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Barcelona-El Prat Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Barcelona

Los Angeles (LAX) to Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)

Typically, flights to Barcelona from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Barcelona-El Prat, which has an average price of $501

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO BARCELONA FROM LOS ANGELESFebruary22% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Barcelona costs on average just $393 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO BARCELONA FROM LOS ANGELESJune58% more expensiveIt costs about $790 for flights to Barcelona from Los Angeles in June
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO BARCELONA FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember449% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Barcelona from Los Angeles in September than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Barcelona?

An action packed, cosmopolitan city, Barcelona promises beautiful beaches, elegant architecture, and inimitable culture and heritage. What makes the city even more special is its cool vibe, thriving nightlife, rich music scene and an ongoing culinary renaissance.

Summertime from June – August is the peak tourist season in Barcelona. Hotels are fully booked and room rates are at their highest. Try to book your preferred hotel a few months in advance, if you’re planning a summer visit. In the shoulder months from May – June or September, the average temperature is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a good time to enjoy the warm, balmy weather, less crowds and reasonable room rates. Barcelona also hosts numerous carnival-like festivals during the short spring season from May – June. From October onwards through winter, the ocean becomes too cool for a swim, and the city experiences occasional rain showers. However, if you don’t mind slightly cooler temperatures of 55 – 60 degrees Fahrenheit, then visit Barcelona from November – March. While you may have to skip the beach activities, you can enjoy the some bargains on hotel rates, and avoid the crowds.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Barcelona?

    The best price found on momondo to Barcelona was $23/pp from Marseille, which is 96% cheaper than the average flight price to Barcelona. To find the cheapest price to Barcelona from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Barcelona?

    The month of January is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Barcelona from United States, with most prices found around $344. If you don’t want to visit Barcelona in January, then you should wait until February to fly from United States, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $348.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Barcelona?

    In general, most travelers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Barcelona is about 38 days prior to their departure date when tickets on average are $447. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to Barcelona for as low as $289.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Barcelona?

    If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Barcelona for March, April, and May. Parks like Parc Güell are popular hot spots in those months.

  • When is it best to fly to Barcelona to go sightseeing?

    When planning your flight to Barcelona, consider that the month of October are typically considered the best times to visit if you are looking to go sightseeing. That is when the weather is most cooperative. Sights like La Rambla, Sagrada Familia, and Placa d'Espanya are very popular tourist attractions.

  • When is the best time to plan a beach trip to Barcelona?

    July or August is widely considered the best time to visit Barcelona to go to area beaches like Playa de la Barceloneta. Another popular area beach is Platja de Sant Sebastià.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Barcelona?

    Those flying to Barcelona could potentially find better pricing at Girona Costa Brava Airport (47 mi from Barcelona city center), Reus Airport (55 mi from Barcelona city center) or Lleida Lleida-Alguaire Airport (88 mi from Barcelona city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Barcelona?

    Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Barcelona is Reus Airport where the average price is $443pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • Are there flights to Eixample?

    Yes, flights to Eixample are served by Barcelona’s Barcelona-El Prat airport which is 7.8 mi away.

  • What’s the closest airport to La Rambla?

    Barcelona-El Prat airport is 7.5 mi from La Rambla in Barcelona, making it the closest airport.


Can I fly to Barcelona from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United States to Barcelona

Most visitors from United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Barcelona.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for rt-pcr (naat) and 48 for antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Barcelona.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Barcelona.

Can I fly back to United States from Barcelona?

Returning to United States from Barcelona

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Barcelona must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Barcelona are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Barcelona at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Barcelona flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Barcelona found recently by users on momondo
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Apr 7
EWR1:40 pmNewark
14h 30m
1 stop
BCN4:10 amBarcelona-El Prat
Apr 20
BCN1:40 pmBarcelona-El Prat
27h 35m
1 stop
EWR5:15 pmNewark
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Apr 7
EWR7:00 pmNewark
11h 55m
1 stop
BCN6:55 amBarcelona-El Prat
Apr 20
BCN1:40 pmBarcelona-El Prat
27h 35m
1 stop
EWR5:15 pmNewark
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Apr 1
EWR1:40 pmNewark
10h 55m
1 stop
BCN12:35 amBarcelona-El Prat
Apr 6
BCN11:00 amBarcelona-El Prat
12h 30m
1 stop
EWR11:30 pmNewark
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Apr 1
EWR1:40 pmNewark
10h 55m
1 stop
BCN12:35 amBarcelona-El Prat
Apr 7
BCN11:00 amBarcelona-El Prat
12h 30m
1 stop
EWR11:30 pmNewark
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Apr 1
JFK6:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
12h 55m
1 stop
BCN6:55 amBarcelona-El Prat
Apr 6
BCN7:25 amBarcelona-El Prat
14h 40m
1 stop
JFK10:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Apr 1
EWR1:40 pmNewark
10h 55m
1 stop
BCN12:35 amBarcelona-El Prat
Apr 7
BCN11:00 amBarcelona-El Prat
12h 30m
1 stop
EWR11:30 pmNewark

