The average price of a 7-day trip to Downtown Barcelona is $1,532 for a solo traveler, $2,751 for a couple, and $5,158 for a family of 4. Downtown Barcelona hotels range from $90 to $302 per night with an average of $132, while most vacation rentals will cost $170 to $420 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 $59 to $124 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.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Downtown Barcelona, ES

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

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

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

 

Average Downtown Barcelona Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Downtown Barcelona for a week is $1,162-$2,451($166-$350 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $59 to $124 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $305 to $845 for economy

Lodging: $100 to $123 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $74 to $91 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Downtown Barcelona for a week is $2,388-$4,372($341-$625 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $118 to $248 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $610 to $1,690 for economy

Lodging: $100 to $123 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $74 to $91 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Barcelona for a week is $3,580-$8,328($511-$1,190 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $236 to $496 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,220 to $3,380 for economy

Lodging: $200 to $246 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $118 to $137 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Downtown Barcelona

How cheap can you make a vacation to Downtown Barcelona? The cheapest trip to Downtown Barcelona is about $88 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 $81.

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 Downtown Barcelona for a week is $613-$1,749($88-$250 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $52 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $305 to $845 for economy

Lodging: $81 to $90 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 Downtown Barcelona for a week is $1,100-$2,958($157-$423 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $104 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $610 to $1,690 for economy

Lodging: $81 to $90 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 Downtown Barcelona for a week is $2,122-$5,916($303-$845 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $208 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,220 to $3,380 for economy

Lodging: $162 to $180 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $29 to $57 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Downtown Barcelona cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Downtown 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 Downtown Barcelona.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Downtown Barcelona for a week is $2,595-$9,150($371-$1,307 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $223 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $827 to $2,045 for first class

Lodging: $150 to $302 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $420 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Downtown Barcelona for a week is $4,290-$12,756($613-$1,822 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $248 to $446 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,654 to $4,090 for first class

Lodging: $150 to $302 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $420 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Downtown Barcelona for a week is $8,580-$22,188($1,226-$3,170 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $496 to $892 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,308 to $8,180 for first class

Lodging: $300 to $604 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $630 to $1,294 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Downtown Barcelona Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Downtown Barcelona is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Downtown 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.

Downtown 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 Downtown 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 Downtown Barcelona.

 

Flight Costs to Downtown 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 Downtown Barcelona our data includes 441 originating airports, and 178 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Downtown 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 Downtown 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 Downtown Barcelona can easily cost $390 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $26 per person. Private tours can cost $779 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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