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Flights to Spain in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$1,356Average for return flights in November 2021
Return from$2,100From Auckland Intl to Barcelona
One-way from$742One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Spain

Cheap flights to Spain in November, December 2021

The best prices found for S37 flights for November, December
30 Nov - 6 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

30h 10m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

32h 35m
$2,088

Emirates

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Deal found 29/11/21

5 Dec - 11 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

30h 10m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

27h 20m
$2,251

Emirates

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Deal found 27/11/21

30 Nov - 6 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

3 stops

34h 15m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

32h 35m
$2,274

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 29/11/21

Spain 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Spain found for this year
30 Nov - 6 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

30h 10m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

32h 35m
$2,088

Emirates

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

5 Dec - 11 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

30h 10m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

27h 20m
$2,251

Emirates

View Deal

Deal found 27/11/21

30 Nov - 6 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

3 stops

34h 15m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

32h 35m
$2,274

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Last minute flights to Spain

Late deals on return flights to Spain, departing today and this week
5 Dec - 11 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

30h 10m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

27h 20m
$2,251

Emirates

View Deal

Deal found 27/11/21

7 Dec - 14 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

2 stops

28h 40m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

AKL

Auckland Intl

3 stops

65h 25m
$2,334

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 29/11/21

7 Dec - 14 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

3 stops

56h 20m
BCN

Barcelona-El Prat

AKL

Auckland Intl

3 stops

64h 30m
$2,444

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 29/11/21

Can I fly to Spain from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Spain

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Spain.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for rt-pcr (naat) and 48 for antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Spain.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Spain.

Can I fly back to New Zealand from Spain?

Returning to New Zealand from Spain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Spain must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Spain are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

When is the best time to fly to Spain?

Average Spain flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

AKL - S37

Price

$1,261 - $2,693

S37

Temperature

9 - 24 °C

S37

Precipitation

20 - 91 mm

Flying to Spain in June is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. August tends to be the warmest period in Spain so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. October is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Spain?

Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza are the most popular flight destinations in Spain.

Booking cheap flights to Spain will prompt one important question. How will you do everything you want to do in the time you have? Spain is an enchanting country, endlessly fascinating, with lots of colour and life and festival and fun. Where will you go? The Green North or the sun-baked south? Museum-packed Madrid or buzzing Barcelona? Spectacular Seville or grand Granada? The Balearics or the Canary Islands?

The Spanish approach life with passion. Nobody, with the exception perhaps of the Irish, parties like them. A leisurely siesta in the middle of the day sets them up for a late dinner (sitting down about 10pm) and then a night of bar hopping and dancing. Tapas, the appetizers served in bars, washed down by gutsy wines, provide the fuel for their night-time revelry.

Spain’s calendar of festivals is packed. The religious calendar – Christmas, the Epiphany (January 6), Semana Santa (Holy Week), and various saints’ days – provides a window on Spain’s heritage while festivals such as San Fermin (the running of the bulls), La Feria de Sevilla, and La Tomatina (the world’s biggest tomato fight) give the Spaniards – and their guests – the opportunity to get down and party.

Spain climate

Given Spain’s size and diverse geography, the climate varies greatly. In the north – Green Spain – the climate is Oceanic. Visitors can expect mild summers and warm winters and plenty of rain. In the centre, in Madrid for example, there is a Continental Mediterranean climate. The winters are cool and the summers are very hot. The Costas (including Barcelona, Spain’s “cool” capital) have a Mediterranean climate – sun year-round. The southeast (Murcia for example) is semi-arid. On the Canary Islands (off the northwest coast of Africa) the climate is subtropical. 

When is the best time to fly to Spain?

There really is no bad time to visit Spain. It’s a four-season destination. 

Peak Season: 

The European summer (July and August) is high season. Spain is a popular destination with the British and the beach resorts will be very busy during their school holidays (mid-October, Christmas, mid-February, Easter, mid-May, and July and August). 

Off Season: 

Spain doesn’t really have a low season, but the weeks following the Epiphany (January 6) will be relatively quiet. 

Shoulder Season: 

April (following Easter), May, June and September are shoulder months. The weather will be good and there will be fewer tourists.

Getting around Spain

Several airlines offer cheap flights in Spain. These range from Iberia, the flag carrier, to Ryanair, the low-cost airline. Airlines face stiff competition from high-speed trains. The AVE high-speed trains are punctual and fairly cheap. The standard fare from Madrid to Barcelona is about $110 (approximately $168 AU) and the journey (660km) takes about two-and-a-half hours.

Renting a car is a good idea if you want to explore the more remote parts of Spain, but unnecessary if you are sticking close to the city or the beach. Public transport is excellent. In cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia there are metros, bus and tram services.

What is good to know if travelling to Spain?

  • Andalusia in the south of Spain has three cities that should be on every serious traveller’s list: Granada, Cordoba and Seville. Seville is mouth-wateringly pretty, but if you have time for just one city, head to Granada. Its setting is dramatic, it stands against the Sierra Nevada mountains, and it has the Alhambra, Generalife, the Moorish citadel and palace. In the town itself, there’s a lively student population and beguiling old neighbourhoods to explore. Bib-Rambla boasts lots of good restaurants; the Arab bazaar is worth a browse and Sacromonte, a Roma district, is famed for its cave houses, which are dug into the hillside, and its flamenco.
  • Dotted throughout Spain, Paradors are state-run luxury hotels. They’re usually in historic buildings, such as palaces, monasteries, convents or fortresses, but there are modern hotels too. The Parador of Granada, part of the Alhambra Palace, is one of the most popular. Rates are reasonable – about €100 (approx. $150 AU) per night. There are special deals for young travellers too (20-35).
  • The Basque Country is that region in the Pyrenees that spans the border of France and Spain. Here, tapas are not called tapas, they’re called pintxos and bar hopping is called txikiteo. The drink of choice here is txakoli, like cava or cider. Popular pintxos include anchovies and papaya strips on toast and txangurro (cooked spider-crab flesh tart). 
  • In Zaragoza, the Festival of the Pillar takes place in October. During the week-long festival, the devout visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar to kiss the back of a column on which rests a statue dressed in a woman’s robe. The Virgin Mary appeared here to encourage St. James in his missionary endeavours or so it is said. 
  • Barcelona – to find a quiet spot in this always busy city, get to Gracia, where there are a number of quiet squares. Visit the Boqueria Market off La Rambla to pick up a snack first. The market has 200 or so food stands heaving with bread and cheese, olives, wine, fresh seafood, and, naturally, charcuterie. 
  • If you are planning to walk the Camino de Santiago, July is always the busiest month. July 25 is the feast of St James and many pilgrims plan on being in Santiago for that. Outside of the pilgrimage season, April, May and June are good months to go walking. 
  • The city of Olot is in the Natural Park of Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa. Its four volcanoes include the Montsacopa, a watchtower that’s a great attraction for children. There are awesome views of the other major dormant volcanos that surround Olot. 
  • The Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia galleries are minutes from each other in Madrid. Sorolla Museum is worth a look too, it’s the gallery/home of Joaquin Sorolla, the impressionist painter.

Popular regions to fly to in Spain

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