Barcelona Airport El Prat
The oficial name of the Barcelona Airport is El Prat Airport. It is the 10th largest airport in Europe with over 25 million passengers passing through its terminals every year! The Barcelona Airport operates with 3 live runways and it is possible to travel all over the world from this bustling, global air-transport hub. Some routes will require a connecting flight change in other European cities, however this is something the authorities are under increasing pressure to resolve as the airport expands, and aims to rise up the ranks in terms of passenger volume across the world.
The Barcelona Airport is located 15 kms. to the southeast of Barcelona and you have several options when planning your transfers to and from the Barcelona Airport to the city centre. These options vary in terms of travel time and price. They are however, invariably reliable and easy to use.
If you intend to rent a car during your time in Barcelona you can easily do so from both terminals at Barcelona Airport. There are numerous stands providing car rental services inside the arrivals areas, even if you not have pre-booked your rental. >> read more
Taxi services from both T1 and T2 are vast and plentiful. With cars which provide seats for up to 7 people, you will not struggle to get a taxi whatever day or time you arrive in Barcelona. >>read more
The R2 line of RENFE train service operates every day between Barcelona Airport and Barcelona city centre every 30 minutes with a transfer time of around 25 minutes. The entire RENFE network is wheelchair accessible. >>read more
There are currently two terminals at Barcelona Airport which are T1 and T2.
The Barcelona Airport Terminal T1 was only added to the airport in 2009. Whilst complimenting the services offered by the Barcelona Airport, T1 is also a pretty fantastic looking structure both inside and out. You will come to learn that architectural design in Barcelona is never something to be taken lightly!
Lost and found office telephone number at T1: +34 932 596 440
The Barcelona Airport Terminal T2 is the older one and is dedicated for the most part to Domestic and European budget airlines. Terminal T2 is designated into three check-in areas A, B and C.
Lost and found office telephone number at T2: +34 932 983 349
T1 and T2 at Barcelona Airport are 4 kilometres apart. Therefore you will not be able to walk at T2 if you arrive at T1. However, there is a free shuttle bus service which will take you to the T2 and you will be able to distinguish them from other bus services by their colour (bright green) and name: Bus Transit T1-T2.
The shuttle bus stop at T1 is directly outside of the terminal building. The shuttle bus stop at T2 is at T2B and T2C. If you cannot find the signs for the stops, just ask at airport information, they will be happy to help you out!
The trip between T1 and T2 takes about 10 minutes and run according to the following timetable:
From 5:30 to 24:00: every 6-7 minutes.
From 0:00 to 5:30: every 20-25 minutes.
Have a look at our Travel Article about the airports in Barcelona and enjoy reading!