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Flights to Barcelona in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$1,846Average for return flights in December 2021
Return from$1,140From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Barcelona
One-way from$437One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Barcelona

Cheap flights to Barcelona in December, January 2021

The best prices found for S37 flights for December, January
1 Dec. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

33h 25m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

25h 30m
$1,462

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 30/11/21

14 Dec. - 8 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

45h 40m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

29h 30m
$1,549

Japan Airlines

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Deal found 1/12/21

25 Dec. - 12 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

44h 45m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

24h 50m
$1,577

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 1/12/21

Barcelona 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Barcelona found for this year
1 Dec. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

33h 25m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

25h 30m
$1,462

Singapore Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 30/11/21

14 Dec. - 8 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

45h 40m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

29h 30m
$1,549

Japan Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

25 Dec. - 12 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

44h 45m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

24h 50m
$1,577

Singapore Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Last minute flights to Barcelona

Late deals on return flights to Barcelona, departing today and this week
7 Dec. - 14 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

30h 25m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

34h 55m
$1,753

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 30/11/21

8 Dec. - 16 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

3 stops

35h 00m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

40h 45m
$1,848

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/12/21

8 Dec. - 16 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

46h 25m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

40h 45m
$1,857

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Can I fly to Barcelona from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Barcelona

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Barcelona.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for rt-pcr (naat) and 48 for antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Barcelona.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Barcelona.

Can I fly back to Australia from Barcelona?

Returning to Australia from Barcelona

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Barcelona must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Barcelona are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Barcelona?

The cheapest ticket to Barcelona found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,281

February

$1,088

March

$1,089

April

$1,241

May

$1,143

June

$1,290

July

$1,454

August

$1,370

September

$1,403

October

$1,141

November

$1,159

December

$1,512

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Barcelona is currently February; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Barcelona?

Average Barcelona flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

SYD - S37

Price

$1,089 - $1,921

S37

Temperature

9 - 24 °C

S37

Precipitation

20 - 91 mm

June is typically the best time to fly to Barcelona, but there are other times where great deals are available. August tends to be the warmest period in Barcelona so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. October is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Barcelona?

Booking 58 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Barcelona. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

How long is the flight to Barcelona?

Flights to Barcelona, Spain, are widely accessible from major Australian airports, such as Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD), Brisbane Airport (BNE) and Perth Airport (PER). With your Barcelona flight deals, durations will differ considerably according to the departure airport and the number of layovers. From Sydney, flight times can vary from 25-44h. From Perth, you can expect flight durations between 21-45h; and from Brisbane, flights take between 26-60h.

Are there direct flights to Barcelona?

Currently, there are no direct flights between any cities in Australia and Barcelona, Spain. Flights from Sydney offer the most frequent and fastest flights to Barcelona, with only one layover. Flights from Australian cities Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne have one or more layovers. Major airlines Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qantas and Qatar Airways offer Barcelona flight deals to Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN), Barcelona. Common routes may include stops in Doha (DOH), Singapore (SIN), Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Tokyo (HND).

How do you get from the Barcelona airport to the city centre?

There are several convenient and efficient ways for you to travel from Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Spain, to the centre of the city. The official shuttle bus (Aerobus A1) departs from Terminal 1 approximately every 10min and travels to Place de Catalunya in around 35min. You can purchase tickets from the terminal or on the bus. A RENFE train is available from Terminal 2, requiring a free shuttle bus transfer from Terminal 1. You will need to purchase a ticket for the N2 North Line, and the journey will take roughly 30min. Taxis can be found directly outside the exit of Terminal 1, taking approximately 20min depending on the time of day. The Metro L9 runs every 30min, and by changing at Torrassa onto the red line, you can reach the centre in approximately 30min.

What are some things to do in Barcelona?

