Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Madrid (MAD)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Madrid Barajas are usually found in January or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Monday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Madrid (MAD)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to MAD flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Madrid flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Madrid.
SFO - MAD
Price
$597 - $959
MAD
Temperature
41 - 77 °F
MAD
Rainfall
0.4 - 2.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$597

From San Francisco to Madrid Barajas

One-way from

$282

One-way flight from San Francisco to Madrid Barajas

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Madrid?

Leaving on a Wednesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 23% on the overall cost on flights from San Francisco to Madrid.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Madrid (SFO - MAD)?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 14% on flights from San Francisco to Madrid by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Madrid?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Madrid, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 26% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $836 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $909.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Madrid in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SFO to MAD flights for May, June
6 Jun - 20 Jun
$531pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
21 Jun - 28 Jun
$539pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
23 Jun - 6 Jul
$540pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Madrid 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Madrid from San Francisco found for this year
17 Nov - 29 Nov
$485pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$506pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 Sep - 21 Sep
$508pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Madrid from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Madrid direct flight deals
19 Sep - 26 Sep
$622pp
SFO
San Francisco
Iberia
Non-Stop
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
Iberia
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
14 Sep - 21 Sep
$627pp
SFO
San Francisco
Iberia
Non-Stop
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
Iberia
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
7 Sep - 21 Sep
$632pp
SFO
San Francisco
Iberia
Non-Stop
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
Iberia
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Madrid

Late deals on round-trip flights to Madrid from San Francisco, departing today and this week
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$569pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$723pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
3 Jun - 18 Jun
$770pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAD
Madrid Barajas
MAD
Madrid Barajas
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Barajas from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Madrid
4:25 am - 4:05 am
Brussels Airlines
1 Stop
14h 40m
SFO - MAD
Brussels Airlines
$282
ScholarTrip
2:00 am - 6:45 am
ITA Airways
2 Stops
19h 45m
SFO - MAD
ITA Airways
$287
ScholarTrip
3:00 am - 5:00 am
Lufthansa
1 Stop
17h 00m
SFO - MAD
Lufthansa
$344
ScholarTrip

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> to <span class="emphasized">Madrid</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Madrid

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Madrid Barajas have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Francisco to Madrid Barajas that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are TAP AIR PORTUGAL, Iberia, and American Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Madrid for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Madrid for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $485, but on average you can expect to pay $515.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Madrid for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Madrid under $700. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Madrid is less than $742.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Madrid for under $600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Madrid within the next 7 days for less than $600.

How popular is this San Francisco to Madrid flight route?

Flights from San Francisco to Madrid Barajas have been viewed 17 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Madrid round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Francisco to Madrid round-trip from $506. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Lufthansa, from $511, and ITA Airways, from $513. United Airlines is 28% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to Madrid one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Francisco to Madrid are Brussels Airlines ($282), ITA Airways ($287), and SWISS ($294).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Madrid?

Before booking your flight from San Francisco to Madrid check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Air Canada.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Madrid?

The cheapest flight price from San Francisco to Madrid is $128. On average you can expect to pay $2,999. The most popular route, (San Francisco - Madrid Barajas), can usually be booked for $506.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Madrid, Spain

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Madrid from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Madrid Barajas

Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Madrid Barajas.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Madrid Barajas.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Madrid Barajas.

Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Madrid?

Returning to San Francisco from Madrid Barajas

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Madrid Barajas must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Madrid Barajas are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Madrid

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Madrid

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Madrid.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = €0.94
Average temperature for May in Madrid
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Madrid
2.0 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Madrid

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Madrid Barajas

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Madrid choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$11 $14 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$257 $498 No cancel fee N/A
KLM
$370 $737 No cancel fee 75%
Iberia
$389 $902 No cancel fee 77%
Air France
$403 $707 No cancel fee 77%
United Airlines
$403 $804 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$404 $742 No cancel fee N/A
Norwegian
$408 $566 No cancel fee 74%
British Airways
$443 $832 No cancel fee 70%
Lufthansa
$459 $901 No cancel fee 76%
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