Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Amritsar, the holy city in the heart of Punjab, India. Flights from Amritsar fly out of Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, located on the Amritsar-Ajnala Road, near the village of Raja Sansi, approximately seven miles northwest of the city center. Air India, British Midland International, Qatar Airways, Air India Express, Jet Airways, Turkmenistan Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways fly out of this airport, offering air tickets for commuter flights to Delhi as well as domestic and international travel.
The trip from the downtown area by car takes 15 to 20 minutes. The airport was expanded in 2009, adding a new car park for short-term and long-term parking. Parking at the airport costs approximately Rs. 60 for every four hours.
Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport Ground Transportation
Airport authorities are working on expanding public transportation access to Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport. As of 2012, there is no public transportation option that will take a traveler to the airport from the downtown area. The best option is to travel there by taxi, which should cost approximately Rs. 200. Another option is to take the free shuttle from the Golden Temple to the airport. Many of the local hotels also offer free shuttle service to the airport.
Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport expanded its international terminal to add snack bars and restaurants for travelers. Perhaps the most economical option is to grab a bite to eat before getting to the airport. There are a number of restaurants in the downtown Amritsar area where you can order breakfast or a cup of coffee before heading to the airport, including Bubby Dhaba, Kesar da Dhaba and Moolchand Fish Shop. Orbitz.com can help you find deals on dining options in the area in addition to helping you book cheap flights from Amritsar.
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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