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Flights to Barcelona

Be whisked off to the buzz of Barcelona

Flight time from London

2.1hrs

Cheapest each-way flight

£29

Distance from London

709 miles

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Barcelona – a seaside city that has everything from iconic architecture to a rich Catalonian culture and an incredible culinary scene. But there’s always something more to discover in this cultural capital that you’ll need to visit more than once to experience its hidden tapas bars, charming old-town neighbourhoods and unique art galleries.

British Airways flies direct to Barcelona El-Plat airport, only a short drive from the city centre. The best thing about Barcelona? You get the best of both worlds when you book a holiday – a city break and a seaside escape all in one. Visit Antoni Gaudi’s iconic church La Sagrada Familia or explore the winding roads of the Gothic Quarter after taking a walk on the Port Vell harbour. And when you’re done with the sights of the city, take a trip to Montserrat, a mountaintop monastery 40km north of Barcelona, with breathtaking views. Book your flights to Barcelona now.

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Barcelona flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Barcelona?

The flight from London to Barcelona (BCN) is 2 hours.

Which airports does British Airways fly to Barcelona from?

We fly to Barcelona-El Prat Airport from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

Due to COVID-19 our regular schedules may have altered slightly. Please check our timetable to see the latest Barcelona flight schedule.

When's the best time to visit Barcelona?

Visit Barcelona in spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) for pleasant temperatures, fewer tourists and shorter queues. During the summer months, the temperatures are around 28°C making it the perfect time to enjoy the beach, tapas and Barcelona’s many festivals and cultural events.

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces are a must, from the iconic Sagrada Familia to the Casa Battlo. Wandering the Gothic Quarter’s medieval streets lined with bars and restaurants will give you a taste of Catalan nightlife.

The buzzing Mercat de la Boqueria is great for food lovers while art aficionados are spoilt for choice with the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) and Picasso Museum to name but a few.

FC Barcelona’s immortal Camp Nou stadium tour is a great family-friendly experience, as is the eternal buzz of the city’s famous La Rambla. And when you want to sunbathe, head for Barcelona’s fabulous beaches.

How do you get from the airport to Barcelona city centre?

Barcelona El-Prat Airport is just 12km from the city centre with good connections by bus, metro and taxi.

Aerobus offers the best value public transport option. Return fares cost just over €10 with departures every 15 minutes from both terminals. The terminals are also connected to Barcelona Metro’s L9 Sud line, while Terminal 2 offers a faster Renfe R2 train into the city.

Taxis are available from just outside the arrivals area, with a 30-minute journey into the centre costing around €35.

Why fly British Airways to Barcelona?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before departure, free hand baggage and a generous checked bag allowance. Onboard you’ll find clean, sanitised seats, HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

If your plans change, our book with confidence commitment offers total peace of mind. 

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Flying to Barcelona in summer

With dazzling summer temperatures hitting an average high of 28°C, the city-beach blend of Barcelona is a best of both worlds destination.

High season

Travel tip: Save time and money by pre-booking your attraction tickets

Day temperature

Average

28°C

Night temperature

Average

22°C

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Flying to Barcelona in spring

Spring time temperatures can rise to 20°C and it's a pleasantly quiet time to visit the cities main attractions. This cooler season makes it comfier to wander around the city without breaking a sweat.

Mid season

Travel tip: Rain is more frequent in spring than in winter and summer, so pack a rain jacket.

Day temperature

Average

20°C

Night temperature

Average

13°C

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Flying to Barcelona in autumn

Autumn is delightful in the city, with warming temperatures of early 20°C’s and cooler evenings, which makes sleeping that tad easier.

Low season

Travel tip: Night time can be chilly so pop in extra clothing layers.

Day temperature

Average

18°C

Night temperature

Average

12°C

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Economy class flights to Barcelona

From £37each-way

from London, July 2022

Euro Traveller, our short-haul economy cabin, is great value if you’re looking for cheap flights to Barcelona. If you are only bringing hand luggage, consider booking basic economy. Alternatively, you can pick a price that includes 23kg checked baggage and free seat selection 48 hours before you fly.

August

£32

each-way, from London

£32

Business class flights to Barcelona

From £298return

from London, September 2022

Club Europe, our spacious business class cabin, has a premium menu and priority boarding. We keep the middle seat free so you can always enjoy a guaranteed window or aisle seat and more personal space for working or relaxing. Business class passengers also have lounge access at the airport.

September

£298

return, from London

£298

Barcelona travel essentials

Flight time

2 hours

Time zone

GMT+2

Best time to visit

July to August

Airport information

Barcelona Airport–El Prat (BCN) is located in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi, 12 kilometres outside of Barcelona’s city centre. We fly you direct to the airport’s main terminal with easy connections into the heart of Barcelona.

Weather in Barcelona

Take a break in the cooler spring temperatures, reaching daytime highs of 20°C. Visit in the summer for sun, sea and sand. Soak up the average highs of 28°C, hit the beachside and cool down in the shade with a sangria. Autumn stays pleasant, with balmy temperatures and winter gets chillier with patches of rainy days.

Need a little help from our destination experts?

Make sure your trip to Barcelona is truly unforgettable by talking to one of our European travel specialists.
0344 493 0125
Open daily 07:30-22:00. Flight bookings made over the telephone incur a £10 booking fee per person, holiday bookings incur no fee.

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