Barcelona - El Prat airport (BCN)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Barcelona - El Prat airport (BCN)

Barcelona-El Prat Airport, opened in 1927, is the most important in Catalonia and the second busiest in the country, behind Madrid Barajas airport. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations around the globe.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminals 1 and 2, open 24 hours a day. A free shuttle service connects both terminals and the long-term parking area with a frequency of 5-20 minutes. T1 has international flights (Schengen and non-Schengen) and T2, in addition to international flights, operates domestic flights.

Annual passenger traffic: 12.72 million passengers went through it in 2020.

Tel: +34 913 211 000. E-mail: There are information desks on levels 1 and 3 of Terminal 1 and on the ground floor and first floor of Terminal 2. Tourist information offices on level 1 of Terminal 1 (Tel +34 933 788 175) and in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 2 (Tel +34 933 788 149).


The airport is located 3 km (2 miles) away from the Port of Barcelona, 12 km (8 miles) to the southwest of the city centre.

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Car rental agencies

Car rental offices are located in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 and concourse B of Terminal 2.

Avis/Budget (Tel +34 902 108 495 - 7:00 am to 1:30 am)
Enterprise (Tel +34 935 219 095 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Europcar (Tel +34 911 505 000 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Firefly (Tel +34 931 935 705 / 663 722 166 - 8:00 am to 1:00 am)
Goldcar (Tel +34 918 344 064 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz/Thrifty (Tel +34 902 011 959 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
InterRent (Tel +34 918 340 262 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +34 902 491 616 - 24 hours a day)


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Parking services at Barcelona - El Prat airport (BCN)

Modules D-E-F and surface parking G are closed, as well as the parking lots of Terminal T2. The long-stay car park is also closed.

There are covered and outdoor car parks for short and long stays, with security staff 24 hours a day. Next to both terminals there are also free and unguarded lots for motorcycles. Rates and reservations

Parking Express - Immediate access to the Arrivals and Departures areas of both terminals, with 15 minutes of complimentary parking.
Parking General T1 - For stays of up to 4 days, directly connected to Terminal 1.
Parking en superficie T1 - Roofed and uncovered bays linked to Terminal 1 through a walkway.
Parking Terminal 2 - Across from concourses A, B and C, 2 min. away from the terminal, with covered and uncovered spaces.
Parking de larga estancia - Covered and outdoor spaces for long stays, with complimentary shuttle service around the clock every 15-20 minutes (3-5 min. trip).
Parking Terminal de aviación corporativa - Situated 7 min. away from the corporate aviation terminal.
Parking VIP - The closest to the Departures Hall, with valet parking service (Tel +34 932 971 381).


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities include reserved parking spaces, elevators, moving walkways, ramps, automatic doors, embossed text and Braille signage, adapted restrooms and telephones, accessible counters. Personnel with knowledge of the language for the hearing impaired and bus lines equipped for the transport of passengers with reduced mobility are available. Most airlines offer escort services for unaccompanied minors between 5 and 12 years old, from the check-in process to their destination.

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Latest updates: July 15, 2021