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Barcelona Airport is 14 km from the city centre, situated at El Prat del Llobregat, close to the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada. Barcelona Airport is the second largest international airport in Spain, after Madrid. Upward of 30 million passengers per year travel through Barcelona Airport for business and tourism.
There is a range of transport available from Barcelona Aiport; car hire Barcelona, transfers, taxi, bus and train. The airport is situated on the C32 motorway which runs directly into the city centre, making driving easy. There is a petrol station close to Terminal 2. All signs within Barcelona Airport are written in Catalan, English and Spanish.
There are two main terminals at Barcelona Airport. Terminal 1 has 101 gates and is split into areas A, B, C, D, E and Terminal 2, with 48 gates has areas T2A, T2B, T2C. Car parking is available close to all these areas of the terminals. For direct Barcelona to Madrid flights, there is a separate area in the north dock of Terminal 1, known as the Air Corridor or Shuttle Service, with its own taxi rank and car park access.
Barcelona Airport Tel: (+34) 93 983 838
AENA Flights and general information: (+34) 902 404 704
Lost Property Barcelona Airport: (+34) 932 596 440
Simplify your trip by reserving ahead and collect your car directly from Barcelona Airport when you arrive, with no complications. Book cheap car hire Barcelona, for a full and complete service for business or leisure, with a huge range of cars. Families may be interested in large people carriers for spacious comfort for kids and cases; or those rushing off to a business meeting may prefer a nippy little city car. Use our simple search options at the top of the page to find the best offers currently available for car hire at Barcelona Airport amongst the 23 car hire companies operating there. All major car hire companies have offices within Barcelona Airport terminals, and some others just outside near the parking area. Book ahead to guarantee the best prices.
Barcelona Airport Transfer Service runs from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona hotels and apartments around the city, and to the harbour area. Reserve ahead to guarantee no delays at the airport, friendly drivers will take you and your fellow travellers directly to the door of your destination, while you can relax and plan your holiday or business meeting.
If you are travelling in the summer, the queue for public transport can be very long and sometimes up to an hour's wait. You can head straight for your hotel, rather than losing valuable time in tiring queues.
The following airlines, in alphabetical order, fly directly from Barcelona Airport to the United Kingdom and Ireland. They fly from different Terminals, listed below is guideline information regarding flights to Barcelona from UK airports, which may be liable to change.
Aer Lingus (T2A) - Belfast, Cork, Dublin
British Airways (T1) – London Heathrow
BMI Baby (T2A) – Birmingham, East Midlands
BA CityFlyer Express (T1) – London City
Easyjet (T2B) – Belfast, Bristol, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend, London Standstead, Newcastle
Iberia (T1) – London Heathrow, London City
Jet2.com (T2A) – Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester
Monarch Airlines (T2A) – London Gatwick, Manchester
Ryanair (T2B) – Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Stanstead
If you are meeting a flight at Barcelona Airport, before you set off check online live flight time arrival and delay information. There is ample car parking available, with close access to all Terminals.
If you are arriving on a flight to Barcelona Airport, follow the signs to the Baggage Claim area, where screens display from which carousel to collect your luggage. Keep your passport handy to display at Passport Control at the exit. Barcelona car hire collection points, bus and taxi ranks are all clearly displayed.
If you are departing from Barcelona Airport or dropping someone off, you can check live departure pages for flight departure time and delay information.
Allow plenty of time at Barcelona Airport prior to your scheduled departure time, it is a large airport and, although rare, flight departure terminals may be liable to change. Once you have checked in your luggage and passed through passport control and security, there are 3 boarding areas, A, B and C, each has several boarding gates leading off. Check screens at the airport to see from which area your flight is departing.
There are various transport options for your onward journey from Barcelona Airport to the city centre, coastal resorts or other areas of Spain . The most convenient are the Barcelona car hire service or Barcelona Transfer service, which can both be reserved in advance to avoid waiting in queues upon arrival for buses or taxis, and you can get away quickly to start your trip.
Barcelona Airport Express buses (A1 and A2) run directly to the city centre, stopping at the main bus stops in Barcelona, Plaza Catalunya and Plaza España. If you catch a bus from the city to Barcelona Airport, make sure it is going to the correct terminal, there are two services and each only goes to one terminal.
There can often be queues for these buses and they get very packed, especially with so many people carrying luggage. Families with small children and suitcases may find the journey by bus quite difficult. Choosing a car hire Barcelona Airport service or Barcelona Airport Transfer is a better option, you can travel directly to your hotel or meeting rather than waiting in the queues.
If you are travelling during high season, particularly during summertime and the busy tourist season, options such as the car hire Barcelona Airport and Barcelona Airport Transfer service are highly recommended, as queues for public city transport buses are long, and the Spanish sun can be very strong. Save your time and energy to enjoy your Barcelona trip rather than waste it in queues at the airport.
Upon arrival at Barcelona Airport if you choose to go by taxi, follow the signs to the taxi rank just outside the terminal building.. The taxis from Barcelona Airport do not use a meter, so be sure to ask for a quote before setting off in the taxi, rather than getting a nasty surprise at the other end. Additional supplements are charged for large suitcases, entry or exit to the airport, weekends and public holidays and night travel.
During the tourist season, there are often queues of up to an hour at the Barcelona Airport taxi ranks, to avoid these queues, we recommend considering either the car hire Barcelona Airport or the private Barcelona Airport Transfer service directly to your journey's end. They are the ideal way to save your time and energy, after a tiring flight, to start off your holiday or business trip without any stress.
Passenger Services at Barcelona Airport include: Banks, Currency Exchange, VIP Lounge, Business Centre with Meeting Rooms, Internet WiFi access and booths, Tourist Information, Luggage Facility, Lost Luggage department, Post Office service and a large range of restaurants, shops and children's play area.
Assistance for Passenger with Reduced Mobility
Barcelona Airport offers assistance to passengers with special needs and mobility issues. If you are travelling in a wheelchair, please advise your airline prior to travel so that assistance can be arranged in advance.
Spain airports near Barcelona Airport
Girona / Gerona Airport (GRO) – 89 km.from Barcelona Airport
Lleida Airport (ILD) – 136km from Barcelona Airport
Reus (REU) – 78km from Barcelona Airport
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