The cheapest times to fly from SAT to MAD are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • October 8th to December 16th

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 SAT to MAD is early December. Prices can be as high as $1659 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $591 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Madrid

Flying from San Antonio, TX (SAT) to Madrid (MAD) will usually cost between $618 to $1226 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $622. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1275. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $654 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $896 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAT to MAD flight.

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

SAT to MAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAT to MAD flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Antonio. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 to Madrid, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to San Antonio. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $94 (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 $828. Return trip prices are from the MAD to SAT 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 SAT to MAD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAT 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 SAT to MAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (SAT > JFK > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $536
  • Average savings: $361 (40.23%)

See SAT to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SAT > LGA > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $587
  • Average savings: $309 (34.49%)

See SAT to LGA flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (SAT > EWR > MAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $593
  • Average savings: $304 (33.87%)

See SAT to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, Allegiant, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, COPA, Delta, Finnair, Frontier, Iberia, Icelandair, InterJet, Jet2, KLM, LATAM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air UK, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, VivaAerobus, Wamos Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5162 miles or 8307 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAT to MAD flight is about 10 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between San Antonio, TX and Madrid?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from SAT to MAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSAT
Origination airport nameSan Antonio International Airport
CitySan Antonio, TX
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMAD
Destination airport nameAdolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport


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