Favourite airline: Iberia
25 % of flights booked on the route from London to Madrid are booked with Iberia, easyJet and British Airways.
10 %
8 %
British Airways
7 %
Tip: book 20 days before departure
The best time to find a cheap flight on this route is 20 days before travel. Save up to 29 %.
20 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Wednesday
The cheapest day of departure is Wednesday. You can save up to 28 % when you fly on this day of the week.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £43.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 30min
07h 25min
24h 35min
The favourite connection is non-stop
38 % of all bookings on the route London to Madrid are for non-stop flights.
Direct flights
02h 30min, from £44
38 %
1 stopover Barcelona El Prat
04h 30min, from £102
13 %
1 stopover Lisbon
05h 45min, from £99
6 %
Return from £44.00
A return flight costing only £44.00 is for example available departing on 27/11/19 and returning on 03/12/19.


Warm European capital

Madrid is a city that combines history, culture and entertainment, attracting tourists all through the year. From world-famous museums and beautiful landmarks to a vibrant nightlife, the capital of Spain is a fascinating and enriching destination.


When to go, events and holidays

As summers tend to be very hot in Madrid, with temperatures climbing up to 40° C, and winters are usually quite cold, when temperatures drop as low as -10° C, the best seasons to visit the city are spring and autumn. Between April and June, as well as from September to October, a mild climate and temperatures of 25° C offer the perfect conditions to enjoy the capital. When it comes to events and holidays, the "Dos de Mayo", organised on 2nd May, is a popular festival with a parade, bullfights, and concerts. The International Jazz Festival, held in October, is a must for music lovers.


Things to know before you travel

The cost of life is generally cheaper in Madrid than it is in London. For instance, eating out and drinking, as well as grocery shopping and public transport, are all less expensive than in the British capital. The time in Spain is an hour ahead of the UK (CET).


Local information on arrival

Budget accommodation in Madrid consists of guesthouses or hostels, with a bed costing about EUR12 a night per person. For a 3-star hotel room, prices are around EUR80 a night per person. Public transport is cheap in the Spanish capital, whether visitors are taking buses or the metro. A ticket costs approx. EUR1.50, while 10 tickets are available at a reduced price of about EUR12. Day travelcards can also be purchased, making travelling around even cheaper. When it comes to taxis, the prices are lower than in London.