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Barcelona, Spain Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 439
Total Sleeping Rooms 37,172
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 483
Committable Meeting Rooms* 70
Convention Center Space 1,000,000 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Exhibit Space 158,630 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Ballroom 113,400 Sq. Mtr.
Average Hotel Room Rate EUR 203
Average Daily Meal Cost EUR 104
Average Weekly Car Rental EUR 91
*Maximum for a single hotel

Barcelona, Spain Airport Information

Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN)

Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN) is Barcelona's international airport, located eight miles southwest of the center of the city. The airport mainly operates flights to domestic European destinations. Serving as a hub for Air Nostrum, EasyJet, Norwegian Air International, Ryanair, and Vueling Airlines, Barcelona is a focus city for Air Europa and Iberia Airlines. There are a few public transport modes available for getting to and from the airport, including Metro Underground, Aero Bus, Rapid Bus, and trains. Apart from this, a taxi station is just at the exit of the terminals. Both the airport terminals features various shops and retail centers offering a large variety of products.

Barcelona, Spain Public Transportation

Metro Underground

The citywide metro or subway network in Barcelona is easy-to-access and relatively faster mode of transport. Operated by two different companies, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) and Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), Metro trains run about every three to five minutes and are very reliable.


Trains in Barcelona are an affordable way to travel to neighboring town and cities. Trains also connect Barcelona International Airport to city center and run every 20-30 minutes.


This official shuttle bus service available at both the terminals of Barcelona Airport runs every five minutes and connects airport with the city center in just 35 minutes.

Barcelona, Spain Ground Transportation


Undoubtedly, the fastest way to move in and around the city, taxis are relatively affordable and convenient in Barcelona. However, sometimes traffic problems can drive you crazy. The taxi station is just at the exit of both the airport terminals.

Car Rentals

Several car rental companies offer rental car service at both the airport terminals. The front desks at Terminal 1 are located at the ground floor just after the baggage claim areas. The main exit hall of terminal 2B also features many front desks for car hire services.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Zaragoza, ES 306 km 2 hr 55 min 2 hr 30 min EUR 188+
Valencia, ES 349 km 3 hr 26 min 3 hr 40 min EUR 94+
Toulouse, FR 394 km 3 hr 42 min 1 hr EUR 129+
Madrid, ES 619 km 5+ hrs 1 hr 10 min EUR 73+
Paris, FR 1,037 km 5+ hrs 1 hr 40 min EUR 62+
Lisbon, PT 1,248 km 5+ hrs 1 hr 50 min EUR 159+
London, UK N/A n/a 2 hr 15 min EUR 90+
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