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Spain’s long, sandy Atlantic beaches and intimate Mediterranean coves get over 300 days of sun a year – yet book a cheap flight to Spain today and much more awaits. Moorish palaces, majestic mountains, fantastical cathedrals, cutting-edge fashion designers, endless tapas, a relaxed lifestyle and a nightlife that starts late but never finishes till early the next day.
If it’s the Iberian sun that you seek, then it may not be in short supply but your best time to book a flight is between June and September. At this time, Spain is pretty much guaranteed sunshine and perfect beach weather.
Having said that, Spanish cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Granada and Santiago de Compostela provide fantastic city break destinations at any time of the year. The summer heat does sometimes get a little uncomfortable for too much walking around, so you may prefer to time your visit to the cooler spring or fall months.
As well as beautiful beaches and culture-packed cities, Spain is also home to some beautiful countryside. Head to the Sierra Nevada and the Spanish Pyrenees in the winter months for skiing or visit the country’s northern coast for a choice of fantastic walking and cycling routes.
Orbitz makes tracking down those low-cost flights to Spain easy. Here are some ways you can find the best deals when you search.
By filtering your results, it can be easier to find exactly what you are looking for and to highlight those bargains. Narrow down your search to only direct or connecting flights and exclude refundable or non-refundable flights. It is often the case that connecting flights can offer a lower priced airfare without greatly adding to your travel time and, invariably, non-refundable flights offer a cheaper way to travel.
Use our ‘Nearby airports’ option to look for cheaper flights from alternative US airports or to check other Spanish arrival points. These minor adjustments to your travel plans can reveal significant cost savings.
It’s also worth checking the tick box labelled ‘My dates are flexible’. This will return alternative, and often cheaper, airfares to Spain around your chosen departure and arrival dates.
Many of Spain’s major cities are home to international airports. The busiest air hubs for American flights are Madrid-Barajas Airport, Barcelona Airport and Malaga-Costa Del Sol Airport.
Madrid-Barajas Airport has its own metro stations, while Barcelona’s RENFE train service will get you into the city center in less than half an hour.
Malaga Airport is served by the Cercanías C-1 train line, which arrives at Fuengirola, one of the busiest resorts of the region.
Passengers flying to the Canary Islands will usually land at Tenerife Airport and Gran Canaria Airport, while Palma De Mallorca Airport is the main point of entry for the Balearic Islands.
Carriers offering direct flights from America to Spain include:
In addition, there are around 50 carriers offering connecting flights from many US destinations.
Spain’s extensive public transport system offers trains linking most major cities and there are complementary or supplementary bus services running regularly.
Car hire is also a good option for those looking to explore the country – rental vehicles are available from most major airports, resorts and cities.
Internal flights are the quickest way to travel across the country, especially if you need to get from one end of Spain to the other, and plenty of budget flights can be booked in advance on Orbitz.
Stroll down Las Ramblas, sun yourself on the city’s beaches and admire the handiwork of modernist architect Antoni Gaudi, including the stunning and still unfinished Sagrada Familia and the atmospheric Park Guell.
This is where the Moorish influence can be keenly felt amid cities and coast that rival Arabian countries’ heat. Seville and Cordoba all boast architecture that fuses east and west, but it’s in Granada’s 9th century Alhambra Palace that Andalusian architecture is at its most spectacular.
From blistering heat it’s not too far to travel to reach Europe’s most southerly ski resort.
A treasure trove of museums and art galleries offers Madrid’s civilized side but a riotous fashion scene and extravagant nightlife ensure that things get wild as well.
Spain remains very much a Catholic country and, apart from on the fully-fledged resorts, most shops, restaurants and attractions are closed on Sundays. Many may also shut between 2pm and 5pm every day for siesta.
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