Orbitz.com can help you find the best deals on flights from Nantes, France. Nantes is serviced by the Nantes Atlantique Airport, which is located in Bouguenais, five miles southwest of the city. The airport is 10 minutes away from the center of Nantes. Airlines serving the airport include Air France, Eastern Airways, easyJet, and Ryanair.
Nantes Airport has four car parks that are free of charge for the first half-hour. You can make a reservation over the phone, but you must reserve by 6 p.m. the day before you intend to park. It costs 10 euros to reserve a parking space, aside from the additional parking fees.
Going to Nantes Atlantique Airport is easy with the wide range of transportation options available, such as taxis, buses, and shuttles. From Monday to Saturday, shuttle buses run between the airport and downtown Nantes every 30 minutes. A one-way bus ticket costs six euros. Hotels in Nantes also provide free complimentary shuttle services.
The airport has several restaurants and bars where you can grab a bite before leaving Nantes. At Café Select, you can enjoy a cup of coffee. L'Atelier des 2 Rives offers traditional French cuisine. For sandwiches, go to Sandwiches and Co. The Eatshop kiosk sells a variety of snacks, such as sandwiches, salads, pastries, and desserts, so you can make sure you're not hungry on flights from Nantes.
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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