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Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to Barcelona. Book your trip to arrive at Barcelona–El Prat, Barcelona - Sants, Barcelona - Estació del Nord, Barcelona - Urgell, or Barcelona - Placa Catalunya. The most popular airlines for this route are Vueling, TAP Portugal, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Ryanair. Chicago and Barcelona have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Barcelona, consider visiting Sagrada Familia, Teatre-Museu Dalí, Camp Nou, and Museu Picasso - Barcelona.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
VuelingVLGVYNoOpens 168 days before flight
Closes 4 hours before flight
TAP PortugalTAPTPYesOpens 36 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight

Barcelona travel tips

1) See Casa Batlló — a masterpiece by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona

Casa Batlló is among the most well-known creations of the renowned Antoni Gaudí. Built in 1877, it was redesigned by the famous architect in 1904. Its otherworldly facade, decorated with a colourful mosaic of broken ceramic tiles, has few straight lines. The arched roof looks like the back of a dragon. Casa Batlló attracts thousands of tourists, so come here in the early morning or the late afternoon.

2) Try cava wine in Barcelona

Sangria is far from being your only option in Barcelona bars. Try cava — a popular Catalan sparkling wine. The name originates from the Catalan word for cave or cellar, the traditional storage place for wine. Cava is refreshing and lighter than famous champagne; therefore, it is easier to drink. It goes well with almost any dish. Enjoy the taste of Barcelona!

3) Go to the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona — one of the most popular opera houses in Europe

The Gran Teatre del Liceu was built in 1847. At the time of its construction, it was the largest opera house in Europe. Even today, its concert hall with nearly 2,300 seats on 6 levels looks staggering. The building was reconstructed in the 1990s. The architects preserved as much as possible, adding some state of art technologies. Even if you don’t feel like going to the opera, try visiting the building to see all its splendour.

Spain COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Chicago, ORD can enter Spain, but there are restrictions.


Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required


Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate is not required
  • Quarantine is not required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for United States
  • Mandatory travel attestation form

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Spain in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and London, Manchester, Athens, Dublin, New York, Las Vegas, Vilnius, Los Angeles, Denver, Orlando, Minneapolis, Austin, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Paris, Nashville, Atlanta, Glasgow, Riga, Madrid.
What are the most popular routes to and from Barcelona?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Barcelona and London, Manchester, Birmingham, Reykjavik, Edinburgh, Tallinn, Athens, Dublin, Glasgow, Thessaloniki, Toronto, Bristol, Liverpool, Nottingham, Vancouver, Montreal, Budapest, Vilnius, Malta, Riga.
Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by Gerald R. Ford International, General Mitchell International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Fort Wayne International, South Bend International, Quad City International, Central Illinois Regional, Muskegon County, Decatur.
What airports are near Barcelona?
The main airport in Barcelona is Barcelona–El Prat. It is also served by Barcelona–El Prat, Girona–Costa Brava, Perpignan–Rivesaltes, Reus, Castellón–Costa Azahar, Béziers Cap d Agde, Carcassonne, Lleida–Alguaire.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Chicago and Barcelona?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Chicago and Barcelona thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Chicago and Barcelona can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
Which airlines fly between Chicago and Barcelona?
Currently, you can fly between Chicago and Barcelona with Vueling, TAP Portugal, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Ryanair.
When's the best time to travel between Chicago and Barcelona?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Chicago and Barcelona, you can enter a date range into the departure and return fields. Most carriers on the website allow you to search and book up to six months from the day of your search. Order the search results by the best, cheapest, or fastest route, or find the cheapest outbound and return combination in the pricing table.
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