Flights to Barcelona
Barcelona, the capital of Catalunya, is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Iberian peninsula, and is much loved by tourists and travellers from all over the world. A flight to Barcelona, either for work or pleasure, always serves as an excuse for exploring the city’s impressive historic and cultural heritage, enjoying its welcoming and cosmopolitan spirit, its intense nightlife and rich cultural agenda. Thanks to the availability of cheap flights to this Mediterranean city’s countless attractions, it has managed to become a modern metropolis without losing any of its ancient history and traditions. There are many reasons for booking a cheap flight to Barcelona: from the unique atmosphere of the Gothic Quarter, to the masterpieces of Gaudi in the Eixample district, passing through the the medieval air of the Ribera and the beaches of Barceloneta. Taking advantage of low cost flights to Barcelona you can travel to one of the most interesting and vibrant cities in Europe. Besides being an important economic centre, and host of many world events and fairs, the capital of Catalonia is favoured by those travelling on business with many international airlines offering non stop flights to Barcelona.
Barcelona El Prat airport (BCN), which is situated close to the city, 12 kilometres to the South West of Barcelona, is the main airport in Catalunya and the second most important in Spain. It has two terminals, T1 and T2, and is the base for operations for Iberia and Vueling. Among the many prestigious airline companies that offer flights to Barcelona you will find Iberia, Air France and American Airlines, and also low cost airlines such as Easyjet and Vueling. The air corridor in Madrid Barajas Airport combined with that of Barcelona El Prat has become one of the busiest in the world.
From the airport to the centre of Barcelona
In addition to being close to the city centre, El Prat airport is well connected, offering any travellers to the city a variety of options of travelling onto the centre. There are various bus routes: the number 46 bus connects the airport’s two terminals with Plaza de España, while the Airbus arrives into Plaza de Catalunya – there are two air buses, the A1 from Terminal One and A2 from Terminal Two. For those arriving into Barcelona on a night flight, there are two night bus routes, the N17, which connects Terminal One with Plaza de Catalunya, and the N16, which connects Plaza de Catalunya with Terminal Two. Travellers preferring to travel by train can make use of the commuter service, running from the station located in T2, and connecting to the main city stations, arriving in less than half an hour into the Passeig de Gracia station (the R2 line). This solution is one of the most comfortable, especially for people booking cheap flights to Barcelona with low cost airlines like Easyjet and Vueling, operating in T2.
Car hire at Barcelona airport
For anyone arriving by car, El Prat airport has five different car hire companies. See page: Alquiler de Coches en Barcelona you can make a reservation directly online, deciding on type of car, your favourite hire company, collect and pick-up dates. Further, Expedia gives you the option of combining your flight booking with car hire.
Hotels in Barcelona
The capital of Catalunya benefits from a vast and varied range of accommodation and tourist infrastructure. See page: Hoteles en Barcelona which gives allows you to search and choose from countless accommodation options, by category, by price, by location and by the services on offer. For the best deals, combine your search for flight and hotel, see page: Paquetes de Vacaciones.