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Barcelona Airport

Barcelona Airport is situated 10km away from Southwest of downtown. This is considered as the 2nd largest airport next to Madrid Barajas. This airport is popular for many Spanish carriers namely Vueling Airlines and Spanair. This airport is known for its many domestic flights to and from North African destinations and European destinations. Aside from that, airport also handles flights coming from major Airlines from Latin America, South East Asia and North America. From Barcelona airport, there are lots of options for mode of transportation that can take you to any destination around Barcelona.


You can reach the airport if you will take commuter train at Cercanias North Line 2. The train runs through Maçanet-Massanes. The train drops by at Barcelona-Sants railway station, then to the Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia railway station. There is a new airport that was constructed in Sagrera known as AVE project. This is done with an objective to connect the airport to AVE network, which is a high-speed Spanish train and to Barcelona Metro Line 9. It was El Clot that was considered as major Barcelona Metro station as it was connected to the airport last 2009.

Bus Service

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona is a public bus service. The Line 46 is just 16 minutes’ drive if you want to reach Plaça Espanya. Aerobús is known as secluded private bus that runs from Plaça d'Espanya, Urgell and Plaça Catalunya.

Taxi Service

You will find myriad of taxi outside both terminals and if you want a ride going to the city center, then it will cost you EUR30. C-32B unites Barcelona Airport to major traffic interchange from Barcelona's Ronda de Dalt ring road to other major motorways. The driver many choose this route depending on what time and day it is. Some taxi drivers choose route passing through Ronda Litoral or Gran via going to Barcelona city center.

Car Hire Service

You will find five car hire companies within the Barcelona airport premises such as europcar, Avis, Sol-Mar, Hertz and National Atesa. If you are looking for good deal, then these car hire companies can offer you discounts. They can offer drop off in different landmarks around Barcelona and other major towns in Catalan. They can also take you to places like Maresme, Costas Brava and Daurada.

Airport Parking

Within Barcelona airport, there are estimated 24,000 spaces for parking that is divided for the two terminals. Almost 2,000 parking spaces is located at multi-level car park that you can find in front of terminal 2C wherein you need to pass through a covered walkway going to the airport. You will find additional multi-level car park in front of terminal 2A that is around 2,600 parking spaces. This building was enlarged and added 2 new levels. Other parking spaces are scattered to different areas close to office buildings and the terminal. You will find long stay parking service both in terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

The Barcelona airport terminal 1 was designed by famous Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill. It features long sleek design with magnificent glasswork from the floor to its ceiling. Today, there are 30 bars and restaurants and 50 shops inside the terminal. If you want to relax after a flight, then you can go to a spa center within the airport terminal. There is a business center, a chapel and VIP rooms. The terminal can handle 30 million passengers. To better serve passengers worldwide, there are 166 checks in desks that can attend to your needs. This is one of the most amazing airports in the world that can offer world-class service that you cannot compared anywhere in the world.

Airport Data

Official Name:
El Prat De Llobregat
Time Zone:
GMT +1.0
DMS Latitude:
41° 18’ 0" N
DMS Longitude:
2° 5’ 0" E
Passengers (2016):
Official Website:


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