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London Madrid
Mon, 13 May LGW - MAD
Thu, 16 May MAD - LGW
£186 £180
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Alicante Madrid
Wed, 26 Jun ALC - MAD
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Milan Madrid
Wed, 22 May MXP - MAD
Thu, 23 May MAD - MXP
£107 £105
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London Madrid
Mon, 13 May LGW - MAD
Wed, 15 May MAD - LGW
£178 £172
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London Madrid
Mon, 13 May LGW - MAD
Wed, 15 May MAD - LGW
£179 £175
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London Madrid
Mon, 13 May LGW - MAD
Wed, 15 May MAD - LGW
£180 £176
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Popular flight routes to Madrid

Flights from Manchester to Madrid
£25 £24
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Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
£28 £27
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Flights from Paris to Madrid
35 %
£30 £20
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Flights from London to Madrid
45 %
£31 £17
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Flights from Bristol to Madrid
44 %
£42 £24
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Flights from Dublin to Madrid
£43 £42
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Flights to Madrid

Are you searching for cheap flight tickets to Madrid?

Renowned as a vibrant and scenic cityscape and the populous capital of Spain, Madrid's reputation as a tourist hub is cemented by rave reviews for the local cuisine, historical architecture, sunny weather and rich legacy.

Culturally, the impact of the city can be felt all around the world, whether you're an avid football fan or appreciative of fine art. Madrid is home to mega clubs like Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid and is etched in the history books as the birthplace of many famous names including Pablo Picasso, Francisco Goya, and Rafael Nadal.

There's plenty to see and do in this cosmopolitan metropolis, so regardless of whether you're looking to visit for a weekend or squeeze in a few solid weeks, you won't be stuck for inspiration or options.

Fancy paying a pilgrimage to the acclaimed 'Bear and the Strawberry Tree' sculpture in the wild? Or maybe you're desperate to try authentic churros from Madrid's finest street vendors? Fear not - Opodo is here to help you make the most of your time in Madrid!

Read on for our exclusive guide to booking your flight and hotel for your Madrid trip, as well as tips and tricks for the ultimate, must-see museums, parks and restaurants within the city.

Here is a tip for you: booking your flight and hotel at the same time and not separately can make you save up to 40%. Take advantage of a flight + hotel package in Madrid to your destination and save time searching for hotels separately. If you have already purchased your flight and you’re only looking for a hotel, you can find it here.

What to do in Madrid in a weekend

If you're heading to Madrid for a whistlestop tour, maybe for a brief weekend break or even a day trip, you're probably a little overwhelmed by all the bucket-list options there are to explore. Luckily for you, we've done our homework and plucked up an itinerary with some of our top recommendations. Pick and choose what suits you and happy holidays!

Day 1: Rest up and visit Mercado de San Miguel for foodies

You’ve just landed. You’re dehydrated and maybe a little cranky but generally pumped to get your Madrid adventure underway. Your first stop? Food. Head to the Mercado de San Miguel food market, which boasts a diverse range of stalls from authentic Spanish food to samples of other cultural delicacies too. Whether you're looking for fresh seafood, succulent meats or the 'pick and mix' array of tapas dishes, there's something here for everyone!

Your next pit stop ought to be the world-renowned El Retiro Park, one of Madrid's largest parks. This is the ultimate outdoor space perfect for an afternoon exploration - it's essentially a vast and carefully maintained garden, full of paths and vibrant flora. You can kick back and sunbathe under a tree in the warm wind, enjoy a late-afternoon picnic, or simply pass through for some respite between hitting the exhibitions and indoor opportunities the city centre has to offer.

If you're running on high energy levels and want to see more, you could visit any of the five prestigious gateways in Madrid including:

For the evening spell, we'd highly recommend heading to the 360° Rooftop Bar, which is in the heart of the city. This venue offers gorgeous panoramic views, a bar with the finest cocktails on the menu and also regular events. Whether you're looking for a quiet contemplative spot or the starting point for an epic bar crawl, the 360° Rooftop Bar is the place to be.

Day 2: Soak up culture on the streets of Madrid

To make the most of your second day, there's no better start than a traditional Spanish breakfast. If you're after something light, pan con tomate (toasted bread with tomatoes and olive oil) can keep you active and on your feet. For something heartier, huevos rotos (broken eggs over fried potatoes) can provide all the energy you need to keep moving well into the afternoon.

Heading out into Madrid, famously modern and active neighbourhoods like Malasaña offer eclectic shops, varied boutiques, and varied street art perfect for taking pictures with. From here, famous museums like the Museo Nacional del Prado and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía provide insight into Madrid's long history and contemporary culture.

