Cheap flights to Spain

Best student & youth fares right now to Spain

Want to turn your dream holiday to Spain into a reality? Take a look at some of our best fares below! If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, just use the search box above to search for more options.

Student flights from Australia 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 traveller. Even better, it’s easy to explore Spain on a budget, so it’s an incredible destination for students!

Whether you’re studying abroad, working abroad, or just heading to Europe for a holiday, 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 include the Madrid Barajas International Airport and the Barcelona International 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 from one of these major hubs to a more local airport (like Seville, Valencia, or Granada.)

How to fly from Australia to Spain

The flight time between Australia and Spain can vary between 22-25 hours, depending on where in Oz you’re flying from. While there aren’t any direct flights, plenty of indirect flight options are available, and will give you a chance to stretch your legs during your long journey!

Our most popular airlines for flights to Spain from Australia include Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.

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 winter 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 UK to Spain?

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Why do Australian 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. With energetic festivals and parties, beautiful cities and plentiful study and work abroad options and close proximity to other European countries, it’s the perfect place for a long holiday or as a starting place for a European backpacking trip.

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Spain universities and campuses

Studying abroad in Spain isn’t as difficult as you might imagine! While many classes are taught in Spanish (a great opportunity to learn a new language!), there’s also a lot of study abroad programmes that offer courses in English as well. 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 very relaxed, so 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. 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

Travelling 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 travellers, too!

Frequently asked questions about flying from Australia to Spain

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