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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.