Fly to Barcelona from either London or Manchester. Book in advance and find our many cheap flight tickets – child discounts up to 90%. Relax in our lounges and get more benefits and discounts the more you fly with us.
MANY DAILY FLIGHTS TO EL PRAT AIRPORT IN BARCELONA
Get from London to Barcelona via Scandinavia in just a few hours. You can also fly from other destinations in the UK to the city of Barcelona.
El Prat Airport is located approximately 7.5 miles south west of Barcelona city centre. You can easily get to and from the airport with various modes of public transportation.
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CHEAP FLIGHT TICKETS TO BARCELONA – BOOK IN ADVANCE AND SAVE MONEY
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You can see the price on a flight ticket to Barcelona on a daily and monthly basis. This way you can see when the flight tickets are cheapest. We update price and availability with each new search – price variations may occur when you proceed to booking.
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UP TO 4 FLIGHT OPTIONS AVAILABLE FROM LONDON TO BARCELONA
SAS has different offers available when flying between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and El Prat Airport (BCN) in Barcelona.
We have up to 4 daily flight options available on up to 6 days of the week with connecting flights in either Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo or Stavanger.
When you fly from London, you can enjoy a number of unique benefits.
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BUY FLICHT TICKETS TO BARCELONA FROM MANCHESTER
We offer flight tickets from Manchester to Barcelona – not just London. When flying with SAS you will be in Barcelona in a matter of hours via a connected flight.
Travel to Barcelona (BCN) from Manchester on selected dates. This is easier for people living in the middle or northern part of the United Kingdom.
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ALWAYS INCLUDED – FREE SEAT SELECTION AND ONLINE CHECK-IN
When you fly with SAS, you can rest assured that we got you covered before, during and after your flight.
You actually get a bunch of things included in your flight ticket, when you fly with us. You get:
• 24-hour return policy
• Seat selection
• Online check-in
• Tea and coffee
• Newspapers in our app
• Child discount up to 90%
Download our app – this way you are always able to book your next flight to Barcelona directly from your smartphone or tablet. You can of course still find the best price and departures on flysas.com.
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CHILD DISCOUNT OF UP TO 90%
When children fly with SAS, they enjoy some generous discounts. You can get discount on the flight ticket depending on your child’s age.
Children under the age of 2 (0-23 months) can enjoy a discount of up to 90% on the price of their ticket, when they sit on their parent’s lap during the flight.
Children 2-11 years of age have their own seat aboard the flight. You can enjoy a discount of up to 25%.
EUROBONUS – GET UNIQUE OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS
Get points and start receiving benefits and offers that makes your flying easier and more rewarding. You earn points every time you fly with SAS and it is completely free of charge to become a member.
We have gone one step further at SAS with bonus points. You can also accumulate points on your hotel stays, car rentals and also on everyday purchases.
The more you fly, the more benefits you get – redeem your points at either SAS or our many partners.
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RELAX BEFORE YOU FLY IN OUR LOUNGES
Upgrade your flight ticket and enjoy your wait in the lounge. If you have a SAS Plus ticket, you automatically have access to our lounge area without any extra charge. Use your accumulated EuroBonus points to upgrade.
Enjoy a tasty buffet, wine, beer or water. You can of course also have free tea and coffee.
If you want to work in peace or want a quiet nap before the flight, you can have this in our lounges.
EL PRAT AIRPORT (BCN) - BARCELONA
The airport is situated just 7.5 miles south west of Barcelona city centre. With public transportation you are in Barcelona in no time.
You can use the airports free WiFi. You can also buy premium WiFi in order to get more download speed.
El Prat Airport also has a large shopping area, where you can do some last minute shopping.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM EL PRAT AIRPORT
You can get to and from the airport in many ways. Most people use public transport, when they are going to and from the airport. Public transport at the airport includes: metro, city buses, intercity buses and trains.
The short distance from the airport to the centre of Barcelona can make it worthwhile taking a taxi. You can also rent cars directly at the airport.
CAR RENTAL AT EL PRAT AIRPORT
There are a number of car rentals at El Prat Airport. They are all located at the airport, so you can get directly into your rental car, when you arrive. It also makes drop offs easy.
SAS can help you find the perfect rental for your travel and you can even get extra EuroBonus points in the process.
A rental car makes you able to explore more of the beautiful city.
Barcelona-El Prat Airport
08820 Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
Telephone number: +34 91 321 10 00
TRANSPORTATION IN BARCELONA
It is easy to get around in Barcelona thanks to its well-developed public transportation system. You can get round by bus, intercity bus, metro and train.
