Airfare to Barcelona, Spain

 
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Lowest Daily Fares From the US to Barcelona     (Updated 20 Oct 2014)

Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city. Its unique architecture, links to Picasso, and fantastic Mediterranean locale made it a backpacker and traveler hotspot in the 1990s. Top attractions include the Barri Gotic, busy pedestrian walkway La Rambla and the La Plaça Reial. Football fans shouldn’t miss a home game of the beloved FC Barcelona

Airfare to Barcelona will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. As Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible, it’s best to avoid these dates when the fares are higher.

Alternative cities to fly into

Also consider flights into Madrid (Spain) or Paris (France). To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Vueling Airlines and Raynair have hubs in Barcelona. However, it is cheaper to travel by bus or train, although it will take longer to reach your destination.

Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London (England), Frankfurt (Germany); or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition from Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Since flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours, it is very common to layover in one of these main cities.

Other tips for saving on flights to Barcelona

Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Spanair and Iberia Airlines are the national airlines. However, Air Europa, Air Madrid, Air Lingus, Air Berlin and other airlines also stop in Barcelona.

The most expensive air tickets to Barcelona are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season, the winter holidays and Easter. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.

Summary of Money Saving Tips:

  • Fly mid-week
  • Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, between mid-January and March
  • Consider flying into Madrid, Spain or Paris, France and traveling overland to Barcelona via train or bus
  • Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
  • Check out carriers besides the national airline as they may undercut the monopolistic competition

For more information on Barcelona, check out BootsnAll’s Barcelona Travel Guide.



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