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Spain is one of the favourite travel destinations in Southern Europe! The year-round pleasant weather accompanied by amazing food, a rich history and cheerful people calls for a get-away to the Spanish cities! Two major tourist hubs Barcelona and Madrid are attracting thousands of visitors due to availability of many low-cost flights.
Pegasus Airlines offers two direct flights to Spain from Türkiye, with several options of connected flights to other Mediterranean cities. Pegasus flights to Spain arriving at Madrid Barajas International Airport will directly lead you to tourist spots like the Imperial Palace and Prado Arts Museum in the capital. Flights from Istanbul to Barcelona land at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport to let you visit Gaudi’s architecture, Gothic quarter and tapas in the city. You can transfer to Valencia, Granada and Andalucia via direct flights from Istanbul to Madrid and Barcelona.
Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas International Airport (MAD) is located 12 km away from the capital. With four terminals, it facilitates both domestic and international flights. Barcelona Airport-El Prat (BCN) is also situated 12 km far from the city center. This busiest hub in Catalonia helps travelers start their Iberian tours.
Madrid Airport is reached by metro, bus and train. If you get on Nuevos Ministerios - Aeropuerto T4, the metro line 8, you can get to the city center after 7 stations. The route takes 13 minutes. For a cheaper but slower option, you may consider Cercanias C1 and C10 railway lines. These local lines connect Barajas Airport to Madrid Principe Pio via a 42-minute ride. Another frequently preferred transport is an intercity bus. There are various routes accessible from the airport.
Barcelona Airport-El Prat (BCN) lies in a tightly connected public transport network. The easiest option is taking Aerobus to Plaça de Catalunya. L9 Sud metro and R2 Nord train lines connect Barcelona to the airport. For schedules, you can check Barcelona Airport transport pages. Do not forget that shuttle transfer is needed between Terminals 1 and 2. If you have a valid license, driving on G-31 and G-32 motorways will directly lead you to downtown.
Spanish public transport infrastructure is well-established. In major cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla and Valencia, public transport is compatible with several apps like GoogleMaps and Citymapper. Railway networks Renfe and Cercanias also offer mobile apps for seat booking and paying.
Since Spain has the longest high speed railway route in Europe, the train becomes the first choice. Cercanias serves in a multitude of directions such as San Sebastian, Madrid, Murcia and Malaga whereas Renfe connects long-distance routes like Basque and Catalonia.
Commuter buses are also popular among locals and travelers. Alsa offers direct bus trips from Madrid Airport to Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, Barcelona, Zaragoza and Lorca. Socibus offers trips to Cordoba, Seville and Cadiz.
In Spain, single and return fares differ regarding the type of vehicles and distance. Single tickets are priced 2.60 Euros (2022) whereas an AVE for high-speed train costs higher. Basic, mix and premium type tickets are available.
Generally, 06:05 is the starting time for metro and buses, but there are vehicles until 01:30 a.m. Local and intercity buses start at 6:00 and finish at 23:30.
There are a bunch of diverse accommodation options at the historical heart of Madrid, covering the famous Plaza Mayor, Sol and Austrias Neighbourhoods. As alternatives, you may consider the Malasaña or Huertas districts with budget-friendly choices. On the other hand, choosing the right accommodation is crucial in Barcelona since the city is known for soaring prices. Hostels, hotels, residences and rental apartments are among the available selections depending on your budget. Also, keep in mind that the prices tend to range depending on the area.
If you want to have some assistance while organizing your trip, you can book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.
Spain is a famous place to go on holidays. It attracts many visitors through its rich cultural, historical and culinary heritage. The touristic Spanish cities make sure that the visitors will have an amazing time thanks to high number of events and activities organized throughout the year.
Have a look at the Madrid Travel Guide to learn more about things to do in the Spanish capital. In order to have more information on the most famous places to see and the best festivals to catch up in Spain do not forget to have a look at our Spain Travel Guide.
You can also rent a car with Pegasus privileges if you want to consider a more comfortable option for city transportation when you arrive in Spain for business or leisure.
Pegasus Airlines provides flights to below listed airports in Spain:
One of the major international airports of Spain, Madrid- Barajas Airport is also among the busiest airports in the Europe. The airport has been operational since 1928 and it is only about 13 km far from the city center of Madrid. Madrid-Barajas Airport is situated on an extensive area that consists of five terminals. It reached the overall capacity of 52 million passengers in 2007. You can get the city center from Madrid-Barajas Airport through various means of transport. The local metro line 8 links the airport to Nuevos Ministeros stop at the city center. There are also many public buses including an express bus as well as a public night bus service N4. Other bus services number 822, 824, 827 and 828 run between the airport and the greater metropolitan area. Long distance coaches are available for those who would like to travel to other Spanish cities.
Barcelona-El Prat Airport is located only 12 km away from the city center. It’s been providing service since 1916 as one of the most popular airports in Europe. Barcelona is visited by millions of tourists all year long. The airport is easily connected to Barcelona city center and the major cities including the capital, Madrid. Train, metro and shuttle buses link the city center and the airport. A commuter train (line R2) runs every 30 minutes with the possibility of transfers to the metro network. The metro station is also situated right at the airport beneath Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Many public buses go directly to the city center as well.
Below you can find some practical information that will help you organize your trip.
The Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid are among the most touristic places in Southern Europe, especially during the high season of summer months. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to book your trip in advance if you want to avoid possible high costs.
Please find below some key contact numbers that might be of use throughout your stay in Spain.
Country code: +34
Madrid area code: 91
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport: +34 913 21 10 00
Barcelona area code: 93
Barcelona-El Prat Airport: +34 913 21 10 00
Police, Ambulance, Fire Service: 112
Do not forget to follow up with our seasonal campaigns as Pegasus Airlines provides occasional special fares to its passengers and gives the opportunity to fly with greatly reduced prices throughout the year.
Spain comes on top of the any itinerary list when one thinks of the pleasant Mediterranean climate and delicious food. The country offers a lot to its visitors. Barcelona and Madrid are ranked among the top travel destinations for those who would like to get a glimpse of Spanish fiesta and siesta.
Spain, in general, displays the typical characteristics of Mediterranean climate but beware that, Madrid can get very cold during the winter period. However, the summers are usually very hot all over the country which means you should choose the summer period if you want to soak in more sunshine at the beach.
Spain is in the Central European Standard Time (CET) or (GMT+ 1). Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is applied during the summer period.
Citizens of non-EU countries should comply with the Schengen visa rules and requirements to travel to Spain for visits shorter than three months.
Diplomatic, private and service passports are exempt from visa requirements for up to 3 months. The validity period of the passports must be at least 3 months longer than the period of stay in the country. The applications should be proceeded at the local Spanish Embassy or Consulate of your country.
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