Airlines to Spain

Given its size and location, flights to Spain are frequent and, in recent years, cheap flights to Spain from Europe are more readily available due to an increase in low cost carriers. It is important to understand that tickets to Spain are best purchased during the off-season months. The off-season generally runs from October to May, with cheap flights to Spain available from October to November and January to April.

Three major Spanish carriers offer daily flights to Spain from the United States. Air Europa offers daily, non-stop service to Madrid from New York/Newark's Liberty Airport. Air Plus Comet has daily, nonstop service from New York's JFK Airport to Madrid. Iberia offers the most daily flights to Spain, with non-stop service from Miami, Chicago and New York to Madrid. Additionally, seasonal daily, non-stops are available to Barcelona are available during the spring festival season and the tourist season.

Airline trips to Spain are more frequent from European locations, with daily flights arriving in Madrid, Barcelona and leaving most major cities in the EU arriving in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and other smaller cities in the south like Granada, and Seville.

Fares to Spain vary widely, but the thrifty traveler will remember that round-trip travel tickets purchased in advance are the cheapest way to visit the Iberian peninsula. Remember, however, that most cheap tickets to Spain, like cheap tickets anywhere, are non-refundable. Another option for cheap fares to Spain is to purchase a holiday package deal. While some mass-market deals target only the touristy coastal areas, this doesn't mean you have to stick around your hotel. Sometimes the package tickets to Spain are worth it, just for the reduced airfare.

Both Iberia and the somewhat cheaper Aviaco offer the most extensive point-to-point flights within Spain. As you would expect flights within Spain are more expensive than rail or bus travel, with the exception of travel to the Balearic Islands, in which case flights reserved in advance are only slightly more expensive than ferry service.

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