Relaxing Madrid City Break
3 Nights Stay in Well Rated Accommodating incl. Return Flights
Enjoy the sun with this relaxing Madrid city break for two nights in a centrally located hotel including return flights
Solo Madrid Break
3 Nights Stay in a Centrally Located, Well Rated Airbnb incl. Return Flights
Live it up in the Spanish capital and get your hands on some delicious tapas with this fantastic solo Madrid break for 3 nights!
Midweek Madrid Break
2 Nights Stay in a Centrally Located Hotel incl. Return Flights
Experience an amazing city for yourself with this midweek Madrid break for 2 nights in a well-rated hotel incl. flights
Charming Madrid Break
3 Nights Stay in Well Rated Accommodation incl. Return Flights
Book yourself a date with some Spanish culture with this charming Madrid break for 3 nights incl. hotel & flight
Autumn Madrid Break
4 Nights in Well Rated Central Airbnb Incl. Flights
There’s really no excuse not have seen Madrid yet. This vibrant city has something for everyone and you can always be sure to catch a cheap flight deal and secure bargain accommodation. I’ve taken the work out of planning with this autumn Madrid break for you using Airbnb and my Flight Finder tool. Autumn Madrid […]
Madrid City Getaway
3 Nights Stay in a Well Rated Hotel in a Great Location incl. Return Flights
Experience the Spanish capital for yourself with this Madrid city getaway for 3 nights in a central hotel with flights
Relaxing Madrid Break
2 Nights Stay in a Gorgeous Hotel in a Fantastic Location incl. Return Flights
Book yourself something to look forward to with this relaxing Madrid break for 2 nights incl. hotel stay & return flights
Summery Madrid Break
2 Nights in Gorgeous Accommodation in the Centre of the City incl. Return Flights
Stuck for ideas for a great value city break? Look no further check out this Summery Madrid Break for 2 nights in the centre of the city!
Long Weekend in Madrid
3 Nights in Great Value Hotel incl. Return Flights
Get stuck into Madrid's fantastic nightlife and cool vibes with this wicked deal for a long weekend city break! Click here for more!
Great Value Madrid City Break
3 Night Stay in the Centre of the City in a Fabulous 4* Hotel incl. Return Flights
Get away from it all and recharge those batteries with this Great Value Madrid City Break for 3 nights in a 4* hotel incl. flights just €166
Trendy Madrid Break
3 Nights in Central Modern Apartment incl. Flights
Discover the vibrant Spanish capital with this fantastic deal for a Madrid city break! Includes return flights from Dublin!
Magical Madrid Stay
3 Nights in a Well Reviewed Hotel in the Centre of the City incl. Flights
Treat yourself to a magical Madrid stay for 3 nights in a centrally located 4* hotel incl. return flights for just €194
Spring Madrid Getaway
4 Nights in a Beautiful 4* Hotel in the Heart of the City incl. Flights
Get acquainted with this capital city with this spring Madrid getaway for 4 nights in a fantastic 4* hotel incl. flights just €212!
Madrid City Breaks
Visit Spain and its gorgeous capital city! Literally at the heart of the country lies this beautiful city boasting of culture, history and entertainment. To grab a cheap trip to Madrid check out my tailor-made offers…
For a trip to Madrid, I would strongly advise when booking to mix and match! That means I wouldn’t avail of packaged deals, where transfer is included and such because it’s simply not necessary. From Madrid airport it is quite easy to get to the centre so your best bet is to start with looking for a cheap flight and then add your hotel. If you think the hotel prices are super high, check if there is a special event or a trade fair going on. This can increase prices and it might make sense to change your dates then.
For a good deal for accommodation in Madrid you can choose between hotels and private accommodation. For hotels and hostels I can recommend using Trivago or hotels.com, and Airbnb for the more authentic experience. So whenever I find a good deal for accommodation I try pairing it up with a cheap flight. So keep checking this page to check for Madrid deals.
Where to stay in Madrid?
Now, it’s all about location! Especially for a city trip, when you don’t have that much time it is important to know where you want to stay so that you don’t lose too much time getting from “home” to the sights.
If you like to stay central then make sure to select Huertas or Cortes as your district. You will be close to Plaza Mayor and the major sights of Madrid. A good nightlife is also at your doorstep. Even more focused on nightlife is Chueca, the gay neighbourhood. There you will find loads of restaurants, shops, and bars that will keep you entertained throughout the night. For a more multi-cultural experience choose Lavapiés, a great one if you’re into food from all over the world and quirky shops. It is less crowded of tourists so you will get a more authentic experience of the working-class and multi-cultural side of Madrid. If you have some money left to spend you can also treat yourself to a stay at Salamanca, the high-end of Madrid with expensive shops and pricey restaurants. It is however a tiny bit outside the centre.
The great thing about visiting Madrid is that flights are usually extremely cheap. You can fly direct from Dublin or Cork, considerably cheaper being flights from Dublin. If you get a good flights deal you can even fly return to Madrid for only €50. From Cork you have to pay almost 4 times as much if you’re unlucky, so it might make sense to drive the way to Dublin (sorry… for the ones who aren’t living there). The flight takes only 2 1/2 hours and makes a great Madrid city break.
How to get from Madrid Airport to City Centre?
The good news is there is a fixed fare since 2014 that guarantees tourists to get from Madrid Barajas Airport to the city centre for €30. For anywhere else, depending on where you have your hotel it might cost you more or less. But this gives you a good idea and doesn’t leave you thinking, did I get ripped of or not by the driver.
When it is too early for the metro and you have to catch that red-eye flight, then I’d recommend taking the airport express bus. From Terminal 1, 2 and 4 (or vice versa Atocha train station) the bus leaves every 15 minutes and take 40 minutes to get you to the airport. Costs just a fiver!
To get to the city centre from the airport by Madrid’s metro system, get on line 8. This one takes you to Nuevos Ministerios from where tou can change into several other metro lines. The journey takes only 15 mins and costs around €4.50
Weekend in Madrid
Because the flight times to Madrid are so convenient Madrid makes the perfect destination for a weekend break. Even the flights aren’t that much more expensive when you want to fly after work on a Friday and come back on a Sunday night. However, the hotel prices are slightly increased then. So check this page though for weekend trips to Madrid, you will see it in the heading of the deal if the trip is going over a weekend.
Madrid Tourist Travel Pass
If you’re into sightseeing and plan on visiting most of the major tourist attractions by public transport then it makes sense to purchase the Madrid Tourist Travel Pass. You get them for a different number of days. I would recommend buying the ticket for zone A. This should be enough if you plan to stay in Madrid and it even includes the airport journey (not the express shuttle bus though). As an example, for 3 days this pass costs €18.40. Kids under 12 years travel for half the price and under 4s of course travel for free :)
A Madrid city break is a great way of spending a couple of days off in a gorgeous city with delicious food, fantastic wine, culture, lifestyle, and history. Whether you’re into sightseeing, nightlife or just love sitting in a cafe for hours and watch the world go by with a bottle of Cava, you can do it all in Madrid!