When you book flights from Budapest on Orbitz.com, you will depart from Budapest Airport, which is 12 miles from downtown Budapest. This international airport is serviced by many airlines, including Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, Alitalia, EgyptAir, and others. At this airport, visitors will find shops, restaurants, a post office, and wireless Internet access. Meeting rooms, mobile desks, and lockers are all available for rent.
If you are being dropped off at Budapest Airport, your driver can use the Pay and Display program to park curbside for up to 60 minutes for 1,500 forints. Short-term parking costs up to 4,000 forints per day, and long-term parking costs 3,000 forints per day and 29,100 forints per month.
The most economical way to reach Budapest Airport is by public transportation. A bus ticket costs 300 forints, and the 200E bus from the city center reaches the airport in about 20 minutes; each bus passenger can carry up two pieces of luggage without any extra fees. Taxi service to the airport is primarily provided by Fotaxi, and fares range from 1,900 to 6,500 forints, depending on the point of pickup. Alternatively, the airport minibus provides door-to-door service 24 hours a day. Reservations must be made in advance, and the cost varies based on the passenger pickup location. Airport transportation can be arranged on Orbitz.com when you book your air tickets.
Breakfast options at Budapest Airport include Costa Coffee, Dr. Juice, and Caffe Ritazza. Many restaurants offer lunch and dinner, including packaged sandwiches that can be taken on flights from Budapest.
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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