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The Barcelona International Airport (BCN) is where most flights to Barcelona arrive. It is located 8 miles southwest of Barcelona. Two smaller airports, Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO) and Reus Airport (REU), bring local flights to Barcelona. You will find fast, easy ground transportation at BCN and many cash machines. To pass the time, there are plenty of specialty shops in each of the two terminals where you can get snacks and sweets while waiting for Barcelona flights. You can take the airport shuttle bus to get you between the two terminals since it takes about a half-hour. As with all international airports, you can easily exchange currency here before continuing to your destination. You can find tourist information at the kiosk which is located next to arrivals in Terminal 1.

Barcelona Weather

Flights to Barcelona take you to the heart of Mediterranean life. The winters are mild and humid and the summers are hot and dry, making it the perfect holiday spot year-round. Summer is from May to October and April and November are known to have unpredictable temperature ranges. You can plan Barcelona flights any time since severe weather is not common in this area. Snow is rare; however, thunderstorms do occasionally become severe. December and January are the festive months to visit with leaves changing color on the trees. The best months to visit are from the end of May to July.

Getting Around Barcelona

You can hire a car from an agency at the airport or take the C2 train service. City buses also run out to the airport along with the airport transport bus. Once you have arrived in the city, you have several options for getting around. You can take the underground metro that has a low fare option, or taxis which are also more affordable than in many other areas of the world. You can hire a car even though it is not recommended unless you will be traveling outside the city. The bus system is clean and cheap for traveling within the city, but walking is still the best way to see things personally.

Barcelona Attractions

You will not be bored in one of the Mediterranean’s busiest and culturally vibrant places

  • La Sagradia Familia: Gaudi's famous church, still not finished after 100 years of work
  • Casa Batlló: breathtaking architecture and unique designs along with audio about each room
  • Museu del Futbol Club Barcelona: football museum that sits next to Camp Nou Stadium with displays of the great players in history
  • Barcelona Cathedral: outstanding Gothic structure with part of the building dating back to 1298
  • Museu Picasso: housed in five medieval stone mansions with many of Picasso’s early works along with special exhibits

Barcelona When to Go

Blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate, Barcelona is ripe any time of year. The Barcelona “brand” holds such a high tourist ranking that the city gets a steady stream of visitors year-round. The optimal times to visit are spring (May and June) and fall (September and October), with clear, sunny days and breezy afternoons that are perfect for strolling or biking around the city.

Summers are long, hot, and humid, but the sea offers the option for a quick reprieve. This period also happens to be the peak of the tourist season, when you’ll encounter the longest lines and biggest crowds. In August, however, locals typically leave the city and many restaurants and shops shut down, to the detriment of local flavor.

Winters are rainy and crisp, but the tourist crowds thin and hotel rates drop.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Barcelona?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor contains everything from up-to-date information on travel advice reports to current quarantine requirements. Be sure to check it out before booking your plane ticket to Barcelona.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
You’ll find all the answers you need on our Customer Service Portal. While most airlines make allowances for cancellations or changes due to COVID-19, it’s best to check the terms and conditions of your selected carrier before booking.
Which airlines fly to Barcelona?
Choose from airlines that fly into Barcelona Intl. Airport (BCN), the primary airport in the city. Among all that choice, you’re certain to unearth a fabulous deal. Here are some of the major international airlines that’ll get you to Barcelona — and then exploring every inch of this city:

  • Vueling - 1,616 flights to Barcelona per month
  • Ryanair - 688 flights to Barcelona per month
  • EasyJet - 313 flights to Barcelona per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Barcelona?
Barcelona Intl. Airport (BCN). It’s the city’s main airport and is located roughly 7 miles southwest of the downtown area. You’ll be dropping off your suitcase and discovering Barcelona not long after landing.
How much is a flight to Barcelona?
Travelers from far and wide bagged return-flight bargains ranging between and this week to Barcelona. Arriving from ()? The cheapest one-way prices started at just .
How to book the cheapest flight to Barcelona?
Snapping up cheap flights to Barcelona is as easy as booking your ticket with Orbitz. But if you’d like to make sure you’re nabbing the best flight deals around, here are a few tips your wallet will love:

  • Consider departing from or arriving at nearby airports to increase your savings. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points in the form fields, then choose the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list any available options.
  • If you’re flexible with when you fly out, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option. It’ll display the flight deals for the days either side of your selected departure. Ticket prices often vary depending on what day of the week it is.
  • To fine tune your results, click on ‘Show options.’ You can search based on seating class, airlines, and nonstop and refundable flights. You can also select your preferred flight times under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • The early bird gets the best deals, so book as soon as you know your travel dates. The most affordable fares get snapped up fast and prices climb as the departure date gets closer.
  • Save on your vacation by combining your hotel, flights and car rentals into an Orbitz package. Your travel budget will thank you.
  • Don’t fly during the busy season if you can. By steering clear of school vacations and summer, you can make superb savings on your airfares.

