El Prat Barcelona Airport

El Prat Barcelona International Airport is located at 18km away from the city center, so very close to the city .

It has two Terminals (T1 and T2),  identified with the letters A, B and C, in all of them can be find all necessary services. 

Brief description of terminals:
  • It has a total of 128 check-in counters and 24 boarding platforms, and the terminals are connected by a walkway.
  • Terminal B hosts national companies connected with Star Alliance and Oneworld , including Iberia, Lufthansa, Spanair, among others.
  • Terminal C includes Airlift Iberia and Iberia Regional flights .

Services you can find at Barcelon'as Airport:
  • At the airport you will find Banks and Currency Exchange points , plus ATMs in Terminals A and B.
  • Restaurants , cafes and shops, including duty-free , in the same terminal . If you want a pharmacy, is in Terminal B.
  • It is accessible by train from the city center , by a direct bus ( Aerobus ) and city bus lines , permanent service or taxis.

Gor any further Airport Information and Flight Schedules, here you are some useful telephone numbers :

Customer Service: 902 404 704
Lost lugagge : Phone 93 298 33 49
Website of Aena ( Airport management ) http://www.aena.es

* For further information on this topic , check out the sections tbelow . You will see how you can get from the Airport to the city and vice versa, timetables and methods of public and private transport, and the various services that you can use.

If your fligh is coming late in the evening or you don't feel like taking a bus, you have too much lugagge or you are coming with your children you can always use the most confortable way, and book a Private Transfer to get to Barcelona.


  • How to get there
  • Rent a car
Here we detail the means of transport you can take from Barcelona El Prat Airport to get to the city and vice versa .

City Bus and Airbus

From the airport you have several buses that bring you close to the city center .

Aerobus A1 and A2

The ticket can be bought on the bus.
Ticket prices:
Departure : 5.90 €
Return 10.20 €

Hours A1:
Airport Terminal 1 to the center ( Plaza Catalunya )
Monday to Saturday and holidays from 6.10 to 1:05 pm
Center ( Plaza Catalunya ) to airport Terminal 1
Monday to Saturday from 5:30 to 00:30 h

Route A1:
On the way to the airport has to Pl Catalunya, Urgell and Sepúlveda- Pl.Espanya .
On the way from the airport to Pl.Catalunya , has to in Pl.Espanya , Gran Via- Urgell and Pl.Universitat .

Hours A2:
Airport Terminal 2 to center ( Plaza Catalunya )
Monday to Saturday and holidays from 6:00 to 1:00 am
Center ( Plaza Catalunya ) to airport Terminal 2
Monday to Saturday from 5:30 to 00:30 h

Route A2:
Effecting stops in its path are the same as in the Arerobús A1 .
Ends the path in Terminal 2 , where two stops (Terminal Terminal T2B and T2C ) ago, bypassing the Terminal A1.

* Frequency: max. 15 minutes
Approximate journey time : 30 minutes.
For further informationn check Barcelona Airbus website : http://www.aerobusbcn.com/index.php

Additional Information :
It has space for luggage.
You can pay by credit card at the airport ticket machines .

Urban buses


BUS 46
Hours : Daytime
Airport to Plaza Spain : The first bus leaves the airport at 5:30 AM and the last , at 24.45h from the International Terminal.
From the Airport Plaza Espanya : The first bus leaves from Plaza Espanya at 5:00 pm and the last at 24.15 .

The ticket will serve to bus and Metro .
Price: single ticket € 2.00

BUS N17
Hours : By Night
From the airport to Plaza Catalunya : The first bus leaves the airport at 22.05 and the last at 5:05 pm. Frequency: 20 minutes.
From Plaza Catalunya to Airport: The first bus leaves the Plaza Catalunya at 23.00 h and finally at 5 h .

The ticket will serve to bus and Metro .
Price: single ticket € 2.00

Underground - Metro

Metro is currently under construction which will line 9 of the Barcelona Metro stop and perform in the 3 terminals, will reach the city center and suburbs.
We will inform you as soon as available .

Train Barcelona

The connection between the airport and the train station is via a covered walkway , no need to go outside , is accessed via a walkway, located between terminals A and B.
It has facilities of elevators and escalators that provide access to disabled people .

Line 2 North


This line takes the route to the airport , instead of the traditional line 10. We recommend calling the company RENFE train to confirm hours , which may be affected by the works.

Train information:

Ticket price: 4.00€
Train Schedule: From the airport to operate from 06.08 am to 11:38 p.m. .
Frequency of trains pass every 30 minutes aprox. 
Route: takes about 16 to 30 minutes , depending on the season .
For in the Sants - Estacio ( 17 min journey ) , Plaça de Catalunya (23 min ) , Arc de Triomf ( 26 min) and Clot- Arago (30 min) .

Information and Customer RENFE:
Phone 902 240 202 .

Taxis Airport 

Departure or arrival airport taxi has a surcharge of 3.10 € , to which must be added an extra cost of € 1 per lugagge.
The minimum rate for race originating at the airport , including the departure fee is 25 € .
Please note final price is usually higher path especially depending on the time and travel.
Its availability rate is usually about € 20 notes .
Check here metropolitan phone rates and taxi companies in Barcelona.

By Private or Rental Car

You can rent a car on arrival at the airport , you'll find all main international companies at el Prat Airport. .

How to get from Airport to Downtown:

Calculate more or less 20-30 minutes , depending on traffic and time.
Take the C-31 motorway towards Barcelona and access to Gran Vía Avinguda Diagonal , which are the most direct access to the center .

You can also go to Barcelona for the Ronda de Dalt and Ronda del Litoral , are the ring roads around the city , but not always easy to get the correct output , so we recommend you follow the signs to the city center .

How to get from Downtown to Airport: 

Take the C-31 motorway direction Castelldefels- Barcelona Airport .
You can take the highway from Plaza Espanya or from the city ring roads ( Ronda de Dalt and Ronda del Litoral ), taking the direction the Prat Airport -South .

Further information

The speed limit is 50 km / h in the city center, 90 km / h on local roads , 100 km / h on national roads and 120 km / h on motorways.

Phone Information updated state highways T. 900 123 505 .
If you do not have your own vehicle you can rent one at El Prat Airport .

Private Transfer 

If your fligh is coming late in the evening or you don't feel like taking a bus, you have too much lugagge or you are coming with your children you can always use the most confortable way. 
Book here: Private transfer Barcelona Airport
 In Barcelona Airport you will find the following car rental companies:

Atesa Airport
http://www.atesa.es
Opening hours: every day from 7.00 to 24.00
Phone: 932 983 433

Avis Airport
http://www.avis.es
Opening hours: every day from 7.00 to 24.00
Phone: 932 983 600

Europcar Airport
http://www.europcar.es
Opening hours: every day from 7.00 to 24.00
Phone: 932 983 300

Hertz Airport
http://www.hertz.es
Opening hours: every day from 7.00 to 24.00
Phone: 932 983 637

Sol-Mar Aeroport
http://www.solmar.es
Opening hours: every day from 7.00 to 23.00
Phone: 934 788 795