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Manchester to Barcelona flights

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Departure Sun, 04 Oct Return Sun, 18 Oct
MAN Manchester
BCN Barcelona
return from £19
Departure Wed, 21 Oct Return Sun, 25 Oct
MAN Manchester
BCN Barcelona
return from £24
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Enchanting Barcelona is a grand city with a distinct culture and enviable historic heritage.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.09 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.93 GBP
Last checked on 27 September 2020
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Barcelona are 33% cheaper than in Manchester.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Barcelona is 22% cheaper than a meal in Manchester.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Barcelona is 9% cheaper than in Manchester.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Barcelona is 42% cheaper than in Manchester.

Manchester airports
  • ( Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 74 miles
  • ( Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
Barcelona airports
  • ( El Prat (BCN)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Reus (REU)
    How far from city centre: 57 miles
  • ( Costa Brava (GRO)
    How far from city centre: 51 miles
K Distance: 861 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from Manchester

Manchester is one of the largest cities in England and is known for its industrial and cultural history. The city is served by Manchester Airport, which is not too far away from the city centre. It is only 14 kilometres away and is located in Ringway. This airport has three terminals and serves millions of passengers from across the world.

Flights from Manchester to Barcelona take off from Manchester Airport, which was officially opened in 1938. However, it was partially opened in 1937 and has remained operational ever since. This airport was used as a RAF base during World War II and is the second busiest airport in England after Heathrow Airport in London.

Getting to Manchester airport

Manchester Airport can be reached by a number of methods. To catch Manchester to Barcelona flights, arrive at the Manchester Piccadilly Station in the centre of the city and take the TransPennine Express to reach the Manchester Airport Railway Station at the airport. Another option is to take bus 43 from Central Manchester. You can also arrive at Cornbrook Station and take the Metrolink to the airport. An easier and more comfortable option is to take a taxi from wherever you are, but this may prove to be a little expensive.

Arriving to Barcelona

Barcelona is a city in the Catalan region of Spain, and is known for its distinct culture and cuisine. It is an international fashion capital and is known for its boutiques, shopping malls and upscale stores. However, it is also known for its beautiful buildings, particularly noticed in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of the city. Montjuic is a beautiful garden where you can interact with the locals whilst enjoying the sunshine and breeze. Do not forget to spend some time at the bustling Barceloneta beach, which is synonymous with the city. Finally, hangout at Gracia, a bohemian neighbourhood with many cafes and bars.

How to get to the city centre

Flights to Barcelona from Manchester always arrive at Barcelona-El Prat Airport, located 12 kilometres away from the city centre. As it is not too far away from Gothic Quarter, you can easily take a Rodalies commuter train to Passeig de Gracia station and head to the Gothic Quarter. However, if you wish to reach Placa Catalunya directly, you can simply take an Aerobus shuttle. Another option is to take Barcelona Metro's L9, which brings you to the city centre as well. There are a number of taxi and cab services in the city, so it is never a problem to find one outside the airport.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Manchester to Barcelona

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from Manchester to Barcelona?
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 Manchester. 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 much, on average, are flights from Manchester to Barcelona?
The average price to go from Manchester to Barcelona is 74.13 GBP but ticket prices vary a lot, depending on the season and how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Manchester to Barcelona at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 19€ for the route Manchester - Barcelona. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest 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 Manchester?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Barcelona costs an average of 2.38 GBP, 5% cheaper than Manchester, with a fare of 2.50 GBP, while train tickets costs 33% less in Barcelona: 2.01 GBP against 3.00 GBP in Manchester. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.97 GBP in Barcelona, 19% less than the 13.50 GBP in Manchester. The price of the coffee is around 42% cheaper in Barcelona, with an average of 1.63 GBP, while in Manchester the coffee costs 2.80 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Manchester to Barcelona?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from Manchester to Barcelona are May, July and April.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Manchester to Barcelona?
The best time of the year to go to Barcelona when flying from Manchester depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1 month to fly to  Barcelona from Manchester in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by May and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period November, January and December are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Manchester -  Barcelona.
How long does the flight take to go from Manchester to Barcelona?
The total flight time between Manchester and Barcelona is of around 02:22 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,393 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in oter cities in between).

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