Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Barcelona to London Stansted Airport
Ryanair has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Barcelona-El Prat to London Stansted. Confirm policy on booking site.
Most visitors from Barcelona need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter London Stansted Airport. Travelers from red countries are only allowed to enter the country if they are British or Irish Nationals, or they have residence rights in the UK. They are required to book and quarantine in a managed hotel with 2 COVID-19 tests at their own expense.
Travelers are advised to check their country of origin (Green/Amber/Red) as they may need to be tested with day 2 test or day 2 and day 8 tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.
Further details in traveling to United Kingdom can be found here.Travelers may also review the restrictions in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland in case they will travel to the said places.
Read more about travel restrictions for London Stansted Airport
Visitors from Barcelona will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering London Stansted Airport.
Visitors from Barcelona must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London Stansted Airport.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to London Stansted Airport: most visitors from Barcelona may enter London Stansted Airport but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Mandatory passenger locator form
Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.
Managed quarantine package for Scotland
All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.
COVID-19 testing package
All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
Direct flights from Barcelona generally make it to London Stansted Airport in 2h 20m. The flying distance between the two cities is 737 miles.
There are 3 direct flights per day travelling from Barcelona to London Stansted Airport, for an average of 21 flights per week.
When flying from Barcelona to London Stansted Airport, you should consider leaving on a Wednesday and avoid Saturdays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Barcelona, you’ll find the best rates on Saturdays and the most expensive ones on Wednesdays.
Barcelona airport is called Barcelona-El Prat and the only airport in London Stansted Airport is London Stansted.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Nothing, only good thing was that the girl at the check-in was very nice and felt bad for the situation, then inside the plane after we landed, the manager was very attentive and nice to me, she heard my complaints and made sure I spoke my part."
Cons: "- They charged me 55 GBP for missing the check-in - They didn't let me facture the suitcase even tho I paid for the priority entrance. I had to throw away my liquid bottles. - While boarding one of the flight attendants told me to walk faster because they were late, even though I had two heavy bags in both of my hands. Then he insulted me in Italian and after I asked him 8 times to tell me what he said to me he told me to shut up and sit down. I sat down for 2 hours in a very bad mood trying to control myself from starting a fight. After the flight I waited and spoke with the manager about it, If I'm not wrong the name of the attendant was Luca and the manager heard my complaints. This was the worse flight of my entire life, I have never been treated so disrespectfully in a plane, I felt humiliated. I will never touch a Ryanair plane ever again. I definitely should be getting a refund for this."
Cons: "Punctuality, honesty, customer service."
Pros: "Very cheap"
Cons: "The seats are not very comfortable"
Pros: "The cabin crew was friendly"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 35 minutes after already boarding late. Had to sit in very uncomfortable seats while waiting. Bizarre that soft drinks aren’t included on the flight, but available for 2€. You get what you pay for."
Pros: "Cheap flight. Crew was quick about getting us on the flight."
Cons: "The person in front of you is basically sitting in your lap. Tiny seats width wise and leg room is only comfortable if you are 5’4 or shorter....the flight was late we missed our take off window and had to sit there for an hour."
Cons: "Poor customer service, no information on or apology for delay. Then 1.5 hrs after landing our baggage finally came on the baggage carousel. Again no explanation or info. Very poor experience."
Cons: "Delayed then not delayed then the crew were late and made no attempt to hurry themselves then wen we boarded we were told we were delayed an hour and 40 minutes so had to sit there on the plane with no1 telling us wats going on or wen we were leaving! No refreshments available while we were waiting really poor from Ryan air I won't be flying with them agen"
Cons: "Very unimpressed with Kayak. Was contacted to pay more money than originally sold due to their speed of service between me buying via kayak and them contacting Ryanair. Flight was absolutely fine but kayak service awful."
Cons: "Nearly 3 hours late and no proper explanation for delay. Sorry but delayed incoming aircraft doesn't wash. Also had to wait nearly half an hour upon landing at Stansted before we could disembark"
Pros: "Passengers and crew were nice. The basic price is ok, but many people buy "extras" like "privileged" boarding, and seats next to friends/relatives, so not so cheap overall."
