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Old May 25th 2007, 2:07 am
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Jumping over from the Australian expats forum, hello!
I'm going over to UK from Oz next month and have looked into cheap flights to Malaga to see a friend looked at jet 2 - thats sorted no problem GBP75 from Manchester.
Question for those in Spain...is there a spanish airline for internal flights while I am there? I want to visit Barcelona on the way back to the UK we are really doing this trip on a budget so I would appreciate any help. Are there flights from Malaga to Barcelona? Is there a preference of airports in Barcelona as I believe there are a few airports.

Just to add another question - any particular area/hotel in Barcelona to recommend to stay? In mid 30's with 2 junior school age kids.

Thanking you in advance.

LJJ

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Old May 25th 2007, 5:20 am
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Hi there,
Apparantly THE area to visit/stay in is Las Ramblas and here is a good site with lots of reasonably priced accommodation www.barcelona30.com
We booked our flights with www.vueling.com and are paying about 30 euros return each from Malaga-Barcelona in June. Good luck
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Jumping over from the Australian expats forum, hello!
I'm going over to UK from Oz next month and have looked into cheap flights to Malaga to see a friend looked at jet 2 - thats sorted no problem GBP75 from Manchester.
Question for those in Spain...is there a spanish airline for internal flights while I am there? I want to visit Barcelona on the way back to the UK we are really doing this trip on a budget so I would appreciate any help. Are there flights from Malaga to Barcelona? Is there a preference of airports in Barcelona as I believe there are a few airports.

Just to add another question - any particular area/hotel in Barcelona to recommend to stay? In mid 30's with 2 junior school age kids.

Thanking you in advance.

LJJ
You can also try clickair.com, they seem to be similar in price as those quoted by malagaman. Spanair.com are also started to be more competitive with flights and operate those routes. airberlin.com may be another alternative.
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Old May 25th 2007, 8:58 am
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Thank you so much for your help if you ever need any info on Melbourne don't hesitate to get in touch.

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No bother, hope you enjoy your trip!
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Default Re: Flights within Spain - budget airline?

Originally Posted by ljj View Post
Jumping over from the Australian expats forum, hello!
I'm going over to UK from Oz next month and have looked into cheap flights to Malaga to see a friend looked at jet 2 - thats sorted no problem GBP75 from Manchester.
Question for those in Spain...is there a spanish airline for internal flights while I am there? I want to visit Barcelona on the way back to the UK we are really doing this trip on a budget so I would appreciate any help. Are there flights from Malaga to Barcelona? Is there a preference of airports in Barcelona as I believe there are a few airports.

Just to add another question - any particular area/hotel in Barcelona to recommend to stay? In mid 30's with 2 junior school age kids.

Thanking you in advance.

LJJ
I would also recommend forgetting flights (Iberia is the National airline BTW) and look at rail- Spain has first class trains, including the 300+ kph 'AVE' going to many of the major destinations- which will get you there as quickly as a flight for 1/5 the cost. For example my wife traveled from Zaragoza to Madrid on the AVE for 40 euros and arrived in 1 hour. ( 320 km).

Check out http://horarios.renfe.es/hir/ingles.html
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I would also recommend forgetting flights (Iberia is the National airline BTW) and look at rail- Spain has first class trains, including the 300+ kph 'AVE' going to many of the major destinations- which will get you there as quickly as a flight for 1/5 the cost. For example my wife traveled from Zaragoza to Madrid on the AVE for 40 euros and arrived in 1 hour. ( 320 km).

Check out http://horarios.renfe.es/hir/ingles.html

I just don't think I could bring myself to go on a train that did that kind of speed!!
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I just don't think I could bring myself to go on a train that did that kind of speed!!
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Default Re: Flights within Spain - budget airline?

check on www.skyscanner.com they compare prices including all taxes etc which makes it much easier. Try different airports or put in a departure and leave destination to "any airport" in spain. some great deals around!
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Originally Posted by ironporer View Post
I would also recommend forgetting flights (Iberia is the National airline BTW) and look at rail- Spain has first class trains, including the 300+ kph 'AVE' going to many of the major destinations- which will get you there as quickly as a flight for 1/5 the cost. For example my wife traveled from Zaragoza to Madrid on the AVE for 40 euros and arrived in 1 hour. ( 320 km).

Check out http://horarios.renfe.es/hir/ingles.html
When do they expect to extend the AVE to Barcelona? Anyone know?
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Originally Posted by keithwalters View Post
When do they expect to extend the AVE to Barcelona? Anyone know?
My wife says they are going to finish from MAD- BCN by the end of 2007. For now there is service on the Altaria and Alvia which takes appx 4-4.5 hours.
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Originally Posted by ljj View Post

Just to add another question - any particular area/hotel in Barcelona to recommend to stay? In mid 30's with 2 junior school age kids.

Thanking you in advance.

LJJ
I stayed in the Pere IV hotel in Barcelona recently. It had free wi-fi access, it was clean and it had a car park. Reception also sorted out tickets for a match at the Nou Camp.
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try www.rumbo.es

it is in spanish tho

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Old May 28th 2007, 6:16 am
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I would also recommend forgetting flights (Iberia is the National airline BTW) and look at rail- Spain has first class trains, including the 300+ kph 'AVE' going to many of the major destinations- which will get you there as quickly as a flight for 1/5 the cost. For example my wife traveled from Zaragoza to Madrid on the AVE for 40 euros and arrived in 1 hour. ( 320 km).

Check out http://horarios.renfe.es/hir/ingles.html
Thanks that would have been a nice option (after 24 hours from Oz it would be a change not to be on a plane!) It actually works out 3 times as expensive as the flights, afraid we are going to go for the cheap option.

Thank you everyone,
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