Flying from Cologne
Flights from Cologne depart from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), which is located roughly 15 kilometers from the city center. This airport serves both Cologne and the former capital city of Bonn, and sees nearly ten million passengers a year pass through its gates. It is also the second largest airport for cargo transportation in Germany.
Cologne Bonn Airport Information
Cologne Bonn Airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 is the older of the two, while Terminal 2, which is used by airberlin, is a new, modern complex. Both terminals offer plenty of facilities for passengers, including shops, bars, restaurants, tourist information, currency exchange, car hire, ATMs, and baggage services.
Getting to the Airport in Cologne
You can take a bus to Cologne Bonn Airport from the city using bus route 161, or take a train to Cologne Bonn Airport, which has its own station on the high-speed line between Cologne and Frankfurt. A taxi to Cologne Bonn Airport from the city center is also available, with many taxi companies operating in the city offering fixed rates for airport runs. Trains make the journey in approximately 15 minutes, whilst buses take around half an hour.
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.