Cheap flights to Barcelona Spain

The dandy crown of Catalonian creativity
Flights to Barcelona from
  • 48 GBP per person
  • Flights from London starting at 56 GBP
  • Flights from Birmingham starting at 77 GBP
  • Flights from Manchester starting at 82 GBP

About Barcelona


A fanfare of fusion cuisine, fashionistas and Gaudi galore, Barcelona is a modernist spectacle where the seaside breeze mingles with the crisp air of shaggy hills. As categorically cosmopolitan as it is proud of its Catalonian ancestry, this pedestrian-friendly city is a mishmash of quirky quarters perfect for wandering around aimlessly amidst avant-garde architecture and green parks.

It’s good that Barcelona has 260 football fields worth of pedestrian zones, because car traffic is otherwise mayhem … with accidents every 90 seconds!

Hop on a cable car for a mellow morning on lush Montjuic mountain, hunt for street art in the ancient lanes of the Barri Gòti, or shop until you drop in the daring design boutiques of Gràcia. When you are done soaking in the gritty urban culture or meeting up with Picasso and Miró, make a pit stop for a pintxo – a small snack – at La Boqueria Market in the squalid splendour of El Raval or follow the music into the perpetually party-ready Plaça Reial.

Barcelona's seven busy beaches are actually artificial. They were created for the 1992 Olympic Games with sand imported from Egypt.

How’s the weather in Barcelona in May?

  • Temperature 13-22 °C
  • Dry days 21-
  • Average rainfall 49 mm
  • Snow days 0


  • Population 1.6M
  • Local time :
  • Currency Euro

What does Barcelona cost?

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  • Meal
    Restaurant meals in Barcelona cost 42% less than in London
  • Taxi
    Take a taxi from 0.96 GBP per kilometre
  • Train
    A typical train ticket is 1.8 GBP
  • Rent a car from 9 GBP/day via momondo


  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 8.72 GBP
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): 2.62 GBP
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): 1.02 GBP


  • Rice (1kg): .83 GBP
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): 5.96 GBP
  • Apples (1kg): 1.54 GBP
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): .67 GBP


  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.83 GBP
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 2.18 GBP
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): .96 GBP
  • Gasoline (1 liter): 1.1 GBP

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 39.15 GBP
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 17.34 GBP
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 7.85 GBP

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 63.93 GBP
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 24.83 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: 70.29 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Men's Leather Business Shoes: 85.58 GBP

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Great places in Barcelona

About Barcelona

She may be a little tawdry around the edges, but this Catalan beauty will keep you mesmerised long after you’ve managed to drag yourself away.

Gaudi’s fantastical parks and spires may look like they’ve dropped out of a fairytale, but Barcelona is all about keeping it real. Sure, these days you’re less likely to encounter prostitutes and drug dealers on Las Ramblas, but the city retains its gritty edge. Disneyland, it ain’t.

If you want to keep up with the locals, make sure you take a siesta. You’ll need one anyway after an intense day of culture on Mountjuc - literally, the Jewish Mountain. Here you’ll find the MNAC Museum, Poble Espanyol, Joan Miro Foundation, Caixa Forum and Calatrava’s needle, but as the sun sets it’s the cheesy Magic Fountains that draw the crowds.

In Barcelona the grown-up fun doesn’t really get going until after ten, when the beautiful people hit the city’s cobbled streets. In the summer, the districts take turns to host festes majores, weeklong street parties where the locals drink, dance and flirt until the dawn breaks. Year round, the Raval district is a warren of lively xampanyerias, where if you have sharp enough elbows you can drink cava with the cool kids - and their chain-smoking grandparents. But pace yourself – the nights are long and warm here, and a quiet drink with friends soon turns into an impromptu bar crawl and mad clubbing session.

The best way to spend the morning after the night before is by the sea. There are plenty of quieter, prettier beaches than Barceloneta Beach, but it’s hard to beat for atmosphere. Buy a beer off one of the vendors, sit back and watch the local characters strut by in their bikinis, Lycra, or the skin they were born in. Barcelona isn’t a city of shy and retiring types. Book flights to Barlcelona and experience that part of its devilish charm.

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