Cheap flights to Madrid

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16 Aug — 23 Aug1
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Flights to Madrid in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$1,908Average for return flights in August 2022
Return from$1,394From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Madrid Barajas
One-way from$714One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Madrid Barajas (MAD)

Cheap flights to Madrid in August, September 2022

The best prices found for MAD flights for August, September
29 Sep. - 17 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAD

Madrid Barajas

2 stops

36h 30m
MAD

Madrid Barajas

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

36h 10m
$2,361

Japan Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

20 Sep. - 9 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAD

Madrid Barajas

2 stops

44h 10m
MAD

Madrid Barajas

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

35h 55m
$2,428

Japan Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

6 Sep. - 4 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAD

Madrid Barajas

2 stops

56h 35m
MAD

Madrid Barajas

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

34h 55m
$2,467

Etihad Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Madrid 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Madrid found for this year
14 Oct. - 6 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAD

Madrid Barajas

1 stop

27h 15m
MAD

Madrid Barajas

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

38h 35m
$1,394

Cathay Pacific

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

14 Oct. - 6 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAD

Madrid Barajas

1 stop

27h 15m
MAD

Madrid Barajas

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

38h 35m
$1,406

Cathay Pacific

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

14 Oct. - 6 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MAD

Madrid Barajas

2 stops

31h 30m
MAD

Madrid Barajas

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

38h 35m
$1,497

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Madrid?

The cheapest ticket to Madrid found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,699

February

$1,542

March

$1,589

April

$1,723

May

$1,732

June

$1,896

July

$2,186

August

$1,995

September

$1,985

October

$1,735

November

$1,622

December

$2,203

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Madrid. Flying to Madrid in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Madrid?

Average Madrid flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - MAD

Price

$1,542 - $2,672

MAD

Temperature

5 - 25 °C

MAD

Rainfall

10 - 60 mm

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

Booking 52 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.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Madrid?

The cheapest flights to Madrid are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Madrid?

Flights at midday are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Madrid. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

When is the Best Time to Visit?

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.

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 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.