Cons: "I don't understand Ryanair policy on random seat assignment. It delays boarding while passengers negotiate on swapping seats. I guess it's just a cynical ploy to extract more money, like the privileged boarding scam. In Palma, the departure board went from Delayed to Boarding without any announcements. The plane was late arriving and the crew blamed the ground staff. The ground staff were certainly slow coming to the plane at Stansted. I wonder if they are disenchanted with Ryanair too. We will actively avoid Ryanair where possible, and advise others to do so."
Pros: "Cabin baggage management"
Cons: "Hold baggage took over half an hour to arrive. Loot enough seats in gate at airport of departure"
Cons: "Gates announced too late"
Pros: "Got from point A to point B without any hassle. I passed out as soon as I got on the plane and there was nothing that kept me from sleeping."
Cons: "Boarding seemed a bit tedious and there was a lot of unnecessary standing around."
Pros: "The crew . Very sweet cabin crew ,new 737 ,with lots of “snazzy lights"
Cons: "Cramped space despite the new “improved”leg room due to te slimmer seats"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Boarding, very slow and a bit late as was takeoff"
Pros: "The overall experience was good."
Cons: "The possibility that our flights may be cancelled."
Pros: "We didn't crash"
Cons: "Our flight was late to take off, and had to queue for 30 minutes at Shannon - before the plane had even landed. At stansted then had to get a long bus to the terminal and wait on the bus for 10 minutes because they couldn't open the doors. Luckily after a sprint to the station we made the last stansted express of the evening (£28 return each - 'London' airports for you)"
Cons: "Plane was late to take off by 40 minutes We arrived at the plane early on the bus, but couldnt board as the stairwell hadnt been fitted to the plane, therefore had to sit on the bus in the heat until the stairs came along"
Pros: "everything on this flight went like clockwork the flight left on time and the crew onboard were really helpful and pleasant"
Pros: "Nice, not that noisy"
Cons: "Other passenger a bit loud"
Pros: "Adequate seat room, comfortable flight"
Cons: "Priority boarding but congested at Gate and held standing on bus for 10+ mins. Cabin staff ok but not as alert, proactive or responsive as normal. Trying to sell scratch cards rather than provide relevant services."
Pros: "nothing ..."
Cons: "Queuing for 45 mins at boarding at 21.25 pm which grew to 10.05 pm! no apparent reason for this although we were all given manual luggage tags and then they were checked off again before getting into the plane- the Malaga ground staff could not answer questions as they didn't speak english well enough.. poor. onboard completely overcrowded locals and no help from crew on seating = lots of spare stoats at back.. i.e. space."
Pros: "Not much at all"
Cons: "All passengers were lined up waiting to Board at the correct gate at leading up to and at the time the flight was supposed to depart at 11.55am. There was no communication on the flight boards and no member of staff from Ryanair or other near the gate. At about 12.30 two members of airport staff turned up and started the boarding process and eventually we got away an hour late at 12.55 still none the wiser about the lack of communication, service and delay. It would take a lot to persuade me to fly with Ryanair again."
Pros: "Timely departure, relatively smooth check-in"
Cons: "Too much in-flight advertising, no complimentary drinks."
Pros: "A 6 hour delay with rude, nasty staff. I will be making a formal complaint."
Cons: "The staff bullied a girl next to me and have no sympathy."
Pros: "Timing was ok"
Cons: "All passengers were asked to pre-board which meant standing in the bridge to the plane before the plane arrived. We then had to walk down the stairs outside with the mosquitoes then walk up the stairs to the plane."
Cons: "They charge for everything (including seat assignments, checking in at the airport). They couldn't accept U.S. credit cards on the flight, so food and drink purchases had to be in cash. They even charge for water."
Cons: "The air conditioning was very high and I think that most passengers feel very cold during the flight."
Pros: "The flight was on time, I paid the extra for the seat at the front which got priority boarding, and there were empty seats at the front of the plane. I was out of there as soon as the plane landed. Just close your eyes and it will all be over soon."
Cons: "People were lining up 15 minutes before boarding and the boarding process was more like a rugby scrum as everyone piled into the back of the plane. The food was pretty mediocre and not cheap, but there was nothing to purchase in the airport terminal."
Cons: "Staff how it's possible u miss the flight to the front to the gate"
Pros: "NOTHING. I haven't had a worse airport/airline experience. I would NEVER fly this airline again. No matter the cost. HORRIBLE I felt taken advantage of and swindled. Not to mention incredibly uncomfortable."
