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Cheap Flights from London to Madrid

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Flight information London to Madrid

Cheapest return price last month

$42

Direct airlines

8

Flights per week

200

Average flight time, total distance 1265 kilometres

2h 15min

Most popular airline last month

Iberia

Madrid

1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Madrid: Madrid.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from London to Madrid is $42. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
2h 15min is the average flight time from London to Madrid.
There are 8 airlines who fly direct from London to Madrid.
As of September, there are 200 flights per week flying from London to Madrid.

Which airlines fly from London to Madrid?

Direct flights from London to Madrid are available from 4 London airports. The major airlines are:

Other flights have 1 layover on the way, but these aren't usually any cheaper.

Is there a time difference between London and Madrid?

Yes. The time in Madrid is 1 hour ahead of London and the UK.

What is the weather like in Madrid?

Madrid has hot and sunny summers comparable to an Australian city. June to August can be too hot for some, making the shoulder seasons of March to May and September to November more comfortable. Cheaper prices can be found in the winter, but you won't be catching the Spanish capital at its best.

How expensive is Madrid?

London

Madrid

Average cost of a meal

AU$27.60

AU$19.25

Average cost of a coffee

AU$5.00

AU$2.80

Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD

AU$100-AU$130

AU$60-AU$75

Essential travel information for Madrid

  • Australian passport holders can stay in Spain for up to 90 days visa-free.
  • Wherever you're planning to travel in Spain, check the latest travel alerts to make sure you're safe.

Departing from London

Six airports serve the London region, and 4 have direct flights to Madrid. Check your flight booking and read our airport guide for your point of departure:

Even the closest airports to the city, Heathrow and Gatwick, can still be 20 to 60 minutes away depending on the ground transport you choose and traffic levels, while Luton and Stansted involve a much longer journey.

Make sure you allow plenty of time and aim to check in 3 hours before your flight to Madrid takes off to be on the safe side.

Arriving in Madrid

Madrid Airport (MAD), also called Madrid Barajas Airport, is the busiest airport in Spain. It has 5 terminals divided by airline that are all housed in the same building. These are connected to the main arrival hall where you'll find ATMs, currency exchange, restaurants and other services.

The airport is close to Madrid CBD and historic centre where most hotels are. Depending on where you're staying, the trip may cost €4.50-€5.00 on the Metro, €5 by express bus or €30-€40 by taxi. If you want to do things your own way, you can hire a car at Madrid Airport from international agencies.

Return flights from Madrid to London

Madrid Airport is one of the largest in Europe and can be confusing for first-time visitors. It's recommended that you arrive 3 hours before return flights to London to give yourself plenty of time to check in and get to your gate.

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Please note: all information is correct as of January 2019.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.