Cheap flights to Madrid Spain

Flamboyant art deco, tapas and full-bodied Rioja
Flights to Madrid from
  • 610 USD per person in January
  • Flights from New York starting at 610 USD
  • Flights from Boston starting at 610 USD 1 hours
  • Popular airlines flying to Madrid include Iberia, Air Europa and British Airways.
  • Cheapest flights to Madrid are generally available in November whilst June tends to be most expensive
  • Flights to Madrid land at the airports Barajas and Torrejon Afb .

About Madrid

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A single paving stone at the Puerta del Sol marks the centre of Spain. People trample right over it, their attention distracted by the statue of a bear kissing a tree. You might expect a grander landmark, but Madrid doesn’t need to shout. You may admire the flamboyant art-deco architecture of the Gran Via and stop to take in the Goya and Velazquez masterpieces in the Prado Museum, but the best Madrid experiences are the simplest.

The name Madrid comes from the Arabic word ‘magerit’, which means ‘place of many streams’.

Squeeze into one of the tiny tapas bars around the Puerta del Sol, where legs of ham hang from the ceiling. You will have to fight for attention as moustachioed men prop up the bar, debating politics over beer. But one slice of salty, melt-in-the-mouth meat and a glass of full-bodied Rioja will convince you that this is indeed the heart of Spain.

Madrid enjoys more cloudless days than almost any other city in Europe.

How’s the weather in Madrid in January?

  • Temperature 36-52 °F
  • Dry days 21-
  • Average rainfall 36 mm
  • Snow days 1

Demographics

  • Population 3.2M
  • Local time :
  • Currency Euro

What does Madrid cost?

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  • Meal
    Restaurant meals in Madrid cost 17% less than in New York
  • Shopping
    Prices in Madrid are typically 27% lower than in New York
  • Taxi
    Take a taxi from 1.3 USD per kilometre
  • Train
    A typical train ticket is 1.9 USD
  • Rent a car from 15 USD/day via momondo

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 12.46 USD
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 49.86 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 3.12 USD
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.57 USD

Markets

  • Rice (1kg): 1.47 USD
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 7.57 USD
  • Apples (1kg): 2.41 USD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 1.08 USD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.87 USD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 3.05 USD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 1.31 USD
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.77 USD

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 58.24 USD
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 13.24 USD
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 11.22 USD

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 99.71 USD
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 37.47 USD
  • 1 Pair of Nike Shoes: 95.66 USD
  • 1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes: 107.25 USD

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About Madrid

One bit of advice that you should take about Madrid is: Do it late. People go out late, they eat late, they go out drinking late. Don’t even think of going to a nightclub before 1 in the morning. One wonders how anyone holds down a job.

The only city that comes near to Madrid for sheer energy is New York. Madrid, however, is much friendlier. A good night out might start around 9 pm in a bar around the Puerta del Sol. This is the heart of the city. The classic student meal of potatoes with chorizo goes down beautifully with a beer or a ‘copita’ of sherry. You’ll probably find yourself talking with your neighbours and maybe a bit of impromptu flamenco will start. Much later you could head to the super-cool Malasana district made famous by the films of Pedro Almodovar. The spirit of Almodovar infuses the city at night: It’s outrageous, energetic and - most importantly - fun. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself dancing until the sun comes up. Before bedtime, remember to stop in for Churros and chocolate at the Chocolateria San Gines.

The challenge is to resist the urge to spend the next day in bed. You could go bargain-hunting at the flea market, El Rastro, where Almodovar used to work before he became famous. Or visit the Prado with its masterpieces by Goya and Velasquez. Don’t even try to see everything. It’s too vast. Afterwards we recommend you go to the Reina Sofia to see Picasso’s Guernica.

Madrid is also blessed with some of the largest and most beautiful parks of any European city. Try the Parc de Retiro near the Prado where you can hire boats or take a well-earned nap. You’ll need to have some rest anyway because there’s another long action-packed night ahead of you. Madrid is truly the city that never sleeps. Book flights to Madrid and experience it yourself.

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