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If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Barcelona, view some of our deals below provided by Iberia and Vueling
Iberia
Mar 24
JFK3:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
7h 35m
BCN10:40 pmBarcelona-El Prat
Iberia
Mar 20
JFK3:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
7h 35m
BCN10:40 pmBarcelona-El Prat
Multiple Airlines
Feb 12
EWR6:40 pmNewark
41h 30m
3 stops
BCN12:10 pmBarcelona-El Prat

Which airlines fly to Barcelona?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Barcelona
  • Which airlines fly to Barcelona?

    When flying to Barcelona from United States, momondo travelers will most often fly with one of these popular airlines: Norwegian, British Airways, American Airlines or Iberia. Depending on what airport in United States you fly from, you may be able to find flights with any of these popular airlines.


Airports near Barcelona

Below you will find all the airports in Barcelona along with the distance from the city center

How to get to downtown Barcelona from the airport

Barcelona El-Prat Airport (BCN)

Barcelona El-Prat Airport is an international airport located approximately 7.5 miles southwest of Barcelona city center. A free shuttle service that runs every 5 – 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, connects the various terminals of the airport as well as the long-stay car parks. There are several ways to travel from the airport into the city.

Buses

Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona operates Aerobús, the official shuttle bus service connecting Barcelona Airport’s terminals 1 and 2 with Plaça Catalunya in the city center. The ride takes approximately 35 minutes and a one-way ticket costs €5.90 EUR. Buses depart every 5 minutes, and stop at other key locations including Plaça Espanya, Gran Via-Urgell, and Plaça Universidad. From Terminal 1, you can take Aerobús route A1, while from Terminal 2 you can choose route A2. Another option that connects both terminals with the city center location of Plaça Espanya is route 46. If your flight arrives at night, you can choose night bus route 18, which stops at both terminals 1 and 2 and travels to Plaça Catalunya. You also have the option of night bus route N17 from Terminal 1 and night bus route N16 from Terminal 2.

Taxis

You can find taxis at the taxi ranks opposite the arrivals areas of terminal T1, T2 A, T2 B, and T2 C. Fares are metered. There is an additional €3.10 EUR surcharge applicable for rides to and from the airport. Minimum fare from the airport, including all additional charges is €20.00 EUR. A typical fare from BCN to the city center is between €23.00 EUR – €28.00 EUR depending on traffic and the day of the week. To travel from the airport to the Cruise Port, taxis charge a flat fare of €39.00 EUR.

Car rentals

A handful of car rental companies are present at the airport. You can also plan ahead and check for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Barcelona

Most frequently searched flights to Barcelona along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
New York to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time7h 35m
Cheapest price$302
Miami to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time8h 45m
Cheapest price$431
Chicago to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time8h 30m
Cheapest price$341
Washington to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time8h 10m
Cheapest price$344
Dallas to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time12h 10m
Cheapest price$437
London to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time2h 10m
Cheapest price$57
Los Angeles to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time11h 45m
Cheapest price$404
Boston to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time7h 10m
Cheapest price$320
San Francisco to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time11h 40m
Cheapest price$392
Atlanta to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time9h 10m
Cheapest price$435
Seattle to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time13h 40m
Cheapest price$485
Mexico City to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time10h 45m
Cheapest price$609
Houston to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time15h 28m
Cheapest price$442
San Juan to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time10h 25m
Cheapest price$394
Denver to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time14h 40m
Cheapest price$531
Philadelphia to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time7h 30m
Cheapest price$519
Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time13h 40m
Cheapest price$406
Orlando to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time12h 58m
Cheapest price$426
Santa Ana to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time16h 11m
Cheapest price$456
Austin to Barcelona Flights
Fastest flight time13h 54m
Cheapest price$446

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How to travel around Barcelona

Barcelona’s magnificent architecture and the local attractions in the old city area are best experienced on foot. With narrow streets and regular traffic jams, try to avoid driving in the city. Instead, rely on the fast and efficient public transportation options for getting around in Barcelona.

