Find deals on flights from Bristol, United Kingdom using the Orbitz.com website. You can search by your departure date to quickly compare ticket prices for different airlines serving the Bristol Airport. With more than 10 airlines serving the Bristol Airport, it is simple to find the right air ticket to suit your schedule and budget. The airport is located eight miles south of downtown Bristol.
Bristol Airport offers a few different options for short-term and long-term parking. Silver-zone parking is the lowest-cost option for long-term parking and starts at ?3.34 per day. Only stays longer than four days qualify for silver-zone parking, and advance reservations are required. The long-stay car park area is available for stays over one day, and costs begin at ?4.00 per day. No reservation is needed for this option. Short-stay parking is available for stays over 30 minutes. There is also valet parking available.
Taxi service to the airport is available if you don't wish to drive your own vehicle to the airport when you leave Bristol. If you prefer to take the train, the nearest stop to the airport is Bristol Temple Meads, which is seven miles from Bristol Airport. The connecting bus travels every 10 minutes from the Bristol Temple Meads stop to the airport. Several nearby areas also have bus service directly to the airport.
Bristol Airport has several dining options for travelers to grab a bite to eat while waiting for flights from Bristol to begin boarding. Burger King, Starbucks, and Subway are a few familiar options for travelers. Check flight departure times on Orbitz.com to make sure you arrive at the airport in plenty of time.
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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