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Budget Flights Between the UK & Ireland and Spain

Cheap Flights to Spain - Budget Airlines that Fly Between the UK and Spain


The UK and Ireland is where the budget airline boom began, with Ryanair and Easyjet leading the way with cheap flights in Europe. They still lead the way, with more cheap flights to more airports than any other budget airline. This list of budget airlines that fly from the UK to Spain should help you get the cheapest flights for your Spanish vacation.

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Cheap Flights Between the UK and Spain

  • EasyJet

    Along with Ryanair, Easyjet carries more travelers to Spain than any other budget airline.

    • Departure Points (UK) in 2013 that Fly to Spain: Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow, Jersey, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Luton, Southend, Stansted), Manchester and Newcastle. Total: 11 Easyjet also flies to Spain from other destinations in Europe.
    • Destinations (in Spain) in 2013 with Flights to the UK: Santiago, Asturias, Bilbao, Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga, Almeria, Murcia, Alicante, Majorca, Gibraltar (UK) Menorca (Mahon), Lanzarote, Tenerife South, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria (La Palma) and Ibiza. Total: 19. Also, consider flying to Lisbon (Portugal), Porto (Portugal) or Biarritz (France), which are all close to Spain.

    For more details on these destinations, see Ryanair & Easyjet Destinations in Spain.

  • Ryanair
  • Ireland's biggest budget airline, good for connections from Dublin to Spain. Be careful you know how much you are paying, as Ryanair's extra charges are higher than many other airlines. See this Ryanair vs Easyjet Price Comparison for more details.

    • Departure Points (in UK & Ireland) with flights to Spain in 2013: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bournemouth, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Kerry, Knock Ireland West, Leeds Bradford, London (Stansted, Gatwick and Luton), Newcastle, Birmingham, Doncaster, Shannon, Cork, Manchester, Liverpool. Total: 17.
    • Destinations (in Spain) with Flights to the UK and Ireland in 2013: Alicante, Almeria, Barcelona, Girona, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Jerez, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Menorca, Murcia, Palma, Reus, Santander, Seville, Tenerife (South), Valencia and Zaragoza. Total: 19. Also consider Biarritz (France) or Faro (Portugal), which are close to Spain.
  • Flybe

    Serves beach destinations from minor UK airports.

    • Departure Points (in UK & Ireland) with flights to Spain in 2013: Jersey, Guernsey, Manchester, Isle of Man, Belfast, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Donegal, Leeds Bradford, Sumburgh, Norwich, East Midlands, Bristol, Dublin, Aberdeen, Inverness, Exeter and Southampton. Total: 19.
    • Destinations (in Spain) with flights from the UK and Ireland in 2013: Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga, Palma (Mallorca). Consider also flying to Faro in Portugal or Perpignan in France, which are both close to Spain.
  • Thomsonfly

    Serves beach destinations from minor UK airports.

    • Departure Points (in UK & Ireland): Aberdeen, Edindburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, London (Stansted, Southend, Luton and Gatwick), Norwich, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Southampton, Doncaster, Durham, East Midlands, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool. Total: 21.
    • Destinations (in Spain): Alicante, Gerona, Malaga, Reus, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, Jerez, Almeria, Palma, Menorca and Ibiza. Consider also Faro in Portugal, which is close to Spain.
  • Monarch

    Monarch flies to a number of destinations in Spain, including good connections to the Canary Islands.

    • Departure Points (in UK & Ireland): London (Luton and Gatwick), East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Birmingham and Manchester. Total: 6.
    • Destinations (in Spain): Alicante, Almeria, Gibraltar, Malaga, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Palma and Menorca. Total: 10. Consider also flying to Faro, in Portugal, which is close to Spain.
  • Jet2

    Serves the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    • Departure Points (in UK & Ireland): Edinburgh, Belfast, Cork, Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, East Midlands and Jersey. Total: 9.
    • Destinations (in Spain): Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga, Murcia, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Menorca, Ibiza, Mallorca and Reus. Total: 11. Consider also Faro in Portugal, which is close to Spain.
  • Fly Thomas Cook
    • Departure Points (in UK): Various airports in the UK and Ireland.
    • Destinations (in Spain): Various destinations in Spain. If only their website was easier to get around...
  • Vueling Not the cheapest, but the flights to Heathrow are a good thing.
    • Departure Points (in UK): London (Heathrow), Edinburgh, Cardiff. Total: 3
    • Destinations (in Spain): A Coruña, Bilbao, Majorca, Malaga, Barcelona and something called 'Galicia JTK'. Nope, I've never heard of it either. Total: 5 or 6.

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