Favourite airline: Ryanair
60 % of bookings on this flight route are made with Ryanair.
Ryanair
60 %
Tip: book 2 months before departure
If booked 2 months before travel, flights cost only £102.00.
63 days before departure
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 22 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 35min
15h 50min
22h 55min
£180
£232
£280
The favourite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 75 % of travellers will book a non-stop flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
02h 35min, from £180
75 %
1 stopover Alicante
15h 50min, from £232
25 %

Cultural capital of Catalonia

Barcelona is a cultural city that can be enjoyed both day and night. With its combination of waterside attractions, relaxing parks, lively nightlife and interesting historical monuments, the city is one of the world's leading tourist and cultural centres.

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When to travel, public holidays and festivals

Barcelona is a city with a moderate climate that means you can visit it all year round. The peak travel seasons are spring and summer due to the warmer weather. On 6th January every year is the "Dia de los Reyes", the day of the Three Wise Men. It is considered the most important day of Spanish Christmas festivities. In February, Carnival takes place between the 17th and 13th. In August, the Gracia district street party and Fiesta major de Gracia take place. Catalonia's Independence Day is celebrated on the 11th September.

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Things to consider before travelling to Barcelona

Typical regional foods that are abundant in Barcelona include Pan Tornaca and Jamon Serrano (a bread and ham meal) and Crema Catalana (Catalonian version of crème brulee dessert). The cost of living in Barcelona is much cheaper than in London, especially when it comes to eating out and buying fresh fruit and bread. Beers typically costs between 4-5 €. The time difference is an hour.

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Public transport, local accommodation and languages in Barcelona

El Prat Airport is located approximately 12km from Barcelona city centre and regular buses can take travellers to Placa de Catalunya for around 6 euros. Trains also operate between the airport and the city centre and taxi journeys are approximately of 20 € each way. Once in the city, visitors can take advantage of taxis, metro, trams, buses and trains. Single tickets are about 3 € and 10 journey tickets can also be purchased for a reduced price of approximately 12 €. Barcelona cards are valid on all forms of public transport and you can get reduced admissions to some of the city's attractions.

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Flight information Glasgow Prestwick - Barcelona
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Flight details Glasgow Prestwick - Barcelona
  • Distance: 1655 km
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