The cheapest times to fly from MAD to LAX are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the week of April 9th)
  • October 8th 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 LAX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1113 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $355 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Madrid (MAD) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $362 to $942 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $368. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $990. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $622 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $464 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MAD to LAX flight.

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

MAD to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MAD to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Madrid. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.05, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, 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 $94 (14%) 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 $511. Return trip prices are from the LAX 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 LAX 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 Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 46 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, Avianca El Salvador, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, COPA, Delta, easyJet, El Al, Evelop Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, InterJet, KLM, LATAM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, VivaAerobus, Volaris, Wamos Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 82 available flights from MAD to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMAD
Origination airport nameAdolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeLAX
Destination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States


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