This Route is Operated by:
Ryanair, Iberia, Vueling, easyJet
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|Avg. Flight Duration:|
2 hours 26 minutes
|Flights Depart from:||Manchester|
|Flights arrive in:||Barcelona|
|Airlines:||Ryanair, TAP Portugal, Vueling|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barcelona is a vibrant city which balances the old and new beautifully. From GaudÃ'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.