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El Prat Airport (BCN)
AddressPrat de Llobregat s/n 08820, Spain
Telephone90 240 4704.
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Central European Time: GMT/UTC +1 (GMT/UTC +2 from 30 March to 26 October 2014)
MapBarcelona Airport
LocationBarcelona Airport is located 12km (8 miles) southwest of central Barcelona.
Airport codeBCN
Airport newsA new Metro line, L9, is currently under construction. This will link both terminals directly to the city centre, and is due to enter operation in 2014.
Transfer between terminalsA pedestrian walkway links the A, B and C concourses of Terminal 2. A free shuttle bus operates between Terminals 1 and 2, running every four minutes at peak times.
Driving directionsFrom Barcelona city centre, take the Barcelona ring road and turn off at the Barcelona-Castelldefels C-31 motorway (which also connects with the Barcelona-Sitges C-32 motorway). From here, turn off at exit 192 to join the airport access road.
Car rentalCar hire companies at Barcelona Airport include: Avis, Enterprise/Atesa, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. These operators have desks in both terminals.
Public transport and taxisBus: The Aerobús (tel: 90 210 0104; service to Plaça de Catalunya departs from in front of the terminals (journey time: 35 minutes; fare: €5.90). Tickets are purchased on board.Local AMB (tel: 010; buses 46, L77 and N17 depart from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (concourse B and C), and terminate in various central Barcelona destinations (journey time: 45 minutes; fare: €5.90). There is also a night bus operating at 20-minute intervals from 2200 to 0500.
Taxi: Taxi ranks are located outside the terminals (journey time: 25-35 minutes; fare: from €20). For more information, call: 93 223 5151.
Rail: The RENFE (tel: 902 320 320; R2 suburban train links Barcelona Airport with the city centre, Estació de Franςa and intermediate stops (journey time: around 30-45 minutes; fare: €3.80). The airport railway station is linked to Terminal 2 by a walkway. Free shuttle buses run from Terminal 1 to this station.
Car parkingThere are numerous public car parks with capacity for around 20,000 cars at Barcelona Airport. Short-stay parking areas are located directly in front of each terminal – the PA and PC car parks are directly connected to Terminal 2 via air-bridges. The long-stay car park is a short distance from both terminals and is linked via a shuttle bus service. A VIP parking service (tel: 93 297 1381), which involves a secured parking area and collection outside the terminals, is also available.
Information and help desksAirport information desks can be found throughout the airport (tel: 90 240 4704 and 91 321 1000), at eight locations in Terminal 1 and five points in Terminal 2 (concourses A and B). Tourist information desks are located in Terminal 1 (tel: 93 378 8175) and Terminal 2 (concourses A and B) (tel: 93 378 8149); there is also a hotel information point in Terminal 2's B concourse.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Bank branches can be found in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2's B concourse. ATMs and currency exchange services are available throughout Barcelona Airport.
Communications: There is a post office on the ground floor of Terminal 2's B concourse. Paid-for Wi-Fi hotspots are available at various locations throughout the terminals – the first 15 minutes is free of charge. Mobile phone chargers can be hired.
Food: There is a large choice of restaurants, cafés and bars in the departure and arrival areas of both terminals. Options range from fast-food outlets to sit-down restaurants and tapas bars.
Shopping: There is a wide range of shops in both terminals, including bookshops, newsagents, fashion outlets and retailers selling branded Barcelona Football Club goods. Duty-free shopping (for passengers leaving the EU) is available in both terminals.
Luggage: A lost property service (tel: 93 259 6440) is located in Terminal 1. Several other lost and found offices can be found throughout the airport, operated by the various ground handlers. The left-luggage office in the Terminal 1 lobby area can assist with luggage storage.
Other facilities: Other facilities at Barcelona Airport include a pharmacy, 24-hour medical service, tour operators, travel agents and children's play areas.
Conference and business facilitiesThe Air Meetings Business Centre (tel: 90 250 8550; in Terminal 1 contains boardrooms, meeting rooms and a rest area with bedrooms and gym facilities. There are two meeting rooms available for hire (tel: 93 297 1101) in Terminal 2 (concourse B), with telephone, fax, internet and audiovisual equipment. VIP lounges are located post-security in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (concourses A and B).
Disabled facilitiesBarcelona Airport has lifts, ramps, escalators, lowered telephones and dedicated disabled toilets. Reserved parking spaces are available for disabled travellers in the airport car parks.
Airport hotelsThere are some rest areas within the terminal and two hotels immediately adjacent to Barcelona Airport, while several other accommodation options can be found a short distance away. The best selection is to be found in the city, however, where some hotels offer shuttle services to and from the terminals. Our Barcelona Airport guide includes the following accommodation options:

Best Western Hotel Alfa Airport
Boasting conference space and an on-site restaurant, the Best Western Hotel Alfa Airport is linked to the nearby Barcelona Airport by a free shuttle service.
Zona Franca, Calle K Entrada Mercabarna
08040 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: 93 336 2564.

Hotel Tryp Barcelona Airport
One of the closest full-service hotels to the terminals, the 205-room Hotel Tryp Barcelona Airport has extensive business facilities (including seven conference rooms), a fitness centre and a snack bar. Free transportation to/from the airport is provided.
08820 Prat de Llobregat, Parque de Negocios Mas Blau II
Barcelona, Spain
Tel: 93 378 1000.
Full airport nameBarcelona Airport
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