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Barcelona travel tips

1) Avoid queues by purchasing tickets to Barcelona’s main sites online

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world. That’s why the joy of visiting such popular places as Sagrada Família, Casa Batllo, Park Güell, Casa Mila, etc., may be spoiled by extremely long waiting times. Buying tickets online in advance will make your trip much more pleasant. If the tickets are sold out, try looking for guided tours. Their organisers pre-book tickets so that you will get inside after all.

2) Visit the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona — one of the largest museums in Spain

The National Art Museum of Catalonia has an extensive collection of visual art, from Romanesque church paintings to modernist works. It is located in Palau Nacional, a 50,000 square metres classical-style building constructed in 1929. The Palace is crowned by a large dome similar to one of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. Even if you are not much of a museum-goer, come here to see the Palace in all its grandeur.

3) Be careful while discussing politics in Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. There are some serious tensions between this region and the Spanish government. During the 2017 referendum, 90% of Catalans supported the idea of creating an independent state, but the Constitutional Court of Spain declared it illegal. Think twice before commenting on the political situation in the region not to offend the locals!

Travelers usually depart from Heathrow, London Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, or London Southend when they travel from London to Barcelona. Book your trip to arrive at Barcelona–El Prat, Barcelona - Sants, Barcelona - Estació del Nord, Barcelona Bus Station, or Barcelona - Urgell. The distance between London and Barcelona is 1186 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, Vueling, Wizz Air, British Airways, and easyJet. London and Barcelona have 208 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Barcelona, consider visiting Teatre-Museu Dalí, Sagrada Familia, Museu Picasso - Barcelona, and Camp Nou.

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Check-in for a flight from London to Barcelona

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
VuelingVLGVYNoOpens 168 days before flight
Closes 4 hours before flight
Wizz AirWZZW6NoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight
British AirwaysBAWBAYesNo
easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight

COVID-19 update for Spain

Arrival at the airport

  • Only passengers and those accompanying passengers who need assistance are allowed to enter the airport terminal. There are information signs and messages on the digital screens and over the PA at the airport. Please follow the instructions at all times.
  • It is necessary to keep a safe distance, wear a facemask, and follow the recommended hygienic measures.

Check-in

  • You must keep a distance of 1.5 m from others in the check-in queue.
  • Most airlines have placed restrictions on cabin baggage. If possible, it's best to check in your baggage.
  • Make sure that you get to the airport in time because getting through check-in and security might take longer than usual.

Security controls

  • Social distancing of 1.5 m is required.
  • The trays for depositing your personal items are disinfected.
  • Minimize your contact with surfaces and objects at the airport and always wear your facemask.

Boarding and disembarking

  • Keep a safe distance.
  • Protective screens separate passengers and the officials who check your documents.
  • Airlines have increased The number of buses for the transportation to or from the plane.
  • You might be denied boarding if you don't follow the health and safety measures.

Baggage claim

  • Passengers coming from abroad will receive a temperature check.
  • Passengers arriving from abroad must show the Health Control Form (FCS) QR code, which they receive after completing the online form.
  • If someone is picking you up, they must wait outside the terminal building. The only exception is if you need special assistance.

We recommend always checking the requirements and recommendations of your home country.

You must not travel to Spain if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from London to Barcelona?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between London and Barcelona takes around 2.2 hours.
What is the flight distance between London and Barcelona?
The flight distance between London and Barcelona is 1186 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between London and Barcelona?
Several carriers operate flights between London and Barcelona. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling, Iberia Airlines, British Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from London?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as London and Lisbon, Istanbul, Athens, Tirana, Faro, Bucharest, Málaga, Larnaca, New York, Dubai, Tenerife, Alicante, Rome, Milan, Dublin, Amsterdam, Palma, Majorca, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Sofia.
What are the most popular routes to and from Barcelona?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Barcelona and Manchester, Birmingham, Reykjavik, Edinburgh, Tallinn, Athens, Dublin, Glasgow, Thessaloniki, Toronto, Bristol, Liverpool, Nottingham, Vancouver, Montreal, Budapest, Vilnius, Malta, Riga, Vienna.
Which airports are there in London?
London is mainly served by Heathrow. But there are other airports nearby, including London Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, London City, London Southend, RAF Northolt.
What airports are near London?
The main airport in London is Heathrow. It is also served by Birmingham, Bristol, Doncaster Sheffield, East Midlands, Southampton, Exeter, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Norwich, Cambridge.
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, Carcassonne, Béziers Cap d Agde, Reus, Perpignan–Rivesaltes, Castellón–Costa Azahar, Lleida–Alguaire.
What buses and trains depart from London?
A number of bus and train companies depart from London, including National Express.
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