Favourite airline: easyJet
Flight tickets on the route London – Madrid are most frequently booked with easyJet.
easyJet
9 %
Iberia
8 %
British Airways
5 %
Tip: book 6 weeks before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 6 weeks before departure and save up to 18 %.
39 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Thursday
Cheap flights on this route are operated on Thursday.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
On this route, direct flights are £22.00 cheaper than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
02h 30min
13h 35min
£24
£46
The favourite connection is non-stop
Flights from London to Madrid are most frequently booked as a direct flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
02h 30min, from £24
44 %
1 stopover Barcelona El Prat
07h 00min, from £104
14 %
1 stopover Lisbon
13h 50min, from £97
9 %
Return from £24.00
The best return flight offer is currently available with a departure on 22/11/18 and a return on 24/11/18.

£24
Cheap
£24
Expensive
£192

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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