Spain Low Cost No Frills Airlines

The Spain low cost airlines guide is
a resource for independent travellers looking for
low cost, no-frills or cheap flights to Spain...

This resource last updated: April 13th, 2008

Which airlines have cheap flights to Spain?

We've put together a list of all the low fare airlines currently flying to and from Spain.
Click on the logo of each low cost or low fare airline to go straight to the airline's website - airlines in italics offer a large number of routes.
Alternatively, click on the summary beneath each airline logo for our low cost carrier quick reference detailing routes and cheapest fares.

We've divided the airlines into five categories - from full service carriers with discount fares to the very cheapest no-frills carriers...

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Cheap flight guides to destinations near Spain
Low cost airlines serve these airports in Spain

Aer Arann

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect some Frills

Aer Arann offers cheap flights to Spain from Ireland

Index of Aer Arann routes to and from Barcelona

Ireland : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Aer Arann Resources

Aer Lingus

Low-End Low Fares : Expect few Frills

The Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus operates low fare one-way flights from Dublin and Cork to a handful of destinations along the Spanish coast as well as to the cities of Madrid, Bilbao in the north, Seville in Andalucia in the south and Barcelona in Catalonia in the north-east of Spain.

Aer Lingus offers cheap flights to Spain from Ireland

Index of Aer Lingus routes to and from Barcelona

Ireland : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Aer Lingus Resources

Air Baltic

Low-End Low Fares : Expect few Frills

The Riga-based airline flies a single route connecting Barcelona to the Latvian capital. If you're planning to fly, Air Baltic is almost certainly the cheapest way at present to get from north-eastern Europe to south-western Europe.

Air Baltic offers cheap flights to Spain from Latvia

Index of Air Baltic routes to and from Barcelona

Latvia : Direct Low Fare Flights

Lithuania : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Air Baltic Resources

Air Berlin

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect some Frills

Air Berlin is the third biggest low cost airline in Europe after easyJet and Ryanair and flies to tens of destinations in Spain not just from Berlin (and countless other regional towns and cities in Germany) but also from Vienna and Salzburg in Austria, Zurich and Basel Mulhouse in Switzerland, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and London Stansted in the UK.

Germany's mammoth discount airline also has a base on the island of Mallorca from which it flies to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao and many other cities on the Spanish mainland as well as to Oporto, Lisbon and Faro in Portugal, Budapest in Hungary and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.

Air Berlin also operates from the Balearic islands of Menorca and Ibiza and from the Canary Islands.

Air Berlin offers cheap flights to Spain from Germany

Index of Air Berlin routes to and from Barcelona

Germany : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Air Berlin Resources

Air Comet

High-End Low Fares : Expect some Frills

Air Comet offers cheap flights to Spain from Spain

Index of Air Comet routes to and from Barcelona

Spain : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Air Comet Resources

Atlas Blue

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect few Frills

Atlas Blue offers cheap flights to Spain from Morocco

Index of Atlas Blue routes to and from Barcelona

Morocco : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Atlas Blue Resources

Avro

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect some Frills

Avro offers cheap flights to Spain from the United Kingdom

Index of Avro routes to and from Spain

United Kingdom : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Avro Resources

British Airways

High-End Low Fares : Expect some Frills

British Airways has a massive low fare route network linking the principal cities in Spain with London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland.

Unlike dedicated low cost airlines, which allow you to travel more freely, BA requires you to commence your journey in the UK and fly in both directions to take advantage of the best fares.

This may not be convenient for you if you're travelling independently but if you're looking for a city-break, this won't be a problem.

BA offers cheap flights to Spain from London in the UK

Index of British Airways routes to and from Barcelona

United Kingdom : Direct Low Fare Flights

More British Airways Resources

Blue 1

Top-End Low Fares : Expect some Frills

Blue 1 offers cheap flights to Spain from Finland

Index of Blue 1 routes to and from Barcelona

Finland : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Blue 1 Resources

Blue Air

High-End Low Fares : Expect few Frills

Romania's first and only low cost airline operates flights from Bucharest to Madrid and to the town of Reus, south of Barcelona.

