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Madrid

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Manchester TO Madrid

Birmingham (BHX) to Madrid (MAD)

Typically, flights to Madrid from Manchester are cheaper when flying from Birmingham to Madrid Barajas, which has an average price of £79

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO MADRID FROM MANCHESTERJanuary25% cheaperFlying from Manchester to Madrid costs on average just £65 in January
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO MADRID FROM MANCHESTERFebruary36% more expensiveIt costs about £118 for flights to Madrid from Manchester in February
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO MADRID FROM MANCHESTERFebruary757% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Madrid from Manchester in February than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Madrid?

Choose a month below to see average flight prices and weather conditions

Late spring and early fall are the ideal times to visit Madrid, Spain. Not only do you get extra sunlight with daylight savings, but the sun will not set until 10:00 pm. The temperatures are milder at this time of the year too, boasting 19 degrees Celsius during the day and 9 degrees Celsius at night. Winter has the least number of tourists, but the temperatures are much cooler at 6 – 8 degrees Celsius at night and 10 – 15 degrees Celsius during the day. Peak tourist season for Madrid runs through the summer going from July into August, but temperatures are fairly hot at 35 degrees Celsius during the day. Avoid Spanish holidays such as the Assumption of Mary on 15th August when the locals are also out celebrating along with tourists. During holidays, shops and attractions are closed, and peak seasons involve higher costs for flight and accommodations.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Madrid?

The month of August is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Madrid from United Kingdom, with most prices found around £64. The month of January is another great option to travel to Madrid, with average flight prices from United Kingdom averaging around £66.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Madrid?

In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Madrid is about 59 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are £85. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United Kingdom for as low as £13.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Madrid?

Our data shows that Tuesday is the least expensive day to fly to Madrid. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as £70. The most expensive day to fly to Madrid is Friday, with ticket prices averaging around £120.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Madrid?

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Madrid is in the morning. momondo users have found flights departing from United Kingdom to Madrid in the morning for as low as £93. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying at midday when prices are £112 on average. Flights to Madrid from United Kingdom at midday are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travellers’ schedules.

Is there a good place to hike near Madrid?

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Madrid for April, May, and June. Parks like Parque Madrid Río are popular hot spots in those months.


What are the current travel restrictions for Madrid?

Currently, Spain travel restrictions include travel to Madrid.

Spain has restricted the entry of all travellers except Spanish nationals and residents, and accompanying immediate family members. Travellers who are residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland may transit through Spain on their way home to their place of residency. The same applies to travellers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State who are returning to their place of residency. Immediate family members of Spanish nationals may enter Spain even if unaccompanied by a Spanish national, if they are travelling to join their family member who is already in the country. Residents of Andorra, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland, as well as long-term visa holders of Schengen member states who are returning home may also enter Spain, as may healthcare and elderly care workers, diplomats, staff of international and humanitarian organisations and military personnel in the performance of their duties. People who can demonstrate proof that they are travelling for emergency family or humanitarian reasons may also enter. Business travellers with documentation who are arriving from countries in the EU, Iceland, Norway, or Switzerland may enter Spain. International arrivals may only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca (MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC). Effective 15 May 2020, all travellers entering Spain except for freight transport personnel and healthcare professionals who are travelling in the performance of their duties and have not been in contact with COVID-19 patients will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. They will also need to present a completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form upon arrival. Residency permits and D visas that expired after 14 December 2019 will be accepted for entry to Spain and considered valid for 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.
If you are planning to travel to Madrid at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Madrid Barajas flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Madrid Barajas found recently by users on momondo
Ryanair
24 Jun
STN17:00London Stansted
2h 20m
MAD19:20Madrid Barajas
27 Jun
MAD02:15Madrid Barajas
2h 20m
STN04:35London Stansted
Ryanair
22 Jun
STN05:15London Stansted
2h 20m
MAD07:35Madrid Barajas
29 Jun
MAD03:05Madrid Barajas
2h 20m
STN05:25London Stansted
Ryanair
15 Jul
STN17:00London Stansted
2h 20m
MAD19:20Madrid Barajas
23 Jul
MAD18:15Madrid Barajas
2h 20m
STN20:35London Stansted
Ryanair
14 Jul
STN02:25London Stansted
2h 20m
MAD04:45Madrid Barajas
26 Jul
MAD02:30Madrid Barajas
2h 20m
STN04:50London Stansted
Ryanair
20 Jun
STN04:00London Stansted
2h 20m
MAD06:20Madrid Barajas
23 Jun
MAD02:45Madrid Barajas
2h 20m
STN05:05London Stansted
Ryanair
24 Jun
STN04:25London Stansted
2h 20m
MAD06:45Madrid Barajas
3 Jul
MAD14:55Madrid Barajas
2h 20m
STN17:15London Stansted

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Madrid Barajas

If you're looking for one-way flights to Madrid, view some of our deals below provided by Ryanair
Ryanair
17 Jun
STN17:00London Stansted
2h 20m
MAD19:20Madrid Barajas
Ryanair
30 Jun
BHX11:50Birmingham
2h 20m
MAD14:10Madrid Barajas
Ryanair
16 Jun
STN04:55London Stansted
2h 20m
MAD07:15Madrid Barajas

Which airlines fly to Madrid?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Madrid

Domestic flights from the UK to Madrid include British Airways, Iberia, Norwegian, easyJet, Norwegian Air International, Ryanair, Air Europa, and Monarch. International flights that also fly into Madrid include KLM, Aer Lingus, Meridiana, Air France, Swissair, Blue Air, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Tunisair, Vueling, Austrian Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Czech Airlines, Luxair, Brussels Airlines, Flybe, Finnair, Aegean Airlines, LOT, and TAP Portugal.


