Flights to Barcelona: Flights from UK to Spain
Flights to Barcelona from which airports in the UK?
True to its cosmopolitan nature, the Catalan capital welcomes dozens of international flights every day, with many of them originating in the UK.
Scottish travellers looking to swap the sound of bagpipes to that of castanets can fly to Barcelona from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow International airports, while their Celtic cousins in Northern Ireland can reach the city from Belfast International Airport.
Linking the north of England to the north of Spain are Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle airports. East Midlands, Bristol, Cardiff and London's Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports all offer flights to Barcelona.
Airlines which fly to Leeds Airport
Low-cost airline easyJet currently operates the greatest number of cheap flights from the UK to Barcelona, flying from Belfast International, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool, London Luton, London Gatwick, London Stansted and Newcastle.
Budget rival Jet2.com takes off for the city from both Belfast International and Leeds/Bradford, while bmibaby flies from Birmingham, Cardiff and Manchester.
Fyyglobespan links Scotland and Catalonia, Aer Lingus operates the only services out of Northern Ireland, while Monarch Airlines and Clickair fly from Manchester and Edinburgh respectively.
Spain's national carrier Iberia currently flies between Barcelona and London Heathrow, though this service looks set to be scrapped soon.
Where would you have to fly over?
The short flights from the UK to Barcelona includes flying over the Pyrenees mountains, offering passengers stunning views of the snow-capped peaks.
A couple of areas of interest in and around Barcelona Airport
The bustling port city of Barcelona is a must-visit for art and culture lovers. The city's most famous son, the architect Antoni Gaudi left an unmistakable mark on the city, with his Park Guell and unfinished masterpiece, the cathedral Sagrada Familia among the highlights for tourists. Aside from these architectural wonders, the atmospheric Gothic Quarter and the lively Ramblas thoroughfare draw in both visitors and locals, though most of the former head to the city's beach or to those of the nearby Costa Brava when the temperatures soar. As befits a city of its stature, Barcelona boasts some of Europe's finest hotels, while the local Catalan cuisine can often rival that of neighbouring France.