- By Kevin
- On Sep 4, 2017
- Travel Tips
I think the best way to travel to Spain and especially to BCN are coaches.European bus/coach serwices are very complex and reach large cities and small towns.Coaches are comfortable,equipped with toilets,air conditioning,reclining seats.Transportation of luggage is included in the ticket price.Tickets can be purchased online in advance,this is the best method.Getting to Barcelona,Barcelona travel tips as below.
Barcelona is served by El Prat Airport,situated 10km southwest of the city centre.The Aerobus runs every 15 mins and takes about half an hour to reach the centre,whilst trains also run into town.The major carriers from the UK are Iberia,British Airways and BMI,whilst cheap airlines Easyjet,Jet2,BMI Baby,as well as the dreaded Ryanair,all fly to Barcelona too.The latter of course have saved themselves a few cents by depositing you a hundred odd kilometres down the road in either Reus or Girona Airport.Get your thumb wagging.From the US try Iberia,Continental or Delta for direct flights or prepare to change at Madrid.
As you might expect Barcelona is well connected by rail to the capital Madrid(around 8 trains a day,journey time 2.5hrs),as well as Valencia down the road(16 trains a day,approx.4.5 hours).A ticket to Madrid is expensive however(around 120 euros)and a cheaper option for those on a budget is the overnight train,which also saves a night in a hostel.If you're a backpacker on your way to or from France trains connect to Montpellier,via Perpignan on a daily basis.Timetables can be checked at RENFE.Head to the central train station-Estacio de Sants-for any long distance journey.