Choose British Airways for great value flights to Madrid and enjoy the comfort and convenience of award-winning service, free seat selection 24 hours in advance, and a generous baggage allowance. We operate several flights from London to the Spanish capital every day, making it the perfect spot for a weekend break. Due to Covid-19, schedules and airports are subject to change. For the latest information, check our timetable.
Book your Madrid flights with us now and in no time you could find yourself sightseeing in Madrid's historic plazas, immersed in great European culture at the famous Museo del Prado, or perfecting your flamenco in one of the city's vibrant nightspots.
British Airways flights from London land at Madrid-Barajas Airport, which is conveniently located just nine kilometres from the city’s financial district and thirteen kilometres northeast of the central Puera del Sol. Madrid’s metro service will take you straight from the airport to the historic city centre area, or you can catch a taxi from just outside the airport terminal building. Looking to venture further outside the city during your stay? You can also arrange your car hire upon landing at the airport, which allows you to visit the local area at your own pace.
Malasaña is known for its bustling nightlife, where evenings stretch out into the wee hours of the morning. La Va Lactea is a lively hub, where locals come to mingle and to dance to an eclectic music selection across its two floors. For live music, travellers can’t go past the El Buho Real for dulcet acoustic tunes and its laid-back vibe.
If food, music and festivity sounds like a dreamy combination, then the VillaManuela festival is an unmissable stop on a journey through Madrid. Malasaña locals welcome the three-day long party that offers gastronomic delights with traditional tapas and mouth-watering modern bites. With a range of music acts ranging from the local to the global it’s a truly international feast and a must-do for any Madrid explorer.
When travelling like a local, it’s crucial to eat like one too. As dinner is often taken later in the evening, it’s common for a small meal termed a merienda to be eaten in the late afternoon. As the premier dining district in Madrid, Malasaña has some of the best venues to indulge in this afternoon snack. Check out J&J’s bookshop (a hybrid café and bookstore) or Carmencita Bar. Try a sip of vermouth while you’re at it, this fortified wine is very popular amongst locals!
Experience the culture of this amazing city like a local. Combine a Flamenco lesson with tapas, and finish the day with a sangria as the sun goes down. You haven’t been to Spain until you’ve danced with a Spaniard. Make sure your visit to Madrid is one you’ll never forget! And don’t worry, we go easy on the newcomers, Flamenco is for young and old alike