If you are not planning on visiting other cities during your travel, you will mostly use the metro and regular buses.
Are you going to use more than one means of transportation – e.g. bus and metro – you should buy an Integrated Transport ticket.
INTEGRATEAD TRANSPORTATION TICKET
When you use different means of transportation, it can be difficult to keep track of the different tickets.
An Integrated Transportation ticket lets you use different modes of transportation necessary for the same journey. It resembles the way the Oyster card works.
There are six different types of tickets. The price depends on how many zones you will be crossing during your journey (1-6).
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METRO AND BUSES AT THE EL-PRAT AIRPORT
You can take the metro directly from El-Prat Airport. The L9 Sud metro line connects the airport to the city – you can transfer to get to your final destination.
There are bus stops at the airport on different levels and at both terminals – T1 and T2. There are a lot of different bus routes going to and from the airport, so make sure you get on the right one.
BARCELONA – THE CAPITAL OF CATALONIA
Barcelona is an old city that can trace its roots back to approximately 300-15 BC. You can still see many remains from the roman period and the Roman grid plan is still visible in the city center.
The name of the city comes from the ancient Iberian word “Barkeno”. Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula on a plain.
One of the most famous football clubs in the world is from Barcelona. This is of course Futbol Club Barcelona.
The city is a true treasure chest of historical sights, culture and food. This makes the city a must-see place with something for everyone.
THE CLIMATE IN BARCELONA
The climate in Barcelona is a delight to many. It has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. The winters are mild and relatively wet and the summers hot and dry.
Average annual temperature is 21 C during the day and 14 C at night. The coldest month is January with temperatures ranging from 7-17 C during the day and 4-10 C at night. The warmest month is August, where temperatures ranges from 26-32 C during the day and is steady at 23 C at night.
Spring or fall will be an ideal time to visit Barcelona, if you prefer a milder temperature than the scorching hot summer period.
HISTORY OF BARCELONA
It is unclear when Barcelona was actually founded. There have been settlements in the area earlier than 5000 BC. There are two legends in relation to the founding of the city.
None of the legends have been documented, so no one can say for sure when Barcelona was founded.
THE LEGENDS OF BARCELONA’S FOUNDING
In the first legend the founding is attributed to Hercules, while the second legend attributes the founding to the Carthaginian general, Hamilcar Barca. He supposedly named the city Barcinho after his family in the 3rd century.
The Romans made the town into a military camp in 15 BC. This has been written down and has been well-documented.
THE COUNTS OF BARCELONA
The Counts of Barcelona has played an important role in both Barcelona’s and Catalonia’s history throughout time. They were the ruler of Catalonia from the 9th century to the 15th century.
It was Charlemagne, Charles the Great, that created the countship when he conquered the area. Through time the bonds to the Frankish overlords loosened and Barcelona, as well as Catalonia, became more and more independent.
Count of Barcelona is still a hereditary title of the Spanish monarchy to this day.
The history of Barcelona and Catalonia are intertwined. Catalonia has had Spanish rule for hundreds of years but is an autonomous community in the Kingdom of Spain.
Catalonia was formed when the Count of Barcelona united the eastern counties – the name Catalonia came later on. It merged with the Kingdom of Aragon in 1137 and became an important factor in the Mediterranean.
After the Spanish Civil War, it was made illegal to speak the Catalan language and Catalan institutions were abolished – this is not the case today.
SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS IN BARCELONA
There are many things to do, see and eat in Barcelona. It is a cultural rich city with many interesting sites and attractions – many of these are on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
You can explore the city by foot via many of the city’s charming streets and absorb the atmosphere or you can visit the many interesting sights and attractions the city has to offer.
LA SAGRADA FAMILIA
If you only have time to see one thing during your visit to Barcelona, then it has to be La Sagrada Familia. It is the most visited monument in Spain.
The medieval cathedral is an impressive sight, which you can see from miles away. Construction started more than 100 years ago.
Even though it is not finished it attracts approximately 3 million people each year. Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the church in 2010.
You can spend many hours studying the many sculptures and decorations. The architectural impression is one-of-a-kind. If you want to, you can get up in one of the towers at one of the sites many tours.
When you visit Museu Picasso you are in for a special experience. The museum is set inside five contiguous medieval stone mansions. This really sets the setting for Picasso’s many beautiful paintings.
