Find the cheapest flight to Spain
If you’re flying into Spain from across the Atlantic, chances are that your point of entry will be either Madrid or Barcelona. Of course, there are other airports around the country which you’ll be able to reach via, either a domestic flight or one of Europe’s many low-cost carriers. If you’re flying to Spain from somewhere other than North America, you’ll probably be able to fly into a smaller airport directly.
Either way, a great way to find airfare deals on airlines that fly to Spain’s smaller cities is by searching the Europe Cheap Ticket Links page. If your ultimate destination isn’t Madrid or Barcelona, you might even be able to find a cheaper flight by entering Europe in another major city – like London, Paris or Amsterdam – and catching a budget flight to the Spanish city of your choice. You can search for airfare deals to Spain here as well, and don’t forget to read up on what to do and where to stay once you arrive.
Major Airports in Spain
Madrid Barajas International Airport (airport code MAD), 12 km from the center of Madrid, is the primary international and domestic gateway in Spain. It’s the primary hub for Iberia Airlines, which makes finding cheap flights to Madrid an easy task. A complete list of airlines serving Madrid is here, and you can track both arrivals and departures here. An interactive map of the terminals is here, and the restaurants and shops in each terminal are available here (in Spanish). There are three left luggage offices at the airport, in terminals T1, T2 and T4, and WiFi access is available in various spots in the airport for a fee. Your ground transportation options are listed here, and car rental agencies at Madrid Barajas are listed here.
Barcelona International Airport is the next busiest airport, and you can find out more specific information about it here.
Malaga Airport (airport code AGP) is the main airport serving the Costa del Sol and is eight km from Malaga. The busiest routes are to and from the UK and Ireland, so if the Malaga area is your ultimate destination, you might try getting an inexpensive flight into London and then hopping to Spain from there to grab a cheap flights to Malaga. A list of all airlines at Malaga is here and you can track flights here. There’s a map of the terminals here, restaurants are listed here and shopping options here. Malaga Airport does not have a left luggage service, but it does have a baggage wrapping service. Your ground transportation options are listed here, and car rental agencies here.
More Information on Spain
Spain is home to flamenco, sangria, tapas and the siesta. Spaniards linger over two-hour lunches and dine late into the evening. This is a country with a proud artistic and architectural history and a hot and steamy climate, where the afternoon nap isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity. And if you think Spain is all Mediterranean beaches and parties in Ibiza – find cheap flights here – , you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the varied landscapes and myriad activities to keep you busy. The Moorish city of Murcia – find cheap flights here – will amaze you, while visiting Alicante will offer a nice break from the hustle and bustle of large cities. You can also fly into Tenerife or Palma de Mallorca.