The cheapest times to fly from HOU to MAD are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 24th 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 HOU to MAD is early December. Prices can be as high as $1901 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $828 for Monday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Madrid

Flying from Houston, TX (HOU) to Madrid (MAD) will usually cost between $828 to $1187 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $869. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1282. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $413 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $978 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HOU to MAD flight.

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

HOU to MAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HOU to MAD flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $122 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $953. Return trip prices are from the MAD to HOU 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 HOU 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 9 hour 59 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking HOU 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 HOU to MAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (HOU > LGA > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $593
  • Average savings: $386 (39.42%)

See HOU to LGA flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (HOU > JFK > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $613
  • Average savings: $366 (37.37%)

See HOU to JFK flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (HOU > BOS > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $626
  • Average savings: $353 (36.04%)

See HOU to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Singapore Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport to William P Hobby Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5005 miles or 8055 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HOU to MAD flight is about 9 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Madrid?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 33 available flights from HOU to MAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HOU
Origination airport name William P Hobby Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 29.6
Longitude -95.3

Return Airport

Destination code MAD
Destination airport name Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport
City Madrid
Country Spain
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -3.6


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