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Flight Information from Manchester to Barcelona

distanceDistance857 miles (1383 km)
durationAverage flight duration2 h 20 min
priceAverage plane ticket price£203 (€230)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesRyanair, Vueling, easyJet, Jet2. Com, Iberia or KLM

Flights from Manchester to Barcelona cover the 857 miles (1383 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like Ryanair, Vueling, easyJet, Jet2. Com, Iberia or KLM. There are direct flight services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £203, you can find the cheapest plane ticket for as low as £53. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.


Travel with RyanAir, Iberia and Vueling between Manchester and Barcelona

Travel between Manchester and Barcelona from £53 with Omio’s flight partners RyanAir, Iberia and Vueling! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.


If you're looking for cheap RyanAir tickets between Manchester and Barcelona, check out Omio! With one-way Manchester to Barcelona plane ticket prices starting as low as £317 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Barcelona from Manchester by showing you the latest RyanAir offers, flight timetables and tickets for this 857 miles (1383 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this trip, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with RyanAir. If you search for RyanAir tickets from Manchester to Barcelona in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the flight. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest flight from Manchester to Barcelona on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect flight with RyanAir so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

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Flights from Manchester to Barcelona

With around 25 direct flights to choose from each week, travellers can always get from Manchester to Barcelona. A typical flight takes about two hours and 30 minutes to complete and departures are available in the morning, afternoon or evening.

Which airlines fly from Manchester to Barcelona?

Ryanair, Vueling and Iberia are some of the main service providers on the Manchester to Barcelona route. Those choosing indirect flights have access to a host of international and economy carriers including Eurowings in partnership with Flybe and Vueling.

How long is the flight from Manchester to Barcelona?

The average duration of flights from Manchester to Barcelona is two and a half hours. Ryanair and easyJet offer some of the fastest options with flight times of around two hours and 20 minutes on certain routes. An indirect flight like Eurowings and Vueling via Dusseldorf might take 9 hours or more depending on the day and route.

How many flights are there from Manchester to Barcelona?

There are 4 to 6 direct flights to Barcelona from Manchester each day. Flights normally leave at a rate of two each morning and two each afternoon with the rest in the evening on busier days. There are hundreds of indirect flights each week and departures start from around 5:30 a.m. and continue until about 10:50 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Manchester to Barcelona?

Departure airport:Manchester Airport (MAN) has been voted best UK airport several times in recent years thanks to its excellent facilities. It is located in the south of the city and can be easily reached by Metroline or TransPenine train or local and National Express bus services. Short and long stay parking is available for those who wish to drive to the airport.

Arrival airport:Flights to Barcelona from Manchester land at El Prat International Airport (BCN). Travellers can hop in a taxi or take the Aerobus service which leaves from Terminals 1 and 2 for Place de Catalunya in the city centre every 10 minutes. The RENFE R2 Nord suburban train from Section B, Terminal 2 offers fast links to Sants, Passeig de Gracia and various stations in and around the city.

Taking a Flight from Manchester

Located 37 km south of the city centre, Manchester Airport is 20 minutes away by train. Trains leave Manchester Piccadilly Station every 10 minutes until around 1:00 a.m. The Metrolink tram system is another public transport option. Trams leave Piccadilly every 12 to 15 minutes, the last tram is at 10:00 p.m. on Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11:00 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays and around midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Flying into Barcelona

Barcelona is a vibrant city which balances the old and new beautifully. From Gaudí's spectacular architecture and Picasso walking tours to modern bars and restaurants, there is an eclectic mix of sights and scenes. Barcelona El Prat Airport is 13 kilometres from the centre of Barcelona. Public transport options include bus, train and metro. Buses take around 20 minutes and depart every few minutes, 24 hours a day. Trains leave every 30 minutes until 11:00 p.m. and then metros connect to various parts of the city.

Travel Tips

Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Take a flight to Barcelona easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Barcelona.
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my flight to Barcelona from Manchester?

Travel between Manchester, United Kingdom and Barcelona, Spain by plane is: Partially open.

Can I enter Spain from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Manchester?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

All travellers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 17/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight to Barcelona from Manchester as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Barcelona, Spain?

The current restriction level for your return trip by plane from Barcelona to Manchester is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Spain?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Barcelona?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Manchester, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 16/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Barcelona to Manchester flight here.

How much does a cheap flight between Manchester and Barcelona cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest flights between Manchester and Barcelona to cost as little as £53  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of plane tickets between Manchester and Barcelona?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a plane ticket to Barcelona from Manchester is £203  one way.
How far is it from Manchester to Barcelona by plane?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Manchester to Barcelona via plane to be approximately 857 miles (1383 km).
How long is the flight journey from Manchester to Barcelona?
While the time it takes to travel 857 miles (1383 km) to Barcelona from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the flight duration from Manchester to Barcelona is on average 2 h 20 min.
What airport does the flight from Manchester to Barcelona depart from? Which Barcelona airport do I fly into from Manchester?

Omio customers most frequently book their flights from Manchester Airport   to Barcelona El Prat Airport.

Where is the airport in Manchester to go to Barcelona? Where is the airport in Barcelona located?

Passengers board their flight most frequently from Manchester Airport, which is located around 8 miles (13 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the plane at Barcelona El Prat Airport, located 7 miles (11 km) away from the city centre. You can check for taxi services, public transportation options or airport shuttle services available from Barcelona El Prat Airport to take you to the city centre of Barcelona.

What airlines go from Manchester to Barcelona?
For the route from Manchester to Barcelona you can take a flight with Ryanair, Vueling, easyJet, Jet2. Com, Iberia or KLM. Be sure to check out all possible airlines that offer services from Manchester to Barcelona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any Manchester to Barcelona direct flights?
Yes, there are direct flights to Barcelona from Manchester, and you can find a direct flight for this route with Vueling  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your plane ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
What are the first and last departure flight times from Manchester to Barcelona?
If you prefer early morning flights from Manchester to Barcelona, the first flight leaves at 05: 05. If you prefer late night flights from Manchester to Barcelona, the last flight of the day leaves at 18: 40. Omio shows you the latest flight from Manchester to Barcelona times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I book plane tickets between Manchester and Barcelona for the best deals?
If you buy Manchester to Barcelona plane tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £203. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for flights to Barcelona from Manchester. Look out for plane tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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