Barcelona Airport

Barcelona Airport

Barcelona Airport, also known as Barcelona-El Prat Airport, is Spain’s second largest airport with annual passenger traffic of up to 40 million people and is situated just 12 km from the city center of Barcelona. The airport primarily operates flights throughout Europe but also flies as far as South America and Asia. In addition to this, travelers based in the UAE will be able to catch direct flights to Barcelona from Dubai International Airport.

Terminals at Barcelona Airport

Barcelona Airport is comprised of two separate passenger terminals which are projected to be capable of handling up to 55 million passengers each year. Terminal 1 opened in 2009 and is the fifth largest passenger terminal in the world. Terminal 2 is utilized mainly to provide low-cost carrier flights and is made up of three sections – 2A, 2B and 2C. Terminal 2A is not currently operational, whilst 2B and 2C are within close walking distance to each other.

Passengers needing to get between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 can hop on the free shuttle bus service that runs every 7-12 minutes as the two terminals are 4km apart. The bus journey takes between 10-15 minutes so you won’t need to rush if you have to transfer between terminals.

Facilities at Barcelona Airport

As one of Spain’s biggest airports, there are a wealth of amenities and facilities available at Barcelona Airport for travelers. A wide range of dining options are open to passengers in both terminals, although a larger selection is available in Terminal 1. Most of the eateries and cafés are found after the security area and range from fast food outlets to restaurants, whilst Terminal 2 provides an ample selection of cafés and fast food stores. There are also extensive shopping possibilities at Barcelona Airport, ranging from designer stores and duty-free shopping to souvenir shops and travel stores.

Barcelona Airport provides various services and facilities for disabled passengers including personal assistance with your luggage and boarding your flights. All passengers requiring special assistance are advised to get in contact with their airline before arriving at the airport to ensure all needs are met.

Wi-Fi is available at the airport free of charge to help you get online, while there are also multiple computer stations around the airport for those without an electronic device. There are also multiple airport lounges in Terminal 1 and one airport lounge in Terminal 2 providing amenities such as food and beverages, computer access and comfortable seating.

Barcelona Airport Travel Information

Barcelona Airport is accessible by a public rail network with a train service running to and from central Barcelona. This train takes between 30-45 minutes and is within walking distance from Terminal 2. Passengers looking to get to Terminal 1 can then utilize the free shuttle service running from Terminal 2. The Metro network is also linked to the airport on the L9 line, stopping at both terminals. Additionally, a number of bus services depart from Terminal 1 to various destinations including the center of Barcelona.

There are also taxi ranks outside of both terminals for those looking for a more direct route to their destination. Taxi trips into the city center take between 25-35 minutes during regular traffic hours. Short and long term parking is available at Barcelona Airport with room for up to 20,000 vehicles. Travelers looking for their own personal vehicle will find many leading car rental companies at Barcelona airport in both terminals.

* This information is correct as of May 2018

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 Airport Contact Details

Barcelona Airport

Bloque Tecnico,
Apto BCN,
El Prat De Llobregat,
E-08820 Barcelona,

Tel:902 404 704


 Location Details

Longitude:2° 5' 39'' E
Latitude:41° 18' 10'' N
ICAO code:

 Airport Location

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