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Flights to Madrid in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$1,547Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$1,381From Auckland Intl to Madrid Barajas
One-way from$14One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Madrid Barajas (MAD)

Cheapest prices for Madrid flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Madrid found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
March
$1,135
May
$1,329
June
$1,431
July
$1,664
August
$1,375
September
$1,440
October
$1,283
November
$1,497
December
$1,752
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Madrid Barajas is currently ; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Barajas Airport?

Average Madrid Barajas flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
AKL - MAD
Price
$1,134 - $2,196
MAD
Temperature
11 - 33 °C
MAD
Precipitation
9 - 65 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, November is seen as the time to fly to Madrid, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. 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?

The price you pay for your flight to Madrid may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 61 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Madrid?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Madrid. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Madrid?

Madrid flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

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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What airport do you fly into for flights to Madrid?

If you book a flight to Madrid, you will be flying into Barajas, which is the city’s only airport. Madrid Barajas (MAD) is located 13.6 km from the centre of Madrid.

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Cheap tickets to Madrid found by our users in New Zealand as recently as September 18, 2021.

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