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
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.
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.