The cheapest times to fly from MAD to ZRH are

  • April 16th to June 17th
  • October 22nd to December 2nd (except the week of October 29th)
  • December 24th to March 25th (except the week of January 1st)

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 ZRH is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $316 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $86 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Zürich

Flying from Madrid (MAD) to Zurich (ZRH) will usually cost between $89 to $174 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 $92. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $195. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $103 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $111 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MAD to ZRH flight.

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

MAD to ZRH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MAD to ZRH 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 $0.09, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Zürich, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Madrid. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $30 (23%) 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 $103. Return trip prices are from the ZRH 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 ZRH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 22 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from MAD to ZRH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZRH
  • Usually 23.87% less expensive than ZRH
  • Nonstop flights available

See MAD to MXP flights

Destination alternative #2: Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ZRH
  • Usually 21.17% less expensive than ZRH
  • Nonstop flights available

See MAD to GVA flights

Destination alternative #3: Milano Linate Airport (LIN) in Milan

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from ZRH
  • Usually 13.96% less expensive than ZRH
  • Nonstop flights available

See MAD to LIN flights

Destination alternative #4: Bergamo Orio Al Serio Airport (BGY) in Bergamo

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ZRH
  • Usually 5.86% less expensive than ZRH
  • Nonstop flights available

See MAD to BGY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 42 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Austral, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air France, Air Serbia, Alitalia, American, atlasglobal, Austrian, Azul, BoA, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, China Eastern, China Southern, easyJet, El Al, Finnair, Flybe, Gol, Hainan, Iberia, JAL, Kenya Airways, KLM, LATAM, LOT, Lufthansa, Pegasus, Royal Air Maroc, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, Vietnam Airlines, Vueling, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 769 miles or 1238 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MAD to ZRH flight is about 2 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Madrid and Zurich?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from MAD to ZRH.


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 ZRH
Destination airport name Zurich Airport
City Zurich
Country Switzerland
Latitude 47.5
Longitude 8.6


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