Flights from Edinburgh
Edinburgh Airport in Scotland
Finding flights from Edinburgh is easy when you visit Orbitz.com, where you can search multiple airlines to look for deals on an air ticket. Airlines serving Edinburgh Airport include British Airways, Air France, Thomson Holidays, Turkish Airlines, Iceland Express, KLM Cityhopper and United. The airport is located just eight miles west of the city's center, just off the M8 motorway.
Parking at the Airport
Edinburgh Airport offers long-term parking with security fencing at a daily rate of about $15. Short-term parking is a quick walk from the terminal and is charged at rates that vary depending on the number of hours stayed; the first hour is about $7, and the daily maximum is $40. Fast Track parking is also available and just one minute away from the terminal.
Transportation to the Airport
Several buses run between the airport and other locations in and around Edinburgh, such as the Airlink 100 and the N22 night bus from the train station at Waverley Bridge and Service 35 from the city center. Airport taxis are also available and are managed by Onward Travel. If you prefer, Orbitz.com can help you book a rental car to get around the city.
Edinburgh Airport Dining Options
The Edinburgh airport offers several places to enjoy coffee while you wait for your flight, including Costa and EAT. There are also several sit-down restaurants, including The Turnhouse and Thermidors Seafood Bar. If you'd rather shop than eat, you can stop by one of the airport's many retail stores. Whenever you're looking for flights from Edinburgh, visit Orbitz.com for the best deals.
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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