Cons: "EVERYTHING. Ryanair is hands down the most horrendous airline I've encountered. What a joke. I can't believe they're in business."
Pros: "No frills, on time, good value for money"
Cons: "The food selection is nothing to rave about."
Pros: "The flight was on time and I got a good seat despite not upgrading."
Cons: "Some passengers were noisy, but luckily I had earplugs."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Delay by two hours"
Pros: "Ryanair professionals are soo better than a few years ago"
Cons: "To pay for water if I feel thirsty during the flight"
Pros: "Most of the crew were hard working, pleasant and the flight came in slightly early"
Cons: "There was a cabin services director (or whatever his title was) who clearly liked the sound of his own voice. He kept going on and on about how bad the weather was in London and how sunny it was in Portugal. He mentioned rain and snow in London and suggested that people booked a return flight to Portugal in the twenty-five minutes available to them in London after the plane had landed. One joke about the sun versus the rain might have been acceptable but to raise it again ad again just became irritating and an abuse of the PA system. He shouted Halleluja amongst other things when trying to get money out of people for the Ryanair charity. If he wants to be a professional comedian he should change his profession as he was just annoying people and he stopped the flight from being relaxing,"
Pros: "Cabin crew were brilliant and dealt with all questions with ease. Well trained team and immaculate appearance."
Cons: "Rough landings but not sure if that's due to aircraft model."
Pros: "Ahead of time"
Pros: "The price was absolutely right - $25 per leg, per person - and the amenities and quality were spot-on with the price. I never felt unsafe, and the flight went without a problem. Website/app are easy to navigate."
Cons: "Again, can't complain for the price. But it's REALLY economy. Uncomfortable seats, no entertainment or beverage service. Charging 15 euro per person to print tickets is insane (we were able to avoid it but still!) - but again, for the price of a ticket, you can't ask for much."
Cons: "Not a lot of point in having priority boarding as everyone on the coach so no priority"
Pros: "They didn't disturb us with as many sales calls down the isle as usual. Smartly dressed crew. Otherwise nothing."
Cons: "Over 4 hour delay Lack of communication Constant queuing No leg room No head rest No entertainment what so ever No food/drink provided FoC No compensation Chair does not recline"
Cons: "Flight delayed by 7 hours"
Pros: "I can't think of any."
Cons: "Rude gate staff at Otopeni Airport insisting I place my hand luggage in the hold until I informed them I had priority seats. The whole concept of priority boarding goes out the window as boarding was via a bus"
Pros: "The plane was clean and we boarded on time ..... however we sat on the plane for 2 hours whilst Ryan air staff disembarked a drunk passenger from the plane and found his luggage . It was very obvious whilst waiting at the gate that this man was very very drunk and already being extremely abusive to his partner . Why was he allowed to board the plane causing inconvenience to all the passengers on board and the cabin crew and the following passengers on the next flight ? Yes the team apologised but we weren't provided with any drinks or offered a discount on pod and beverages and practically had to beg to be able to use the toilet during the delay ........ really disappointing"
Cons: "The plane was clean and we boarded on time ..... however we sat on the plane for 2 hours whilst Ryan air staff disembarked a drunk passenger from the plane and found his luggage . It was very obvious whilst waiting at the gate that this man was very very drunk and already being extremely abusive to his partner . Why was he allowed to board the plane causing inconvenience to all the passengers on board and the cabin crew and the following passengers on the next flight ? Yes the team apologised but we weren't provided with any drinks or offered a discount on pod and beverages and practically had to beg to be able to use the toilet during the delay ........ really disappointing"
Cons: "landing was terrible"
Pros: "Barcelo hotel it couldn't have better staff. From reception, waitress/bar, and all the people involve in the service, they are all great professionals and it give you the best services. We will come back asap Xxx"
Pros: "Very good"
Cons: "We will NOT fly with this carrier again."
Airlines flying from Barcelona to London Stansted Airport have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Barcelona to London Stansted Airport
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Barcelona to London Stansted Airport
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Barcelona to London Stansted Airport
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Barcelona to London Stansted Airport
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Barcelona to London Stansted Airport
Cheapest flights to London Stansted Airport from Barcelona found in 2021