When it comes to travel we all have our own particular strategies that we like to use to get the best deals possible. But you may find keeping in mind what I suggest below could help you to travel cheaper to Barcelona next time you decide to visit this amazing city.
Tip 1 – Don’t Be Picky
If you are only able to visit Barcelona during those periods when air fares are high why not think about flying to a neighbouring airport instead. Then from there you can either catch a bus or train to Barcelona. You’ll be amazed to find that the costs of travel by bus around Spain are among some of the lowest prices on offer. For example if you were to travel from say Madrid to Barcelona the cost of traveling by coach is around €40 for a return ticket.
Tip 2 – Be Flexible
If you are able to be flexible about the dates when you travel then look to see if other dates surrounding the date on which you want to travel can offer you lower fares. Sometimes booking a day or two before you originally wanted to travel can really bring the cost of traveling to your chosen destination down quite a bit. Also don’t just limit yourself at looking at dates when to travel, but also times.
Tip 3 – Cross Reference
Once you have an idea of when will be the cheapest time to travel then now head over to one or two of the air fare search sites. Once you visit these sites you should search for the airports and the dates on which you want to travel and which have proven to offer up opportunities to travel cheaper to Barcelona. Now put the same information into their search areas and see what results they provide. If the results you are seeing are mixed don’t be afraid to try another search engine to see what results they come up with.
Tip 4 – Go Direct To The Airline
Sometimes by going direct to the source can prove the most effective way for you to get the best deals possible when you want to visit a city like Barcelona. In fact whenever possible it is best if you try to book your flight direct with the airline from their own website rather than through an air fare search site. By choosing to book direct should anything go wrong then of course it is only the air line you’ll need to deal with rather than a third party. Plus by going direct to the airline you may be able to take advantage of any deals or specials that they are currently offering.
Generally most airlines when they find you to be a repeat customer also like to offer you incentives to keep using their services, so if they have ask you to sign up to them do so.