The cheapest times to fly from MAD to CAN are

  • January 8th to April 15th (except the weeks of January 29th and April 2nd)
  • October 15th 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 MAD to CAN is early November. Prices can be as high as $873 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $556 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Guangzhou

Flying from Madrid (MAD) to Guangzhou (CAN) will usually cost between $586 to $739 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 $562. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $753. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $192 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $655 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MAD to CAN flight.

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

MAD to CAN Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $68 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $633. Return trip prices are from the CAN 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 CAN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 35 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from MAD to CAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) in Hong Kong

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from CAN
  • Usually 14.35% less expensive than CAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See MAD to HKG flights


Flight Hacking MAD to CAN

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 MAD to CAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Brussels (MAD > BRU > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $608
  • Average savings: $47 (7.18%)

See MAD to SVO flights

Hack #2: Moscow (MAD > SVO > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $635
  • Average savings: $20 (3.05%)

See MAD to BRU flights

Hack #3: Vienna (MAD > VIE > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $645
  • Average savings: $11 (1.6%)

See MAD to VIE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air China, Air France, Alitalia, Beijing Capital, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Gulf Air, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Shenzhen, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6445 miles or 10372 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MAD to CAN flight is about 12 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Madrid and Guangzhou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from MAD to CAN.


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 CAN
Destination airport name Baiyun International Airport
City Guangzhou
Country China
Latitude 23.4
Longitude 113.3


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