The cheapest times to fly from MAD to DAY are

  • January 8th to May 20th (except the weeks of April 9th and May 7th)
  • September 17th to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

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 DAY is late January. Prices can be as high as $1656 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $826 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Dayton

Flying from Madrid (MAD) to Dayton, OH (DAY) will usually cost between $831 to $1528 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $850. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1582. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $732 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1002 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MAD to DAY flight.

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

MAD to DAY Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DAY, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MAD. 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 $129 (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 $1034. Return trip prices are from the DAY 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 DAY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 21 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 DAY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 71 miles (114 km) away from DAY
  • Usually 8.93% less expensive than DAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See MAD to CMH flights

Destination alternative #2: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, IN

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from DAY
  • Usually 3.99% less expensive than DAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See MAD to IND flights

Destination alternative #3: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from DAY
  • Usually 3.84% less expensive than DAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See MAD to CVG flights


Flight Hacking MAD to DAY

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 DAY — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $587
  • Average savings: $415 (41.42%)

See MAD to EWR flights

Hack #2: Newark, NJ (MAD > EWR > DAY)

  • Price for both tickets: $620
  • Average savings: $382 (38.12%)

See MAD to LGA flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (MAD > JFK > DAY)

  • Price for both tickets: $626
  • Average savings: $377 (37.57%)

See MAD to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from James M Cox/Dayton International Airport to Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4093 miles or 6587 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MAD to DAY flight is about 8 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Madrid and Dayton, OH?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from MAD to DAY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMAD
Origination airport nameAdolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeDAY
Destination airport nameJames M Cox/Dayton International Airport
CityDayton, OH
Countrythe United States


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