The average price of a 7-day trip to Barcelona is $1,530 for a solo traveler, $2,748 for a couple, and $5,152 for a family of 4. Barcelona hotels range from $92 to $297 per night with an average of $130, while most vacation rentals will cost $210 to $510 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Barcelona Airport (BCN) are between $559 and $949 per person for economy flights and $1,754 to $2,978 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $50 to $107 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Barcelona, ES

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to BCN and stay in a Barcelona hotel:

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 24th to December 16th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Barcelona is usually late January and early February.

 

Average Barcelona Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Barcelona for a week is $1,249-$2,439($178-$348 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $107 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $305 to $778 for economy

Lodging: $99 to $121 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $125 to $152 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Barcelona for a week is $2,412-$4,308($345-$615 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $214 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $610 to $1,556 for economy

Lodging: $99 to $121 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $125 to $152 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Barcelona for a week is $3,748-$7,560($535-$1,080 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $200 to $428 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,220 to $3,112 for economy

Lodging: $198 to $242 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $188 to $213 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Barcelona

How cheap can you make a vacation to Barcelona? The cheapest trip to Barcelona is about $89 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $77.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Barcelona for a week is $620-$1,708($89-$244 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $27 to $54 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $305 to $778 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $92 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Barcelona for a week is $1,114-$2,864($159-$409 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $108 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $610 to $1,556 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $92 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Barcelona for a week is $2,180-$5,728($311-$818 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $216 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,220 to $3,112 for economy

Lodging: $154 to $184 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $34 to $57 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Barcelona cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Barcelona Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Barcelona.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Barcelona for a week is $2,143-$9,347($306-$1,335 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $90 to $235 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $631 to $2,194 for first class

Lodging: $147 to $297 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $510 to $918 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Barcelona for a week is $3,404-$13,186($486-$1,884 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $180 to $470 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,262 to $4,388 for first class

Lodging: $147 to $297 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $510 to $918 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Barcelona for a week is $6,808-$23,066($973-$3,295 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $360 to $940 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,524 to $8,776 for first class

Lodging: $294 to $594 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $816 to $1,285 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Barcelona Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Barcelona is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Barcelona due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Barcelona Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Barcelona hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Barcelona.

 

Flight Costs to Barcelona

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $949 average in early August to a low of $559 in late January and early February. Median flight price is $667. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Barcelona our data includes 441 originating airports, and 178 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Barcelona from an airport like Stewart International (SWF) in Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY (the United States) for an average $10,232 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Palma de Mallorca (PMI) in Palma Mallorca (Spain) at an average of just $51.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Barcelona, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $390, so you can easily save about 70% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Barcelona can easily cost $400 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $27 per person. Private tours can cost $806 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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