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Rotterdam to Barcelona flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Rotterdam and Barcelona take, on average, 2 hours minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Rotterdam with Barcelona found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Rotterdam is the departure airport operating flights between Rotterdam and Barcelona
Arriving Airport Flights departing Rotterdam with Barcelona as destination arrives at El Prat

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Departure Fri, 27 May Return Thu, 02 Jun
RTM Rotterdam
BCN Barcelona
return from £104
Departure Wed, 15 Jun Return Fri, 17 Jun
RTM Rotterdam
BCN Barcelona
return from £97
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.17 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.86 GBP
Last checked on 26 May 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Barcelona are 40% cheaper than in Rotterdam.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Barcelona is 29% cheaper than a meal in Rotterdam.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Barcelona is 25% cheaper than in Rotterdam.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Barcelona is 26% cheaper than in Rotterdam.

Rotterdam airports
  • ( Schiphol (AMS)
    How far from city centre: 34 miles
  • ( Welschap (EIN)
    How far from city centre: 51 miles
  • ( Niederrhein (Weeze) (NRN)
    How far from city centre: 75 miles
  • ( Rotterdam (RTM)
    How far from city centre: 10 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: 737 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Rotterdam to Barcelona

How long is the flight from Rotterdam to Barcelona?

A direct flight from Rotterdam to Barcelona takes about two hours to cover the 737-mile flight path. The duration of a flight between Rotterdam and Barcelona with connections usually takes about five hours, depending on the layover destination.

What are the most common stopovers?

Most flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona are direct, but those with layovers may include Brussels Airport (BRU), Heathrow Airport (LHR), and London City Airport (LCY).

What documentation do I need to fly to Barcelona from Rotterdam?

Dutch citizens holding valid passports don't need a visa to enter Barcelona. You're allowed to stay up to 90 days in Spain without a visa for visitor purposes. This is also true for nationals of other EU and EEA member countries.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to Barcelona?

In addition to essential travel documents, the items you need to carry for Barcelona trips include sunscreen, swimsuit, and sunglasses for summer trips, and light sweaters and jackets for the mild winters.

Which airlines fly from Rotterdam to Barcelona

Several major airlines offer flight services to Barcelona from Rotterdam. These include:

  • British Airways, the UK's largest air carrier.
  • Transavia Airlines, a Dutch low-cost airline.
  • Ryanair, an Irish low-cost air operator.
  • Vueling, a Spanish low-cost airline.
  • Brussels Airlines, Belgium's largest airline.
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the largest air operator in the Netherlands.

How to find cheap flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona

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When are the best times to fly from Rotterdam to Barcelona

  • March is a great time for city breaks in Barcelona, as it's the beginning of spring. You can expect pleasant weather and long sunny days, with average highs around 16°C. Spring also leads into some of the popular local festivals like the Barcelona Beer Festival, Guitar BCN festival, and L'ou com balla.
  • June marks the start of summer, and one of the busiest times to visit Barcelona. The climate is hot and humid, with maximum temperatures around 28°C. The water is perfect for swimming and other beach activities. During this period, you can also enjoy events like the Sónar music festival, Sant Joan festival, and the Grec Festival.
  • September is an excellent time to explore Barcelona. The weather is balmy and breezy with a comfortable drop in temperature. The average high temperature doesn’t exceed 26°C, so this season is ideal to explore the city on foot.
  • November through March is considered the cheapest time to go to Barcelona. You'll experience pleasantly cool weather, with the average highs around 11°C. In addition to the festive atmosphere around Christmastime and minimal crowds, you can also enjoy fantastic deals on flight and hotel bookings during these months.

Airports in Rotterdam

Rotterdam has one major airport serving Barcelona: Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM).

Useful information about Rotterdam The Hague Airport

Located about 4 miles north-west of Rotterdam's city centre, Rotterdam The Hague Airport is one of the Netherlands's largest airports.

How to get to the airport:

  • By bus— bus line 33 from Meijersplein metro station; journey varies between 20 to 25 minutes.
  • By taxi — travel time around 25 minutes.

Services: open 24/7; free Wi-Fi, medical assistance, child care, ATMs, currency exchange, conference facilities, duty-free shops, cafés, and restaurants.

Airports in Barcelona

Barcelona has one major airport serving Rotterdam: Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

Useful information about Barcelona–El Prat Airport

Located about 8 miles south-west of the city centre, Barcelona–El Prat Airport is one of Spain's busiest airports.

How to get from the airport to Barcelona:

  • By train - RENFE R2 line, runs every 30 minutes; journey takes about 25 minutes.
  • By taxi - travel time varies between 25 to 30 minutes.
  • By bus - Aerobus or TMB bus route 46; about 40 minutes.

Services: open 24/7; free Wi-Fi, baby care, ATMs, banks, business lounges, duty-free shops, several cafés, and restaurants.

What to do and visit in Barcelona

  • Check out some of the architectural masterpieces by the famed architect Antoni Gaudí, including the Sagrada Familia church, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà.
  • Take a leisurely stroll along the La Rambla pedestrian mall to explore the Liceu opera house, Columbus Monument, and La Boquería, a bustling marketplace.
  • Immerse yourself in the city's rich artistic and cultural heritage at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and the Picasso Museum.
  • Visit the striking Casa de les Punxes and admire its spectacular Catalan modernist exterior.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona

😷 Is it safe to travel from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam. 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 Rotterdam to Barcelona at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Rotterdam to Barcelona is 97£. 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 Rotterdam?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Barcelona costs an average of 2.55 GBP, 25% cheaper than Rotterdam, with a fare of 3.40 GBP, while train tickets costs 40% less in Barcelona: 2.04 GBP against 3.40 GBP in Rotterdam. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.19 GBP in Barcelona, 29% less than the 14.44 GBP in Rotterdam. The price of the coffee is around 26% cheaper in Barcelona, with an average of 1.71 GBP, while in Rotterdam the coffee costs 2.31 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Rotterdam to Barcelona?
The most popular months to book a trip from Rotterdam to Barcelona are January, November and February, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Rotterdam to Barcelona?
The best time of the year to go to Barcelona when flying from Rotterdam depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, November is the top 1º month to fly to Barcelona from Rotterdam in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, September and October are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Rotterdam -  Barcelona.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Rotterdam to Barcelona?
The total flight time between Rotterdam and Barcelona is of around 02:00 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,196 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 Rotterdam?
While in Rotterdam the temperatures can reach an average of 30.93 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 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 -3.18 ºC average degrees reported in Rotterdam. During the winter period, Rotterdam can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while Barcelona have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Rotterdam and Barcelona?
The main airport route flying between Rotterdam and Barcelona is: Rotterdam (RTM) to El Prat (BCN). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Transavia Airlines.
Which are the airlines with flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Rotterdam to Barcelona are:
  • Transavia Airlines.
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