Barcelona Airport Guide (BCN)

Airport info
Code: BCN
Avenue de l'Aeroport, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Barcelona 08820, Spain

Barcelona Airport is located 12km (8 miles) southwest of central Barcelona.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +34
+34 913 211 000
Barcelona Airport map

Officially known as Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Spain’s second largest airport serves  Barcelona and the surrounding Catalonia region. Our Barcelona Airport guide includes information on terminal facilities, airport contact details, as well as public transport and accommodation options.

Airport news

There are plans to expand the original airport terminal, as well as add a satellite facility, though no timeline for such work has yet been given.


Airport information desks can be found throughout the airport (tel: +34 902 404 704), at seven locations in Terminal 1 and four points in Terminal 2. Tourist information desks are located in Terminal 1 (tel: +34 933 788 175), on the first floor and Terminal 2 (tel: +34 933 788 149), in arrivals; there is also a hotel information point in Terminal 2’s B concourse.

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Transfer between terminals

A pedestrian walkway links the A, B and C concourses of Terminal 2. A free shuttle bus operates between Terminals 1 and 2, running every four minutes at peak times.

Driving directions

From Barcelona city centre, take the Barcelona ring road and turn off at the Barcelona-Castelldefels C-31 motorway (which also connects with the Barcelona-Sitges C-32 motorway). From here, turn off at exit 192 to join the airport access road. The total drive time from Barcelona to the airport is approximately 20 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail:The RENFE (tel: +34 902 320 320; R2 suburban train links Barcelona Airport with the city centre, Estació de Franςa and intermediate stops (journey time: around 30-45 minutes; fare: €3.80). The airport railway station is linked to Terminal 2 by a walkway. Free shuttle buses run from Terminal 1 to this station.

Metro: The newly opened Metro line L9 ( has stations in both terminals, and links the airport with a number of stops in Barcelona, along with connections to other lines and the main Barcelona rail station; an 'airport ticket' costs €4.50 one-way.

Public transport road

Bus:The Aerobús (tel: +34 902 100 104; service to Plaça de Catalunya departs from the front of Terminal 1 (journey time: 35 minutes; fare: €5.90). Tickets are purchased on board. Local AMB (tel: +34 902 075 027; buses 46, L77 and N17 depart from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (concourse B and C), and terminate in various central Barcelona destinations (journey time: 45 minutes; fare: €5.90). There is also a night bus operating at 20-minute intervals from 2200 to 0500.

Taxi:Taxi ranks (tel: +34 932 235 151) are located outside the terminals, the journey time to the city centre is approximately 25-35 minutes and fares start at around €20.

Terminal facilities


Bank branches can be found in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2's B concourse. ATMs and currency exchange services are available throughout Barcelona Airport.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Barcelona Airport. There is a mailbox on the ground floor of Terminal 2's B concourse and on floor 3 of Terminal 1, and mobile phone chargers can be hired.


There is a large choice of restaurants, cafés and bars in the departure and arrival areas of both terminals. Options range from fast-food outlets to sit-down restaurants and tapas bars.


There is a wide range of shops in both terminals, including bookshops, newsagents, fashion outlets and retailers selling branded Barcelona Football Club goods. Duty-free shopping (for passengers leaving the EU) is available in both terminals.


A lost property service (tel: +34 932 596 440) is located in Terminal 1. Several other lost and found offices can be found throughout the airport, operated by the various ground handlers. The left-luggage office in the Terminal 1 lobby area can assist with luggage storage.


Other facilities at Barcelona Airport include a pharmacy, 24-hour medical service, a chapel, tour operators, travel agents, a spa and children's play areas.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The Business Centre (tel: +34 933 758 600; in Terminal 1 contains boardrooms, meeting rooms and a rest area with bedrooms and gym facilities. There are two meeting rooms available for hire (tel: +34 932 971 101) in Terminal 2 (concourse B), with telephone, fax, internet and audiovisual equipment. VIP lounges are located post-security in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Meeting rooms are also available in nearby hotels, including the Hotel Tryp Barcelona Airport (tel: +34 933 781 000;

Disabled facilities

Barcelona Airport has lifts, ramps, escalators, lowered telephones and dedicated disabled toilets. Reserved parking spaces are available for disabled travellers in the airport car parks. There is a free assistance service for passengers with reduced mobility, which passengers can book up to 48 hours in advance. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking

There are numerous public car parks with capacity for around 20,000 cars at Barcelona Airport. Short-stay parking areas are located directly in front of each terminal – the PA and PC car parks are directly connected to Terminal 2 via air-bridges. The long-stay car park is a short distance from both terminals and is linked via a free,24-hour shuttle bus service. A VIP parking service (tel: +34 93 297 1381), which involves a secured parking area and collection from outside the terminals, is also available.

Car rental

Car hire companies at Barcelona Airport include: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. These operators have desks in both terminals.


There are some transit rest areas within the terminal and two hotels immediately adjacent to Barcelona Airport, while several other accommodation options can be found a short distance away. The best selection is to be found in the city, however, where some hotels offer shuttle services to and from the terminals.

Sallés Hotel Ciutat del Prat

+34 933 788 333

Located just 1.5km (1 mile) from the airport, the 4-star Sallés Hotel Ciutat del Prat offers spacious, clean rooms, a complimentary airport shuttle service and breakfast in the on-site restaurant.

Avenida del Remolar 46, Prat de Llobregat, 08820, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Airport Hotel

+34 933 783 200

Five minutes from the airport, and offering free shuttle service, this is a large modern property with a range of meeting and event rooms. It has two restaurants, an outdoor pool and lovely gardens.

Plaça la Voletaria 3, Prat de Llobregat, 08820, Barcelona, Spain

Best Western Hotel Alfa Airport

+34 933 362 564

Boasting conference space and an on-site restaurant, the Best Western Hotel Alfa Airport is linked to the nearby Barcelona Airport by a free shuttle service.

Calle K Zona Franca s/n, Sants-Montjuïc, 08040, Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Tryp Barcelona Airport

+34 933 781 000

One of the closest full-service hotels to the terminals, the 205-room Hotel Tryp Barcelona Airport has extensive business facilities (including ten conference rooms), a fitness centre and a snack bar. Free transportation to/from the airport is provided.

Parque de Negocios Mas Blau II, Prat de Llobregat, 08820, Barcelona, Spain
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