Cheap Flights to Spain from the UK
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Student flights from the UK to Spain
Spain is one of those destinations that everyone dreams of visiting—and definitely should—at least once in your life. Between the incredible culture, stunning scenery, charming cities, friendly people, delicious food and amazing parties and festivals, there’s something on offer for every traveller. Even better, it’s easy to explore Spain on a budget, so it’s an incredible destination for students!
Whether you’re studying abroad, working an international internship, or just heading over for a holiday, Spain has a lot to offer. Hang out in Madrid and explore Spain’s upscale capital of fashion, art and culture; or head to Barcelona for days on the beach and a lively city that hosts dinners and parties late into the night. Or head to some smaller cities like Valencia or Granada for a taste of living like the locals. Need an island escape? Ibiza and Mallorca will give you all the beach days you can ask for.
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What are the main Spain airport hubs?
While there’s a number of airports across Spain, the most popular airports in Spain include the Madrid Barajas International Airport and the Barcelona International Airport. If you’re visiting a smaller city in Spain, though, there’s plenty of local airports, including Valencia airport, Tenerife South Airport, Granada International Airport, and the Ibiza Airport.
How to fly from the UK to Spain
From the UK, Spain is a super easy journey, with hundreds of direct flights every single week. London, Manchester and Edinburgh are great choices for the most direct flights, but you’ll also find other direct and in-direct flights to Spain from other airports across the UK too.
There’s also plenty of airlines, both bigger airlines and budget, that offer flights to Spain. Air France, EasyJet and British Airways are some of the most popular airlines for flights to Spain.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Spain?
Prices based on bookings made 31-60 days prior to departure.
Spain universities and campuses
Spain is one of the most popular study abroad destinations, and for good reason! Whether you want to study in Spain for just one term or an entire programme, there’s some great universities. The University of Granada, the University of Salamanca and the University of Barcelona are not only top universities, but also host a large percentage of international students from all over the world. Head to Barcelona if you’re studying architecture (Gaudi’s masterpieces all over the city!), Granada or Valencia if you’re studying history or Spanish and Salamanca if you’re studying in the humanities or business.
Spanish lifestyle and culture
Spanish lifestyle and culture is definitely a bit different than what you’re used to in the UK, but it’s an easy one to get adjusted to! Of course, most locals speak Spanish, or Catalan (so you’ll do well to brush up on your Spanish before you go). In Spain, the lifestyle is more relaxed—it’s customary to start meetings and events a bit late, and you’ll find that waiters in restaurants aren’t rushing either. Sit back and relax! A two-hour lunch break isn’t uncommon (and some shops and business will close midday as well), and dinner doesn’t typically get started until around 8pm—but may last for a few hours as well. In general, many Spaniards are quite social and friendly, and prioritize long meals and spending time (especially on weekends and holidays) with family and friends.
Exploring Spain on a student budget
Travelling on a budget is pretty easy in Spain. Not only are prices for many things—museums, food, etc.—pretty reasonable, but there’s plenty of cheap eats and budget accommodations to be found. Street food in Spain can be delicious, and if you just need a quick, cheap dinner, head out for tapas and sangrias, or a massive (but cheap) pan of paella. In bigger cities, public transportation is a great way to get around quickly and save money. Hostel culture is also big in Spain and you’ll find great (and cheap) hostel options that’ll also help you meet other travellers, too!