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.
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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:
- Air Europa
- Nordwind Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Things to do
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