There's no bad time to book a flight to Barcelona. Hot summers and cool winters are the mainstay climates for this Spanish city. May, June and September are ideal times to visit Barcelona when the average temperature is in the high 70s (Fahrenheit). August is the hottest month, and when most locals pack up and head to the coast to escape the heat. January is cold, with temperatures averaging around 55 degrees.
Best Time to Fly to Barcelona
Barcelona is Spain’s most popular tourist destination, and summer is the peak season when most foreigners book flights to Barcelona. Many of the locals depart for the beach in August and leave the city to the visitors.
Ideal times to visit are May, June, and September when the weather is warm but not sizzling hot.
Between tourists and business travelers, Barcelona is busy year-round and cheap flights to Barcelona can always be found. September has fewer tourists, and October has lots of rain. Although the winters are mild, make sure your room is heated, it can get chilly at night.
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Getting around Barcelona
Public transportation is a great way to get around in Barcelona. Once you’re in an area, walking is a very nice way to explore. The metro is best and buses will take you to the airport and out from the center of town. 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 night fares are more expensive.