Travelers looking to book flights from Buenos Aires can use Orbitz.com to find the best deals. Orbitz.com's special search engine compares airline prices to locate the lowest airfares to and from Ministro Pistarini Airport, the major international airport that services Buenos Aires. It is located just 22 miles from the city center on Au Ezeiza - Canuelas. Thirty-four airlines fly into the Ministro Pistarini Airport, including United Airlines, TAM Airlines, KLM, Delta and American Airlines.
Long- and short-term parking areas are available for travelers at the airport. Fees are charged by the hour or by the day. The parking areas are a short walking distance from the terminal. Free pickup and drop-off parking zones are available that allow you to pull over for 15 minutes.
Transportation to Ministro Pistarini AirportMany ground transportation options are available for travel to and from the airport. Orbitz.com can help travelers arrange for a rental car. Fees depend on the type of car rented and the number of days the car will be used. Taxis are available at a metered rate, and bus and train services are available for nominal fees. Many hotels offer free shuttles to and from the airport, and the airport also offers free shuttle services to area hotels. Many companies offer employees and guests private cars and limo services both to and from the airport.
Travelers can enjoy several restaurants at the airport that serve coffee and a selection of breakfast items, including McDonald's and Natural Break. Orbitz.com can help you select dining options as well as book your flights from Buenos Aires.
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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