The cheapest times to fly from MAD to HER are

  • April 16th to July 1st (except the weeks of April 30th, May 21st, and May 28th)
  • September 3rd to November 11th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 HER is early November. Prices can be as high as $1300 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $238 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Heraklion

Flying from Madrid (MAD) to Heraklion (HER) will usually cost between $261 to $545 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 $268. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $534. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $266 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $343 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MAD to HER flight.

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

MAD to HER Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MAD to HER 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $98 (22%) 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 $324. Return trip prices are from the HER 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 HER can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 52 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking MAD to HER

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 HER — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Athens (MAD > ATH > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $268
  • Average savings: $75 (21.87%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, CSA, easyJet, El Al, Ellinair, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, Iberia Express, Jet2, KLM, LATAM, Laudamotion, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian Air International, Olympic, Smartwings, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Transavia, Volotea, Vueling, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1599 miles or 2573 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MAD to HER flight is about 3 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Madrid and Heraklion?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from MAD to HER.


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 HER
Destination airport name Nikos Kazantzakis Airport
City Heraklion
Country Greece
Latitude 35.3
Longitude 25.2


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