The capital of Spain is famous for its energetic and artistic atmosphere, as well as the excellent southern cuisine, which can be enjoyed in tapas bars open until late night hours. Thanks to cheap flights from Poland to Madrid more and more Polish tourists want to fly to Madrid for a few days, so-called city breaks. Airline tickets to Madrid should be booked not only in spring and summer but also in autumn and winter because at this time the weather is also very nice and you can see the local attractions.
Direct flights to Madrid are available from several Polish cities. Direct flights to Madrid take place regularly from both airports in Warsaw (Warsaw-Modlin and Chopin Airport) and also from airports in Wroclaw, Krakow and Poznaz. However, connecting flights to Madrid are available from Gdansk, Katowice, Lublin, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Rzeszow, Zielona Gora and Lodz. In this case, first you fly to a large European airport, for example London, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Amsterdam or Stockholm, and then directly to Spain.
What are the airports in Madrid?
There is one international airport around Madrid, the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. It is one of the largest airports in Europe serving 76 airlines a day, as well as over 50 million passengers a year. The Madrid airport has four terminals. Terminal 1 operates connections of low-cost airlines (for example Ryanair), and Terminal 2 serves flights from Poland of traditional airlines (for example, Polish Airlines LOT).
Madrid airport is located in the Barajas district, about 13 kilometers from the center. Although the distance is relatively small, it is worth remembering that the airport is very large and you should be there well in advance. You can get to the city center, among others by metro, city buses or train. At the airport, you can also get a taxi and rent a car. People who have to get to Terminal 4 can use the airport bus which runs every 5-10 minutes.
What airlines fly from Poland to Madrid?
Direct flights to Madrid from the capital of Poland are offered by Polish Airlines LOT that fly on the Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) – Madrid route. Flights to Madrid are also carried out by a low-cost carrier Ryanair which offers the most attractive prices of airline tickets. Ryanair planes fly from airports in Modlin (WMI), Krakow (KRK), Wroclaw (WRO) and Poznan (POZ).
Connecting flights to Madrid are served by traditional airlines (for example PA LOT, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa), as well as low-cost airlines (Wizzair, Norwegian, EasyJet). The first flight allows travellers from other distant parts of Poland to get to a big international airport where they can find a plane that flies directly to Madrid.
What are the prices of airline tickets to Madrid?
Flights to Madrid offered by low-cost Ryanair airlines are relatively cheap. The cost of a round trip airline ticket from Poland to Madrid per person is about PLN 150. Such a low price of a flight to Madrid can be obtained by booking a flight before the summer season and well in advance. You should know that the shorter time to departure, the more expensive airline tickets can be found, a few days before the trip, the price can be even three times higher. Direct flights to Madrid offered by Polish Airlines LOT are about PLN 650 per person, about two months before departure, a round trip ticket. A flight connection to Madrid with the transfer of more transfers, a round trip ticket, can cost over PLN 700 per person.
If you want to save money by booking an airline ticket to Madrid, remember that the final price is higher due to additional fees. To reduce travel costs, you can resign from additional travel insurance and baggage (if you have already bought it), an earlier check-in at the airport, the possibility of choosing a seat on the plane or additional luggage.
When to buy the cheapest flight to Madrid?
The cheapest airline tickets to Madrid at a price that is even 25 per cent lower than a standard price can be bought for a flight in winter, in January. However, you won't be able to enjoy the hot weather, but the weather conditions will be good. Cheap flights to Madrid can also be found in February and November, during the months that are associated with lower temperature. You can also find a lower price for a flight to Madrid in May, just before the start of the tourist season.
Airline tickets to Madrid are the most expensive in the middle of the summer season, in July and August. Travel can be much more expensive than during other seasons. You will also pay a lot of money for a flight to Madrid in March and September. Usually, October is quite cheap when it comes to other European cities, but in the case of Madrid, this month may be slightly more expensive.
A good time to buy the cheapest air ticket to Madrid is about two months before the planned departure. At this time, ticket sales systems include tickets in promotional offers and lower prices. The time of the day and the day of the week are also very important when it comes to the final price. The best day to buy an air ticket to Madrid is Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. The best moments of the day are hours 9 to 13, and the worst hours are the night hours, for example, the period from midnight to 2-3 am.
How to reduce the price of an airline ticket to Madrid?
There are several ways to buy an airline ticket to Madrid at an attractive price. A good idea is to use a cheap flight comparison website, for example, eSky, where you can easily find information about all available flights from Poland to Madrid and from Madrid to Poland. Thanks to the eSky search engine you can also filter the results and sort them according to price, number of transfers, departure/arrival airport and travel time. To use the eSky flight search engine, you just have to enter some data in the given fields (place of departure and arrival, dates of travel, number of passengers) and click the search button. After a few seconds, you will get access to the most current offers.
If you don't have to travel to Madrid on a specified day, you can "hunt" for last-minute offers. Airline tickets to Madrid in the last minute offers can be up to 50% cheaper than usual. This method, however, is quite risky because not all carriers lower prices at the last minute or someone can buy a ticket earlier.