Jet off to Catalonia
Nice and Barcelona have the Mediterranean in common, with its sunshine and the kind of light that makes life brighter and happier, an invitation to sharing and pleasure. However, the Epicurean spirit on La Rambla has a different flavour to that of Nice. Your Nice-Barcelona flight will bring you a real change of scene, filled with festivity and conviviality. Enjoy Catalan tapas and embutidos, long Barcelona nights sparkling with cava, the fantastic works of Gaudí and Miró, and the old stones of the Gothic Quarter. Although the flight only takes an hour, Nice and Barcelona are, in some ways, worlds apart!
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The formalities for travelling to Barcelona
- Formalities: Spain and France are both part of the Schengen Area. That means European citizens just need a valid passport or national identity card to travel between the two countries.
- Currencies: the Spanish use the euro.
Your Nice-Barcelona direct flight
With Vueling and easyJet, there are at least two direct Nice-Barcelona flights every day, all year round! That means at least two chances to find a low-cost Nice-Barcelona flight! Vueling flies from Terminal 1 of Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and easyJet flies from Terminal 2.
As for all flights within Europe, you are advised to arrive at the airport at least one hour before your departure time if you already have your boarding pass and are travelling with hand luggage only. If you need to check in or put luggage in the hold, allow an extra quarter of an hour.
Departure airport Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 1 with Vueling - Terminal 2 with easyJet Arrival airport Barcelona–El Prat Airport Arrival terminal Terminal 1 with Vueling - Terminal 2 with easyJet
Arriving at Barcelona airport
You will land at El Prat Airport, at either Terminal 1 (for Vueling flights), or Terminal 2 (for easyJet flights).
Just 14 kilometres to the south of Barcelona, it is the Catalan capital’s closest airport.
Getting to the city centre
- By bus, with the Aerobus, which runs every five to ten minutes from 06:00 to 01:00, towards Plaça de Catalunya, or for a cheaper but slower option, using the city buses: bus 46 (from both terminals) and at night, buses N16 (Terminal 1) and N17 (Terminal 2).
- With train R2 (from Terminal 2 only), which runs to several stations in Barcelona, or using metro line L9S (you will need to change to get to the city centre).
- By taxi or hire car. Most hire car companies have an office in each terminal.
What to do in
Barcelona has its stars: Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia and the Blaugranas (the footballers of FC Barcelona, captained by the amazing Leo Messi). However, it also has many other treasures, some of which are incredibly flamboyant. There is much to appreciate in the Catalan capital: its picturesque neighbourhoods, its night-life, its museums, its shops, it beaches… All of these gems mean that visitors will never get bored, whether they are staying for a weekend or longer. Just like the natives, they will be swept up in the city’s formidable energy.
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Barcelona really does have something for everyone, and you can adapt your holiday to fit your desires. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here. Barcelona attracts visitors from all over the world, and for good reason!
Craving some culture? From Cervantes (author of the famous Don Quixote) to Joan Miró, not forgetting Antoni Gaudí and Pablo Picasso, the city has long been a hotbed of talent. Its artistic and architectural heritage, its monuments and its museums are proof of this.
Want a weekend partying, alone or with friends? Then you’ve found the right place: Barcelona never sleeps. The programme? Start with some tapas and a cocktail or beer, spend a night in the city’s clubs, and finish in the small hours with a café con leche. To be enjoyed with moderation!
Fancy a romantic getaway? Make it indulgent at the table of a wine bar or on the rooftop of a trendy hotel: Ayre Hotel, H10 Montacada, Hilton Diagonal Mar, Cotton House Hotel... Make it elegant on the big shopping streets. And finally, make it lazy, on the sandy beaches of Mar Bella, Barceloneta or Bogatell.
Taking a family holiday? The aquarium, the cable car from the port to Montjuïc, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, Tibidabo Amusement Park: the city has no shortage of activities for both young and old to enjoy.
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- Marvel at the genius of Antoni Gaudí, an architect whose imagination is equalled only by his talent: discover Parc Güell, Casa Mila, Casa Batlló and the sublime Sagrada Familia.
- Walk along La Rambla and take a sensual break at the Erotic Museum, or buy some tasty treats at La Boqueria indoor market. Don’t miss the tapas at Pinotxo Bar.
- Wander around the Barri Gothic, Barcelona’s historical quarter, with Gothic palaces, dark alleys and Roman ruins.
- Visit Camp Nou, the legendary stadium of FC Barcelona, where Cruyff, Eto’o, Maradona, Ronaldo and Messi have played…
- Head to Montjuïc hill to see the Palau Nacional and its Magic Fountain, take in the view from Montjuïc castle and visit the Joan Miró Foundation…
- Rub shoulders with the people of Barcelona in Gracia, a picturesque and authentic neighbourhood, where the locals crowd into the squares and courtyards for their aperitif.
- Like Penélope Cruz, Julianne Moore, Michael Douglas and Jack Nicholson, dare to bare your feet in espadrilles from La Manual Alpargatera, Barcelona’s traditional workshop.
- Climb up Mount Tibidabo, the tallest point in the city. Families will love its 25 rides and its splendid view over Barcelona.
- Discover Picasso’s early works, amongst the four thousand pieces in the museum that bears his name.
- End your night at Razzmatazz, Barcelona’s biggest nightclub. It has five rooms with different atmospheres: pop, rock, electro and techno, disco, R&B…
Regular flights Nice - Barcelone BCN
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Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice-Barcelona flight take?
The flight time from Nice to Barcelona is 1h10.
Which airlines offer direct Nice-Barcelona flights?
easyJet and Vueling offer daily flights to the Catalan capital.
How much does a Nice-Barcelona flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Barcelona return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 40€ .
What is the time difference between Nice and Barcelona?
Officially, there is no time difference. However, as you know, the Spanish have their own rhythm, meaning that they eat and go to bed later than us!
What is the best time of year to visit Barcelona?
With its Mediterranean climate, Barcelona is pleasant all year round. Nevertheless, each season has its own benefits.
Summer is great for enjoying the beaches.
Autumn offers pleasant temperatures, ideal for long strolls around the city. In spring, as the days get longer, the nights are increasingly intense, with terraces along La Rambla starting to fill up again until late at night.
The beautiful winter light shows off the city’s architecture, and although December is the coolest month, it is also the time for end-of-year celebrations, which fill the streets and shop windows with festive cheer.
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