Blue Air offers cheap flights to Spain from Romania

Index of Blue Air routes to and from Barcelona

Romania : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Blue Air Resources

bmi baby

Low-End Low Fares : Expect few Frills

The fourth biggest UK no-frills airline flies from four regional cities in England and Wales to the south coast of Spain.

Note that its big-sister airline bmi also connects London Heathrow to Madrid for a one-way budget fare.

bmi baby offers cheap flights to Spain from the UK

Index of bmi baby routes to and from Barcelona

Northwest England : Direct Low Fare Flights

UK East Midlands : Direct Low Fare Flights

UK West Midlands : Direct Low Fare Flights

More bmi baby Resources

brussels airlines

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect some Frills

This Brussels-based budget airline competes against Ryanair in operating discount flights from Belgium to Spain.

But where Ryanair connects Charleroi airport to Girona and Valladolid, brussels airlines flies from Brussels Zaventem International to the Spanish cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia as well as to the southern coastal resorts of Malaga and Murcia.

brussels airlines offers cheap flights to Spain from Belgium

Index of brussels airlines routes to and from Barcelona

Belgium : Direct Low Fare Flights

More brussels airlines Resources

Budget Air

Low-End Low Fares : Expect few Frills

Budget Air is a less well known cheap Irish airline, operated by TUI. At present the carrier connects Cork Dublin and Shannon to the south coast of Spain.

Budget Air offers cheap flights to Spain from Ireland

Index of Budget Air routes to and from Spain

Ireland : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Budget Air Resources

Click 4 Sky

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect many Frills

Click 4 Sky offers cheap flights from Prague to cities across Europe

Index of Click 4 Sky routes to and from Barcelona

Czech Republic : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Click 4 Sky Resources

clickair

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect some Frills

clickair offers cheap flights to Fuerteventura from Barcelona in Spain

Index of clickair routes to and from Barcelona

Spain : Direct Low Fare Flights

More clickair Resources

Condor

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect many Frills

Thomas Cook-owned Condor flies a comprehensive network of budget routes connecting German airports to cities and towns across the Iberian peninsula.

Condor also flies to the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza and to all five Canary Islands.

Condor offers cheap flights to Spain from Germany

Index of Condor routes to and from Spain

Germany : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Condor Resources

easyJet

Low-End Low Fares : Expect no Frills

As you might expect from the European continent's second largest low cost airline, easyJet operates routes to Spain not only from all regions of the UK but also from Geneva and Basel in Switzerland, from Barcelona in France and from Berlin in Germany.

easyJet is almost certainly the cheapest way to fly from France to Spain.

easyJet offers cheap flights to Spain from Italy, Germany & the UK

Index of easyJet routes to and from Barcelona

Southeast England : Direct Low Fare Flights

UK East Midlands : Direct Low Fare Flights

More easyJet Resources

Estonian Air

High-End Low Fares : Expect many Frills

Estonian Air offers cheap flights to Spain from Estonia

Index of Estonian Air routes to and from Barcelona

Estonia : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Estonian Air Resources

EuroCiel

Top-End Low Fares : Expect full Frills

EuroCiel offers cheap flights to Spain from France

Index of EuroCiel routes to and from Barcelona

Morocco : Direct Low Fare Flights

More EuroCiel Resources

Fly Baboo

Low-End Low Fares : Expect some Frills

Much smaller than its low cost rival helvetic, the stylish Swiss airline Fly Baboo operates a single shuttle route between Geneva and Valencia.

Fly Baboo offers cheap flights to Spain from Switzerland

Index of Fly Baboo routes to and from Barcelona

Switzerland : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Fly Baboo Resources

Fly Globespan

Low-End Low Fares : Expect few Frills

The leading Scottish no-frills airline, Fly Globespan, flies from Glasgow and Edinburgh to three cities on the Mediterranean coast of Spain including Barcelona.

