Flying from Helsinki
Because the city is such a popular tourist destination, flights from Helsinki are provided through many major international carriers. airberlin operates out of Helsinki’s Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL), which is located about 19 kilometers from the city.
Helsinki Airport Information
Helsinki Airport is easy to navigate and offers multiple taxi services to help you get to your destination. Once you have gone through passport control, you can enjoy shopping, restaurants, cafés, and even an art gallery right there inside the terminal. Business travelers can hold meetings in one of the terminal’s fully equipped conference rooms, and tourists can exchange their currency at the bank located in terminal 2 or at one of the airport’s cash machines. Travelers may also wish to enjoy the sight of arriving and departing planes from the airport’s viewing terrace, which has both indoor and outdoor lounging areas.
Getting to the Airport in Helsinki
A taxi to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport from Helsinki takes about thirty minutes. A bus to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is available from the city, and will also take roughly thirty minutes. Buses leave every 10 minutes.
Arriving in Barcelona
Charmingly eccentric and undeniably hip, Barcelona and its people defy convention. While its pleasant location along the temperate Costa Brava has inevitably drawn a great many international flights to Barcelona brimming with holiday visitors, Barcelona stubbornly retains its distinctive and intoxicating local flavor.
First Time in Barcelona
There is almost too much to do in Barcelona – it can be overwhelming. Tour the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) for a look into some evocative Spanish art, or take a day and relax on Barceloneta Beach.
Food lovers will find local fusion cuisine in Eixample as well as the Barri Gòtic. Families should purchase tickets to Barcelona’s Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo, a funicular-accessible amusement park at the summit of the city’s mountain overlook.
Making the Most of Your Barcelona Holiday
The region’s year-round mild climate means any time is a good time to travel to Barcelona, though beach-loungers may prefer the warmer summer months. To save money, travelers can easily find cheap hotels in Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic, if they don’t mind the exuberance of evening revelers. Be sure to book your tickets as far in advance as possible to ensure the best flight deals to Barcelona. Avoid airport queues with the convenient Web Check-In service.