The Orbitz.com website can find cheap flights from Cork to any destination in the world. The website searches numerous flights to find tickets at bargain prices. Cork Airport is located on Kinsale Road, four miles south of Cork City. It's the second busiest airport in Ireland and serves over two million passengers each year. Seventeen airlines service the airport, including Tailwind Airlines, Croatian Airlines, Ryanair and Thomson Airways.
If you need to leave your vehicle at the airport while you travel, the airport has two long-term parking lots. Both are within walking distance of the terminal; however, the airport also has a courtesy shuttle that transports passengers from Lot P1, which is farther from the terminal than Lot P2. It costs â‚¬9.50 ($11.69) per day to park in Lot P2 and â‚¬8.95 ($11.01) per day to park in Lot P1. You can take a taxicab from the city center to the airport for approximately â‚¬12 ($14.77). Bus service is also available, but the bus station isn't located at the airport. You can take a taxi from the bus station for approximately â‚¬10 ($12.30). If you need a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, you can make rental car reservations on Orbitz.com.
If you want to grab a meal before your flight, the airport has a variety of dining options available. You can enjoy a drink or a full meal at the Red Bar. The Sports Bar serves hot entrees, sandwiches, soup and salad, and the Lir CafÃ© sells a variety of drinks and snacks. Orbitz.com does more than find cheap flights from Cork. The website also has good deals on vacation packages and hotel rooms.
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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