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Welcome to Barcelona Airport

Barcelona Airport The airport is located seven miles (12km) southwest of central Barcelona.

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis
There are taxi stands at every terminal at El Prat Barcelona Airport and the cost for a taxi to Plaça d'España in Barcelona is approximately EUR15 while a taxi to Sagrada Familia will cost EUR21 and take approximately half an hour. Avoid touts and unlicensed taxis. Prices are steeper at night and on the weekends. Avoid touts and unlicensed taxis.
Car Parking

Both terminals at El Prat Airport have their own dedicated parking garages (T1 and T2). There is also a long-stay parking lot, located a mile (1.6km) from the airport, and connected to the terminals by a free shuttle-bus. Parking rates in T1 and T2 are calculated quite strangely - at EUR0.023375 per minute. This works out to be about 70 cents for 30 minutes, and EUR1.40 for an hour. Daily rates are EUR18.30. The long-stay parking lot charges EUR13.20 per day.

Car Rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.

City Transfers

The Aerobus service goes to and from Placa de Catalunya every 15 minutes, dropping off at locations along the way. It is a good option for those with little luggage. Trains run from the airport to various stations in the city centre every 30 minutes, costing around EUR2.40; the airport station is located near Terminal A and is connected to the terminal by a moving walkway. There are taxi ranks outside the airport terminals; taxis are metered. The journey time by road or rail is between 20 and 30 minutes.


Tel: +34 (0)902 404 704.

Departure Tax

Facilities at the airport include ATMs, currency exchange facilities, banks, shops (including duty free), a children's play area, wireless Internet access, VIP lounges, bars and restaurants. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.

Spanish is the official language, but English is widely understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.

Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels, restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.

Terminal Transfers

A pedestrian avenue with moving walkways links the three terminals.

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).
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