Flights from Glasgow to Barcelona
Are you searching for cheap flights from Glasgow to Barcelona? Here’s everything you should know before you make the trip to Catalonia.
How to get to Glasgow Prestwick Airport
You can drive to Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) in around 45 minutes to an hour using the M77 and A77 from the city centre. Prestwick has short-stay and long-stay parking options available ahead of your flights from Glasgow to Barcelona. The airport itself has its own railway station if you prefer to travel by train. Trains from Glasgow Central run about 4 times an hour from Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sundays. The route operates between Glasgow Central and Ayr, with some going as far as Edinburgh Waverley station.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport: Overview
Prestwick has one main terminal where you’ll find all the gates. It’s a pretty quiet airport with less than a million passengers per year but it still has plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants to relax in before you fly from Glasgow to Barcelona.
Barcelona El-Prat Airport: Overview
Barcelona El-Prat Airport (BCN) is the second busiest airport in Spain and has a public transport system to match. Once your flights from Glasgow to Barcelona have landed, you’ll find plenty of ways to get to the city centre. There’s a train from Terminal 1 to Passeig de Gràcia station which connects to the Barcelona Metro system. The underground metro link is another option or the number 46 bus, operated by Transports Metropolitan de Barcelona, will bring you to central Barcelona. Driving to the city is stress-free too. It’s a short 20-minute drive using the C-31 motorway. If you are planning on renting a car, Ryanair Car Hire has all the best deals.
What to expect on arrival in Barcelona
Barcelona is a truly incredible city with so much to do and see. As soon as your flights from Glasgow to Barcelona arrive, don’t waste any time in going out and seeing what the city has to offer. Las Ramblas is often the first stop for many tourists once they land in the city. It’s home to a colourful collection of street artists, market stalls and restaurants. Barcelona has one of the most exciting bar and restaurant scenes in all of Europe. Make sure you experience the local cuisine while you’re there. If you’re a football fan, don’t miss Camp Nou. Check out their enormous trophy collection and learn about one of the world’s most successful soccer clubs. If you have a day to spare, make the trip to PortAventura in Salou to get your adrenaline pumping. Find out more of what Barcelona has to offer on Try Somewhere New.
Five Fun Facts about Barcelona:
- The Eiffel Tower was originally planned to be built in Barcelona, but Spanish officials refused because the structure wouldn’t fit the city’s aesthetic. Architect Gustave Eiffel had to settle for Paris
- There were no beaches in Barcelona until they were purpose built for the 1992 Olympic Games. Barcelona was recently named “Best Beach City” by National Geographic
- The most visited museum in the city belongs to FC Barcelona which attracts football fans in their droves every year
- 12 metro stations are completely abandoned in Barcelona and are rumoured to be haunted
- 10% of Barcelona is covered by parks
From Glasgow to Barcelona: Practical Information
Barcelona can be very hot throughout the summer months, with temperatures ranging between 27°C and 30°C during the day. Winters remain warm too with highs of 17°C from November to March. Rainfall is also rare in the city, so leave the rain coat at home and pack lots of sun cream before you fly from Glasgow to Barcelona.
There are lots of ways to get around Barcelona. Public transport is plentiful. The metro, trams and FGC trains are probably the quickest way to get from place to place. They’re budget-friendly too – each journey costs just €2.20. Barcelona is also a great city to see by bike. The city has fully integrated cycle lanes and around 10% of the city is covered by parks which are great to explore on two wheels.
Two essentials to remember before your flights from Glasgow to Barcelona are to pack travel adaptors to charge your electronic devices, and to change your pounds into euros.
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