How long is a flight to Barcelona?
Flights times can vary for different reasons, including the destination you take off from. If you’re trying to work out whether you’ll have time to read your book or have a snooze on your way to Barcelona, have a look at our list of popular domestic routes and flight times:

  • Palma de Mallorca (PMI) to Barcelona Intl. Airport (BCN) - 53 minutes
  • Madrid (MAD-Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas) to Barcelona Intl. Airport (BCN) - 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Ibiza (IBZ) to Barcelona Intl. Airport (BCN) - 58 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Barcelona?
Reserve your flights to Barcelona in January. This is a fantastic month for low prices, closely followed by February and August. Pick up cheap flights and enjoy your dream getaway with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Barcelona?
If you’re after cheap airfares to Barcelona, the best days to book are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. With Orbitz (and a bit of good timing!), an unbeatable flight deal will be all yours.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Barcelona?
Everybody loves saving money, so we recommend leaving earlier in the week for cheap flights to Barcelona. Orbitz data from 2020 suggests you can lock in the best prices on flights that depart on Mondays. Tuesday is the next cheapest day, while Saturdays are the costliest. Many people like to travel on weekends, so leave those Saturdays for binge-watching your favorite TV shows.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Barcelona?
We won’t keep you guessing — according to Orbitz data, August is generally the most inexpensive month to fly. Ideal for those who want to sneak in a weekend getaway or just a break from it all before the weather turns. Be aware that the least affordable time to fly is in the middle of summer, with airfares at their highest in June.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
If you suspect your travel plans may change, Orbitz will help you lock in a flexible fare. All you need to do is choose “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your Barcelona flights. We’ll show you all the airlines that include free cancellation and no change fees — in addition to irresistibly low prices.
What do I need for the flight to Barcelona?
It’s wise to be prepared for anything when going on a trip. Keep in mind the following pointers for a smooth journey:

  • Nothing is more important than your identification documents. Which to bring and how many depend on whether you’re flying domestic or international. Be sure to double check with your airline. In both cases, you’ll need to show some kind of government-issued ID.
  • If you’re jetting directly to Barcelona, it’s likely you’ll be in the air for quite a while. Take enough snacks and things to keep you occupied. Now is the time to dive into that book you’ve been eyeing off!
  • Cabin temperatures can make your teeth chatter. Carry a hoodie even if you’re heading off during the height of Barcelona summer.

How many direct flights are there to Barcelona?
Every month, there are 1,062 direct flights into Barcelona. Choose from a range of airlines, including Vueling, Ryanair and easyJet. Other popular airlines that fly to Barcelona nonstop are Iberia, Lufthansa and Wizz Air.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Barcelona?
There are ways of booking business or first-class fares to Barcelona that won’t burn a hole through your savings. Grab a seat in the pointy end of the plane for less with these useful tips:

  • Flexibility isn’t confined to yoga. Leave some room to move around your travel dates so you can snap up cheaper airfares when a sale pops up.
  • Plenty of low-cost airlines offer terrific business or premium-class seating without the hefty fees.
  • Take advantage of your airline’s loyalty scheme and upgrade your seat. Alternatively, you can try bidding for an upgrade in an online auction.

How to get into Barcelona from the airport?
Head for downtown Barcelona with a Barcelona Intl. Airport (BCN) car rental. There are two companies at Barcelona Intl. Airport (BCN) — Alamo and Enterprise. After you’ve done some paperwork and grabbed the keys to your ride, the city center is a journey of 7 miles to the northeast of BCN. Another option would be to take a taxi into town and choose a car from one of our Barcelona car rentals. Either way, when you book with Orbitz, you can be sure you’ll always score a bargain!
What is the best time to go to Barcelona?
You’ll have fun whatever time of year you decide to visit Barcelona, but are when this place is at its busiest. Like to pack your schedule with lots of warm-weather activities? Book your vacation around June 20. This is when summertime kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere. Expect the mercury to hover between 70undefined and 80undefined during this time.
Travel tips for Barcelona

  • Slip on your most comfy kicks and explore this cool city on foot. There are loads of awesome attractions you can’t miss, such as Sagrada Familia and La Rambla.
  • You’ll find rewarding day trip adventures a short drive from the hustle and bustle. Explore Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya first and then make tracks to Monastery of Pedralbes.
  • Jump into the driver’s seat and find out what else makes Catalonia a tourism hot spot. Arrange a car rental with Orbitz and check out the bright lights of two other unmissable cities — Malgrat de Mar and Saldes.

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