Use Orbitz.com to book your cheap flights from Hilton Head, and you can choose to depart from either the Hilton Head Island Airport or the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, located in Savannah, Georgia. The Hilton Head Island Airport is convenient, but service is limited to nine flights that depart daily from the island to Charlotte, North Carolina, and one flight on Saturday to Washington, DC. The Savannah airport is roughly 40 miles from Hilton Head, but it offers almost 40 daily flights to eight major cities on American Eagle, Delta, United and US Airways.
The Hilton Head airport offers convenient short- and long-term parking at budget rates in lots adjacent to the terminal building. Expect to pay $9 per day in the short-term lot, and $7 per day or $42 per week in the long-term lot. The Savannah airport has several choices in parking. Both the short- and long-term lots charge $12 per day, but the long-term lot also offers a weekly rate of $60. Economy parking is also available for a daily rate of $8 or $40 per week. Book your discount tickets through Orbitz.com, and you might save enough to cover the cost of valet parking at the Savannah airport.
There are several taxi companies that can get you to either airport, including Advantage Transportation, Diamond Transportation, Ferguson Transportation, Giddyup Taxi, Palmetto Taxi and Yellow Cab. Fares to the Hilton Head airport will depend on where you are coming from, but you can expect your fare to the Savannah airport to be roughly $80.
Both airports have concessions where you can purchase a quick beverage or grab-and-go snack, but the Savannah airport also offers venues where you can purchase a full meal. The main terminal has a Pizza Hut, Nathans, Phillip's Famous Seafood and a Starbucks. You will find a Burger King, Starbucks, Dewar's Clubhouse Bar and Grille and Samuel Adams Toasts Savannah on the concourse. Enjoy your trip, and remember to mark your planner to check Orbitz.com the next time you need to find cheap flights from Hilton Head.
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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