Josep Tarradellas Barcelona – El Prat Airport

Is the second biggest international airport in all Spain, and the first one in Catalunya, also known as “Aeroport del Prat” and formerly “La Volatería” as it was called when it was first built in 1916. It has an exceptional quality in all its services, which has led to one of the highest passengers registered in 2019, and more than 50 airlines operating

Where is the Barcelona airport located?

Located in 12km (7.5mi) southwest of the center of Barcelona, between three municipal areas, El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Saint Boi. And various ways of getting there by train, bus, car, taxi and of course metro.

How many terminals does the Airport have?

It has two different passenger terminals, T1 and T2. Terminal 1 has had a great value because of the big help that has bring to the logistic of operations and services in the capacity of users per year that goes through.

And Terminal 2 has been remodel with several shopping areas and three sections known as 2A, 2B and 2C, occupied by low-cost airlines and some full – service airlines as well. It also has different Modules that allows organize flight destinations, departures and arrivals.

What is the distance from the airport to the center of Barcelona?

There are several ways of getting from the airport to the center of Barcelona, one of the most popular is traveling by Metro buying an special ticket. However a faster way will be taking the Aerobus, which has a stop in every Terminal of the Airport, and takes around 35 minutes in getting to the center of the city, with an average cost of € 5.90 in a one way ticket.

Another option is taking a Taxi, which you can find outside each terminal, and it has a cost of € 30 including luggage, and it last 1 hour in getting there. Or you might want to rent a car and for that you will also need to hire a parking space.

Which airline fly to and from El Prat Airport?

  • Aegean Airline
  • Belavia
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Easyjet
  • Finnair
  • KLM
  • Ryanair
  • Vueling

And plenty more airlines, that you are able to find in

How to get to El Prat Airport?

If you want to get to the Airport the best option is taking a Taxi which delivers passengers outside each Terminal; however the cheapest way is getting an Aerobus with an average cost of € 5.90 one way ticket or € 10.20 round ticket.

There is also the option of taking the Train with a time frequency of every half hour and a price of 4,60 € one way ticket which is the best alternative if you want to travel in an economic way, and the time it takes getting to the airport is around 20 or 25 minutes. And of course there is the Metro, in which you will have to buy a special ticket that cost around 5.15 €.

How much does a taxi cost to and from El Prat Airport?

Traveling by taxi is the best way of traveling if you want a faster way of getting there, it will only take around 20 minutes and the cost is of  € 30 (US $32.54) includes the journey and luggage, and delivers passengers outside each terminal.

What rental companies are available at Barcelona El Prat Airport?

The offices of Car Rental Companies are in the first floor of Terminal 1 and 2 located close to the Arrival Lobby, open all day and have cheap cost with all kind of different services, such as snow equipment, baby seats, GPS and more.

The companies that you will find are: Budget, Europcar, Sixt, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, Fire Fly and Goldcar.

There are also minibus and passenger vans rental, which is a top recommended option and a practical choice for holidays and long weekends vacations.

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