The cheapest times to fly from PEK to MAD are

  • May 7th to May 27th
  • October 8th to April 1st (except the week of January 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 PEK to MAD is mid February. Prices can be as high as $1486 for Saturday flights during late September, or as low as $528 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Madrid

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Madrid (MAD) will usually cost between $528 to $876 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $528. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late September, with an average price of $1011. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $484 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $666 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to MAD flight.

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

PEK to MAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to MAD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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 $640. Return trip prices are from the MAD to PEK 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 PEK to MAD 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 PEK to MAD

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 PEK to MAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (PEK > DME > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $591
  • Average savings: $76 (11.34%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 41 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, LATAM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air International, Qatar Airways, S7, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Tianjin Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, Ural Airlines, Wizz Air, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

How many flights go between Beijing and Madrid?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from PEK to MAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code MAD
Destination airport name Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport
City Madrid
Country Spain
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -3.6


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