Cheap Flights to Madrid

Cheap Flights to Madrid

Madrid Airport (MAD) is formally known as Madrid-Barajas Airport.  It is only thirteen kilometers from the city centre and is well connected to the city by public and private transportation services.  As the main airport for Spain's capital city, Madrid Airport gives travelers an ideal welcome to one of Spain's most vibrant and exciting cities.  With Skyscanner, travelers to Spain can easily find cheap flights to Madrid, reserve comfortable local hotel rooms, and even reserve their own Spanish rental car.  

Best Time to Book a Flight to Madrid

Travel experts recommend booking a flight to Madrid in the spring or autumn, when the weather is still beautiful but most of the crowds have left.  Early May is a particularly interesting time to visit, as the first two days of the month are public holidays (beware of possible shop closures) and a celebration of the city's patron saint (San Isidro) occur over several days leading up to May 15th.  Use Skyscanner's whole month search tool to compare prices for flights to Madrid throughout the month of May (or any other month).

Airlines That Fly to Madrid Airport

Many different airlines fly to Madrid Airport.  From Canada, direct flights are available on both Air Canada and Air Transat.  Another popular option is the British Airways routing from Canada to Madrid with a short connection in London. 

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Madrid Airport has four terminals.  Terminal 1, 2 and 3 are all part of the same complex, while the new Terminal 4 is far from the other three.  Although Terminal 4 is connected to the other three via the city's metro system, it is preferable to use the airport shuttle service to avoid an unnecessary €3 airport departure fee.  Madrid Airport is connected to the city via municipal metro, regional train, express bus and taxi.  In general, the trip takes approximately thirty minutes and all transportation options are well-signed in English and Spanish. 

Airport Facilities

The Madrid Airport has all of the expected comforts of a major airport, including ATMs, currency exchange offices, car rental services, left luggage storage and value-added tax (VAT) refund providers.  Wireless internet and free computer access points are available throughout all four terminals.  Of course, there is also excellent shopping (including famous Spanish brands like Zara and Carolina Herrera) and a range of Spanish and international dining choices. 

What to See and Do in Madrid

As one of the most Instagrammable cities in the world, Madrid seems to hold a surprise around every corner.  Most visitors like to stay close to one of the two major plazas in the city centre: Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol.  From here, many of the city's most famous attractions are within walking distance, including Palacio Real, the Prado Museum and Parque del Retiro.  To experience true Spanish culture, it is recommended that travelers take in a flamenco performance, a Real Madrid soccer game, and a dinner of world-famous Spanish wine and tapas. 

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