Flights from London to Madrid

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London to Madrid

Favourite airline: Iberia
32 % of travellers choose to book flights on this route with Iberia, easyJet and British Airways.
15 %
9 %
British Airways
8 %
Tip: book 6 weeks before departure
Save up to 35 % by booking flights 6 weeks before departure.
43 days before departure
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Flights with a stopover are on average £28.00 more expensive than direct flights.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 30min
07h 05min
08h 20min
The favourite connection is non-stop
47 % of travellers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Direct flights
02h 30min, from £43
47 %
1 stopover Barcelona El Prat
08h 20min, from £77
10 %
1 stopover Lisbon
12h 25min, from £90
7 %

Useful information about the flight from London to Madrid

Flights to Madrid from London

Booking a flight from London to Madrid ensures a vibrant stay in 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. 

Best deals on this route will be with low cost carriers, operating from airports such as Gatwick, Stansted and Luton. Madrid hasonly one international airport, Madrid Barajas Airport.

When best book flights from London to Madrid: major 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 to Madrid

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 EUR 15 a night per person. For a 3-star hotel room, prices are around EUR 80 a night per person. Public transport is cheap in the Spanish capital, whether visitors are taking buses or the metro. A ticket costs approx. EUR 2, while 10 tickets are available at a reduced price of between EUR 12 and EUR 18 depending on the travel zone and transport mode used. Day travelcards can also be purchased, making travelling around even cheaper. When it comes to taxis, the prices are lower than in London.

Flight information: London - Madrid

Cheapest outbound flight from £40.66
Outbound and return from £39.44
Flight duration min. 02:15 / max. 02:50
Return flight duration min. 02:15/ max. 02:30
Distance 1253 km
Flights per week 189
Departure airport London (LCY, LGW, LHR, LTN, STN, SEN) (LON)
Arrival airport Madrid Barajas (MAD)
Destination country Spain