|Origin Airport IATA Code||BOG|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||BCN|
Bogota, Columbia, is the third-largest city in North America, and its nearly nine million citizens are well serviced with flights from Bogota leaving regularly from the El Dorado International Airport. The airport is easy to reach from most areas of the city, with a location that's just 9.3 miles west of the center of the city at Calle 26 and Avenida El Dorado. Daily flights provide international travel to cities such as Los Angeles, Havana, London, Frankfurt, San Juan and Paris, among other destinations. Some of the major airlines operating at the airport include JetBlue, United Airlines, Delta, Lufthansa, American Airlines and Air Canada, and you can reserve seats using Orbitz.com.
El Dorado offers both short-term and long-term parking options. Parking costs about $0.55 for 15 minutes in the Karib car park or about $0.50 for 15 minutes in the International car park for the first four hours, with the price set at $2 for 12 hours.
The easiest way to get to the airport from any point in Bogota is by city taxi. Taxis are safe modes of transport in Bogota and inexpensive, with the average fare from the city center costing about $13. City buses are available to reach the airport, as well. From the city center, a bus costs around $7. The trip by bus is approximately 40 minutes long, while taxi travel times are about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Though bus travel is fairly safe, it's recommended not to carry large amounts of cash, as the occasional robbery does occur. Many of the hotels in the area offer shuttle bus service to the airport for the convenience of their guests.
If there's time prior to catching your airplane, a good breakfast can be had at Tapas Macarena. The restaurant serves local cuisine and can provide you with a delicious meal to remember before leaving the city. Crepes and Waffles is a bit less costly and caters to large groups or families with children. The food is delicious breakfast fare with light airy crepes being one of the specialties of the house. For those in a hurry, there are a variety of restaurants available in the airport's main building where you can find a quick and filling breakfast while on the run to catch flights from Bogota to wherever your destination may be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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