Toulouse-Blagnac Airport is the main airport in Toulouse and the surrounding region of southern France. A total of 25 airlines fly from this airport, and you will most likely fly from Toulouse-Blagnac when you reserve an air ticket through Orbitz.com. Orbitz offers a wide selection of cheap flights from Toulouse.
There are six options for parking at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. One express facility allows parking for up to three hours, and there are also two covered short-term facilities, a facility that requires online booking in advance, and two long-term parking lots. Deals are available for three or four days of parking at the short-term facilities and for nine days or more of parking at the long-term lots. Each facility has an indicator system that displays the availability of spaces and where to find an empty space. Up to 30 minutes of parking is available free at any of the facilities, and prices start at three Euro per hour for short-term parking and 29 Euro per week for long-term parking.
A shuttle is available from the center of the city to the airport, which is located about four miles (6.5 kilometers) from the center of Toulouse. It costs five Euro, and it runs every 20 minutes from 5:00 AM to 9:20 PM. Public buses also run from various parts of the city to the airport; these include bus routes 25, 30, 66 and 88. The Metro subway system stops near points where you can pick up these city buses. Trains and private transport services from towns in the Toulouse region are available; these lead either directly to the airport or to stops on the airport shuttle or bus lines. A taxi from the city center costs about 22 Euro during the day, with a three-euro surcharge for night rides. Check the information you received when you book your flight via Orbitz.com to find out when you need to arrive at the airport and which terminal your flight departs from.
You can choose from options that include a self-service sandwich and snack bar, called Taste'n'Fly, to a full meal at Ciel, which overlooks the runways. You can even enjoy the atmosphere of a real sports bar at Stade Touloussain Café, where patrons gather to watch rugby matches before their flights depart. You can enjoy your time in the airport when you book your travel with Orbitz.com, choosing from among the available cheap flights from Toulouse.
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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