Barcelona Airport

General information

Barcelona El Prat Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe, located close to the popular holiday destination Barcelona. The airport is a hub for Vueling and LEVEL and has two terminals. You can travel with the free shuttle bus between both terminals. In 2017 Barcelona Airport handled a record of more than 47 million passengers.


Where is Barcelona Airport situated?

Barcelona Airport is located southwest of Barcelona, in the municipality of El Prat de Llobregat. By road, the airport is easily accessible through the B-20 from the north and the C-32 from the south.

How many terminals has Barcelona Airport?

Barcelona Airport consists of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (2A, 2B, 2C). The terminals are situated 4 kilometres apart from each other. Terminal 2 has three sections and is mainly used by low cost airlines.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Barcelona Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Spain.

Airport Distance
Reus Airport 79km
Girona Airport 88km



The distance from Barcelona Airport to the centre of Barcelona is 15 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Barcelona.

From BCN Airport to Barcelona City centre by Car
15 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Barcelona Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Barcelona Airport you can travel by train, bus and metro. Visit the Barcelona Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Barcelona Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Barcelona Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Barcelona is about € 35.-. Book your taxi at Barcelona Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From BCN Airport to Barcelona City centre by Taxi
15 km
25 min
€ 35.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Barcelona Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Barcelona Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Barcelona Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Barcelona Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Barcelona Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Barcelona Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Barcelona Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Vueling
  • Ryanair
  • Air Europa
  • Nordwind Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Barcelona Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


BAH Barcelona Airport Hotel, El Prat de Llobregat

This modern hotel is located close to Barcelona El Prat Airport. It offers a free airport shuttle, shuttle to the Ramblas for an extra charge, and a seasonal swimming pool.

Hotels in Barcelona

Looking for the best hotels in Barcelona? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Ayre Hotel Rosellón, Barcelona

Situated just 200 metres from Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia, this design hotel offers a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Gaudís famous basilica. Rooms at the Ayre Hotel Rosellón include flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.


W Barcelona, Barcelona

W Barcelona is a striking sail-like structure next to Barceloneta Beach, offering breathtaking design and fantastic views over Barcelona. It features a spa, infinity pool, rooftop bar and luxurious rooms.


Royal Ramblas, Barcelona

The Royal Ramblas is set on Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas, just 100 metres from Plaza Catalunya. It offers chic and modern rooms with air conditioning, free WiFi and plasma TV.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Barcelona Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

Visit the unique Barcelona Aquarium, entering without delay on a skip-the-line ticket. Experience the spectacular Oceanarium as you walk along a transparent tunnel surrounded by sharks. Learn about the seabed and the importance of water to the planet.


Barcelona 3-Hour Bike Tours

Explore Barcelona by bike on a 3-hour tour of its major attractions, from the port to the Gothic district. Ride past the Sagrada Familia, through the Parc de la Ciutadella and down the beach promenade among many other sights.

Tour & transport

Barcelona Segway Tour

Get the most out of Barcelona and let the city’s official Segway tour be the highlight of your stay. With the most modern Segway fleet and a team of well-trained guides, glide through the gorgeous Gothic Quarter and zip along sunny Barceloneta beach.


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