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The Secret to Flying Around Europe on a Dime

You can find a low-fare flight to just about anywhere in Europe, even tiny Andorra—if you know which airlines to search. Here, your guide to jetting around the Continent for as little as $14 one way.

By Gabrielle Zunde , Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011, 8:00 AM

Airlines
(Brusselsspotter / Flickr)

Airlines

(Brusselsspotter / Flickr)

ENGLAND

If you want to go to: London
Fly to: Stansted Airport in Essex, U.K.
Distance to city: 32 miles northeast of London 
Best way to get downtown: Stansted Express train to Liverpool St. station, 45 minutes
Cost: $32/£21
Who flies there? Air Berlin, AnadoluJet, Atlantic Airways, BelleAir, Bmibaby, EasyJet, Germanwings, Pegasus, Ryanair, Snowjet, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways

 

FRANCE

If you want to go to: Paris
Fly to: Beauvais Airport in Tillé, France
Distance to city: 43 miles north of Paris 
Best way to get downtown: Shuttle bus to Porte Maillot, 75 minutes
Cost: $21/€15
Who flies there? Blue Air, Ryanair, Wizz Air

 

GERMANY

If you want to go to: Munich
Fly to: Allgäu Airport Memmingen in Memmingen, Germany
Distance to city: 63 miles east of Munich
Best way to get downtown: Allgäu Airport express bus to München Hauptbahnhof, 95 minutes
Cost: $28/€19.50
Who flies there? Flybe, Ryanair, SunExpress, Wizz Air

 

ITALY

If you want to go to: Milan
Fly to: Orio al Serio Airport near Bergamo, Italy
Distance to city: 28 miles northeast of Milan
Best way to get downtown: Autostradale bus to Milano Centrale, 1 hour
Cost: $14/€9.90
Who flies there? Air Arabia, Air Italy, Alitalia, BelleAir, Blue Air, Carpatair, ElbaFly, Jet2, Meridiana Fly, Pegasus, Ryanair, Trawel Fly, Wind Jet, Wizz Air

 

SPAIN

If you want to go to: Barcelona
Fly to: Girona Costa-Brava Airport near Girona, Spain
Distance to city: 62 miles northeast of Barcelona
Best way to get downtown: Barcelona Bus to Estació del Nord, 75 minutes
Cost: $17/€12
Who flies there? Ryanair, Transavia, Wizz Air

 

SWEDEN

If you want to go to: Stockholm
Fly to: Stockholm Skavsta Airport in Nyköping, Sweden
Distance to city: 62 miles southwest of Stockholm
Best way to get downtown: Flygbussarna Bus to Cityterminalen, 80 minutes
Cost: $22/139 kr
Who flies there? Gotlandsflyg, Ryanair, Wizz Air

 

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