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Barcelona Airport

General information

Barcelona Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe, close to the second largest city in Spain. The airport consists of two terminals, T1 and T2 are connected by a free shuttle bus and the metro. Since February 27, 2019, the official name of the airport is Barcelona El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, in tribute to the former president of Catalonia.

In 2019, more than 52 million passengers travelled through the airport. The Catalan airport is home to the Spanish low-cost airline Vueling, which carries around 35% of the total number of passengers at Barcelona Airport.


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 does Barcelona Airport have?

The airport consists of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (2A, 2B, 2C). The terminals are 4 kilometers apart, a free shuttle bus runs between the two terminals every 5 minutes. Terminal 2 of Barcelona Airport is a bit closer to the city and is mainly used by low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, Transavia and easyJet. T2A is used for non-Schengen flights, T2B for Schengen flights and T2C by easyJet and easyJet Switzerland.

Terminal 1 was opened in 2009, it’s a large and modern facility. You can find the Departures halls on Floor 1 (gates A, B, C) and Floor 3 (gates D, E / non-Schengen). If you depart from gates D or E, then eat, drink and/or shop before you pass security, there is nothing on the other side. The Arrivals hall of T1 is located on Floor 0. Barcelona Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in Europe, for this reason Terminal 1 Satellite will be opened in the near future.

TIP: Many well-known museums, sights and attractions require online reservations. If you plan to visit the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell during your stay in Barcelona, the convenient Barcelona Digital Pass (including Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets) is highly recommended!

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, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, 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 seasonal swimming pool. All of the rooms in the Barcelona Airport Hotel are air conditioned and soundproofed.

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.


Sercotel Hotel Rosellon, 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 Sercotel Hotel Rosellon 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

Royal Ramblas is located on Barcelona's famous Ramblas, 100 meters from Plaza de Catalunya. It offers elegant and modern rooms with air conditioning, plasma TV, free Wi-Fi, and private parking. Some rooms provide magnificent views of the Ramblas.

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: Sagrada Familia Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Gain access to Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, and explore Barcelona's most-visited landmark at your own pace with an informative audio guide.


Barcelona: Camp Nou and FC Barcelona Museum

Tour Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, and visit the museum to learn all about FC Barcelona. Walk in the footsteps of legendary players on this tour designed for football fans.

Tour & transport

Sagrada Familia: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Guided Tour & Ticket

Visit the Sagrada Familia with an expert guide, skip-the-ticket-line access and the choice of a small-group or private experience. Peek at Gaudi’s sketches inside the Basilica’s museum.


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