El Prat Airport (BCN)

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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 March 30 to October 26, 2014)
MapBarcelona Airport
LocationBarcelona Airport is located 12 km (8 miles) southwest of central Barcelona.
Airport codeBCN
Airport newsA new Metro line, L9, is currently under construction. This line, which will link both terminals directly to the city center, is due to begin 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 4 minutes at peak times.
Driving directionsFrom Barcelona city center, 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 onto the airport access road.
Car rentalCar rental 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; www.aerobusbcn.com) service to Plaça de Catalunya departs from in front of the terminals (travel time: 35 minutes; fare: €5.90). Tickets are purchased on board. Local AMB (tel: 010; www.tmb.cat) buses 46, L77, and N17 depart from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (concourse B and C) and terminate at various central Barcelona destinations (travel time: 45 minutes; fare: €5.90). There is also a night bus operating at 20-minute intervals from 22:00 to 05:00.
Taxi: Taxi ranks are located outside the terminals (travel time: 25–35 minutes; fare: from €20). For more information, call 93 223 5151.
Rail: The RENFE (tel: 902 320 320; www.renfe.com) R2 suburban train links Barcelona Airport with the city center, Estació de Franςa, and intermediate stops (travel time: 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 the station.
Car parkingThere are numerous public parking lots with capacity for about 20,000 cars at Barcelona Airport. Short-term parking areas are located directly in front of each terminal; the PA and PC parking lots are directly connected to Terminal 2 via airbridges. The long-term parking lot is a short distance from both terminals and is linked via a shuttle bus service. A VIP parking service (tel: 93 297 1381), which offers a secured parking area and pick-up 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 desk 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 Wi-Fi hotspots are available at various locations throughout the terminals; the first 15 minutes is free of charge. Mobile phone chargers can be rented.
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, newsstands, 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 Center (tel: 90 250 8550; www.bcn-airmeetings.com) in Terminal 1 contains boardrooms, meeting rooms, and a rest area with bedrooms and gym facilities. There are two meeting rooms available for rent (tel: 93 297 1101) in Terminal 2 (concourse B), with telephone, fax, Internet access, and audiovisual equipment. VIP lounges are located post-security in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (concourses A and B).
Disabled facilitiesBarcelona Airport has elevators, ramps, escalators, lowered telephones, and accessible toilets for disabled travelers. Reserved parking spaces for disabled travelers are available in the airport parking lots.
Airport hotelsThere are some rest areas in the terminal and two hotels immediately adjacent to Barcelona Airport; 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.
Web: www.hotelalfaaeropuerto.com

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 center, and a snack bar. Free transportation is provided to/from the airport.
08820 Prat de Llobregat, Parque de Negocios Mas Blau II
Barcelona, Spain
Tel: 93 378 1000.
Web: www.melia.com
Full airport nameBarcelona Airport
State or provinceSpain
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