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Low cost airlines

Low cost airlines
Written by Paula

Barcelona is home of one of the most important airports in Europe. Aeroporto de Barcelona El Prat is the point of arrival and departure of millions of people each year. This means that there are many cities from which you can fly to Barcelona and many cities you can fly to, from Barcelona.

Take advantage of the prices offered by low cost airlines and come visit Barcelona. If you are already here, explore the world with Barcelona as your point of departure.

Here is a list of low cost airlines that fly from/to Barcelona.

low-cost airlines barcelonaRyanair

Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline with headquarters in Dublin. It was created in 1985, starting off as a small airline. Today Rynair is one of the most used companies for travelling in Europe. From Barcelona El-Prat you can fly to Germany, Spain, Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom and Sweden.


Vueling is a Spanish low-cost airline whose headquarters are located at El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona. The company was created in 2004, merging later with another low-cost company called Clickair.

Vueling flies from Barcelona to more than 40 countries, including Algeria, Tunisia, Estonia, Armenia, Ukraine, Finland, Lebanon, Hungary, Austria, Belarus, Senegal, Serbia, Luxembourg, Malta, Iceland, Gambia and Ghana.

Vueling is the second most important low-cost airline used to travel to and from Barcelona, surpassed only by Ryanair. While Ryanair’s prices are slightly cheaper, Vueling provides a service with a higher level of comfort, with wider spaces for the legs and a choice of flights at different times of the day, unlike Ryanair, whose flights are usually very early in the morning or very late at night.

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low-cost airlines barcelonaEasyJet is a Brittish airline with headquarters in London, England. The company flies to 580 different cities in European and African countries. If you choose EasyJet to travel from Barcelona, you can visit cities like Berlin, Belfast, Liverpool, London, Geneva, Milan, Lyon, Newcastle, Nice and Paris.

Like Vueling, EasyJet offers a service with higher quality than Ryanir, which makes their prices slightly more expensive.

Things to keep in mind when using low-cost airlines

Food: low-cost airlines do not provide meals, but they usually have a choice of snacks. If you are planning on having something to eat during your flight, buy it before you embark, since prices will be lower.

Luggage: low-cost airlines usually allow one free carry-on that can weigh up to ten kilos. If you plan to travel with suitcases, follow the weight and size indications strictly, since low-cost airlines are famous for charging up to 30€ for one extra kilo.

Don’t get fooled: when purchasing your ticket online, pay close attention to each step of the process. It is common for people to mistakenly pay for travel insurance, extra luggage or seat choosing for not reading every page before reaching payment details.


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Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

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