Flights to Spain

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Student flights from the US 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 honestly something for every traveler. Even better, it’s easy to explore Spain on a budget, so it’s an incredible destination for students!

Whether you’re studying abroad (Spain has plenty of world-class universities and study abroad options), working abroad and teaching English, or just heading over for a vacation, 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.

We’ll help you out with the cheap flights—just use the search box above to see all the cheapest deals on student flights to Spain. Or check our promo codes to save even more! Then the only thing you’ll have to worry about is finding the best tapas and sangrias.

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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 (providing plenty of flight options and usually the cheapest prices) include the Madrid Barajas International Airport, the Barcelona International Airport, and the Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport. If you’re visiting a smaller city in Spain, it may be cheaper to purchase your long-haul ticket into one of these airports, and then a shorter, intra-Europe flight or a train from one of these major hubs to a more local airport (like Seville, Valencia, or Granada.)

Malaga’s airport is especially great if you’re aiming to explore the regions of Andalucia or Costa del Sol in the south of Spain. By flying right into the area, you can avoid any layovers, second flights, trains, or long bus rides from the more northern cities. This can save you time and money - letting your trip get started all the sooner!

How to fly from the US to Spain

Flights times between the US and Spain can vary between 8-15 hours, depending on which side of the US you’re traveling from. Thankfully, if you’re flying from the East Coast, you can hop on a direct flight from cities like New York, Boston or Miami. If you’re flying from elsewhere, there’s still plenty of options, you’ll just have a connection.

The most popular airlines for flights to Spain include American Airlines, Iberia, British Airways and United Airlines. However, there’s definitely more options available as well if you prefer to fly with another favorite airline!

When is the best time to fly to Spain?

Spain can definitely be enjoyed year-round, especially the more southern coastal regions. Cities like Barcelona, Valencia and Malaga have moderately warm weather and sunshine year-round. More northern cities, like Madrid, get a bit colder in the winter, but nothing a warm coat can’t fix! Peak travel season is between May and September, so if you want to avoid the crowds, March-April or October are the best months to visit. However, prices are often cheapest during the winter months—and with such a moderate climate, you’ll still be able to enjoy plenty of sunshine, even if you visit in December or February.

For a really unique experience, visit Spain during one of the annual festivals, such as La Tomatina Tomato Fight in Valencia each August, or for Carnival week (similar to Mardi Gras) in Tenerife.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the USA to Spain?

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Why do the American students love visiting Spain?

What’s not to love about Spain? The laid-back and welcoming culture, delicious food and exciting city life promises memories to last a lifetime. From energetic festivals and parties, beautiful cities and plentiful study and work abroad options make it easy for Spain to become a home away from home.

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Spain universities and campuses

Spain is one of the most popular study abroad destinations, and for good reason! Aside from the fact that it’s an amazing place to live for a semester (or more!), it has 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.

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Spanish lifestyle and culture

Spanish lifestyle and culture is definitely a bit different than what you’re used to in the US, 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 than many big cities in the US—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. doesn’t typically get started until around 8pm—but it 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.

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Exploring Spain on a student budget

Traveling 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 inexpensive) 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 travelers, too!

Frequently asked questions about flying from the US to Spain

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