As the sun sets, the Huertas area illustrates some of the best nightlife that Madrid has to offer. Whether sipping a few drinks under the stars or catching a flamenco show at Corral de la Morería, your last night in the city will be one to remember!

Day 3: Enjoy Madrid’s shops, markets and museums

Your last day in Madrid can act as a microcosm of your adventures so far, so with that in mind, the historic district of Madrid de los Austrias can be the perfect spot. Here you can visit the Royal Palace, marvel at the Plaza Major, and, of course, eat all the street food you can along the way.

Before heading to the airport, you might consider visiting El Rastro, an open-air market held every Sunday. Offering antiques and handmade goods, here you can pick up a perfect memento, or a gift for loved ones back home. We know, it can be tempting to stay for hours, but remember you have a flight back home to catch!

In order to discover the beautiful landscapes of the surroundings, you can always rent a car in Madrid and travel the open road.

Frequently asked questions about flights to Madrid

How can I get assistance for children travelling alone?

Assistance policies for children depend on the airline you've booked with. Check on their website to see what you need to do to request support. Usually, this is simple as using a phone call or email support to get you set up.

How can I travel with an assistance dog?

Individual airline policy dictates assistance dog travel procedures. Check with the airline you booked with to see what they offer, and how to get in contact with them to request assistance.

How do I find cheap flights to the destination city that have flexible change policies at Opodo?

The Opodo search provides the option to search flights by the cheapest options available. Use this to find a cheap flight, and select a flight you're interested in to see the flexible ticket policy page. These can be sorted into price tiers, where each offers different flex options.

How can I book cheap hotels on Opodo in my destination city?

Opodo features hotel search tools that make your getaway to Madrid easy and convenient. When searching with our website, search for flights and hotels, and use the sort options to narrow down your price range.

What baggage do I need to check on my flight?

Checked baggage is usually larger and heavier bags. The exact criteria depend on the airline and its policies. Find these listed on the airline website when you book a ticket. Certain goods, such as those with batteries, can't go in checked luggage, and will always need to go in carry-on.

How can I check in with Opodo?

You'll be sent an email to use as a flight ticket after booking with Opodo. Bring that to the airport and you can use it to check-in at the associated airline desk. Some airlines feature online check-in, which is usually listed clearly on an airline's website.

Do I need to pay a cancellation fee if I cancel my flight from my departure city to my arrival city?

Fees from cancellations will depend on the type of ticket you purchase and the policies of the airline you've booked with. Cheaper tickets will tend to come with more expensive cancellation policies.

How do I know if my flight is eligible for compensation?

Two criteria determine whether flights booked through Opodo are eligible for compensation:

Key Madrid Airport information

Five main airlines travel to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas (MAD) from London. These are:

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas (MAD) is northeast of the city. At just 8 miles away, this is one of the trips where you (thankfully!) won't have to spend long getting from the airport to the fun stuff.

The Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas (MAD) offers all the necessary and cutting-edge features of a modern airport including:

The airport in Madrid also offers full support for disabled travellers on request.

In terms of how you can get from Madrid airport to the city centre, you can rent a car. Alternatively, there are four other main options to travel to the city centre from the airport:

Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport

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Search the Opodo website for deals and cheap flights to Madrid on Iberia, American Airlines and British Airways.


Madrid international airport is about 12km from the heart of the city and about 9km from the financial district.

Transport options

There are a multitude of ground transport options for passengers arriving in Madrid. The Underground metro line 8 will pick you from any terminal (T1, T2, T3, and T4) and take you to central Madrid in about 15 minutes. If you have heavy luggage, use the train from terminal T4 to get you to the city in 25 minutes. City buses available from any of the four terminals or the Intercity buses available from T1, T2 and T4 will get you to the central transportation hub at Canillejas and other locations in the city. Pre-book a ride of your choice at the various car rentals and pick it from T1 or T4. Official metered taxis are available at all the arrival terminals for a faster exit from the airport.

The best time to visit Madrid

With so much to do, see, and eat in Madrid, there's no single best time to visit. Instead, the best time will depend on your tastes, free time, interests, and budget. With that in mind, we've come up with a few times that stand out for different travellers that can help you narrow down when to visit and what to do in Madrid.

The best all-around time to visit Madrid is usually considered spring and autumn. During this time the weather in Madrid is the most comfortable, with temperatures falling in the 5°C to 25°C range. This provides the perfect opportunity to walk around and explore, while also offering lower crowd numbers than in summer months.

