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57 - 253 GBP

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.


Madrid flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Madrid found recently by users on momondo
Quickest
Cheapest
easyJet
easyJet
LTN
07 Oct
London Luton airport
2h 30m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
easyJet
MAD
15 Oct
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 30m
LTN
London Luton airport
36 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
29 Aug
London Stansted airport
2h 35m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
Ryanair
MAD
10 Sep
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 30m
STN
London Stansted airport
37 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
10 Sep
London Stansted airport
2h 35m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
Ryanair
MAD
12 Sep
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 29m
STN
London Stansted airport
37 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
01 Oct
London Stansted airport
2h 35m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
Ryanair
MAD
15 Oct
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 30m
STN
London Stansted airport
37 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
10 Oct
London Stansted airport
2h 35m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
Ryanair
MAD
14 Oct
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 30m
STN
London Stansted airport
38 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
BHX
09 Oct
Birmingham airport
2h 30m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
Ryanair
MAD
16 Oct
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 30m
BHX
Birmingham airport
41 GBP
easyJet
easyJet
BRS
12 Nov
Bristol airport
2h 15m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
easyJet
MAD
16 Nov
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 15m
BRS
Bristol airport
49 GBP
British Airways
British Airways
LHR
08 Aug
London Heathrow airport
2h 20m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
British Airways
MAD
15 Aug
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 20m
LHR
London Heathrow airport
66 GBP
Iberia
Iberia
LHR
18 Jul
London Heathrow airport
2h 20m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
Iberia
MAD
25 Jul
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 20m
LHR
London Heathrow airport
110 GBP
Norwegian Air International
Norwegian Air International
LGW
09 Jul
London Gatwick airport
2h 15m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
Norwegian Air International
MAD
12 Jul
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 25m
LGW
London Gatwick airport
114 GBP
British Airways
British Airways
LHR
10 Oct
London Heathrow airport
2h 20m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
British Airways
MAD
14 Oct
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 20m
LHR
London Heathrow airport
66 GBP
British Airways
British Airways
LHR
06 Sep
London Heathrow airport
2h 20m
MAD
Madrid Barajas airport
British Airways
MAD
21 Sep
Madrid Barajas airport
2h 25m
LHR
London Heathrow airport
66 GBP

Which airlines fly 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
8 mi from 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
London to Madrid
Fastest flight time
2h 30m
Cheapest price
34 GBP
Manchester to Madrid
Fastest flight time
2h 30m
Cheapest price
46 GBP
Birmingham to Madrid
Fastest flight time
2h 25m
Cheapest price
48 GBP
Edinburgh to Madrid
Fastest flight time
2h 55m
Cheapest price
60 GBP
Bristol to Madrid
Fastest flight time
2h 15m
Cheapest price
49 GBP
Leeds to Madrid
Fastest flight time
5h 20m
Cheapest price
122 GBP
Liverpool to Madrid
Fastest flight time
2h 25m
Cheapest price
52 GBP
Newcastle upon Tyne to Madrid
Fastest flight time
4h 35m
Cheapest price
130 GBP
Glasgow to Madrid
Fastest flight time
5h 40m
Cheapest price
113 GBP
Amsterdam to Madrid
Fastest flight time
2h 40m
Cheapest price
87 GBP
Cardiff to Madrid
Fastest flight time
5h 10m
Cheapest price
125 GBP
Dublin to Madrid
Fastest flight time
2h 35m
Cheapest price
86 GBP
Paris to Madrid
Fastest flight time
2h 10m
Cheapest price
142 GBP
Aberdeen to Madrid
Fastest flight time
6h 20m
Cheapest price
137 GBP
Belfast to Madrid
Fastest flight time
10h 10m
Cheapest price
138 GBP
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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.


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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.