|Origin Airport IATA Code||RDU|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||BCN|
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Searching for cheap flights from Raleigh is simple with Orbitz.com. If travelers are working with a fixed budget, they can find affordable flights by checking the airfares of multiple airlines all at once. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) offers direct flights to at least 40 domestic and international destinations on a daily basis. Airlines include American Airlines, Delta Airlines, jetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and a number of others. The airport is located approximately 15 miles from downtown Raleigh at 2400 West Terminal Blvd. in Morrisville, NC. Use the Orbitz.com trip planner feature to help you figure out the detail of your visit to this airport.
RDU offers a number of parking options to travelers, including both hourly and daily parking. Hourly parking rates are $1 per hour, with a $24 daily maximum. The daily parking rate is $2 per hour with a $12 per day maximum. Travelers also have the option to use Park & Ride which is just $6 a day.
There are a variety of transportation options to choose from at this airport. Passengers can choose from taxi and limousine services, as well as shuttle buses and rental cars. There are also transportation connections with the local train and bus stations in the area. The Triangle Transit bus system operates from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and costs $2 per trip.
There are numerous dining options available to RDU passengers. The airport has restaurants that include seafood, sandwiches, burgers, fries, pastries, salads and much more. Among the many dining options available in Terminal 2 is the Five Guys restaurant. Five Guys specializes in freshly made burgers and fries and is open from 5 a.m. until the last flight. Other dining options in this terminal include Brueger's Bagel, 42nd Street Oyster Bar and California Pizza Kitchen. AJ's Tavern in Terminal 1 is also open from 5 a.m. until the last flight. This restaurant has a variety of sandwiches, salads and drinks on its menu. Other Terminal 1 restaurants include Cinnabon, Carvel, Starbucks and Green Leaf's. Orbitz.com can help you plan your trip and find you the best cheap flights from Raleigh.
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.
Unfortunately, direct flights aren't an option between Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) and Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.). However, there are several carriers that service this route with only a single stopover, including Virgin Atlantic, Iberia and Delta Air Lines.
Flying from Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) to Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) takes at least 8 hours and 46 minutes. Enjoy a wine and watch a flick or two — this is your chance to sit back and chill out.
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Barcelona have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Barcelona without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.
To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!
*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.