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How to find cheap flights to Barcelona.

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On this page you'll find advice and tips on how to find and book cheap flights to Barcelona. We've also added information on flying from Barcelona internally to other Spanish cities. Barcelona Flights from UK and Europe.

We've also tracked down the web addresses of the budget "no frills" airlines offering cheap flights to Barcelona from the UK and Europe and presented them below.

Barcelona Flights - Internally within Spain

At the end of this page we've included companies that offer cheap flights from Barcelona to other cities within Spain.


Five strategies for booking cheap flights to Barcelona

1) Book your flight with a "no-frills" budget airline We've listed many of the budget airlines flying from the UK below. Some of these also fly from European cities to Barcelona but you'll have to check which because their schedules are always changing.

"Since the success of easyJet many other airlines decided to get on board offering a "no-frills" flight service"

To reduce overheads and keep ticket prices low, these airlines only offer bookings through their on-line web sites or by a telephone reservation system. This means you won't be able to book these flights through a travel agency or 3rd party company like Expedia or Travelocity.

It's important to check their terms and conditions before you book as most of these airlines will not refund your ticket if you change your plans.

2) Book well in advance.

You're most likely to get a low-cost ticket if you book at least a few months in advance of your trip. The Budget airline seats fill up quickly and as they do prices go up.

3) Make mid-week bookings

Bookings made for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are often the cheapest tickets.

4) Take a late night or early morning flight

These flights are always more economical.

5) Consider a different airport

If you can't find any cheap flights to Barcelona International Airport consider flying to Girona Airport instead (for details see Ryanair below). Girona is only 1 hour 20 minutes north of Barcelona by train.

Budget airlines offering cheap flights to Barcelona

easyJet - Cheap flights to Barcelona
easyJet is the leader in offering no-frills cheap flights to Barcelona and other European destinations. Not only do they offer the widest destinations but they also offer the greatest flexibility when you're booking your ticket.

easyJet has recently added a new service to their on-line site that enables you to reschedule your flight should you need to. There's a small charge for this service but it certainly makes booking our cheap flights a lot more flexible!

Jet2
Jet2 offer cheap flights to Barcelona from Leeds Bradford airport. Note like many of the "no frills" airlines they don't offer a refund if you want to cancel your ticket - but they do have a rescheduling system.

Fly Monarch
Offering cheap flights from Barcelona to Manchester in the UK

Ryan Air

Ryan Air now operate out of Barcelona Airport's T2. They are arguably the cheapest of all of the low cost airlines. However, it is important to keep an eye out for hidden charges for extra bags etc.


tip It is very important to remember that if you are flying with Ryan Air you need to print out your boarding card before coming to the airport. If you do not have your boarding card on arrival at the airport you will be charged  €40.00  by Ryan Air to print it out. There are no other printers in the T2 building (you can take the shuttle bus from T1 to T2 and use the printers in the business centre there, but you may not have time to do this).


Vueling
A new Catalan airline. I flew with them to Paris and I have to say I was really impressed. So much so I've booked another flight with them to Mallorca - and at only  €29.99  round trip including taxes - impressive! The other great thing is the airline staff were very friendly and courteous, the interior of the plane was immaculately clean and it was a general pleasure to fly with them. They have limited routes to Europe at the moment - the main ones being Paris and Brussels, but I'm sure the numbers of destinations will increase. The other big advantage of this airline is they offer really cheap flights to cities within Spain. You can even select the seat you want when making your booking. Watch this space I think Vueling is going to do very well!


Cheap Flights from Barcelona to other Cities within Spain

The main companies flying from Barcelona to cities within Spain that offer low cost flights are:

Vueling Airlines

A great little Catalan airline - I've flown with them and was impressed! http://www.vueling.com

Iberian Airlines
http://www.iberia.es

Aireuropa
www.aireuropa.com

Air Berlin
www.airberlin.com Fly from Barcelona to Mallorca.


Low cost flights from Barcelona to Madrid

See our page on how to fly from Barcelona to Madrid


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