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Flying around Europe on a dime

Dec. 26, 2011 at 12:56 PM ET

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A low-cost airline, Wizz Air has 15 operating bases in Europe and offers flights on more than 220 routes.

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.

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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