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Barcelona Travel Guide

Barcelona Airports

Barcelona Airport (BCN)


The airport is located seven miles (12km) southwest of central Barcelona.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the


Transfer Terminals: 

A pedestrian avenue with moving walkways links the three terminals.

Transfer City: 

The Aerobus service goes to and from Placa de Catalunya every 15 minutes, dropping off at locations along the way. It is a good option for those with little luggage. Trains run from the airport to various stations in the city centre every 30 minutes, costing around EUR2.40; the airport station is located near Terminal A and is connected to the terminal by a moving walkway. There are taxi ranks outside the airport terminals; taxis are metered. The journey time by road or rail is between 2

Car Rental: 

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.

Airport Taxis: 

There are taxi stands at every terminal at El Prat Barcelona Airport and the cost for a taxi to Plaça d'España in Barcelona is approximately EUR15 while a taxi to Sagrada Familia will cost EUR21 and take approximately half an hour. Avoid touts and unlicensed taxis. Prices are steeper at night and on the weekends. Avoid touts and unlicensed taxis.

Airport Facilities: 

Car Parking: 

Both terminals at El Prat Airport have their own dedicated parking garages (T1 and T2). There is also a long-stay parking lot, located a mile (1.6km) from the airport, and connected to the terminals by a free shuttle-bus. Parking rates in T1 and T2 are calculated quite strangely - at EUR0.023375 per minute. This works out to be about 70 cents for 30 minutes, and EUR1.40 for an hour. Daily rates are EUR18.30. The long-stay parking lot charges EUR13.20 per day.

Departure Tax: 

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