Flights from Jakarta
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Travelers may have difficulty locating cheap flights from Jakarta. Orbitz.com searches a variety of airlines at one time to locate the best ticket prices. The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is located approximately 30 minutes from downtown Jakarta on Jalan Gunung Sahari. The airport serves the greater Jakarta area on the island of Java. Over 40 airlines service the airport, including Air India, EVA Airways, Tiger Airlines and Gulf Air.
Parking at the Airport
Both short-term and long-term parking lots are available at the airport, and fees are charged by the hour or by the day, depending on the lot.
Transportation to the Airport
Travelers have a wide variety of options when getting to the airport. Local airport terminal shuttles provide transportation to the airport from various hotels in the area. Several bus companies, including Damri and Primajasa provide services to and from various destinations in Jakarta. They operate from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, and they charge a flat fee. Bus transportation to the airport can take over an hour, depending on traffic. The commuter rail system connects the Manggarai station to the airport, and it is the cheapest mode of transportation. Executive taxis and ordinary taxis are available throughout the city at metered prices, and car rentals can be located through Orbitz.com.
Restaurants at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
There are a variety of restaurants and coffee shops located in the airport for those who wish to eat before boarding their flight. Jaskart also has several restaurants in the city that provide a selection of sit-down breakfasts, including Bakmi Gm, Satoo and The Duck King. Orbitz.com can assist travelers in locating cheap flights from Jakarta.
Flights to Barcelona
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.
Hotel SB Plaza EuropaCalle Ciències 11-13, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fira Barcelona, Placa d'Espanya, and Magic Fountain of Montjuic. Camp Nou and National Art Museum ...
Barcelona Airport HotelPlaza de la Volateria, 3, El Prat de Llobregat 4.0 out of 5.0
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