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London to Barcelona flights

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Flight DurationFlights between London and Barcelona take, on average, 2 h and 10 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between London with Barcelona found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Heathrow is the departure airport operating flights between London and Barcelona
Arriving AirportFlights departing London with Barcelona as destination arrives at El Prat

Cheap last minute flights to Barcelona

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Departure Mon, 08 Nov Return Wed, 10 Nov
LON London
BCN Barcelona
return from £17
Departure Mon, 15 Nov Return Wed, 17 Nov
LON London
BCN Barcelona
return from £17
Flight route information
Barcelona is an international centre of art and culture, and is known for its beautiful architecture.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.18 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.86 GBP
Last checked on 24 October 2021
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Barcelona are 27% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Barcelona is 32% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Barcelona is 15% cheaper than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Barcelona is 46% cheaper than in London.

London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
Barcelona airports
  • ( El Prat (BCN)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Costa Brava (GRO)
    How far from city centre: 51 miles
  • ( Reus (REU)
    How far from city centre: 57 miles
K Distance: 708 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from London

London is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet and millions of travellers visit it every year. The city is served by several airports including Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted. Although these 3 are the most famous London airports, Luton is also very well known. This last one had its minute of glory thanks to a television advert for Campari and several TV series, such as Airline and Luton Airport

Flights from London to Barcelona may take off from any of the airports of London. Luton Airport, for example, is located 47 kilometres from London city centre and is known for being much farther away from the centre than London City Airport.

Getting to London airport

One of the six airports of London will be the starting point for London to Barcelona flights. If your plane takes off from Southend or Stansted, bear in mind that these airports are located in the county of Essex. You will need to start early and take a train to reach these airports. The same is the case with Luton Airport. You will need to start early and board a train. Though Heathrow and Gatwick are far away, they are connected by high speed trains. London City Airport is very close to the city of London and you will just need to take a taxi.

Arriving to Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it is known for its baroque buildings and architecture. It is also an international centre of culture, history and art. Start your day at the Gothic Quarter, which houses some of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Barcelona. Once you are done appreciating the architecture of the city, head toward Barceloneta beach, which is a great place to soak in some sun. Gracia is an interesting neighbourhood with a number of bars, cafes and restaurants. End your journey at the Montjuic garden, is very peaceful and relaxing.

How to get to the city centre

Flights to Barcelona from London do not take a significant amount of time to complete the journey. The airport of Barcelona is 12 kilometres from the city and is conveniently located. Take a Rodalies commuter train from the airport and get off at Central Barcelona. The train station is Passeig de Gracia. You can also hop on L9 Sud (Orange Line) of Barcelona Metro to reach the city centre. Take the Aerobus to reach Placa Catalunya. If you do not want to sweat it out, just take a taxi or a cab, which can be found outside the airport. However, remember that taxis are always more expensive.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Barcelona

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Barcelona during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Spain may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Barcelona at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Barcelona is 17£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Barcelona expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Barcelona costs an average of 2.54 GBP, 15% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 27% less in Barcelona: 2.03 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.16 GBP in Barcelona, 32% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 46% cheaper in Barcelona, with an average of 1.62 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.99 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Barcelona?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Barcelona are July, May and April, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Barcelona?
The best time of the year to go to Barcelona when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Barcelona from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and May. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, November and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Barcelona.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Barcelona?
The total flight time between London and Barcelona is of around 02:10 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,146 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Barcelona compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Barcelona's temperatures can go up to 30.74 ºC during the hot season, with 12.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 3.49 ºC in Barcelona, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Barcelona have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Barcelona?
The main airport route flying between London and Barcelona is: Stansted (STN) to El Prat (BCN). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Ryanair.
  • Alternatively, you can find London - Barcelona flights between Luton International (LTN) to El Prat (BCN) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Ryanair.
  • Easyjet.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Barcelona are:
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Barcelona are:
  • Swiss International Air Lines, stoping in Zurich for 60 minutes minimun.
  • TAP Portugal, with 60 minutes scale in Lisbon.
  • TAP Portugal, with 60 minutes scale in Lisbon.

El Prat - Latest customer reviews

5.0 /5
Reviews: 1
5.0 /5
Date 2018-04-02 Age Under 30 City London

It was the best experience I have flown with Vueling there were many empty seats they offered to take my luggage in without extra payments. It made me wonder if they do the same with full capacity though.

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