Barcelona Airport

Barcelona airport guide Barcelona airport, also known as El Prat airport or by its identifier BCN is the second most important airport in Spain! Its two terminals (one only opened in 2009) attend to more than 27 million passengers each year.

Terminal 1 is actually the newer of the two terminals and is given over to airlines of the three major alliances; Oneworld, Star and Skyteam. If you are flying with an independent airline or a low cost carrier then its more than likely you'll be flying from the older Terminal 2A / B or C.

Transport Barcelona airport

As with any airport of Intercontinental hub status BCN enjoys the full range of transportation of any world class facility. This goes so far as to include dedicated and signposted motorway / expressways as well as transport services from buses to Limosouines!

  • By road: Barcelona airport is connected to the C-31 highway signposted from all directions.
  • By Taxi: In front of both arrivals halls the Black and Yellow taxis of Barcelona will take you to the city center in around 25-40 minutes (depending on traffic) at a cost of approximately 25€ with a supplement of 1€ per suitcase to be applied.
  • By Bus: An express bus / coach service operates direct from downtown Barcelona city center to the airport with specially equipped buses that actually have dedicated space for the visitors luggage! These services run all day and cost 15€ in each direction.

    For those wanting the cheaper option a "stopping" service operates day long, taking around an hour to complete the route, but at a cheaper 9€ per person.

  • By Train: The Barcelona "Cercanias" (regional train) operates what is both the quickest and cheapest way to the center of Bacrelona. Half hourly trains complete the trip in 20 minutes and cost just 3€ in each direction!

Airlines and destinations

Barcelona enjoys intercontinental connections with airports in all continents minus Antarctica as well as a strong low cost presence with Europes major Budget carriers maintaing bases at the airport. The specialised "Puente aereo" air bridge Madrid - Barcelona is one of the busiest in the world with departures every 20 minutes all day long.

Domestic airlines and destinations

Direct flights from Barcelona to all of Spains domestic destinations mean that connections direct to onward European or worldwide destinations can be made in less than a couple of hours and don't add days to your journey time. All the Spanish domestic airlines are represented and are located in Terminal 1.

International flights and destinations

Almost all of the prestigeous international airlines serve Barcelona with direct flights from their hubs in their home countries. Passenger popular airlines such as Singapore Airlines and American Airlines or Delta fly to Barcelona airport on a daily basis.

Barcelona has been promoting itself heavily as a business and leisure destination since the Olympics of 1992 and this has lead to a demand for additional long range flights from the airport. Direct flights to New York and Dubai are possibly daily from Barcelona.

For a constantly updated list of domestic and international flight timetables and destinations click here..

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