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Cheap round-trip flights to Barcelona

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Cheap flights to Barcelona

Barcelona is truly a city blessed. Perched by the sea it is home to some of the world’s most stunning architecture, a fantastic arts scene and a nightlife that is hard to match.

If you are looking for a romantic stroll down Las Ramblas, or just fancy marvelling at the Sagrada Familia, then there’s a cheap flight to Barcelona that has your name on it.

And we’re about to show you how to find it.

When to book your cheap flight to Barcelona

To be honest, there's a reason to go on holiday to Barcelona for every month of the year.

The summer months may see the lively city packed to the rafters, but there’s festivals to enjoy and a beach to soak up the sun from. 

Spring and autumn offer better bets for a cheaper flight, and an ideal temperature to explore the city. But, take note, Easter’s Holy Week processions mean you’ll be hard pushed to find a real bargain flight during this holiday.

The best time for cheaper flights is from mid-September to November. If you want to really avoid the crowds, though, winter is not too cold (with the temperature rarely dropping below 2-3oC) and bargains are still available.

How to find the best flight deals for Barcelona

It’s not all about the season you book in, though. There are cheap flights to be found to Barcelona at most times if you know the secret tricks to find them.

As a rule of thumb, the average cost of a flight to Barcelona is £147, but it is possible to get yourself over to the Catalan capital for as little as £39.

To find the best price plane tickets to Barcelona try searching Expedia using these tactics.

There is a ‘Nearby Airports’ option that appears under your chosen departure location. This allows you to quickly check if a flight from a neighbouring airport in the UK could reduce your fare.

Similarly, if you are searching for flights to Barcelona from a London airport you can choose to check all London airports in a single search, rather than just return the results for a specific one.

If you have a little freedom over the dates you can fly then use our ‘Show Flexible Dates’ feature. This appears just above where your flight options are returned – and it lets you see exactly when the cheapest tickets are across a range of days near your suggested one.

Finally, you may wish to consider looking for flights that land in Barcelona Girona and Barcelona Reus airports. But do bear in mind that Girona and Reus are actually more than an hour by road or train from Barcelona itself.

UK departures to Barcelona

There are flights from many UK airports to Barcelona that run regularly – and a great choice of carriers offering these flights.

Here are some of the most popular routes:

And here are some of the carriers you can select between:

  • British Airways
  • Ryanair
  • easyJet
  • Monarch
  • Jet2
  • Vueling

Barcelona-El Prat Airport

The only airport that is in the city itself Barcelona-El Prat. It is more than an hour to the city if you select a flight to Barcelona Girona and Barcelona Reus.

Barcelona-El Prat is located just seven miles southwest of the city centre. Regular overland trains run to the city, with the journey taking around half an hour, and the city Metro has also now been extended to offer similar journey times.

There are also night buses (N17 for Terminal 1 and N17 for Terminal 2) that run to Plaça de Catalunya, and a more expensive but faster Airport Aerobus service.

Taxis from the airport can be as much as €40, but car hire is available from the airport – and it’s an easy drive into the centre.

Exploring Barcelona

To help you make the most of your time in the city here are three of its lesser-known attractions.

Lose yourself in the Parc del Laberint d’Horta (near Parc Guell)

The hedge maze may be one of the city’s hidden gems, but it has been delighting visitors for centuries. Its tall manicured hedges create a maze with more than 600 metres of twists and turns.

See some tasty sculptures in The Chocolate Museum (Jaume I stop on Barcelona Metro)

Combining the history of the world’s favourite treat, with a small dash of Spanish pride and some very artistic sculptures created from chocolate, this museum is so good you could eat it.

European Museum of Modern Art (near the Picasso Museum)

A temple to modernity, tucked away in an 18th century palace amid Barcelona's more well-known museums.

Reviews from verified customers

Apr 18, 2018

Arrived ahead of schedule... Very efficient

Apr 16, 2018

I could not select the seats I wanted not even 24hrs before the departure. It is unbelievable that I need to pay to select seat during the online check in.

Apr 14, 2018

All fine

Apr 14, 2018

A really good airline that I have used for the first time. Would definitely use again!

Apr 13, 2018

BA great Vuelling return not so- Ground stafff member very rude when asked about problem with boarding passes downloading. Many others also had this issue when checking in online and also issue with staff member.

Apr 13, 2018

Why do you always have to enter your passport details for every flight when checking in? You don't with other airlines.

Apr 11, 2018

why are people taking on cases that appear to be over 7kg when people like me are paying for a case to go in the hold

Apr 10, 2018

Great service at Newcastle Airport. No queuing, smooth passport control, boarded on time, arrived on time, what more can I say?!

Apr 10, 2018

Sad u had to pay for food and drinks.

Apr 10, 2018

I am 6'4" tall and I booked my seats as an exit row. I will do this again as I got enough legroom for the flight. I don't think I would have been able to fit in a standard seat as the legroom was a lot less. Have booked the same seats back to England.