The average price of a 7-day trip to Madrid is $1,274 for a solo traveler, $2,288 for a couple, and $4,290 for a family of 4. Madrid hotels range from $51 to $213 per night with an average of $83, while most vacation rentals will cost $190 to $470 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD) are between $604 and $951 per person for economy flights and $1,895 to $2,984 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $33 to $78 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Madrid, ES

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MAD and stay in a Madrid hotel:

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • October 1st to December 16th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Madrid is usually mid November.

 

Average Madrid Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Madrid for a week is $918-$1,962($131-$280 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $33 to $78 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $333 to $780 for economy

Lodging: $59 to $72 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $86 to $106 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Madrid for a week is $2,024-$3,630($289-$519 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $66 to $156 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $666 to $1,560 for economy

Lodging: $59 to $72 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $86 to $106 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Madrid for a week is $2,964-$6,324($423-$903 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $132 to $312 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,332 to $3,120 for economy

Lodging: $118 to $144 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $120 to $170 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Madrid

How cheap can you make a vacation to Madrid? The cheapest trip to Madrid is about $84 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $41.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Madrid for a week is $585-$1,338($84-$191 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $18 to $36 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $333 to $780 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $51 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Madrid for a week is $1,044-$2,370($149-$339 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $72 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $666 to $1,560 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $51 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Madrid for a week is $2,028-$4,740($290-$677 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $144 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,332 to $3,120 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $102 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $82 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Madrid cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Madrid Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Madrid.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Madrid for a week is $1,967-$8,122($281-$1,160 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $59 to $172 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $912 to $1,560 for first class

Lodging: $107 to $213 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $470 to $893 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Madrid for a week is $3,292-$10,886($470-$1,555 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $118 to $344 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,824 to $3,120 for first class

Lodging: $107 to $213 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $470 to $893 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Madrid for a week is $6,584-$19,096($941-$2,728 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $236 to $688 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,648 to $6,240 for first class

Lodging: $214 to $426 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $705 to $1,340 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Madrid Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Madrid is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Madrid due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Madrid Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Madrid hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Madrid.

 

Flight Costs to Madrid

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $951 average in early August to a low of $604 in mid November. Median flight price is $734. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Madrid our data includes 466 originating airports, and 191 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Madrid from an airport like Stewart International (SWF) in Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY (the United States) for an average $7,706 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Ibiza (IBZ) in Ibiza (Spain) at an average of just $62.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Madrid, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $347, so you can easily save about 57% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Madrid can easily cost $270 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $18 per person. Private tours can cost $542 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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