Travellers during this time can stroll areas like the Madrid Rio, and Retiro Park, or just cruise the city at their own pace. If you're the type who loves to wander, find a quiet corner and hidden restaurant, and get some serious steps in, these times could be perfect for you. Remember to bring comfortable shoes!

The best time to travel to Madrid on a budget is during the winter season of November to February. This is the off-season for most tourists, so you can expect the lowest prices for flights and accommodations. Though these are the cold months, there isn't much rain and the lows are still above freezing, so as long as you dress warm, it can still be great to explore, regardless of the weather.

You can also enjoy Madrid's fantastic full range of museums and galleries during the colder months. The Prado Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum are just as engrossing no matter the time, and you won't have to pick your way through the crowds. Christmas celebrations are also beautiful in Madrid if you want to celebrate this time exploring the world.

Madrid is world-renowned for its festivals, so if this sounds like you, then May and June could be your perfect times to plan a trip. The most famous of these is the San Isidro Festival, which celebrates the patron saint of Madrid. Held in mid-May, this time sees Madrid burst with life with dancing, music, and cultural activities. Nothing captures the Spanish spirit like the San Isidro Festival, so for food and fun, this time could be worthy of a place at the top of your list.

Spring also features the Mutua Madrid Open for tennis fans, the Feria del Libro for book collectors, and the unmissable Suma Flamenca for some of the best flamenco dancers in the world.

FAQ's about Madrid

How can I find cheap flights to Madrid at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £6 to Madrid. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Madrid.
When's the best time to book flights to Madrid?
The top month to book flights to Madrid is May, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Madrid flights is September. In third place: July. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Madrid, read on.
When's the best time to go to Madrid?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Madrid is... May. The next best month to travel to Madrid is October. And let's not forget August, the third top choice for when to go to Madrid. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Madrid is January.
Which airlines fly to Madrid from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Madrid include:
  • Ryanair, which flies from London and Manchester to Madrid plus from Birmingham.
Indirect flights from the UK to Madrid include:
  • Iberia, which flies from London and Manchester and also from Newcastle.
  • Brussels Airlines, which has flights from Manchester and Birmingham as well as from London to Madrid.
What are the cheapest airlines flying to Madrid?
Looking at the prices of our customers' bookings from UKto Madrid, your best bet for cheap flights is:
  • Ryanair: average one-way price of £71.21 , with London to Madrid an average of £67.96 and Manchester from £73.93.
  • Air Europa (one-way average: £74.84) : this includes an average price from London to Madrid of £74.84 and also flights from null costing null.
  • Norwegian Air International: average cost for one-way was £88.05 , with London to Madrid flights costing an average of £88.05 and the price tag from null being null.
How early should I be at the airport to take a flight to Madrid?
To ensure punctuality for your flight to Madrid, it's essential to arrive at the airport at least two to three hours beforehand. This timeframe allows for necessary procedures such as check-ins, security screenings, customs, and boarding, all of which can consume considerable time. At Opodo, you'll discover unbeatable deals for flights to Madrid, departing from over 157 cities. Moreover, you can select from various services aimed at enhancing your airport experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage allowances. For added convenience, when booking your flight with Opodo, consider including insurance or opting for a refundable fare to ensure a hassle-free journey to Madrid!
What is the name of Madrid’s airport?
Madrid is served by 2 airport[s]. Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 157 cities, such as London, Manchester and Paris, the most popular routes.
How far is Madrid’s airport from the city centre?
Madrid’s airport Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas is located 8 miles from the city centre.
How much does it cost to travel from the airport to the city center of Madrid?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.29 £ per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas , for example, the average price for the ride to Madrid centre is around 2.58 £ per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Madrid. Pick your preferred car type and get from Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas to Madrid city centre on your own terms.
How much should I budget for a trip to Madrid?
If you are going to Madrid, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 12.05 £
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 51.66 £
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 7.75 £
  • - Domestic Beer: 3.01 £
  • - Imported Beer: 3.01 £
  • - Coffee: 2.05 £
  • - SoftDrink: 2.08 £
  • - Water: 1.35 £
What is the weather like in Madrid?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Madrid is in July, June and August, when the average temperature reaches 26.87 °C, while July, August and June are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 199.88 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit Madrid during the months of January, February and December to experience an average of 3.49 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, February and March, when the average precipitation in Madrid is 3.75 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.
Airport code MAD The IATA code for the arrival airport on flights to Madrid is MAD
Most popular airline Ryanair Most popular airline with flights to Madrid
High season May According to search data from our customers, May is the busiest time to fly to Madrid
Low season January According to search data from our customers, January is the least busy time to fly to Madrid

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