Dreaming of a sunny, culture-packed getaway to Barcelona? Before booking your cheap flights from Liverpool to Barcelona here’s everything you need to know about the Catalan capital.
How to get to Liverpool Airport
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) can be easily accessed via a number of public transport options. Regular buses service the airport from the city centre including the 24-hour 86A route, operated by Arriva. You can also get to Liverpool Airport by train. The nearest station is Merseyrail Hunts Cross station which provides a direct bus service to the airport. With several parking options at the airport you can also drive there ahead of your flights from Liverpool to Barcelona. The airport is easily accessed via the M53 and M56 motorways, the A533 / Runcorn Widnes Bridge to the south and the M57 and M62 motorways via the Knowsley Expressway to the north.
Liverpool Airport: Overview
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is named after founding member of The Beatles, John Lennon, who was born and raised in the city of Liverpool. The airport handles just under 5 million passengers a year. The airport has one terminal where you’ll find a number of shops to pick up any last-minute essentials ahead of your flights from Liverpool to Barcelona. There are also plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants to relax in before boarding the plane.
Barcelona El-Prat Airport: Overview
When your flights from Liverpool to Barcelona arrive, you’ll find plenty of options to get you to the city centre from Barcelona El-Prat Airport (BCN). The airport is located just 12km from the city, roughly a 20-minute drive via the C-31 motorway. If you’re planning on renting a car for your trip, search Ryanair Car Hire for great value deals. The underground metro link will bring you to central Barcelona, or the number 46 bus operated by Transports Metropolitan de Barcelona will do the same job. There is also a train from terminal 1 to Passeig de Gràcia station where you can get a transfer to the Barcelona Metro system.
What to expect on arrival in Barcelona
Barcelona is one of those cities that should be on everyone’s bucket list of places to visit. The Catalan capital has so much to offer. After you fly from Liverpool to Barcelona, you’ll want to get out and see as much of the cities as possible. Barcelona has one of the best food and drink cultures in all of Europe. There are tons of cool bars and quality restaurants to check out during your stay. Add taking a stroll down Las Ramblas to your list of things to do as well. Flanked by iconic monuments and myriad tapas restaurants there’s a reason Las Ramblas is often the first stop for many tourists. Visiting Camp Nou is a must if you’re a fan of football. Their glittering silverware collection and insightful museum is a dream for any football fan regardless of who you support. And if you’re looking to get your adrenaline racing, make a day trip to Salou to experience PortAventura World. Discover more about Barcelona on Try Somewhere New.
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From Liverpool to Barcelona: Practical Information
Barcelona has one of the best public transport systems in Europe. The metro, trams and FGC trains are the quickest and most economical way to get around the city. Barcelona also has fully integrated cycle lanes and is a great place to explore by bike.
It rarely rains in Barcelona and is warm year-round. The summer months have peaks between 27°C and 30°C during the day, while it’s unusual for temperatures during the rest of the year to drop below 17°C. In summer it’s probably okay to leave your rain jacket at home - instead remember to take extra sun cream when packing before you fly from Liverpool to Barcelona.
If you want to use your electrical devices while in Barcelona you will have to pack a travel adaptor, and don’t forget to change your pounds into euros before your flights from Liverpool to Barcelona.
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