Cheap Flights to Spain
Besides bullfighting, Spain has a plethora of sights and natural beauty for visitors to take pleasure in.
Major airports comprise Madrid-Barajas, not far from the city centre, Barcelona, the 2nd busiest, Palma de Mallorca, frequented by more Europeans than North Americans and Málaga located centrally in Spain’s famous Costa del Sol resort region. Travellers in South Africa can take cheap flights to Spain from a large choice of airlines that include South African Airways, KLM, Air France, Air China and Emirates.
Spain boasts over 40 cities including self-governing Ceuta and Melilla, situated on Africa’s northern coast. Major cities comprise Madrid, its central capital, 3rd largest city in the European Union and considered the financial hub of the country. Barcelona on the Mediterranean Coast is the 2nd largest city and capital to Catalonia, a global tourist location renowned for its culture, sports, trade fairs and exhibitions. Málaga is 6th largest and capital to Costa del Sol, located in Andalusia. The city is one of Spain’s most beautiful and one of the oldest in the world founded by the Phoenicians around 770 BC. Granada sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is a primary educational centre of Spain.
Cheapest One-Way Flights To Madrid, Spain
Cheapest Return Flights To Madrid, Spain
|Route||Departure Date||Return Date||Airline Logo||Airline||Price|
|Flights From OR Tambo International Airport To Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport||23 Jun||8 Jul||Saudi Arabian Airlines||R6 239|
|Flights From Cape Town International Airport To Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport||21 Jan||25 Jan||Qatar Airlines||R7 839|
|Flights From OR Tambo International Airport To Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport||21 Mar||6 Apr||Qatar Airlines||R7 859|
|Flights From Cape Town International Airport To Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport||31 Jan||9 Feb||Emirates||R8 069|
|Flights From Cape Town International Airport To Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport||20 Apr||27 Apr||Iberia Airlines||R8 409|
Cheapest One-Way To Barcelona, Spain
|Route||To Airport Code||Departure Date||Airline Logo||Airline||Price|
|Flights From Cape Town International Airport To Barcelona International Airport||BCN||28 Feb||Emirates||R3 709|
|Flights From OR Tambo International Airport To Barcelona International Airport||BCN||15 Jan||Emirates||R3 809|
|Flights From OR Tambo International Airport To Barcelona International Airport||BCN||17 Apr||Iberia Airlines||R3 814|
|Flights From OR Tambo International Airport To Barcelona International Airport||BCN||1 Feb||British Airways||R3 844|
|Flights From OR Tambo International Airport To Barcelona International Airport||BCN||12 May||Kenya Airways||R3 904|
Cheapest Return To Barcelona, Spain
|Route||Departure Date||Return Date||Airline Logo||Airline||Price|
|Flights From Cape Town International Airport To Barcelona International Airport||28 Feb||14 Mar||Emirates||R7 419|
|Flights From OR Tambo International Airport To Barcelona International Airport||15 Jan||18 Jan||Emirates||R7 619|
|Flights From OR Tambo International Airport To Barcelona International Airport||17 Apr||30 Apr||Iberia Airlines||R7 629|
|Flights From OR Tambo International Airport To Barcelona International Airport||1 Feb||15 Feb||British Airways||R7 689|
|Flights From King Shaka International Airport To Barcelona International Airport||2 Jun||17 Jun||Qatar Airlines||R8 749|
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Spain
Madrid-Barajas Airport, Avenida de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Barcelona Airport, Spain
Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN), 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
The climate in Spain is particularly diverse owing to its geographical position varying from temperate in the north to hot and dry in the south.
The subtropical Mediterranean summers last from April to October with somewhat cold winters in central Spain, from December to February while cooler and temperate weather is experienced along the Mediterranean coast. Northern Spain has cold, wet winters with mild summers. Generally Spain doesn’t encounter a lot of rain.
When to fly to Spain
Peak season for tourists is usually from the end of March and early in October which is when you will find it rather difficult to find cheap flights to Spain due to the high demand. To ensure you enjoy every moment and avoid a scorched skin, visit during the months of May, June, September and October. July and August can be extremely hot and busy countrywide. With festivals occurring virtually each month from March to October, costs are very high during Holy Week and the Pamplona bull-fighting performances.
Getting around Spain
Flying domestically is comparatively inexpensive and if you plan visiting numerous cities purchase a Oneworld Visit Europe Pass, valid at most airports in Europe.
Travelling by car allows for great flexibility, but driving in jam-packed cities can be a nightmare. You can hire a rental vehicle from Hertz, Avis or Budget, all with offices dotted around the country and include in your budget 15% for tax on car rental. In case of a breakdown, major motorways have tactically placed emergency phone boxes. There are plenty of service stations on major arteries that are open 24/7. On secondary roads, service stations open at 7 a.m. closing at 23h00 or midnight.
Train travel comprises a comprehensive network of tracks on the RENFE national line that decussates across Spain with several high-speed trains cutting travel time to 2½ hours between Madrid and Seville or Barcelona. Purchasing a Eurail Spain Pass gives you unlimited rail travel for three to 10 days within 2 months in 1st or 2nd class.
Buses are cost-effective and comfortable for brief journeys.
Spain – insider information
Madrid: A city with well-designed boulevards, extensive manicured parks and renowned for its storehouses of European art.
- Visit St. Jerome Church, San Nicolas de los Servita and St. Isidore Cathedral and the Prado Museum with works from Goya, view classical architecture and weaponry at the Royal Palace and Armoury that opened in 1755.
Málaga: A port city with high-rise hotels, resorts, 160km of coastline with golden beaches and where Pablo Picasso was born.
- Participate in Holy Week, celebrated for five centuries, view Picasso pieces at the Museo Picasso Málaga, visit Alcazaba and Gibralfaro, two olden hilltop fortresses and drive through delightful villages and historic towns.
Barcelona: A cosmopolitan seaside city with medieval history in its Gothic Quarter; fairy-tale architecture, bars, restaurants, tapas bars and hotels.
- Take an unforgettable Barcelona Modernism and Gaudi Walking Tour from €16 or a cable car ride to the top of Montjuïc with views of the city. Visit the Montjuïc Castle and in the evening, get romantic with the colourful Magic Fountain of Montjuïc.
Valencia: Situated on Spain’s Orange Blossom Coast where the Turia River joins the Mediterranean Sea, it comprises numerous beaches, a lake and wetlands reserve, ideal for birders and is the 3rd largest city in Spain.
- Visit the City of Arts and Sciences housed in a spectacular masterpiece then backtrack in time to the Serrano’s Towers, considered the largest Gothic gateway in Europe, constructed during the latter part of the 14th century and view the Llotja de la Seda, an impressive Valencian Gothic style civil building, erected in 1548.