Why should you travel to Barcelona? The fact that Barcelona is such a popular destination can work in your benefit because there are a lot of options for going to Barcelona city. People come to this exciting destination from all over the world by plane, car, train, bus, and even by cruise ships. Almost 12 million tourists per year take a Barcelona City trip.
Look for Low-Cost Flights to Barcelona or Package Holidays
Reasons for Barcelona travel are many, and you can find them by reading some pages of our Barcelona tourist guide. But, how to make a budget travel to get to Barcelona?
In general, whether you want to travel to Barcelona from outside Europe or from another European country, overall we recommend trying to find a direct flight into the Barcelona airport, which is called the Barcelona El Prat airport. It got this name because it is located at El Prat de Llobregat.
Beware that some “Cheap Flights” might not land at BCN El Prat Airport but at Girona Airport or Reus Airport, which are more than 100Km away from Barcelona. Plus, the transportation between these airports and Barcelona might not run at convenient times for you.
Even though Barcelona airport is the 31st busiest in the entire world, operations run very smoothly, and you can often get some great rates for a Barcelona Spain travel. Plus, this airport is located very conveniently at only about 12kms from Barcelona city! This short distance means that you can quickly get off the plane and to your destination.
Barcelona Vacation Packages
This option allows you to save big and solve travel and accommodation booking at once. Barcelona holiday packages include cheap flights to Barcelona Spain and also hotels at top locations. These packages are also a good option for taking short breaks to Barcelona.
What is the Best Time to Travel to Barcelona?
During the high season, that is during the summer months, Barcelona city becomes very crowded. And this happens in June, July, and August. It is a perfect time to enjoy Barcelona Spain beaches and for outdoor activities.
Since the weather in Barcelona is mild throughout the year, you can also visit Barcelona during the less crowded months. The months of September, October and November are a good option to get in a Barcelona city that has already left behind the mass tourism. Also from middle of January to middle of May, you should expect Barcelona less populated by tourists.
What are the Best Places to Stay in Barcelona Spain?
There are some areas of the city that you may choose to stay during your Barcelona vacation, such as the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, the Port Olimpic area, and the Eixample district. You can book hostels, hotels, B&B, and apartments of any category and price, and you will be near the most famous attractions in Barcelona.
Even out of high season, we recommend booking accommodation in Barcelona in advance. There are many events in the city all over the year, and hotel occupancy remains high.
Some Details about the Barcelona Airport
The Barcelona Airport is the second most popular in all of Spain. In 2015 alone, there were about 40 million passengers! When the Olympics were held in Barcelona in 1992, the airport went through a major renovation, and more terminals were added. In typical Barcelona style, the renovation was even handled by an architect, namely, Ricard Bofill Levi.
And that's just part of the culture that you can see at the airport. For example, you can even see art by Joan Miro adorning the building on terminal 2B. (Incidentally, visiting the Fundacio Miro museum is one of the major Barcelona highlights that you can see when you visit Barcelona).