Cheap Flights to Zaragoza

Zaragoza overview

When is the best time to fly to Zaragoza?

Zaragoza is blessed by a welcoming climate, with average highs reaching 32 C in July and August, and staying around the mid-20s C until September. The cheapest flights can be found off-season, anytime between late October and April. One of the city’s biggest events is Holy Week, recording a history that leads back over 700 years. The nine-day event includes a procession of the Holy Burial on Good Friday featuring over 3,500 drums, as well as 52 others during the week. The most popular time to take a flight to Zaragoza is during either spring (April to mid-June) or autumn (September to October), when the climate is slightly cooler then the hot summer months. In August, when temperatures can peak at around 32 degrees Celsius, the city can become quite deserted as people head to the mountains or the coast for a holiday. Some bars, small business and restaurants also close during this period.

A great time to visit is during October when a lively party atmosphere fills Zaragoza’s streets for The Pilar Festival. Although the festival is officially celebrated every year on the 12th of October, the week leading up is full of excitement and festivities. Expect to see parades, flamenco dancing, street celebrations and fireworks all in honour of the female patron saint of Spain, the Virgin of Pilar. Cheap flights to Zaragoza will be harder to find around the time of this event, although the festivities could more than make up for the price.

Whatever the time of year, be sure to take advantage of the Zaragoza Card, a tourist pass that includes free entrance to all museums, monuments and places of interest, plus tourist services. The card even offers tapas and a drink in one of the specified bars, as well as up to 50% off at select hotels.

City overview

Zaragoza is blessed by a welcoming climate, with average highs reaching 32 C in July and August, and staying around the mid-20s C until September. The cheapest flights can be found off-season, anytime between late October and April. One of the city’s biggest events is Holy Week, recording a history that leads back over 700 years. The nine-day event includes a procession of the Holy Burial on Good Friday featuring over 3,500 drums, as well as 52 others during the week. The most popular time to take a flight to Zaragoza is during either spring (April to mid-June) or autumn (September to October), when the climate is slightly cooler then the hot summer months. In August, when temperatures can peak at around 32 degrees Celsius, the city can become quite deserted as people head to the mountains or the coast for a holiday. Some bars, small business and restaurants also close during this period.

A great time to visit is during October when a lively party atmosphere fills Zaragoza’s streets for The Pilar Festival. Although the festival is officially celebrated every year on the 12th of October, the week leading up is full of excitement and festivities. Expect to see parades, flamenco dancing, street celebrations and fireworks all in honour of the female patron saint of Spain, the Virgin of Pilar. Cheap flights to Zaragoza will be harder to find around the time of this event, although the festivities could more than make up for the price.

Whatever the time of year, be sure to take advantage of the Zaragoza Card, a tourist pass that includes free entrance to all museums, monuments and places of interest, plus tourist services. The card even offers tapas and a drink in one of the specified bars, as well as up to 50% off at select hotels.

Getting around Zaragoza

Zaragoza is served by an excellent public transport service, with both buses and trams operating a reliable and frequent timetable.

Getting from the Airport to the City

A bus service runs between the airport (ZAZ) and the city every 30 minutes, with stops at PLAZA, Plaza Imperial and the rail, and bus station. Car rental and private hire taxis are also available.

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More information about Zaragoza

  • The Basilica-Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar is the oldest of its kind outside of Rome and steeped in history
  • Traditional festival El Pilar in October and Easter celebrations allow fascinating insights into local culture
  • Why not find your ideal Spanish city break by searching the links above for cheap return flights to Zaragoza?
  • Mercado Central has been home to street markets since the Middle Ages and is the perfect place to buy souvenirs
  • Gourmets will love the many excellent tapas bars and other restaurants of the Old Town, Casco Viejo
  • Be sure to visit beautiful Primo de Rivera Park, known locally as Parque Grande, and its lush Botanical Garden
  • As capital of the Aragon region, Zaragoza is one of Northwest Spain’s foremost destinations
  • Take a trip out of town to fascinating monasteries such as the Monasterio de Piedra and visit Moncayo National Park
  • Many of the Mudejar buildings in Zaragoza such as the Palace of La Aljafería are UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Nightlife in Zaragoza comes alive late in the evening, with the Plaza Santa Cruz one of many bar and club hotspots

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