Arrive relaxed and revitalised in the beautiful city of Barcelona and with luxury flights from Johannesburg to Barcelona with Qatar Airways. There’s a reason our long-haul service has won awards, as you will discover when you step on board one of our state-of-the-art airliners, which are comfortable, spacious and well decorated throughout. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, make the most of your trip to this colourful Spanish city when you fly with Qatar airways.
Barcelona is located on Spain’s north-eastern Mediterranean coast, offering an idyllic beach front location and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Whilst not the capital, Barcelona is one of Spain’s most important cities, full of tourist attractions and a key economic and commercial hub. Lovers of architecture will marvel at Gaudi’s unique works dotted throughout the city including the impressive, albeit unfinished, Gaudi Cathedral. Travel with the world’s luxury airline – and reach Barcelona in style thanks to Qatar Airways.
The Rainbow Nation’s capital is served by Johannesburg International Airport – an airport with a reputation for excellence. Also known as OR Tambo International Airport, it is named after Oliver Reginald Tambo, a leading anti-apartheid politician.
The airport, despite being the largest in South Africa, is friendly and efficient, offering visitors a pleasant and smooth departure point. Passengers flying from Johannesburg with Qatar Airways will find the process to be smooth, professional and quick, making the airport a great departure point for both business and leisure travellers.
Transportation and parking
Public transport to and from the airport is excellent. The high-speed Gautrain runs between the airport, Malboro and Sandton and takes between 10-15 minutes.
The Magic Bus operates regular services to and from Sun City and other major locations in the city. The airport Shuttle services Airport Link and EZ Shuttle provide door-to-door shuttle services from city destinations to the airport.
Official taxis operate from key locations in the city, with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the airport, depending on departure point and the traffic conditions (be aware that early morning and evening rush hour traffic in the city can be very congested, so if you are travelling during this period allow extra time for your journey).
There are plenty of car parks offering both short and long-term parking around the airport, including an underground facility as well as outdoor and covered areas. Bus links are available from the furthest car parks to the terminal.
Arriving at Johannesburg
Passengers flying from Johannesburg with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal A. It is important to ensure that you arrive at the correct terminal, as there are currently six in operation at the airport.
Terminals A1 and A2 are for International passengers. Because of the size of the airport, it is important to allow plenty of time before your plane is due to depart, so ensure you arrive at the terminal at least two hours before your flight is due to depart.
Facilities and amenities
The airport has exceptionally good facilities, ranging from a large retail area and food court to conference and business facilities. Wireless internet access is available in international departure areas, and there is also an on-site post office and mobile phone hire available.
Food outlets include cafés and juice bars, steak houses and fast food restaurants, and a wide-ranging retail sector includes everything from travel accessories and luxury goods through to jewellery, clothing and Duty Free.
Spain’s second largest city and the capital of the fiercely independent Catalonia region, Barcelona is a unique blend of baroque buildings, ultra-modern skyscrapers and beautiful squares full of character. A cultural epicentre for southern Europe, Barcelona is an eclectic location that is full of interest.
Perfect for city breaks or a longer vacation to really explore its many riches, this unique city welcomes visitors from all over the world. Book a flight to Barcelona with Qatar Airways and fall in love with this vibrant, energetic city for yourself.
At 9pm in the evening, Barcelona has a unique landmark that enchants those who see it – the musical fountains of in Plaça d'Espanya. The Barri Gòtic or Gothic Quarter is the medieval heart of the city, but some structures date even further back to the Roman settlement of Catalonia.
A slightly more modern addition to the city’s landscape is the Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion. Originally built in 1929 but torn down less than a year later, the reconstructed version built in 1986 demonstrates how important to the history of modern architecture the original was.
Barcelona is also packed with World Heritage sites, including the striking Park Güell, the extraordinary Casa Batlló (one of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces) and the truly stunning Palau de la Música Catalana, where you can hear some of Barcelona’s finest musicians perform. There is also a myriad of galleries to explore, as well as plenty of open spaces to relax in.
Flights to Barcelona with Qatar Airways land at Barcelona-El Prat International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Barcelona please check the visa and passport requirements.
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