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

Favourite airline: Vueling Airlines
19 % of bookings on this flight route are made with Vueling Airlines, and easyJet.
Vueling Airlines
8 %
6 %
5 %
Tip: book 7 weeks before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 7 weeks before the flight. Pay only £30.00.
46 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Monday
The cheapest days to fly on this route are Monday.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Direct flights on this route are £14.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 20min
05h 40min
19h 35min
The favourite connection is non-stop
26 % of travellers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Direct flights
02h 20min, from £39
26 %
1 stopover London Heathrow
09h 00min, from £118
13 %
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
08h 00min, from £120
10 %

Useful information about the flight from Manchester to Barcelona

Multifaceted 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.

Plan your visit around a festival

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 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
Cheap direct flights
Flight details Manchester - Barcelona
  • Flight duration: min. 02:15 / max. 02:30
  • Distance: 1381 km
  • Flights per week: 12
  • Return flight duration: min. 02:35 / max. 02:45
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