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Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN)

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Quick info Barcelona–El Prat Airport

  • Distance

    12km southwestBarcelona–El Prat Airport is located about 12km southwest of Barcelona
  • Taxi price

    EUR 35.00A taxi from Barcelona–El Prat Airport to the center of Barcelona would cost around EUR35.00
  • Total airlines

    2Over 2 different airlines have flights to Barcelona. The popular ones are: Vueling, Ryanair

Barcelona El Prat International Airport is located 12 km southwest of Barcelona city center and is the second largest Spanish airport and seventh busiest airport in Europe. The airport is a large hub for low-cost airlines like Vueling and Ryanair and also a main hub for Iberia. Although there are intercontinental flights to the America's and Asia, most flights are European mainly due to the growth of low-cost airlines: Vueling and Ryanair together count for almost half of all passenger traffic.

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How many runways and passenger terminals does Barcelona–El Prat Airport have?

The airport has three runways and two terminals. The old Terminal 2, with a part dating back to 1968, is now the de facto low-cost terminal, although not airlines here are low-cost airlines. EasyJet uses section 2C while 2B is used by Ryanair and Transavia.
Terminal 1 is the fifth largest terminal in the world and capable of wide-body aircraft like the B747 and A380. This terminal opened in 2009 and handles most of the air traffic. The terminal is split into five modules: Module A is for flights to Madrid; Module B for Schengen flights; Module C for Air Nostrum flights; Module D for Non-Schengen European flights; and Module E for all other international traffic. The terminals are 7 km apart and a free Shuttle Bus (departs every 6 minutes, travel time 12 minutes) travels between the terminals.

Where is Barcelona–El Prat Airport located?

Barcelona El Prat International Airport is located 12 km southwest of Barcelona city center.

How to get from the airport to Barcelona city centre by public transport?

You can take a bus or train to get into the city.
Express bus: Aerobus is a express shuttle bus connecting the airport with Barcelona city center. Aerobus Line A1 departs and arrives at Terminal 1, while Line A2 departs and arrives at Terminal 2. Departures are about every ten minutes and the ride takes at least an half hour; one-way ticket cost € 6 available at the vending machine.
Train: The airport train station is located next to Terminal 2 section B. The RENFE R2 Nord train line connects the airport to Barcelona city center and its suburbs. One-way ticket is € 5. If you arrive at Terminal 1 though, you would need to take the shuttle bus and walk through Terminal 2 to get to the train station, making the A1 bus to the city a much quicker option.

See for tickets and schedule: buses: aerobusbcn.com .

How much does a taxi cost from the airport to Barcelona city centre?

A taxi into the city would take an half hour and cost about 30 to 40 euro.

All prices quoted here were found in June 2017

Which airlines fly to Barcelona–El Prat Airport?

What are popular destinations from Barcelona–El Prat Airport?

Barcelona–El Prat Airport is not a large airport so there are not many flights departing here. There are only a few destinations that you can reach from Barcelona–El Prat Airport, most of these are operated by Vueling. Many people take a flight to Tenerife and transfer to another flight there.