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Barcelona Airport

The Barcelona El-Prat airport is the main airport for the Catalan republic and comes a close second in its traffic to the Madrid airport. It serves as a hub for low cost carriers like Ryanair, Easy jet, Norwegian air international and also Iberia. Most traffic at the airport is either domestic or European.

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Barcelona–El Prat Airport Address
08820 El Prat de Llobregat

Enquiries Number: 34 902 40 47 04

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Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Barcelona

Barcelona-El Prat Airport, also called Barcelona Airport, is located 12 km southwest from the city center of Barcelona. The airport opened in 1918 and is the main airport of Catalonia, an autonomous community in Spain. The airport has 3 runways, 2 parallel and one cross. It is the second largest airport in Spain.

In 2016, the airport handled a passenger traffic of over 44 million and became the second busiest airport in Spain. It has won several awards, which include the Excellence in Logistics Award in 2009, Best European Airport with more than 25 million passengers Award in 2010 and 2014, and the award of Best Airport in Southern Europe in the years 2011, 2012, and 2014.

Terminals Trivia

The Barcelona airport has 2 terminals. Terminal 1 was opened in 2009 and has 166 check-in desks, 101 gates, 15 baggage carousels, and 12000 parking spaces. The terminal operates 70% of the flights with 90 flight operations per hour. The terminal has a capacity of handling up to 55 million passengers per year. Terminal 2 has 3 divisions- A, B, and C, and is operated by few low-cost and regional flights. Shuttle buses are available for transit between the two terminals.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

Clothing and accessory stores which include Burberry, Zara, and Accessorize are present at Terminal Duty-free shops, brand outlets of Adolfo Domínguez, Claire's, Mango, Victoria’s Secret, etc., sports store, kids store, and shops for music and electronics are present in Terminal 2 of the airport. Many restaurants, fast food chains, and cafes are also available here.

Pharmacies, baggage carousels, baggage storage, information centers for travelers, lost and found office, and left luggage facility are available at the airport. Facilities for the disabled passengers including wheel chairs, mobility scooters, and disabled parking are available at both the terminals.

Transport Facilities

There are many car rental companies at the airport from where you can hire cars to travel. The underground metro L9 Sud line connects the terminals at Barcelona airport to Fira De Barcelona. Taxis, mini buses, and vans are available outside the airport. Trains run from Terminal 2 of the airport to the city every 30 minutes. The Aero Bus and Rapid Bus transit systems are other ways to reach the city from the airport or vice versa.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

Ilunion Barcelona, Oriente Atiram, Olivia Plaza Hotel, Hotel Murmuri Barcelona, and Barcelo Sants are among the top hotels in Barcelona. Hotels within 3 km from Barcelona airport include TRYP Barcelona Aeropuerto, Barcelona Airport Hotel, and Pension Siles. You can find accommodation in hotels like Hotel Eurostars Grand Marina, Catalonia Ramblas, and Catalonia Plaça Catalunya in downtown Barcelona.

Explore Barcelona!

The city of Barcelona is located on the northeastern Mediterranean Coast of Spain. The city is home to beautiful beaches like Mar Bella Beach, Bogatell Beach, Ocata Beach, along with many others. Having a rich history, Barcelona is home to many ancient architectural buildings such as Paula De La Musica, Sagrada Familia, Palma Cathedral, and Arc De Triomf. Some famous parks and gardens in Barcelona are Parc de la Ciutadella, Jardí Botànic de Barcelona, and Park Güell. You can also book a Spain tour packages from our website.


Q. What are the most popular airlines that operate from Barcelona airport?
A. British Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates, and Singapore Airlines are some popular airlines that operate from Barcelona airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights that operate from Barcelona airport?
A. Vueling, Air Europa, Ryanair, and Iberia are some cheap airlines operating from Barcelona airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Barcelona airport?
A. The airport code for Barcelona airport is BCN.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Barcelona airport?
A. Some frequent international routes from Barcelona airport are Barcelona-Paris, Barcelona-New York, Barcelona-Amsterdam, and Barcelona-Rome.

Q. Which is the first flight from Barcelona airport? 
A. The first flight from Barcelona airport is Air Europa UX3289 that departs for Moscow at 12:05 AM.

Q. Which is the last flight from Barcelona airport?
A. The last flight from Barcelona airport is Iberia IB5748 that departs for Bucharest at 11:30 PM.

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