See Air Scotland for alternative low cost airfares from Scotland to Spain.

Fly Globespan offers cheap flights to Spain from Scotland

Index of Fly Globespan routes to and from Barcelona

Scotland : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Fly Globespan Resources

Fly LAL

Top-End Low Fares : Expect some Frills

Fly LAL offers cheap flights to Spain from Lithuania

Index of Fly LAL routes to and from Barcelona

Lithuania : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Fly LAL Resources

fly thomas cook

High-End Low Fares : Expect many Frills

fly thomas cook is essentially a low cost airline style web-based booking engine which allows the UK charter operator Thomas Cook to sell seats it hasn't sold through other channels.

What this means for independent travellers is that, like a charter airline, fly thomas cook operates out of a lot of regional airports across the UK, but then it tends to connect only to European coastal sunshine resorts rather than to city-break destinations.

From the UK, fly thomas cook connects to Gerona and Reus, not far from Barcelona, as well as to Alicante, Almeria, Malaga and Jerez de la Frontera, near Cadiz.

fly thomas cook offers cheap flights to Spain from the UK

Index of fly thomas cook routes to and from Spain

United Kingdom : Direct Low Fare Flights

More fly thomas cook Resources

flybe

Low-End Low Fares : Expect no Frills

The UK's third largest low cost airline only flies to four coastal resorts along the south coast of Spain. What makes it unique is that - unlike its larger rivals Ryanair and easyJet - it connects to the Spanish costas from airports such as Exeter, Southampton, Norwich and even Guernsey.

flybe also flies to Mallorca form Birmingham and Exeter.

flybe offers cheap flights to Spain from the UK

Index of flybe routes to and from Barcelona

United Kingdom : Direct Low Fare Flights

More flybe Resources

germanwings

Low-End Low Fares : Expect no Frills

Germany's second biggest low cost airline operates connections from Cologne Bonn and Stuttgart in western Germany to the Spanish capital, Madrid, and to Barcelona as well as to the coastal resort of Malaga.

Additionally germanwings flies from Cologne Bonn to Ibiza and from Cologne Bonn and Stuttgart to Mallorca.

germanwings offers cheap flights to Spain from cities across Europe

Index of germanwings routes to and from Barcelona

Germany : Direct Low Fare Flights

Germany : Combined Low Fare Flights

More germanwings Resources

geruxx

Low-End Low Fares : Expect no Frills

geruxx offers cheap flights to Spain from cities across Europe

Index of geruxx routes to and from Barcelona

Germany : Direct Low Fare Flights

More geruxx Resources

helvetic

Low-End Low Fares : Expect no Frills

Switzerland's principal low fare airline connects Zurich to several Spanish cities. If you're planning to fly from Switzerland to Valencia or vice versa, see Fly Baboo fares from Geneva.

helvetic offers cheap flights to Spain from Zurich in Switzerland

Index of helvetic routes to and from Barcelona

Switzerland : Direct Low Fare Flights

More helvetic Resources

Iceland Express

Low-End Low Fares : Expect few Frills

Iceland Express offers cheap flights to Spain from Iceland

Index of Iceland Express routes to and from Barcelona & Alicante

Iceland : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Iceland Express Resources

Icelandair

Top-End Low Fares : Expect full Frills

Icelandair offers cheap flights to Spain from Iceland

Index of Icelandair routes to and from Barcelona

Iceland : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Icelandair Resources

Jet 2

Low-End Low Fares : Expect few Frills

Jet 2 which started out as West Yorkshire's own low cost carrier now connects to Barcelona, Valencia and other coastal destinations in Spain not only from Leeds Bradford and Manchester but also from Newcastle and from Belfast International in Northern Ireland.

