Barcelona is one of Spain's dazzling Mediterranean cities, with endless culture, fabled architecture and museums, vibrant festivals, concerts and an unrivalled drinking and dining scene. The seaside city offers sun drenched beaches to swim and walk along, with the famous Barceloneta offering plenty of entertainment and seafood restaurants to dine at along the shore. Take in the architecture of the city, stroll through the lanes of the gothic quarter, visit Gaudi's Sagrada Família church, wander along La Rambla to shop and stroll through La Boqueria. Spend time in Park Güell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy the fine Catalan cuisine and tapas. Nightlife and music thrive here - Barcelona is a city that doesn’t stop.View our Barcelona travel guide
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Visiting from Melbourne to Barcelona
Fly Melbourne to Barcelona (MEL to BCN)
The approximate flight time for a flight from Melbourne to Barcelona is around 27 hours and 25 minutes.
When to visit
The best time to visit Barcelona is in the springtime (May to June) with beautiful weather, clear days and fewer crowds to see the attractions and exciting art exhibitions. The temperatures range around 20°C to 25°C. Summer (June to August) is a popular time to visit to enjoy the beaches, dine outdoors, hire a boat and see outdoor concerts. Temperatures in summer range from 27°C to 31°C.
What is the main airport called?
Barcelona El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN)Opens in a new tab or window. It is an international airport located 12 km southwest of the centre of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Arriving in Barcelona
When your flight arrives in Barcelona, you’ll be welcomed by the staff the airport to get your visit off to the right start.
Getting into Barcelona from Barcelona Airport
Getting into Barcelona is easy, with a range of transport options to suit your needs. Choose from public transport, taxi, ride share, hotel shuttle, private transfer or car rental. Taking the train from BCN airport to the city centre is a good option with trains running every 30 minutes. Take the R2 Nord line that reaches the main station in the city in around 20 minutes. By metro, take the L9 Sud with a stop outside both terminal 1 and 2 running every 7 minutes to the city centre and stops along the way. The aerobus goes directly to the city centre, with the bus stop located at terminal 1. Taxi and Uber are a convenient way to travel and located at both terminals. It takes between 30 to 40 minutes to reach the city depending on the traffic. It's possible to rent a car near the arrivals area, or you may wish to organise a hotel shuttle or private transfer.
Getting around Barcelona
Getting around Barcelona and its metropolitan area is easy with an efficient public transport network – metro, trams, buses and the cities and suburban rail service (FGC). Public transport is the quickest, simplest and most convenient way of getting around Barcelona. You can choose from the different ticket types and travel cards. The city also has a public bike hire scheme with more than 200 km of bike lanes and you can cycle through Barcelona's open spaces and parks. There are more than 10,000 taxis in the city which can be easily identified by their yellow and black colours, a green light on the roof indicated it's availability. Uber also operate in Barcelona, which is a good way to travel if you don’t speak Spanish. Other options include renting an electric cycle or you can rent a car, though with an efficient public transport network you may not need to.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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