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.
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, 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.
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:
- Vueling (VY)
- Ryanair (FR)
- Air Europa (UX)
- LEVEL (IB)
- Nordwind Airlines (N4)
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Barcelona
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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 E-Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Sagrada Familia
Cycle the streets of Barcelona’s historic Born and Gothic Quarter on a 2.5-hour electric bike tour, and discover some of the city’s hidden gems. Skip the long lines to Gaudi’s astonishing Sagrada Familia and enjoy an audio guide tour of the basilica.
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