Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Faro, a picturesque city in the southernmost section of continental Portugal. Faro is the site of the Ria Formosa lagoon nature reserve and the host of the renowned Faro International Motorcycle Rally, one of the biggest European events of its kind. Travelers flying out of Faro use Faro Airport, also known as AeroPorto de Faro, located at Montenegro, 8005, approximately two miles west of Faro. More than 40 airlines provide service to Faro Airport, including Aer Lingus, British Airways, easyJet, Lufthansa and Ryanair.
Faro Airport provides convenient outdoor car parks for travelers who want to park the airport. Short-term parking is available at car parks P1 and P3 for approximately €1.65 for two hours and approximately €14.00 for up to 24 hours. Car park P2 is available for long-term parking, costing approximately €55.00 for one week and up to approximately €95.00 for one month.
Faro Airport is not served by a train service. Instead, travelers have the option of taking the public bus, an airport shuttle service, a Faro airport shuttle bus or a taxi. A taxi from the downtown area will cost approximately €10.00. The public bus takes around 20 minutes and costs approximately €1.65 per adult.
Faro Airport offers a number of different options for grabbing a bite to eat before a flight. Expresso Coffee, Faro Airport Cafe and Coffee Shop, Self Service Internacional, Restaurant Internacional and FoodCourt Restaurant serve coffee and breakfast items in the departures areas. Cafetaria Zona Publica, Terraço Bar and Restaurante Zona Publica are located in the public areas. Orbitz.com can be your air travel planner to help you find budget dining options, as well as help you book cheap flights from Faro.
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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