Cheap Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona
Flight information London Stansted to Barcelona
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Average flight time, total distance 736 miles
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This information is correct as of December 2015
Airlines that fly from Stansted to Barcelona
Ryanair is currently the only airline offering direct flights from Stansted to Baracelona. It's one of the airport's busiest routes, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment (and price hikes).
Terminal Information – Departing
Stansted Airport has one terminal. The departure lounge has a good range of bars, restaurants and shops. Enjoy a glass of bubbly at Blanc et Noir, some takeaway sushi from Itsu, or a bigger meal in Giraffe. If you feel like shopping you can browse the luxury goods in World Duty Free, stock up on beauty bargains at the Body Shop, and pick up some toys in Hamleys. There's a WHSmith for grabbing some last-minute beach reading and a Boots for that all-important sunscreen. If you want to treat yourself you can check into the Escape Lounge. Comfortable seats, unlimited Wi-Fi, and a range of complimentary snacks and drinks: it's a great way to kick-start your holiday.
Terminal Information – Arriving
Ryanair flights land at Terminal 2, which is where the airport's main public transport hub is located. The fastest way to reach the city is to take the suburban train. One-way tickets cost €4.10* (about £3). Keep a close eye on the station signs. The train doesn't terminate in Barcelona, but goes all the way out to the suburbs. The Aerobus Express bus is a slower (but safer) option. Single tickets cost €5.90* (about £4.30) while 15 day return tickets cost €10.20* (about £7.40). Another option is the local bus, number 46, which is only €2* (about £1.45) per ticket. There's a taxi rank outside the terminal too. Cabs are metered, but be prepared to spend around €30-40* (£21-30). Tariffs are higher at night and on the weekend. Car hire is available from Barcelona Airport and is a good option if you're heading out to explore the Costa Brava. Most major companies have a desk in the arrivals area.
You need a valid passport to fly to Barcelona from London. It's best to arrive two hours before departure if you're flying internationally.
What to expect in Barcelona
Barcelona is one hour ahead of London and the currency is the Euro (€). People love Barcelona for its lively atmosphere, warm weather and low prices. You can expect to spend about half of what you would in London when you go out for dinner or drinks. During the summer temperatures tend to hover around 24°C, which is ideal for sunbathing as well as sightseeing. It doesn't get too cold in winter, either, with a mild average of 10°C in January. Winter breaks in Barcelona are ideal if you want to beat the summer crowds.
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