How to get from the airport to Madrid city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Madrid along with the distance from the city centre

Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)

Travelling from the airport into town is quite convenient with numerous transportation options available.

Metro

The Metro subway has two stations: one at Terminal 2 and another at Terminal 4. Take the pink line to city centre for approximately €4.50 – €6 EUR.

Train

Train is a faster alternative to the subway and has multiple stops. The airport’s train station is at Terminal 4 and costs approximately €2.55 EUR, but sometimes it is free when travelling inside the airport only.

Bus

Multiple bus routes service the airport, but they are not the fastest option to reach city centre. The approximate cost to travel to the city centre is €1.50 EUR.

Taxi

Taxis are the fastest and most comfortable, but also the costliest. To get to city centre, you can expect to pay €30 EUR for a one-way trip.

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Popular routes to Madrid

Most frequently searched flights to Madrid along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Manchester to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 30m
Cheapest price
£19
Birmingham to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 20m
Cheapest price
£54
Bristol to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 15m
Cheapest price
£57
London to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 20m
Cheapest price
£63
Edinburgh to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 55m
Cheapest price
£63
Amsterdam to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 40m
Cheapest price
£64
Liverpool to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 49m
Cheapest price
£66
Belfast to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
5h 10m
Cheapest price
£73
Leeds to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
8h 40m
Cheapest price
£75
Nottingham to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
24h 00m
Cheapest price
£78
Newcastle upon Tyne to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
10h 30m
Cheapest price
£85
Glasgow to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
6h 05m
Cheapest price
£92
Paris to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 10m
Cheapest price
£102
Doncaster to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
18h 15m
Cheapest price
£113
Cardiff to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
11h 55m
Cheapest price
£126
Southampton to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
5h 05m
Cheapest price
£131
Grimsby to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
27h 05m
Cheapest price
£189
Newquay to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
17h 25m
Cheapest price
£211
Norwich to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
16h 20m
Cheapest price
£215
Aberdeen to Madrid Flights
Fastest flight time
18h 25m
Cheapest price
£236
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How to get around in Madrid?

Most of Madrid can be explored on foot with no need for a car or public transportation. It is only when you venture outside of the city centre that you will need public transit.

Subway

The metro system is extensive and easy to use. It costs €1.50 EUR for the first 5 stations one-way and then €.10 EUR for additional stations up to a €2 EUR maximum fare. You can purchase a pass for €8.40 – €35 EUR for up to 7 days. Metro services operate from 6:00 am – 2:00 am.

Buses

Public buses are marked “EMT and are the best for getting from Atocha to Puerta de Toledo. Single bus rides cost €1.50 EUR, but you can use a Metrobus ticket. There is also a hop-on-hop-off Madrid City Tour, which is a double-decker sightseeing tour bus. Adults pay €21 – €25 EUR for 1 – 2 day passes, and children pay €9 – €12 EUR for 1 – 2 day passes. Children under 6 can travel free.

Commuter Rail

The Cercania commuter rail goes to El Escorial and Alcala de Henares from Atocha. Fares range from €1.60 – €8.40 EUR depending on the destination.

Taxi

Taxis are expensive, but still reasonable for the distance you can travel for the price. The meter will register €2.10 EUR from 6:00 am – 9:00 pm and €2.20 EUR for afterhours then €1 – €2 EUR per kilometre. Taxis may be hailed from the street or pre-arranged for pickup.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Madrid?

UK Nationals

UK citizens must have a passport, but no visa is required for up to 90 days. Passport endorsed British Citizens, European Communities, British Dependent Territories Citizens or British Subjects only need a passport.

For foreign nationals, please check the Schengen Visa Info website.


Additional info and tips about visiting Madrid

Things to do and Places of Interest in Madrid

Madrid is home to exciting attractions and historical sites, including:

  • Museo del Prado, which is a premier art gallery in city centre.
  • Parque del Buen Retiro, which is a gorgeous garden featuring marble statues and landscaped lawns.
  • Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is home to some of the country’s most famous pieces of art.
  • Museo Lazaro Galdiano is a 20th century stone mansion that you can tour.
  • Palacio Real is Spain’s most lavish palace used for royal celebrations.
  • Catch a soccer game at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, but be prepared for plenty of shouting and excited fans.
  • Shop at El Rastro Market, which is just off the La Latina metro station.
  • Walk through the country’s famous Plaza de Cibeles.
  • Go on a 1-day sightseeing tour to see the city’s biggest attractions.
  • Tour the underground art and graffiti of Madrid.
  • Tour the historic castles of Toledo and Segovia.
  • Stop over at the historic city of Cordoba and visit Seville while you are there.

Tips and Tricks for Visiting Madrid

Learn the Colours

Public transportation options are classified by colours based on the final stop. They are also numbered so that you know which bus stop they complete their trip.

Enjoy the Relaxing Lifestyle

Madrid eats slowly! A dinner could easily take up to 3 hours. Waiters never pressure you to leave, and the entire city has a very relaxed pace which is perfect if you are on holiday and want to leave behind the hectic stress of your regular routine.

Mealtimes are Different

Madrid looks at breakfast as a snack opportunity, lunch is served from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and dinner hours are almost non-existent. Lunch is the most elaborate meal in Madrid. You will definitely want to enjoy an afternoon siesta after the meal!

Rooms are Small

Most hotel accommodations feature small rooms, because the emphasis is on getting outside; not staying indoors.

Carry Cash

Cash is the easiest way to pay for items in Madrid, and tipping is not customary for taxi drivers or wait staff.


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