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.
At the end of this page we've included companies that offer cheap flights from Barcelona to other cities within Spain.
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.
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 your cheap flights a lot more flexible.
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.
Offering cheap flights from Barcelona to Manchester in the UK
Ryan Air now operate out of Barcelona Airport's T2. They are arguably one of 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.
It is 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 €20.00 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).
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 €89.98 round trip including taxes this was a good deal. The other point is the airline staff were 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 also select your seat that you want when making your booking.
The main companies flying from Barcelona to cities within Spain that offer low cost flights are:
Vueling is a Catalan airline - I've flown with them and was impressed. http://www.vueling.com
See our page on how to fly from Barcelona to Madrid
How To Book Your Parking Online For Barcelona Airport Terminals 1 and 2
You can book online to ensure availability of your parking space at Barcelona Airport by following the links in the table below.
|Short stay car parks at Barcelona Airport (El Prat de Llobregat, BCN):
Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2)
|Car park name||Location||Walking distance to car park in metres|
|Barcelona Airport T1
Main airport car park at T2
(AENA Car Park)
|Barcelona Airport T2
|Long stay car parks (Larga Estancia) near Barcelona Airport (BCN)
with free shuttle bus
|Car park name||Location||Driving time to car park|
|AEROPARK Park & Ride
Low cost car park both short stay and long stay
|Barcelona Airport long stay car park for both T1 and T2.
Autovía B-22 Salida 5
4km from airport.
|AENA Car Park
long stay car park
|Barcelona Airport long stay car park for T1 and T2.