For a shopping-spree upon arrival, there is yet another Duty Free store in the arrivals hall.

While in the T4S, the satellite terminal from which non-schengen flights depart connected to T4 by an underground shuttle train, you will get the chance to shop at Bvlgari, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo and the Real Madrid F.C. store, or make last-minute purchases at the World Duty Free establishments near gates U, R and S.

Are you having a layover in Madrid airport before catching your connecting flight?

Should you need to stay in Madrid for the night, the Air Rooms in Terminal 4 of the airport provide luxury accommodation and hospitality services right inside the international terminal. However, if you only have a couple of hours to spare in the daytime, why not try the complimentary personal shopper service in Barajas? It is completely free and will make it easier for you to find exactly what you want.

Thanks to this service by Aena, you will be guided around the shops, given good advice based on your specific style and even helped through your customs and VAT refund claiming processes. The staff is ready to assist you in different languages. To find out more about the personal shopper service in Madrid-Barajas airport, head to the information kiosks in the terminals or visit Aena’s official website to book an appointment.

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