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Flight booking tips

Favourite airline: Vueling Airlines
Vueling Airlines is the most popular airline for flights from London to Barcelona.
Vueling Airlines
14 %
Ryanair
9 %
easyJet
8 %
Tip: book 3 months before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 3 months before the flight. Pay only £38.00.
83 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Saturday
Flight prices fluctuate during the week. Flights are 21 % cheaper on Saturday.
Direct flights are cheaper
Direct flights on this route are £15.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 15min
07h 10min
16h 05min
£42
£57
£96
The favourite connection is non-stop
49 % of travellers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
02h 15min, from £42
49 %
1 stopover Madrid Barajas
10h 30min, from £80
8 %
1 stopover Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci
06h 50min, from £116
6 %

Travel Tips

Barcelona, Spain's sunny city by the sea

The dynamic capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is famous for its modern and ancient architectural beauty with its famous Sagrada Familia and Saint Eulalia Cathedral among others.

Best time to visit Barcelona

Barcelona is a fantastic city to visit all year round, but its peak season is spring and summer. To visit at holiday and festival times, the main Spanish Christmas day is 6th January, the Dia de los Reyes (Day of the Three Wise Men). There's the week-long Carnival in February. In August there's the Fiesta major de Gràcia (Gràcia district street party). The Catalonia independence day (La Diada de Catalunya) is held on 11th September.

Tips before booking a flight from London to Barcelona

Foods typical of the region are the Pan Tomaca con Jamón Serrano (special bread and ham) and the Crema Catalana dessert (Catalan type of crème brûlée). You'll probably find prices cheaper in Barcelona than London, and eating out is very often much cheaper. A beer costs about 4 or 5EUR. Barcelona's official languages are Spanish and Catalan. The time zone is 1 hour ahead of Britain.

Local Barcelona Info

The city centre is about 12 km away from El Prat Airport. There's a regular Aerobus A1 and A2 service going to Plaça de Catalunya, for about 6 EUR, or a train goes to the city. A taxi costs around 20 EUR.

The starting price for hotels is around 100 EUR per person per night. Hostels are vastly cheaper with the average price at around 15EUR per night per person.

Public transport in Barcelona - metro, trams, buses and trains - is reasonably priced at about 3 EUR for a one way ticket, or 12 EUR for a 10 way ticket. The Barcelona Card is valid for all public transport and reduced prices for some museums and attractions are included. Its price depends on the length of your visit.

Flight information London - Barcelona
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London - Barcelona
  • Flight duration: min. 02:00 / max. 02:15
  • Distance: 1149 km
  • Flights per week: 211
  • Return flight duration: min. 02:15 / max. 02:30
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