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Cheap Flights to Madrid

Popular in December High demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price C$ 990 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from $565 From Toronto to Madrid
One-way from $277 One-way flight from Toronto 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
C$ 818
February
C$ 830
March
C$ 900
April
C$ 951
May
C$ 931
June
C$ 976
July
C$ 1,154
August
C$ 1,106
September
C$ 961
October
C$ 895
November
C$ 870
December
C$ 945
Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Madrid. Flying to Madrid in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Madrid?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
YTO - MAD
Price
C$ 818 - C$ 1,369
MAD
Temperature
11 - 33 °C
MAD
Rainfall
9 - 65 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, January is seen as the time to fly to Madrid, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Madrid, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being October.

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 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase in the final two weeks or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Madrid?

Tuesday 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 morning. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

Spain’s capital and largest city, Madrid is located almost dead centre of the Iberian Peninsula. Culture vultures take cheap flights to Madrid to “ooh” at the treasure troves that are the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia galleries. All are stuffed with priceless religious paintings and magnificent royal portraits. The streets offer plenty of opportunities to say “aah”. Philip II established his royal court in Madrid in 1561 and later kings added to the streetscape with ever grander palaces, ornate cathedrals, stately public buildings and glorious monuments.

The galleries and museums might feed the mind, but Madrid has plenty to feed the soul too. It is one of Europe’s greenest cities with more than 40 parks. These include Madrid’s best-known park, the Retiro, as well as the Casa de Campo and the Parque Quinta de la Fuente del Berro.

As for feeding the belly, Madrid’s cuisine is a melting pot, literally, of all of Spain’s regional dishes. Renowned in particular for its stews and hotpots and tapas, they provide the fuel for long nights. Starting late, a night out for Madrilenos can end at breakfast time the following day.

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Madrid climate

Madrid has a temperate, Mediterranean climate. Summers, when most travellers take cheap flights to Madrid, are hot with temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) or hotter, sometimes up to 40 degrees (104F). The heat is dry, not humid. Winters are cold. Daily average temperatures are about 9 degrees (48F).

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When is the best time to fly to Madrid?

Peak Season:
Summer is peak season, when most travellers take cheap flights to Madrid. If 40-degree days are too hot for you, avoid the month of August. Temperatures are more comfortable between May and mid-July, between 20 and 32 degrees Celsius (68–90F).

Shoulder Season:
Spring and fall are good times to visit. Attractions are less crowded than during the summer months.

Off Season:
Winter is generally off season.

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Getting around Madrid

After landing on cheap flights to Madrid, the city is easy to get about on foot. When you get tired of walking taxis can be hailed on the street. There are also several taxi ranks throughout the city.

Madrid also has a fantastic metro system – cheap (fares are about €1) and very efficient. There are 12 metro lines, three tramway lines and the branch line that links Ópera to Principe Pío.

Empresa Municipal de Transporte (EMT) operates the buses. Just like the Metro, bus services are efficient and cheap. A single ticket costs €1.

One of the most wonderful ways of getting around Madrid is by cable car. The cars link terminal on Paseo Pintor Rosales with the Casa de Campo. One-way tickets (adults) cost about €3, round trips are about €5. From the cable car there are views of the Air Transport Ministry, Temple of Debod, Plaza de España skyscrapers, Royal Palace and Cathedral of the Almudena.

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