Cheap Flights to Barcelona

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When is the best time to fly to Barcelona?

Peak Season:

Spring time (May and June) and towards the end of summer (September) is the best time of year to book your flights into Barcelona. The temperatures are less intense than the other summer months and during June there are fantastic carnivals on that you can enjoy. Sant Joan is a great festival to attend for a night of fireworks and beach celebrations. Book your cheap flights to Barcelona early on in the year to secure the best prices.

Off Season:

Barcelona is busy all year-round but you can normally find the best deals on flights to Barcelona towards the middle to the end of September and during October. You will find more rain at this time of year but you can save a lot of money on your flight tickets. You will probably find the cheapest flights to Barcelona between January and April, and although the temperatures are a lot cooler than the summer months, you'll be able to enjoy the sights more as flocks of tourists won't be at every corner.

When is the best time to book a flight to Barcelona?

To save more money when you purchase your flight tickets, being flexible with the day you travel and trying to book at least a few months in advance will certainly work to your advantage. Overall the best time of year to travel in regards to the cheapest flights to Barcelona is in November. However you can also steal cheap flights to Barcelona in January, February and even at certain points in December so it's always good to search around first. Christmas is usually more expensive than other periods of the year, but because Barcelona is so popular there are always cheap flights available.

How long is the flight to Barcelona?

Flights from London (All airports) to Barcelona - 2 hours 02 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Barcelona - 2 hours 20 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona - 2 hours 15 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Barcelona - 2 hours 45 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Barcelona?

There are four main airlines that can get you from the UK to Barcelona, Easyjet, Vueling airlines, Jet2, Thomson Airways, British Airways and Ryanair. Ryanair and Easyjet are normally the cheapest airlines to purchase your flight tickets from, although depending on the time of year you travel, you might end up paying a premium for your baggage with them.

How to get from the Barcelona airport to the city centre?

It normally takes around 20 - 30 minutes to travel from the airport to the city centre, regardless of what transport option you decide on. One of the most common ways is to catch a RENFE train from the airport to Estacio De Sants. If you purchased a T10 ticket at the airport you can change here and jump onto the metro at no extra cost to get to your final destination. If you arrive at terminal 1 then you can get a free shuttle bus to the station to catch the RENFE train. There is also the TMB airport bus (number 46). This normally takes a little longer as it makes a few stops but you can use your T10 ticket to get on and off easily. You can also arrange in advance a minibus or a driver to collect you from the airport.

Barcelona insider information

There are so many major tourist attractions in Barcelona that you may feel like getting off the beaten track and seeing something a little more esoteric. If so, the Museu del Calcat, or shoe museum, is the perfect spot. The museum showcases the cobbler’s craft from Roman times to the modern day.

The catamaran Orsom is moored at the port of Barcelona and is a great way to escape the city to the sea or to parts of the Costa Brava. Jazz cruises set out in the evenings. To book, just head to the port at the bottom of Las Ramblas.

As with most major tourist attractions, from the famous Gaudi buildings to Las Ramblas, the beach and an iconic football stadium, the city really does have something for everyone, especially if you are looking to experience Barcelona on a budget.

For a more relaxed enjoyment of a Gaudi masterpiece, head for the Parc Guell. Buses stop right outside, or you can take a short walk from the metro. The Unesco site Barcelona is filled with Gaudi’s stunning sculptures, but there is plenty of room just to sit back and enjoy the views of the city.

The Fiesta de Gracia (or Festes de Gracia) is one of Barcelona‘s largest, and most colourful, festivals, and celebrates community togetherness.

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How much do things cost in Barcelona?

One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 1.48
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.90
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 14.92
1 mile taxi journey
£ 1.19
3 course meal for 2
£ 28.11
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 0.82
Large bottle of water
£ 0.46
Bottle of wine
£ 3.51
A dozen eggs
£ 1.20
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 54.13
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 57.50
How much does a beer cost in Barcelona?
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 2
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 2
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1

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More information about Barcelona

  • Fly direct to Barcelona Airport and then journey southward along the Mediterranean coast to Valencia and beyond
  • One of Europe’s most iconic and cultural cities, Barcelona is the perfect destination for a city break
  • Explore the city’s most spectacular architectural marvel, Gaudi’s astounding Sagrada Familia cathedral
  • Football fans should definitely make sure to watch a Barcelona FC home game at the iconic 98,000-seater Camp Nou
  • Discover the huge impact that Barcelona had on the young Pablo Picasso by visiting the city’s Museu Picasso
  • Visit the bars and clubs at Port Olympic at night for some of the best entertainment Barcelona has to offer
  • Treat yourself to live theatre or opera at one of Barcelona’s world-famous venues, like the Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • Bask on one of the city’s seven beaches along its 4.5 kilometre coastline in average summer temperatures of 27.5 degrees
  • Journey northward in winter and go skiing in some of Europe’s best - yet unspoilt - resorts in the Pyrenees

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