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Cheap flights from Manchester to Madrid

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Manchester MAN
Madrid MAD
one way
Thu 20 Feb

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Flights from Manchester to Madrid

Planning to book Manchester to Madrid flights? We’ve got all the information you need to know here before you book your cheap flights to Madrid from Manchester.


Manchester Airport Overview

When you book your Manchester to Madrid flights, there are a few things you should know before you head to Manchester airport. Manchester international airport is one of the largest in the UK and is ranked third busiest airport in the UK as it has 27.5 million passengers passing through every year. When getting to the airport by public transport there are several options for transport available to help you get to and from the airport. 

The city’s Metrolink service from Cornbrook station runs to the Airport every 12 minutes and takes approximately 35 minutes. Trains run from Manchester Piccadilly station in the city centre to Manchester Airport and they take around 20 minutes. They run every 10 minutes, 7 days a week, through train operators TransPennine Express and Northern Rail.

Once you pass through security and get to the duty-free section of the airport, you’ll find there is an abundance of cafes, shops and restaurants for you to relax or pick up any last-minute shopping before your flights to Madrid from Manchester. 


Madrid Airport Overview

When you fly Manchester to Madrid, you’ll be flying into Madrid Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport which consists of four terminals as well as four runways. It is the 6th busiest airport in Europe and handles over 53 million people annually. To get to the city centre from the airport there are several public transport options available. The Madrid Metro Line connects the airport with city centre station Nuevos Ministerios. The Barajas Line 8 provides a fast route from the underground stations at Terminal 2 and Terminal 4 into central Madrid. The metro also provides links to stations on the Spanish railway network.

If you’d prefer to rent a car for the duration of your trip to Madrid, check out Ryanair Car Hire for some great deals.


What to Expect on arrival at Madrid?

Once you’ve arrived after your cheap flights from Manchester to Madrid, you’ll find many great sights to see in and around Madrid city centre. One of the biggest attractions in the city centre is the Royal Palace of Madrid. This is the official residence of the Spanish royal family, but is only used for state ceremonies. In Madrid there are also many museums such as The Prado Museum which is the main Spanish national art museum. It is widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, with some works dating as far back as the 12th century. 

Other landmarks include the Plaza Mayor, the city’s central plaza, located only a few blocks away from another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. Football fans won’t want to miss the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Santiago Bernabéu has a seating capacity of 81,044 and is the home to Real Madrid football club who are considered one of the most successful football teams in the world. 


Five fun facts about Madrid

  • The official symbol of Madrid is a bear feasting on berries from the madrono tree, which stands for Madrid’s growth and represents the possession and importance of wood. 
  • The Retiro Park in Madrid has the only statue dedicated to the fallen angel Lucifer. The statue is at the Fuente del Angel Caído in the park and has gargoyles which spit water at the base.
  • Madrileños are often called "Gatos" (cats) not because of their late sleeping habits similar to cats, but because of the historical legend where during the Arabic invasion, an adept soldier climbed the outer walls with the agility of a cat; after which, his family assumed the name of Gato.
  • Autocine Madrid RACE is a 25,000-square metre (269,100-square foot) space to the north of Madrid that has room for 350 cars, making it the biggest drive-in cinema in Europe
  • Madrid is the third biggest city in the European Union


From Manchester to Madrid: Practical Information

Here is some practical information for you before your flights from Manchester to Madrid. Madrid is one of the sunniest cities in Europe and has temperatures averaging around 30°C through June to August so be sure to bring plenty of sun cream. When you are travelling to Madrid from Manchester, be sure to change your pounds into euros and to bring a travel adaptor with you for your electrical devices such as smart phones and tablets. 

Prefer your own set of wheels? Rent a car with Ryanair Car Hire  and get from A to B with ease. Before you arrive in Madrid, be sure to check out Ryanair Rooms for your accommodation needs, and to save you money on your next Ryanair flights.