Flights from Barcelona to London
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Barcelona El Prat Airport:
Barcelona airport is located just 14km outside Barcelona in El Prat de Llobregat, to the south west of the city. It’s Spain’s second biggest airport, and it handles upwards of 40 million passengers every year. There are several types of transport available to get you to the airport for your cheap flights to London from Barcelona including a bus, metro and train service.
The train service is cheap and regular. Trains depart every 30 minutes and have a 20-25 minute journey time. The Aerobus is a reliable shuttle service that will take you from Pl Catalunya to the terminals in round 30 minutes. If you are driving to Barcelona Airport, short and long-term parking is available.
Once you’ve checked in:
Barcelona el Prat is a really busy airport, and security checks here can involve quite a bit of waiting, so make sure you arrive at the airport in good time before your cheap flights from Barcelona to London.
The boarding area at Barcelona El Prat airport has plenty to keep you occupied while you wait for your gate to open. Duty free shopping and a range of high street stores selling fashion, gadgets, accessories, gifts and much more gives shoppers plenty to browse, and there is a good selection of cafés and restaurants where you can relax and grab a bite before your flight.
Wi-Fi is available for free to passengers in Barcelona El-Prat airport.
What to expect on Arrival in London:
London is one of the most iconic, most visited cities in the world, and it’s easy to see why. England’s capital is a sprawling, exciting city that is absolutely dripping in history and steeped in culture, with more sights, landmarks and attractions for you to discover than you’ll have time to even get to.
When your Barcelona to London cheap flights land, you’ll make your way through passport control before finding yourself in the arrivals hall, where there are numerous transport options available to take you in to the city centre. The most efficient way is by using the Stansted Express train service, costing £17 and taking about 50 minutes to get to Liverpool Street. Car Hire is available from London Stansted Airport, if you want to brave the London traffic or if you have plans to explore further afield.
When you do hit the streets of London, you have a lot of boxes to tick – Tower Bridge, The London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the Shard, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park… the list of London landmarks goes on and on. The best way to see as much of London as possible in the time you have is to plan your days before you get there. Decide what you want to see most, and figure out your route and itinerary so that you don’t waste time.
If you haven’t decided where you’re going to stay yet, do a little research on some of London’s lovely neighbourhoods. London is made up of lots of neighbourhoods, little hives, each one with its own special atmosphere and style. Whatever vibe you like – whether you want the bustle of Brick Lane, the high end glamour and designer swag of Knightsbridge, or the painfully trendy looks of Shoreditch – you’ll get exactly what you want from one of London’s 48 lovely neighbourhoods. You can even choose the perfect one to stay in when you book your perfect London hotel.
For more London travel info, check out our authentic London guides on Try Somewhere New.
Five fun facts about London
- The Tower of London houses six ravens
- Less than half the London underground is actually underground
- Arsenal FC has a tube station named after it. No other London football teams do.
- The first draft of the Communist Manifesto was written above the Red Lion pub in Soho
- London has been home to Edgar Allen Poe, Ho Chi Minh, Freud, Gandhi, and Vincent Van Gogh. But not all at the same time.
Fly Barcelona to London: Practical Information
Flights from Barcelona to London take 2 hours and 30 minutes, with a distance of 1186km to travel.
If you’re coming from Barcelona, you won’t be able to use your Euro in London. Change money before your flights from Barcelona to London, or if you prefer, just withdraw pounds on your arrival.
We recommend investing in a visitors Oyster Card for getting around London. You can pre-order online at the time of booking your flights and have it delivered to your home so you can take it with you on your flights to London from Barcelona, and you won’t have to queue when you land in London!