Jet 2 offers cheap flights to Spain from England and Scotland

Index of Jet 2 routes to and from Barcelona

England : Direct Low Fare Flights

Scotland : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Jet 2 Resources

Lagun Air

High-End Low Fares : Expect some Frills

Lagun Air is a domestic Spanish low fare airline based out of Leon airport which flies to destinations across the Iberian peninsula and also to the three main Balearic islands: Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.

Lagun Air offers cheap flights across Spain

Index of Lagun Air routes to and from and across Spain

Spain : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Lagun Air Resources

Meridiana

High-End Low Fares : Expect some Frills

This Italian budget airline flies to Madrid from Florence on the Italian mainland and Palermo on the island of Sicily.

Meridiana offers cheap flights to Spain from Tuscany in Italy

Index of Meridiana routes to and from Barcelona

Italy : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Meridiana Resources

Monarch

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect few Frills

Monarch has a comprehensive route network, linking six aiports in England and Scotland - including Aberdeen in the far north and Newquay in the far south-west - to the south coast of Spain. Unlike most other UK budget airlines, Monarch flies to Granada.

Monarch is also the only low fare operator in the UK to fly to Gibraltar.

The airline also connects to Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands and to Mallorca and Menorca in the Balearics.

Monarch offers cheap flights to Spain from the UK

Index of Monarch routes to and from Spain

United Kingdom : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Monarch Resources

MyAir

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect few Frills

The leading Italian low cost airline only operates three routes to Spain at present, connecting Venice and Milan Orio al Serio airports to Madrid and flying to Barcelona from Venice. For the last route, compare MyAir fares with those of Alpi Eagles.

MyAir offers cheap flights to Spain from Italy

Index of MyAir routes to and from Barcelona

Italy : Direct Low Fare Flights

More MyAir Resources

Norwegian

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect few Frills

norwegian connects Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim to Alicante, Malaga and Murcia along the south coast of the Iberian peninsula.

For more low cost routes from Norway to Spain, including flights from Oslo to Barcelona, see the entry on Sterling.

Norwegian offers cheap flights to Spain from Norway

Index of Norwegian routes to and from Barcelona

Norway : Direct Low Fare Flights

Norway : Connecting Low Fare Flights

More Norwegian Resources

Ryanair

Pioneer Low Fares : Expect no Frills

The largest low cost airline in Europe flies a phenomenal amount of routes into Spain from eight different European countries: Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the UK.

Among these routes are connections unavailable on other budget airline networks such as Liverpool to Granada, Rome to Santiago de Compostela, London Stansted to Seville and Karlsruhe Baden to Girona.

Ryanair offers cheap flights to Spain from Western Europe

Index of Ryanair routes to and from Brno and Prague

United Kingdom : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Ryanair Resources

Sky Europe

Low-End Low Fares : Expect no Frills

Central Europe's first and largest low cost airline network links numerous towns and cities in Slovakia, Hungary and Poland to the city of Barcelona through a mix of low cost shuttle bus and air connections - a formula originally pioneered by the ill-fated bexx air in Bulgaria.

Sky Europe also flies direct from Salzburg to the catalonian capital and connects Vienna Barcelona via shuttle bus from the Austrian capital to Bratislava airport and low cost airlink from there.

Sky Europe offers cheap flights to Spain from Central Europe

Index of Sky Europe routes to and from Barcelona

Czech Republic : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Sky Europe Resources

Smart Wings

High-End Low Fares : Expect some Frills

The Czech Republic's only low cost airline connects Prague to both Madrid and Barcelona and also flies to Malaga on the south coast of Spain.

Smart Wings offers cheap flights to Spain from the Czech Republic

Index of Smart Wings routes to and from Barcelona

Czech Republic : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Smart Wings Resources

Spanair

Low-End Low Fares : Expect no Frills

The private Spanish airline Spanair offers low fares from Spain to four European destinations - Dublin in Ireland, Ancona in Italy, Stockholm in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark - though these fares don't really compare with the best deals from dedicated low cost airlines like Ryanair.

