The cheapest times to fly from MAD to REC are

  • January 15th to July 8th (except the weeks of February 12th and June 18th)

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 REC is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $1268 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $482 for Monday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Recife

Flying from Madrid (MAD) to Recife (REC) will usually cost between $517 to $990 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $527. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1074. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $546 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $645 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MAD to REC flight.

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

MAD to REC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MAD to REC 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 $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $78 (10%) 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 $651. Return trip prices are from the REC 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 REC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 1 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, Air France, Azul, El Al, Gol, Iberia, KLM, LATAM, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport to Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3907 miles or 6288 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MAD to REC flight is about 8 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Madrid and Recife?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from MAD to REC.


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 REC
Destination airport name Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport
City Recife
Country Brazil
Latitude -8.1
Longitude -34.9


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