By Talia Avakian
March 20, 2019
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Touted as some of Europe’s best cities, it’s no surprise that Madrid and Barcelona are also some of the European cities American travelers visit most. But knowing when to book flights from the U.S. to the popular Spanish destinations is essential for anyone looking to snag a deal.

Travelers planning a getaway to Spain can now find a range of deals on Google Flights that start as low as $259 round-trip, with travel dates available as early as the end of March and as late as February of 2020.

The $259 round-trip flights are available from New York to Barcelona in November, while flights in September and October start at about $316 round-trip, and flights in April start at $363 round-trip.

From New York to Madrid, flights start at $389 round-trip from September through December, giving those looking to catch the country’s Christmas markets a chance to take part in the festivities at a fraction of the price.

There are also flights from New York to Madrid for $310 round-trip at the end of March and $314 round-trip in May, while flights from Boston to Madrid start at $288 round-trip in May and at $340 round-trip from October through November.

Flights from Boston to Barcelona start at $320 round-trip from October through December, and at $360 round-trip in September, while those in Chicago can book $318 round-trip flights to Barcelona in September, and flights under $350 round-trip to Barcelona from October through November.

Prices from Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., are a bit higher, with flights starting at $372 round-trip from Philadelphia to Barcelona in October and at $407 round-trip from Washington, D.C., to Barcelona in November.

Affordable options from the west coast include $330 round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Barcelona in October through December, $341 round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Barcelona in August, $377 round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Madrid in September and October, and $381 round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Madrid in November.

There are also $386 round-trip flights from San Francisco to Barcelona in January of 2019, $400 round-trip flights from San Francisco to Barcelona in November, and $430 round-trip flights from San Francisco to Madrid from September through December.

Most of the deals are available during the fall, when visitors can admire the foliage in Spain’s parks, taste fresh autumn produce at its markets, and take in famed attractions at a leisurely pace thanks to moderate temperatures, perfect for strolling.