However, Spanair also operates domestic flights across Spain and from the Iberian peninsula to the Balearic Islands. Spanair's domestic fares strongly compete with the cheapest flights from vueling, Futura and Air Berlin.

Spanair offers cheap flights to the Spanish Islands & across mainland Spain

Index of Spanair routes to and from and across Spain

Spain : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Spanair Resources

Thomson Fly

High-End Low Fares : Expect some Frills

The former Britannia Airways operates one of the UK's largest charter networks and, while it only flies to sunshine destinations, the airline does sometimes come up with fares which compete against the best offers from easyJet, bmi baby, flybe and Ryanair.

Thomson Fly also connects to Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza and flies to the Canary Islands.

See Excel Airways for more charter offers from the UK to Spain.

The sister-airline of Thomson Flights has recently expanded across the UK and will now be operating additional low cost flights to the Iberian peninsula from Cardiff, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Newcastle.

The airline mostly operates cheap flights to Alicante and Malaga on the south coast of Spain but also connects to Valencia from Bournemouth, Coventry and Doncaster Sheffield and to Barcelona from Coventry.

Thomson Fly also flies to Mallorca and Ibiza and to Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.

Thomson Fly offers cheap flights to Spain from the UK

Index of Thomson Fly routes to and from Spain

United Kingdom : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Thomson Fly Resources

transavia

High-End Low Fares : Expect few Frills

The Dutch budget airline transavia operates more connections from the Netherlands to Spain than either easyJet or vueling though not always at such competitive fares.

Be aware that transavia's cheapest one-way fares to Girona, Barcelona and Reus in the north-east of Spain are significantly lower than the cheapest one-way fares to Madrid and destinations further south.

transavia offers cheap flights to Spain from the Netherlands

Index of transavia routes to and from Barcelona

Netherlands : Direct Low Fare Flights

More transavia Resources

transavia france

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect few Frills

transavia france offers cheap flights to Spain from France

Index of transavia france routes to and from Barcelona

France : Direct Low Fare Flights

More transavia france Resources

TUIfly

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect no Frills

TUI low cost subsidiary TUIfly flies from three western German cities to Bilbao in the Basque region in the north of Spain and to Valencia, halfway down Spain's east coast.

TUIfly also flies from Cologne Bonn and Stuttgart to the Balearic island of Mallorca.

TUIfly offers cheap flights to Spain from Germany

Index of TUIfly routes to and from Barcelona

Germany : Direct Low Fare Flights

More TUIfly Resources

Volare Web

Low-End Low Fares : Expect no Frills

Volare Web offers cheap flights to Spain from Italy

Index of Volare Web routes to and from Barcelona

Italy : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Volare Web Resources

Vueling

Mid-Range Low Fares : Expect few Frills

At present vueling remains the only Spanish low cost airline of any note, despite rumours of a future Iberia low cost subsidiary, a Lagun Air relaunch and the prospect of Air Andalucia eventually getting off the ground.

vueling operates a comprehensive domestic network and flies international routes to Portugal, Italy, France Belgium and the Netherlands.

vueling also competes against Air Berlin, Futura and Spanair, operating shuttle routes connecting Mallorca and the other Balearic islands to Valencia and Barcelona on the east coast of the Iberian peninsula.

Vueling offers cheap flights across Europe from Spain

Index of Vueling routes to and from Barcelona

Spain : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Vueling Resources

WindJet

High-End Low Fares : Expect some Frills

WindJet offers cheap flights to Spain from Italy

Index of WindJet routes to and from Barcelona

Italy : Direct Low Fare Flights

More WindJet Resources

Wizz Air

Low-End Low Fares : Expect no Frills

At present the second largest budget airline in Central Europe, Wizz Air, flies only to Barcelona. Whether you're planning to fly from Budapest in Hungary or Katowice in Poland check Sky Europe for competing discount fares.

Wizz Air offers cheap flights to Spain from Poland

Index of Wizz Air routes to and from Barcelona

Poland : Direct Low Fare Flights

More Wizz Air Resources

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