The cheapest times to fly from MAD to BCN are

  • January 8th to June 10th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 23rd)
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd and November 26th)

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 MAD to BCN is mid May. Prices can be as high as $148 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $64 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Barcelona

Flying from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) will usually cost between $66 to $115 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $71. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $113. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $42 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $84 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MAD to BCN flight.

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

MAD to BCN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MAD to BCN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Madrid. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $17 (18%) 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 $80. Return trip prices are from the BCN to MAD 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 MAD to BCN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 31 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from MAD to BCN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) in Palma Mallorca

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from BCN
  • Usually 38.10% less expensive than BCN
  • Nonstop flights available

See MAD to PMI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 58 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Algerie, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Austral, Air Baltic, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Serbia, Alitalia, American, atlasglobal, Azul, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA, easyJet, EgyptAir, El Al, Finnair, Garuda Indonesia, Gol, Hainan, Iberia, JAL, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Laudamotion, LOT, Lufthansa, Luxair, MEA, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Singapore Airlines, Smartwings, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, TAROM, THAI, Transavia, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, Vietnam Airlines, Vueling, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Barcelona Airport to Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 300 miles or 483 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MAD to BCN flight is about 1 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Madrid and Barcelona?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from MAD to BCN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code BCN
Destination airport name Barcelona Airport
City Barcelona
Country Spain
Latitude 41.3
Longitude 2.1


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