Everything you need to know about Spanish flights
Spain is a diverse, historic nation which offers spectacular landmarks and stunning scenery for international visitors flying to Europe. While tourists typically visit during July and August, the heat can be intense at this time of year. Most intercontinental flights to Spain depart from the major US hubs in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, with the majority of flights landing in Madrid. Flight times to Madrid are around 11 hours from Los Angeles and 7-8 hours from New York. Cheap flights from North America to Spain often depart in the evenings, enabling a morning arrival in Spain. Spain's currency is the Euro, with an exchange rate of approximately 1.12 U.S. dollars.
Almost 160 million passengers passed through Spanish airports in 2012. Spain is the third most popular country in Europe in terms of air traffic. Spain's traditional airlines, Iberia and Air Europa, fly from North America to major cities in Spain as well as to numerous other European destinations, while budget airlines like Vueling, EasyJet, and RyanAir fly to many smaller airports all over Spain. GoEuro's flight search engine not only allows you to compare between airlines, but compare traveling by train and bus as well- all on a single page. GoEuro allows you to choose the best way to travel.
Several US airlines offer direct flights to Spain, notably Delta, American Airlines, US Airways and United Airlines. The Spanish national carrier is Iberia, which offers several routes between Spain and North America. Another Spanish airline, Air Europa, often offers the cheapest flights to Spain, with routes from Miami, Las Vegas, and New York.
|Iberia: Spain's national airline uses both Madrid's Barajas and Barcelona's El Prat airports as flight hubs. Iberia flies to 39 countries around the world as well as 13 cities in Spain including Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Granada, Gran Canaria, Jerez de la Frontera, Madrid, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, San Sebastian, Santander, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.|
|Air Europa: Air Europa is Spain's third largest airline, headquartered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Air Europa offers cheap intercontinental flights to Spain from Las Vegas, Miami, and New York. Air Europa also flies to 44 cities in Europe including 21 destinations in Spain. Spanish Air Europa destinations include A Coruña, Alicante, Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Granada, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Madrid, Malaga, Menorca, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo and Zaragoza.|
|Air Canada: Air Canada flies from multiple Canadian cities to Madrid Barajas airport in Spain.|
|American Airlines: American Airlines operates flights from numerous American cities to Barcelona and Madrid in Spain.|
|Delta: Delta airlines operates intercontinental flights to Barcelona El Prat airport and Madrid Barajas airport. Delta also offers seasonal flights to Malaga airport depending on the season.|
|United Airlines: United Airlines operates flights to 108 destinations in 73 countries around the world including 2 cities in Spain. United Airlines flies to both Barcelona and Madrid from a number of cities in the United States.|
|US Airways: US Airways offers flights to 193 cities around the globe. US Airways flies to Barcelona and Madrid from cities in the United States.|
|EasyJet: EasyJet is a budget airline that offers flights to over 17 cities in Spain and 130 destinations worldwide. Using Barcelona's El Prat airport as its flight hub, EasyJet offers flights to Alicante, Almeria, Bilbao, Ibiza, Madrid, Malaga, Murica, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Valencia and the Canary Islands.|
|Ryanair: Ryanair is the busiest airline in Europe. Ryanair offers flights to numerous cities in Spain including Alicante, Almeria, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Castellon, Girona, Madrid, Malaga, Murcia, Reus, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Valencia, Vigo, Zaragoza and the Canary Islands.|
|Volotea: Volotea, a Spanish budget airline headquartered at Barcelona's El Prat airport, offers flights to multiple cities in Spain. Volotea flies to Alicante, Asturias, Bilbao, Menorca, Seville and Vigo. Seasonal flights to Fuerventura, Ibiza, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santander, Tenerife, Valencia and Zaragoza are also available in the summer.|
|Vueling: Vueling is Span's budget airline that offers frequent flights to 145 cities around the world. Vueling's flight hub is located at Barcelona's El Prat airport. Vueling also offers flights to numerous cities in Spain including A Coruña, Alicante, Almeria, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Granada, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Mallorca, Malaga, Menorca, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Santanderm Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia, Valladolid and Vigo.|
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The main destinations for flights from the United States are Madrid and Barcelona. Madrid Barajas airport is connected to the city center by inexpensive Metro and Renfe trains, with convenient connections at each terminal. Renfe trains connect Barcelona airport with the city center with a journey time of around 25 minutes. Express buses are an alternative option at both airports.