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Cheap Flights to Madrid

Popular in January High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest in October Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price $1,642 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from $2,668 From Auckland to Madrid
One-way from $1,164 One-way flight from Auckland to Madrid
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Madrid flights by month

January
$2,118
February
$1,419
March
$1,203
April
$1,521
May
$1,409
June
$1,517
July
$1,765
August
$1,459
September
$1,528
October
$1,361
November
$1,588
December
$1,859
March is currently the cheapest month to fly to Madrid. At this moment in time January is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Madrid?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
AKL - MAD
Price
$1,203 - $2,330
MAD
Temperature
11 - 33 °C
MAD
Rainfall
9 - 65 mm
February is typically the best time to fly to Madrid, but there are other times where great deals are available. July tends to be the warmest period in Madrid so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. October is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Madrid, you should look to book at least 30 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Madrid?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to Madrid. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Madrid?

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

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 in 1561 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.

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Madrid climate

Madrid’s climate is temperate Mediterranean. The summer months, when most travellers take cheap flights to Madrid, are very hot with temperatures of about 30 degrees Celsius. Sometimes, temperatures soar to 40 degrees. It’s a dry heat; humidity is not a problem in Madrid. Winters are cold; average temperatures hit the 9-degree mark.

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When is the best time to fly to Madrid?

Peak Season: 

May to September is high season, when most travellers arrive on cheap flights to Madrid. 

Off Season: 

The winter months are, in general, low season. 

Shoulder Season: 

The spring and autumn months are good times to seek cheap flights to Madrid. There won’t be as many fellow tourists and the cost of flights and accommodation will be cheaper.

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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 6am-1.30am and night buses (buhos) run from 11.30pm to 5.30am.

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.

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