Flights from Manchester to Barcelona

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Manchester to Barcelona

Favourite airline: Vueling Airlines
56 % of travellers choose to book flights on this route with Vueling Airlines, easyJet and TAP Portugal.
Vueling Airlines
21 %
19 %
TAP Portugal
16 %
Tip: book 5 days before departure
The best time to find a cheap flight on this route is 5 days before travel. Save up to 52 %.
5 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Tuesday
The cheapest flights on this route are operated on Tuesday.
Direct flights are cheaper
On this route, direct flights are £58.00 cheaper than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 25min
08h 15min
28h 20min
The favourite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 37 % of travellers will book a non-stop flight.
Direct flights
02h 25min, from £89
37 %
1 stopover Lisbon
15h 40min, from £153
21 %
1 stopover Brussels
08h 15min, from £147
16 %

Useful information about the flight from Manchester to Barcelona

Why visit Barcelona?

There aren't many cities which combine as much to do and see as Barcelona. There's the spectacular cathedral, an Olympic village, a harbour, old quarter and a beach backed by tapas bars.

When should you plan your visit to Barcelona?

There are special events going on throughout the year:

  • The 6th of January see the most important Christmas event in Spain - celebrating the Three Wise Men the festival is called Dia de los Reyes.
  • In February there's a celebration just before Lent called Carnival with parades, costumes and dancing.
  • There's a huge street party in August called Gràcia, and September 11th is Catalonia's Independence Day when special events are held all around the region.

The city is a great destination all year round, but the peak time to visit is spring and summer when the weather is at its best.

Barcelona is a heaven for foodies

The people of Barcelona flavour their dishes with plenty of herbs, garlic and onion. A local favourite is Pan Tomaca con Jamón Serrano which is bread flavoured with garlic, olive oil and tomato with thinly-sliced Serrano ham layered on top. For dessert try Crema Catalana which is similar to cream brûlée.

Handy things to know about Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the official languages are Catalan and Spanish. The time zone is 1 hour ahead of the UK. When it comes to drinking and eating out, prices tend to be cheaper than London with a beer costing roughly 5EUR.

Getting from El Prat Airport is easy on Aerobus A1 and A2 which costs about 6EUR. You can get around the city itself using taxis, trams, Metro or buses. There's a Barcelona card available which includes unlimited public transport and discounts on entry attractions. Accommodation costs are approximately 100EUR a night for a hotel and you can get a hostel for 15EUR.

Flight information: Manchester - Barcelona

Outbound and return from £88.61
Flight duration min. 02:15 / max. 02:30
Return flight duration min. 02:35/ max. 02:45
Distance 1381 km
Flights per week 12
Departure airport Manchester (MAN)
Arrival airport Barcelona El Prat (BCN)
Destination country Spain