The cheapest times to fly from MAD to PEK are

  • January 22nd to June 24th (except the weeks of January 29th and April 2nd)
  • October 29th 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 PEK is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $856 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $488 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Madrid (MAD) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $489 to $704 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $495. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $780. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $285 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $525 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MAD to PEK flight.

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

MAD to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MAD to PEK 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

Tuesday 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 $53 (7%) 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 $537. Return trip prices are from the PEK 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 PEK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 16 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking MAD to PEK

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 PEK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Nice (MAD > NCE > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $515
  • Average savings: $10 (1.81%)

See MAD to DME flights

Hack #2: Moscow (MAD > DME > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $516
  • Average savings: $9 (1.72%)

See MAD to NCE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 42 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian, Beijing Capital, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, LATAM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air International, Qatar Airways, SAS, Shandong, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, Wizz Air, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5718 miles or 9202 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MAD to PEK flight is about 11 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Madrid and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 88 available flights from MAD to PEK.


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 PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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