Public Transportation

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) operates an extensive network of underground rail (Metro) and local buses that connect all parts of the city. A single fare ticket costs €2.15 EUR, and is valid on the metro as well as the bus. You can also purchase an integrated ticket called T-10, which allows multi-person travel for up to 10 journeys on the bus and/or metro. This costs €9.95 EUR for travel within Zone 1.

Tour buses

To access the popular sights and attractions, consider booking a tour with Barcelona Bus Turistic, which operates open top, double decker, hop-on hop-off buses. The buses offer 45 stops and 3 routes that cover all the popular sights and attractions. A 1-day adult ticket costs €29.00 EUR, and a 2-day ticket costs €39.00 EUR.

Taxis

Metered black-and-yellow taxis are available throughout the city, and can be hailed on the streets. The meter starts at €2.15 EUR followed by €1.13 EUR for every 0.6 miles after, and a waiting charge per hour of €22.10 EUR.


Visa requirements for visiting Barcelona

Citizens of the United States with a valid passport can visit Spain for a maximum of 90 days without having to apply for or obtain a Schengen visa. For foreign nationals, please check the Schengen Visa Info website.


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Best things to do and see in Barcelona

Things to do and places of interest in Barcelona

A hip, urban destination, Barcelona offers plenty of history and architecture, culture and festivals, gastronomy and nightlife. With a ton of landmarks, monuments, parks, markets, museums and beaches to explore, a single trip may not be enough to see everything that Barcelona offers. Here are a few suggestions on what to include in your itinerary to truly experience this vibrant city.

  • Spend time on the sandy shores of the city’s spectacular beaches to swim, sunbathe, people-watch and catch a glorious sunset. Some of the notable beaches include the bustling Barcelona Beach for beach activities and entertainment, Nova Icaria Beach for watersports, Bogatell Beach and Ocata Beach for calmer, pristine, shores, and Mar Bella Beach for weekend late-night rave parties.
  • Tour some of the key architectural landmarks of Barcelona, including the Antoni Gaudí-designed Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, La Pedrera, and Casa Batllo. Don’t miss a visit to Park Güell, an enchanting space that emulates an English garden city.
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll through impressive parks such as Parc de la Ciutadella, Parc de Joan Miró, and the Montjuïc castle. Stay for a show at the Font Mágica Fountain, which take place in the evening at half-hour intervals each weekend and are extended during the summer season.
  • Visit museums such as the Museu Picasso for a great collection of Pablo Picasso’s paintings, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) for Catalan art and Romanesque frescoes, the Museu d’Historia de Barcelona (MUHBA) for Barcelonian history, and Fundació Joan Miró, one of the largest art and sculpture museums in the world.
  • Football fans should experience a live match at Camp Nou, the home stadium of the Premier League team FC Barcelona. On non-match days you can opt for a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium.
  • Browse through a wide range of local and international produce, fresh seafood, flowers, and meats at the famous Mercat de la Boqueria market.
  • Attend live music performances at the ornate Gran Teatre del Liceu concert hall, or the architecturally rich Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall.
  • Stroll along the tree-lined La Rambla street for a glimpse into Catalan history and culture. Visit the magnificent Catalan Gothic-style La Catedral in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Enjoy watching the buskers and street artists, and shop for souvenirs from scores of hawkers in the area.
  • Wander around the El-Born area for inspiring street art in the alleyways, quaint, handmade ceramics shops, and trendy bars and clubs. Stop to admire the gorgeous stained-glass windows of the Gothic-styled Basilica of Santa Maria Del Mar.

Tips and tricks for visiting Barcelona

Try a Pintxos bar

In a city that promises heaps of gastronomic delights, don’t miss a visit to a Pintxos bar, a culinary trend in Barcelona. While essentially this is Basque tapas, tradition calls for choosing your Pintxos with toothpicks. At the end of the night you are charged for the number of toothpicks used. Euskal Etxea restaurant at Plaça de Montcada is one of the best places to try this. Some of the other must-try tapas bars include Quimet i Quimet, La Esquinica and El Jabali.

Cover up!

Many of the religious attractions, such as the Catedral de Barcelona and Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, require visitors to cover up their knees and shoulders when stepping inside. Visitors without the proper attire are strictly not admitted. Make sure you dress appropriately or carry shawls, scarves etc. to cover up with, so you don’t miss out on these grand sights and attractions.