Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of the Spanish province of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. It has a lot to offer its visitors, from its wonderful views out over the Mediterranean Sea, to its monuments, plazas, culture and constant buzz. With just a short 2-hour flight from London, it's hard to resist a last minute flight to Barcelona for a bit of fun! Discover here the best deals for a Flight + Hotel to Barcelona!
Things to do in Barcelona
Barcelona is a city where the vibe is hipster, the people are friendly, the food is delicious and the city's culture is vibrant and inviting. Those travelling to Barcelona from the UK will instantly be charmed by the architecture of the city, which is among the loveliest in Spain, with much of the architecture gaining its inspiration from the great artist, Gaudi. Some must-do activities in BCN include:
Admire the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's work of art
Check out Casa Batlo, another Gaudi work
Take a selfie with the lizard in Guell Park
Trek in Montserrat
Stroll from Gracia neighbourhood to the Gothic Quarter
Walk along the Rambla
Watch a match at the famous football stadium Camp Nou
Most flights to Barcelona arrive at El Prat Airport, but there are other nearby airports, such as Reus or Girona, from which flights of low cost companies operate.
The airport is located approximately 12 km from the city centre.
Visitors can get to Barcelona from the airport via train, bus, or taxi. Trains depart from Terminal 2 and take around 25 minutes to arrive in the city centre. Also, metro line L9 is now available, though visitors can transfer from the airport train to other Barcelona Metro train lines at the Barcelona Sants and Passeig de Gracia stations, which may be better communicated to the desired destination. The airport shuttle bus is timed to meet the train as it arrives from Barcelona. Buses depart the airport and arrive at Placa Espanya in the city centre, and take around 15 minutes to arrive. There are also taxis outside each exit of Terminals 1 and 2.
Airport codeBCNThe IATA code of the arrival airport on flights to Barcelona is BCN
Popular AirlineVuelingMost popular airline flying to Barcelona