Barcelona Airport (BCN)
Location: The airport is located seven miles (12km) southwest of
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
A pedestrian avenue with moving walkways links the three
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 companies represented at the airport include Alamo,
Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.
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.
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: None.