The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MAD are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 10th to December 9th

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 LAX to MAD is early November. Prices can be as high as $1081 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $359 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Madrid

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Madrid (MAD) will usually cost between $364 to $1027 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $421. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1030. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $609 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $548 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MAD flight.

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

LAX to MAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to MAD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MAD, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Saturdays 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 $94 (14%) 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 $570. Return trip prices are from the MAD to LAX 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 LAX to MAD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 29 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Barcelona (LAX > BCN > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $495
  • Average savings: $53 (9.67%)

See LAX to BCN flights

Hack #2: London (LAX > LGW > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $521
  • Average savings: $27 (4.93%)

See LAX to LGW flights

Hack #3: London (LAX > LHR > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $541
  • Average savings: $8 (1.37%)

See LAX to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 44 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Italy, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, Avianca, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, COPA, Delta, easyJet, El Al, Evelop Airlines, Finnair, Frontier, Iberia, Icelandair, InterJet, JetBlue, KLM, LATAM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5831 miles or 9384 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MAD flight is about 11 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Madrid?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from LAX to MAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

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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