Barcelona is a vibrant city rich in cultural heritage, architecture and lively events sure to appeal to any traveller. Las Ramblas has long remained a must-see for any tourist; street performers, market stalls and cafes adorn the boulevard making it a perfect destination to while away a few hours. A visit to Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the Gothic Quarter will be at the top of the list for most Barcelona visitors. You can enjoy a guided tour around the cathedral and museum, and marvel at this UNESCO-listed monument so emblematic of this city. A bus tour will enable you to explore the city at leisure with the benefit of a knowledgeable guide to point out fascinating facts on your journey. If you feel energetic, you could even hire a bike and discover this city at your own pace. In July, Barcelona and its beachfront area comes alive with the Cruilla Music Festival, showcasing musicians from around the globe through four days of concerts, food, workshops and much more at this family-friendly event.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Barcelona?

For an Australian citizen to travel to Barcelona, Spain, you must have a valid passport issued within the last 10 years. You must ensure that there are at least three months remaining on your passport beyond the date of your planned departure from the EU. Upon arrival in Barcelona, you will be issued with a Schengen visa, which permits you to stay for up to 90 days within six months. You must receive an official stamp in your passport from the border officer upon your arrival.

Barcelona climate

On the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona has hot summers and cool winters. July and August are the hottest months with the temperatures occasionally pushing 37 degrees. January is the coolest month when temperatures are usually in the 10s. May and June are sunny and warm, and in September the heat starts to cool down to comfortable ranges.

Getting around Barcelona

The public transportation system is very thorough and includes a bus network, a metro, several tram networks and aerial cable cars. It’s a great way to get around Barcelona but walking is a very nice way to explore.

The double-decker Bus Turistic makes stops at popular tourist destinations in the summer. Save some money by buying multiple-ride tickets. The Barcelona Card gets you discounts at various restaurants and tourist attractions. You can also rent mopeds and bicycles, or hail a taxi. 

Taxis are reasonably priced, but it’s always a good idea to make sure the meter is running. Note that fares are more expensive at night.

Visitors who prefer to drive will find that Barcelona is well-connected with neighbouring areas. Three international routes cut through the city, and an extensive network of highways and smaller roads help to connect major sights within the city.

Getting Downtown from the airport

Once the flight arrives at Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN), the Aerobus service goes to and from Placa de Catalunya every 15 minutes, stopping off at locations along the way. It is a good option for those with little luggage. Trains run from the airport to various stations in the city centre every 30 minutes. The airport station is located near the terminal and is connected to it by a moving walkway. There are taxi ranks outside the airport. Taxis are metered and the journey time by road or rail is between 20 and 30 minutes.

What is good to know if travelling to Barcelona?

  • There are so many major tourist attractions in the city that you may feel like getting off the beaten track and seeing something a little more esoteric. If so, the Museu del Calcat, or shoe museum, is the perfect spot. The museum showcases the cobbler’s craft from Roman times to the modern day.
  • The catamaran Orsom is moored at the port of Barcelona and is a great way to escape the city to the sea or to parts of the Costa Brava. Jazz cruises set out in the evenings. To book, just head to the port at the bottom of Las Ramblas.
  • As with most major tourist attractions, it’s best to visit the Sagrada Familia in the very early morning if you want to avoid the crowds. Millions of people come here every year, so unless you enjoy being jostled, arrive first thing in the morning to see it in relative peace and quiet.
  • For a more relaxed enjoyment of a Gaudi masterpiece, head for the Parc Guell. Buses stop right outside, or you can take a short walk from the metro. The Unesco site is filled with Gaudi’s stunning sculptures, but there is plenty of room just to sit back and enjoy the views of the city.
  • If you want to visit the beaches of Barcelona, the closest to the city centre is Barceloneta. However, this is, understandably, extremely busy. A short bus ride away is Nova Icaria, near to the Olympic marina. As well as the beach are bars and restaurants – but again it is almost always full. To experience the sea in a bit more solitude, take a train to the north (local custom has it that the beaches to the north attract a higher class of visitor) and stop at Ocata, where you’ll find a long sandy beach with plenty of space and beautifully clean water.

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