The museum showcases Picasso’s early works. The most famous works by Picasso was made later on in his career.
More than 3500 artworks are in the collection, which makes it the biggest collection of Picasso’s earliest years – also called his formative years. Picasso lived in Barcelona during this period.
Supposedly it was Picasso himself that proposed the creation of the museum.
THE CAMP NOU EXPERIENCE
Football is an important part of Barcelona and Catalonia. At Camp Nou you can get a tour at one of the sports most sacred grounds.
You can combine the visit to Camp Nou with a live match. The Camp Nou Experience is not just for fans of Barcelona. It is an impressive sight for everyone interested in sports.
Throughout the tour you will also see how the club’s history and social commitment are connected to its Catalonia history and identity.
SIGHTS IN BARCELONA ON UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE LIST
The city is filled with many beautiful attractions and historical sights. You visit many sites that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list:
• Park Güell
• Palau Güell
• Casa Mila
• Casa Vicens
• La Sagrada Familia
• Casa Batllo
• The Church of Colonia Guell Crypt
• Palau de La Musica Catalana
• Hospital de La Santa Creu I de Sand Pau
SHOPPING IN BARCELONA
You can shop ‘til you drop in Barcelona. Many of the good shopping streets are concentrated in the city centre and the historical city.
Many of the big and famous brands can be found here. If you are looking for a good deal plan your stay during the big sales. The winter sales begin in the second week of January and summer sales begin on July 1st.
You can shop clothes, interior design items, food and much more in the city’s many shops.
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ART & CULTURE IN BARCELONA
Barcelona is a true haven when it comes to art and culture. Some of the greatest artists have lived in the city and it is a cultural hub for all of Catalonia.
A big part of Barcelona is its Catalonian heritage and you will see evidence of this all over the city when you go exploring.
Catalan literature is also an important part of Barcelona. If you really want to understand the true spirit of Barcelona and Catalonia, you can learn a lot from the literature.
THE GREAT ARTISTS
The city has been home for artists like Picasso, Dalí, Miro and architects like Gaudí. Gaudí was the main architect on La Sagrada Familia.
If you want to experience the works of the great masters, you have to visit Picasso’s museum as well as the Joan Miro Foundation (museum).
Antoni is also one of the great masters that have lived in Barcelona. His works included both essays, sculptures and drawings. The Antoni Tapies Foundation is an interesting experience with a beautiful roof terrace.
ARCHITECTURE IN BARCELONA
Many of the buildings in Barcelona are impressive. The architecture styles of the city ranges from gothic to modernism. It is a unique mix of styles and genres that makes up Barcelona.
Most people know La Sagrada Familia. The architectural styling is the what makes it truly special and you will find many buildings that stands out when you walk around Barcelona.
There are three major architectural styles in Barcelona – Middle Age, Renaissance and Modernism.
DINING & NIGHTLIFE IN BARCELONA
A visit to Barcelona will not be complete if you have not visited the city’s many restaurants and cafes.
The Catalan kitchen is truly unique and after you have enjoyed a nice meal you are ready to experience the rich nightlife the city also has to offer.
THE UNIQUE CATALAN COOKING
Cooking is called “cuina” in Catalonia. If you want tasty cooking, you have come to the right place. You can find mixes of the sweetened and salty, spices, nuts and dried fruits.
The unique cuisine includes delicious botifarra. It is a black roll which is prepared with pig meat mixed with blood, its serran ham or fuet. If possible, try ordering this on your next visit – your taste buds will thank you.
If you like a delicious sausage, you will most surely be able to find some in Barcelona. Sausages are called liongarnises.
NIGHTLIFE IN BARCELONA
Barcelona’s nightlife is not situated in one part of the city. There are many neighbourhoods to visit, if you want to experience the many different things the city has to offer.
There is something for everyone – you can enjoy a tapas and wine experience, dance in the many nightclubs or take a pub crawl through the streets of Barcelona.
Many people like to start out in La Rambla. It is the busiest street in Barcelona during the day. When the sun goes down you can see street performers perform for locals and tourist on their way out for a drink. Drop by Le Pop Cocktail Bar if you want to try a different kind of cocktails.
Population: 1.6 million
Religion: 50% Catholic
Time difference: +1
Country code: +34
Languages: Catalan and Spanish.
Embassy: 39 Chesham Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 8SB, UK
United Kingdom’s embassy: 13 08036, Av. Diagonal, 477, 08036 Barcelona, Spain