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Cheap Flights to Barranquilla
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||£701||Average for round-trip flights in June 2020|
|Round-trip from||£1001||From London to Barranquilla|
Cheapest prices for Barranquilla flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Barranquilla?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - BAQ
£464 - £1152
31 - 33 °C
1 - 106 mm
Barranquilla enjoys continual hot weather with average temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The peak holiday season however runs from December to April when the city is at its driest with a slight cooling from the trade winds. Holidaymakers can save significantly on their holiday by visiting in the rainy season which occurs from April to November, the driest of these months being June – August. Prices on travel and accommodation rise dramatically during the Carnival period which begins the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. Visitors who specifically want to visit in order to enjoy the carnival should book travel and accommodation well in advance if they hope to get reasonable rates.
When is the best time to book a flight to Barranquilla?
Booking 58 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Barranquilla. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Barranquilla?
The cheapest flights to Barranquilla are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Barranquilla. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.
The beautiful city of Barranquilla on Colombia’s coast is a fascinating melting pot of culture, architecture and cuisine. Arguably the party capital of Colombia and home to its biggest carnival, it’s also a historically important port town located at the mouth of the River Magdalena on the Caribbean Sea.
The Carnival de Barranquilla in early March is the second largest street carnival in the world after Rio’s Carnival. For four days the entire city swells in size, sound and colour as it comes alive with the festivities. The carnival is a celebration of all the culture and diversity that makes the city what it is today. Those visiting outside of carnival time can still get a flavour of the festivities at the Casa Del Carnival which is home to an enlightening interactive exhibition. In the run up to the festivities it’s even possible to see or hear dance and music groups rehearse there.
Ranked top amongst the city’s museums is the Museo del Caribe located within the Caribbean Cultural Park. The museum offers a rich insight into the history and cultural importance of the Caribbean Colombian regions. It also includes a special exhibition dedicated to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a one time resident of Barranquilla.
The city’s portfolio of historic buildings is bursting with examples of both Spanish colonial and Art Deco architecture. Highlights include the Castillo del Salgar, a 19th century fort that was later used as a prison, a colony and then a refuge. Nowadays the Catsillo is a great place to stop for lunch and enjoy incredible views over the Caribbean Sea. Further landmark buildings include the old customs house, La Plaza de la Aduana and the Cathedral Metopolitana which is famed for its stark modernity.
The town offers a public bus service that can vary in price depending on whether you take an air conditioned bus or not. Taxis are a more usual mode of transportation for tourists however and prices should be agreed with the driver ahead of the journey.
Getting from the Airport to the City
Barranquilla’s international airport, the Ernesto Cortissoz Airport is located 7 miles (12 km) from the centre of the city. The cheapest way to get from the airport is by a public bus service, which departs from outside the main terminal and takes passengers into the centre of Barranquilla. A taxi may offer a more comfortable journey although it’s advisable to agree a price with the driver first.