The cheapest times to fly from ACV to MAD are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • October 8th to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ACV to MAD is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2756 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $824 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Madrid

Flying from Arcata/Eureka, CA (ACV) to Madrid (MAD) will usually cost between $858 to $2093 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $930. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2213. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1283 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1398 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ACV to MAD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ACV to MAD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ACV to MAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ACV to MAD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Arcata. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MAD, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ACV. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Madrid, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Arcata. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $305 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1269. Return trip prices are from the MAD to ACV flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ACV to MAD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ACV to MAD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ACV to MAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Newark, NJ (ACV > EWR > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $861
  • Average savings: $538 (38.45%)

See ACV to EWR flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (ACV > LAX > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $913
  • Average savings: $485 (34.69%)

See ACV to LAX flights

Hack #3: Santa Ana, CA (ACV > SNA > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $993
  • Average savings: $406 (29.01%)

See ACV to SNA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ACV to MAD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, COPA, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport to California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5685 miles or 9149 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ACV to MAD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ACV to MAD flight is about 11 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Arcata/Eureka, CA and Madrid?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from ACV to MAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeACV
Origination airport nameCalifornia Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport
CityArcata/Eureka, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMAD
Destination airport nameAdolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport


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