Address: 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
- IATA airport code: BCN
- ICAO airport code: LEBL
- Alias: Barcelona El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport and Barcelona El Prat Airport
Barcelona Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe, close to the popular holiday destination Barcelona. The airport consists of two terminals, T1 and T2 are connected by a free shuttle bus and the metro. Since February 27, 2019, the official name of Barcelona Airport is El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, as a tribute to the former president of Catalonia.
In 2018, more than 50 million passengers used the airport. The Catalan airport is home to the Spanish airline Vueling, which carries around 35% of the total number of passengers at the airport.
Barcelona Airport is located just southwest of Barcelona, near the town of El Prat de Llobregat. The airport is easily accessible by road via the B-20 from the north and the C-32 from the south.
How many terminals does Barcelona Airport have?
The airport consists of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (2A, 2B, 2C). The terminals are 4 kilometers apart, a free shuttle bus runs between the two terminals every 5 minutes. Terminal 2 of Barcelona Airport is a little closer to the city and is mainly used by low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, Transavia and easyJet. T2A is used for non-Schengen flights, T2B for Schengen flights and T2C by easyJet and easyJet Switzerland.
Terminal 1 was opened in 2009, is large and has a modern character. You can find the departure halls on Floor 1 (gates A, B, C) and Floor 3 (gates D, E / non-Schengen). After the security check on Floor 3 there are no shops, food and drink options. The arrival hall of T1 is located on Floor 0. Barcelona Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in Europe, for this reason Terminal 1 Satellite will be opened in the future.
What is the distance from Barcelona Airport to the center of Barcelona?
The location of the airport is excellent. The distance between Barcelona Airport and the center of Barcelona (Plaça de Catalunya) is only 15 kilometers, you can drive 25 minutes by car. Terminal 1 is a little further from the city than Terminal 2.