Spain is a diverse country, sharing the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal. It is home to the second largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. The majority of travelers arrive in Spain through Madrid or Barcelona, although during the summer Palma Mallorca is a very busy hub especially for travelers arriving from Europe. But there’s so much more to Spain than just Madrid and Barcelona, so after you booked a flight to Spain , consider booking at least one domestic flight in Spain.

Biggest Domestic Destinations in Spain

With beautiful beaches, interesting nightlife, incredible history and majestic architecture, Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world. But it is also large and planning to see everything during one vacation is impossible. That’s why you should get acquainted with the most important Spanish destinations outside of Madrid and Barcelona.

  • Bilbao: is filled with museums and churches, as well as other historical buildings.
  • Cadis: is the oldest city in Western Europe. It is famous for the Carnival. During the Holly Week the traditions are authentic and emotional.
  • Seville: is the cultural and financial capital of Southern Spain. The Cathedral is one of the most important landmarks in town.
  • Valencia: is a charming old city and is famous for the Fallas Festival in March. It is also known for the beaches.
  • Ibiza: is probably one of the most famous party islands in the world.

Flights from Madrid or Barcelona

Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) is the main international airport serving Spain. It is also Europe’s fourth busiest airport. Located just 9 km from the city center, it is hub to Air Europa, Air Pullmantur, EasyJet, Iberia, Mint Airways, Ryanair and Spanair. Barcelona Airport (BCN) , commonly known as El Prat Airport, is the second largest airport in Spain. It is hub for Spanair and Vueling, as well as a focus city for Air Europa and Iberia. When flying from Europe, it’s much cheaper to fly into Madrid rather than Barcelona.

Domestic Airlines Operating in Spain

The following airlines run domestic flights in Spain: Iberia, Spanair, EasyJet, ClickAir, Air Europa and Ryanair. The most flights are operated by Iberia and Spanair, which connect Madrid to even the smaller airports in the country. When you book domestic flights in Spain, make sure to check out various airlines and choose the best option for you.