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Washington DC to Barcelona Flights
The Best DC Airports
Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.
Long-Term Parking Options
The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.
Public Transportation Choices
The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.
Places to Eat
Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.
Trips to Barcelona
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the second largest city in Spain and has a population of over 1.6 million. Flights to Barcelona arrive at the Barcelona El Prat Airport, located about 11 miles from the center of the city. The airport is one of the top 10 busiest in Europe, with over 34 million passengers passing through it in 2011. Some of the airlines flying into El Prat Airport include Aeroflot, Air France, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, with most offering reservation services with great deals for budget travelers through Orbitz.com.
Transportation From the Barcelona El Prat Airport
Travel from the airport to the downtown area is available by commuter train, taxi and the city's bus services. The rail service connects Terminal 2 at the airport to the Barcelona Metro, while a bus service is available every 10 minutes. The train takes 27 minutes, while buses take approximately 35 minutes to make the journey to the downtown area. Bus and metro tickets cost about $16 and include transfers, with the ability to use the ticket on both transport types. Taxis can be caught in front of each of the airport's terminals. More than one suitcase or larger items will incur an additional transport fee when using the city taxis.
The Weather in Barcelona
Those traveling to Barcelona should expect mild seasonal weather conditions, with summer temperatures ranging from lows in the mid-50s to highs in the low 80s. During the winter, temperatures drop to the mid-teens, with highs generally around the low to mid-40s. Those enjoying summers in Barcelona should need nothing more than a light jacket on cooler evenings, while those visiting in the winter should wear moderate to heavy clothing with a heavy jacket to ward off the cold.
Things to Do in Barcelona
Barcelona is a city that devotes much of its entertainment energy to the arts, offering live music and theatre in a variety of genres. There's everything from opera at the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house to the annual three-day Sonar pop music festival. Sports are also a major attraction for those taking flights to Barcelona, as it's the home of the world-famous football team FC Barcelona along with professional basketball and rugby teams.
Cheap flights from Washington DC to Barcelona
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Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Washington DC to Barcelona
|Leave Wed, Jun 5||Washington DC (IAD)||Barcelona (BCN)||SAS Scandinavian Airlines||$1,129|
|Return Thu, Jun 20||Barcelona (BCN)||Washington DC (IAD)||SAS Scandinavian Airlines|
Best one-week trip in June from Washington DC to Barcelona
|Leave Fri, Jun 14||Washington DC (IAD)||Barcelona (BCN)||SWISS||$1,519|
|Return Fri, Jun 21||Barcelona (BCN)||Washington DC (IAD)||SWISS|
Cheapest weekend flights in July from Washington DC to Barcelona
|Leave Fri, Jul 12||Washington DC (IAD)||Barcelona (BCN)||Brussels Airlines||$1,484|
|Return Sun, Jul 14||Barcelona (BCN)||Washington DC (IAD)||Brussels Airlines|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Washington DC to Barcelona
|Leave Tue, Jul 2||Washington DC (IAD)||Barcelona (BCN)||SAS Scandinavian Airlines||$1,153|
|Return Thu, Jul 18||Barcelona (BCN)||Washington DC (IAD)||SAS Scandinavian Airlines|
Best one-week trip in July from Washington DC to Barcelona
|Leave Sun, Jul 28||Washington DC (DCA)||Barcelona (BCN)||Brussels Airlines||$1,417|
|Return Sun, Aug 4||Barcelona (BCN)||Washington DC (DCA)||Brussels Airlines|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Washington DC to Barcelona
|Leave Mon, Aug 26||Washington DC (IAD)||Barcelona (BCN)||United Airlines||$1,037|
|Return Thu, Sep 5||Barcelona (BCN)||Washington DC (IAD)||United Airlines|
Best one-week trip in August from Washington DC to Barcelona
|Leave Sun, Aug 25||Washington DC (IAD)||Barcelona (BCN)||United Airlines||$1,067|
|Return Sun, Sep 1||Barcelona (BCN)||Washington DC (IAD)||United Airlines|
Airports in Washington DC DC, US
Reagan Airport (DCA)
Distance from City Center: 3 miles
Dulles Airport (IAD)
Distance from City Center: 22.3 miles
More to explore for Washington DC to Barcelona
|Turkish Airlines||WAS||BCN||Sun, Nov 10 - Sun, Nov 17||$686|
|Aeroflot Russian Airlines||WAS||BCN||Mon, Oct 7 - Mon, Oct 14||$780|
|British Airways||WAS||BCN||Thu, Nov 28 - Wed, Dec 4||$999|
|Air Canada||WAS||BCN||Tue, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 25||$1,009|
|American Airlines||WAS||BCN||Tue, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 25||$1,014|
|US Airways||WAS||BCN||Tue, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 25||$1,014|
|SWISS||WAS||BCN||Sun, Nov 10 - Sun, Nov 17||$1,033|
|Austrian Airlines||WAS||BCN||Mon, Oct 7 - Mon, Oct 14||$1,062|
|Delta Air Lines||WAS||BCN||Tue, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 25||$1,081|
|KLM Royal Dutch Airlines||WAS||BCN||Tue, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 25||$1,081|
|Alitalia||WAS||BCN||Thu, Oct 3 - Wed, Oct 9||$1,143|
|TAP Portugal||WAS||BCN||Tue, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 25||$1,256|