Flights from Modesto
Modesto City-County Airport
The Modesto City-County Airport is located at 617 Airport Way, three miles from the center of Modesto, California. United Airlines has flights from Modesto to San Francisco, where passengers can catch connecting flights to any destination in the world. The Orbitz.com website searches flights from different airlines to find sales and low-cost airline tickets.
Parking and Transportation
The airport has a long-term parking lot at the east end of the terminal, between the terminal and the air traffic control tower. If you park your vehicle at the airport for more than two weeks, you need to fill out a Long Term Parking form. If you park your vehicle for more than 30 days, the airport charges a $25 monthly fee. You can also take a taxicab to the airport; you'll need to call the cab company and arrange for pickup. Cabs have metered fares, so the total cost of the trip depends on the length of the ride. If you need a rental car when you arrive at your destination, you can make reservations using the Orbitz.com website.
Dining at the Airport
There aren't any full-service restaurants at the Modesto City-County Airport, because it's a small airport. If you need to grab a snack before your flight, you can get snacks and drinks in the vending area, located near the terminal's waiting area. When you use Orbitz.com to find flights from Modesto, you don't have to worry about anything. The website has all of the tools you need to plan your entire vacation.
Flights to Barcelona
Trips to Barcelona
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.
Transportation From the Barcelona El Prat Airport
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.
The Weather in Barcelona
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.
Things to Do in Barcelona
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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