Flying from Kiev to Barcelona
Airports Serving Kiev
Obtaining flights from Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, is easy thanks to Orbitz.com. Travelers in Kiev have two airport options: Boryspil International Airport, located 18 miles east of Kiev, is the largest airport in the Ukraine and handles the majority of international travel to the area. Fifty airlines currently use the airport, and it is the hub for Aerosvit. Kiev Zhuliany International Airport is located in the Zhuliany neighborhood, south of the city of Kiev, and it operates flights within the region and to nearby countries. Eleven airlines currently serve the airport, which is a hub for Khors Air, UTair Ukraine, and Wizz Air Ukraine.
Parking at the Airports
Boryspil International Airports offers six convenient lots for both short-term and long-term parking. The lots are accessed by electronic gates for security. Charges vary depending upon vehicle size and length of use. Minimal parking is available on-site at Zhuliany International Airport, with 250 spaces available. Off-site parking, with shuttle service to the terminal, is also available.
Transportation to the Airports
Boryspil International Airport has its own taxi service, Sky Taxi, available for hire in front of the terminal drop-off zones. You can order a Sky Taxi by calling +38 095 268-38-42 or by speaking directly with an agent in the terminal. Five car rental agencies are also conveniently located within the terminal. If you've booked a car through Orbitz.com, you can pick up and drop off right at the airport. Sky Bus also provides convenient transportation to and from Kiev's public railway. Taxis are also available at Zhuliany International Airport outside the terminal. Bus route 9 also serves the airport, taking passengers directly to and from Kiev's railway station. Trolley Bus Route 22 will take passengers from Metro Station to the airport and back.
Restaurants at the Airports
Being a large international airport, Boryspil offers many options to hungry travelers. Several cafes are located within each terminal, whether your tastes are Ukrainian, Asian, European, or American. The airport hotel offers a 24-hour restaurant where a quick breakfast can be had. For those looking for fresh coffee to take on the plane, Costa Coffee is at your service. If your flight begins at Zhuliany International Airport, a number of nearby hotels, including the Royal Congress, offer a breakfast buffet to travelers. No matter through which airport you choose to book flights from Kiev, Orbitz.com is the choice for researching low-cost tickets.
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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