Airports in Madrid
||Madrid city centre
Barajas (MAD): 14 mi from city centre
Flights to Madrid: practical information
Cheap airlines to Madrid
Madrid is one of the best connected cities in Spain in terms of air transport. Five daily flights from London to Madrid with British Airways and eight daily flights with Iberia, Spain's national airline carrier. Madrid has one airport: Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD).
When to book cheap flights to Madrid
With low cost airlines, you'll find the best prices six months before departure.
- Peak season: Summer, Semana Santa and all other national holidays.
- Low season: October is ideal, everything is cheaper during this time as well. Winter.
Direct flights to Madrid from London take 2h 30min.
Experience Madrid: what to do, what to see
Madrid is known for being a city of contrasts. In terms of cultures, you'll notice straight off that the population is certainly an eclectic mix of cultural traditions. Add an exciting nightlife and endless historical treasures to the mix and you've got Madrid.
Essentials in Madrid
El Prado Museum: This museum is a must while on holidays in Madrid. It houses some of the finest paintings in the world, especially from Spain's greatest painters. Among the masterpieces, admire the famous Tres de Mayo by Goya and Las Meninas by Velasquez.
Royal Palace: The "Palacio Real" is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. It's interior is finely decorated, just a glimpse into the country's royal monarchy. Its many rooms are drenched in luxurious touches, magnificent frescoes by Giambattista Tiepolo.
Plaza Mayor: For a taste of Old Madrid, check out the city's main plaza. surrounding it are many artisan shops selling souvenirs like postcards, fans, castanets, ceramics and lace.
El Barrio de Salamanca: The Salamanca district of Madrid is known for its fashion style. You'll be happy to have a car hire in Madrid to truck around all that shopping you've been doing!
Find more information on esmadrid.com.
Accommodations in Madrid
Madrid has experienced a hotel boom in the last few years and there are now more rooms than ever in the city. It doesn't take a wild-goose chase to track down a decent hotel in Madrid at an affordable price. There are many at the mid-range and even more just one step ahead with great design details and close location to nightlife and culture institutions.