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Whether you are visiting the Catalonian city of Reus to pay homage to the architect Antoni Gaudi, to see the Roman ruins in the charming port city of Tarragona, to wander down the atmospheric La Rambla in Barcelona or to head for the sun and sand of the Costa Dorada’s Salou, it’s always good to know how to find the cheapest air fare.
Let’s show you exactly how you can find those cheap flights to Reus.
Reus truly does shine in the summer. Between June and September, you can expect big crowds and higher-priced flights and hotels. Many booking flights during this time will be heading the short distance to the glimmering Catalonian coast to the resorts of Salou.
Your best bet for cheaper flights that offer you plenty of chance to relax under the Spanish sun is to look for flights in the shoulder months of spring and autumn. During March to April and September to October the cities and beaches of Catalonia are much less busy and there are some great deals to be found on flights.
The best way to find lower-priced air fares to Reus is to book your travel as early as possible. However, no matter when you are booking your tickets, adding in a little flexibility to your travel plans will also help you find the best bargains available.
With Expedia you can easily check other UK departure points to see if these offer a lower-priced flight to Reus. Click on ‘Nearby airports’ to quickly compare your options. Similarly, you can search for ‘All London airports’, rather than checking each one by one, to compare prices available from the capital.
You may want to also look at flights to Barcelona – this way you can combine a city break with your Costa Dorada beach break. It’s just 60 miles from Barcelona to Reus, but you’ll add other carriers, such as easyJet and Iberia, into your search for a better chance of finding a reduced air fare.
If you can be flexible on your dates you can select ‘Show flexible dates’. This will reveal exactly when the cheapest flights to Reus depart from the UK.
Optimal flight times from UK airports to Reus are:
Reus Airport is just over a mile from the centre of the city, five miles from Tarragona, six miles from the sun-kissed beaches of Salou and 60 miles from Barcelona.
If you’re heading into the city you have the option of car hire, taxi or hopping on one of the many bright yellow city buses that serve the airport.
For travel further afield, many resorts are served by airport shuttle buses that call at selected drop-off points, or a taxi ride will take about 20 minutes to most accommodation options on the coast.
If you’ve landed in Barcelona, you’ll need to make the journey by bus, train or metro from the airport to the city centre. Here you can get a train that will bring you along the coast to Salou and Reus – it shouldn’t take more than an hour. Alternatively, if you hire a car you can make the drive to Reus in about an hour and a half on the C-32 and AP-7 roads.
Airlines offering direct flights to Reus from the UK include:
Reus is small enough to enjoy on foot – but you may wish to hire a bike and head for the coast. You can cycle to the awaiting sands in less than an hour.
Exploring the Costa Dorada is fairly cheap and easy on the region’s trains and buses. The Plana buses can take you to most places, including destinations such as Cambrils and Tarragona. Plana also runs a bus service to Barcelona. There are also regular train services to Barcelona, Valencia and other nearby towns and cities.
Antonio Gaudi, one of the world's most famous architects, was born here and you can learn all about his life at the Gaudi Centre, located in the centre of Reus. On a walking tour you can also take in some of Reus’ architectural gems, many designed by Gaudi himself. Follow the city’s winding streets to marvel at Casa Navas, the Institut Pere Mata and the Bofarull Palace.
Most visitors will want to temper such urban delights with a spot of relaxing on the Costa Dorada’s beautiful beaches. If you’re travelling to the coast you should also make sure not to miss the beautiful fishing port of Sitges.
It’s just a short train, bus or car ride to Barcelona from Reus, and Tarragona is even closer, with its ancient Roman ruins and world-renowned tapas bars.
Families visiting Reus will want to save at least a day to visit the nearby PortAventura World. This adventure park can be found in Salou and attracts around four million visitors every year, making it the most visited theme park in Spain and the sixth most visited theme park in Europe.
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