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BOS — MAD
23 Apr — 30 Apr1
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Flights to Madrid, Spain in 2024

Find the latest flights to Madrid in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 595,970 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

February

Average price

$2,582

Return from

$1,201

One-way from

$640
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Average for return flights in April 2024
From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Madrid Barajas
One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Madrid Barajas (MAD)

Average price of flights to Madrid by month

Plan your trip to Madrid by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Madrid is currently $0 while a return flight costs $0. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Madrid (average of $994). Flying to Madrid in September will prove the most costly (average of $1,602). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$1,544

February

$1,558

March

$1,751

April

$2,228

May

$2,156

June

$2,226

July

$2,378

August

$2,416

September

$2,489

October

$1,852

November

$1,926

December

$2,311

Book flights to Madrid to sample the cultural delights and impressive architecture of Spain’s capital and largest city. It’s the political, financial and administrative heart of the country, situated on a plateau 650m high, almost exactly at the centre of the Iberian Peninsula.

During October, the weather is lovely, hotel rates are lower and there are not too many visitors, making it an ideal time to book cheap flights to Madrid. The city has a wealth of galleries, museums and is home to El Rastro which is one of the best flea markets in Europe and has plenty of bargains waiting to be found. Madrid is one of the greenest cities in Europe with forested areas in several parks, of which the foremost is the Parque del Retiro. Originally the private gardens of King Philip IV, the park consist of 350 acres of formal gardens, fountains, lakes, sculpture, playgrounds, and outdoor cafes.

In 1561, Philip II established his royal court there, and successive kings commissioned grander and grander palaces, cathedrals, public buildings and triumphal monuments, turning Madrid into a splendid world city. If you’re interested in bull-fighting, Madrid gets the best matadors in the country. There are fights on Sundays and holidays throughout the year and for longer periods in the spring, especially starting with the feast of Madrid’s patron San Isidro.

The plateau on which Madrid is sited is high enough for clear skies and dry air. Summers are very hot (often hotter than 37 degrees Celsius), but it’s a dry heat. And the warm summer nights are a great pleasure. During May through to October, Madrid’s weather is usually warm and dry so you might consider booking your flights for this time.

The winters are quite cold (November – February), but Madrid’s cultural life is in full swing, and you can make a day trip to a ski resort. The spring (March – April) brings some of Spain’s most spectacular fiestas, starting with Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter. Madrid’s biggest holiday is the feast of San Isidro, the city’s patron saint, which begins on 15 May. It’s a popular party, so book your flight and hotel well in advance. This is a great time to travel to the city if you would like to be immersed in authentic customs and traditions, especially as the activities are free. Expect local residents dressed in typical chulapo and goyesco costumes, concerts, street parades and music.

Temperature and rainfall in Madrid by month

Plan your trip to Madrid by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

MAD

Temperature

5 - 25 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Madrid, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 25.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 5.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Madrid?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Madrid. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
Booking 90 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Madrid. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Madrid?

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Users looking for the lowest fares to Madrid should consider flying on Monday at midday, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Sunday afternoons, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Madrid

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Madrid. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Madrid. Reviews last updated 18 April 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown British Airways, Turkish Airlines and China Eastern to Madrid to help guide your decision. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.5
Very Good
1,198 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

if you can put more multiples language agents in air service especially Chinese or French ,the customer who speaks those languages will be much happier than now

8.5
Very Good
1,198 reviews
8.5
Very Good
1,198 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

if you can put more multiples language agents in air service especially Chinese or French ,the customer who speaks those languages will be much happier than now

8.3
Very Good
1,481 reviews
8.5
Very Good
1,198 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

if you can put more multiples language agents in air service especially Chinese or French ,the customer who speaks those languages will be much happier than now

7.9
Good
1,646 reviews
8.5
Very Good
1,198 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

if you can put more multiples language agents in air service especially Chinese or French ,the customer who speaks those languages will be much happier than now

7.8
Good
2,090 reviews
8.5
Very Good
1,198 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

if you can put more multiples language agents in air service especially Chinese or French ,the customer who speaks those languages will be much happier than now

7.8
Good
1,143 reviews
8.5
Very Good
1,198 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Crew

8.8

Entertainment

8.2

Overall

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

if you can put more multiples language agents in air service especially Chinese or French ,the customer who speaks those languages will be much happier than now

Destination Overview

Barcelona may have the reputation as the capital of cool, but Madrid has plenty for travellers to “ooh” and “aah” at. Every year, millions of tourists take cheap flights to Madrid to gawp at the magnificent, treasure-stuffed Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia galleries.

The streets of Madrid, Spain’s capital and largest city, are almost open-air museums so stately and grand are the public buildings. King Philip II set up his court in Madrid and he and later kings added grander and grander palaces, cathedrals and monuments.

Madrid is one of Europe’s greenest cities; there are more than 40 parks. The Retiro is Madrid’s best known. Other popular parks are the Casa de Campo and Parque Quinta de la Fuente del Berro.

As for food, the cuisine offers the best of Spain’s regional dishes. The stews, hotpots, and most famously, tapas, provide the fuel for long, raucous nights. Madrilenos head out late and stay out even later. A Friday night out in Madrid may only end with a late breakfast on Saturday or later.

Getting around Madrid

Walking: you could see most of Madrid’s must-see monuments in about two hours, but if you get tired, the metro (underground) is clean, fast and cheap. The bus system is great too – day buses run from early morning to late night and there are also night buses (buhos).

Taxis are white with a red stripe. Flag them down on the street, pick one up at a taxi rank or order them by telephone.

Getting Downtown

Madrid Airport (MAD) is located 13 km from the city centre.

There are several car-rental companies with desks at the airport. Taxis are readily available.

Buses serves the Avenida de America, from where you can catch the metro. Metro travels from the airport terminals to Nuevos Ministerios station.

What is good to know if travelling to Madrid?

  • What does MAD mean?

    Great question - MAD just means Madrid Barajas Airport. Now you’ll know what this unique code and ones like it mean when you look for flights!

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Madrid?

    Travellers will need to book flights to Barajas (MAD) if they wish to fly to Madrid. The Madrid airport is 13.6 km from the city centre.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Madrid if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Madrid on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Madrid?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Air China is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Madrid.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Madrid?

    Madrid Barajas Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Madrid. One-way flights to Madrid Barajas Airport typically cost $23, while return flights cost around $76.

  • How much is a return flight to Madrid?

    A return flight to Madrid will typically cost around $681, however they can be found for as little as $49.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Madrid depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Madrid, Perth offers the quickest one-way flight (21 hours 40 minutes).

  • Does Madrid Barajas Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Madrid Barajas Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Madrid Barajas Airport?

    Yes. Madrid Barajas Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Hostelfly is the closest property to Madrid Barajas Airport (0.0 km away from Madrid Barajas Airport).

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