08820 El Prat de Llobregat
General Information telephone: 34 (0)932 983 838
Trains leave Barcelona Sants station for the airport every half an hour. The seven mile ride into the city centre only takes twenty minutes and is a great way to experience the local countryside and acclimatise. The special air bridge connecting the Renfe suburban train station and the Intermodal Terminal at Barcelona International airport is well signposted – you can’t miss it – and the airport has just completed new lifts and escalators for easier disabled access.
Catch the smart aerobus which leaves from Barcelona city centre and from the airport every 15 minutes between 5.30am and just after 10pm. The trip both way takes about forty minutes. The metro bus, once you reach Barcelona centre, is a great way to travel the city, as are the local trains and suburban bus services.
Taxis & Car Hire
If you want to hire a car you’ll find a plethora of hire companies on site in the airport, from Hertz to Avis and everything in between – a really good choice. There’s a taxi rank just outside the terminal building,
The AA Route Planner is always a good bet if you’re driving abroad. But, to be honest, Barcelona is such a huge and important city that finding the airport, from whatever direction you’re approaching, is a dream. Like any big international airport, it is clearly signposted from all directions.
Barcelona’s parking facilities are easy to find, clearly signposted and visible from Terminal A. They’re accessible from outside the Terminal A building They also offer VIP Parking in a guarded car park, complete with vehicle collection service. Head for the meeting points in front of Terminals A, B and C and you’ll find what you’re after.
The airport has 12,000 parking spaces, 2300 of which are in a dedicated building that connects to Terminal C via a cool air bridge. 1600 are under cover opposite Terminal A, also connecting via an air bridge. The remainder are all at ground level in uncovered car parks in all terminals, all manned by guards. You’ll find plenty of ticket machines spread around the place.
Barcelona airport is rightfully proud of its state of the art features. An amazing nineteen fully functioning multimedia booths, complete with internet access, are scattered around Terminal A and Terminal Bs’ ground floors, throughout the corridors and boarding areas 1 – 5. The airport’s newest offering – brand new Terminal C, has new check-in points plus a raft of new super-efficient ticket and airline offices, brand new baggage reclaim areas and two fast new luggage carousel machines. In-terminal shopping, eating and entertainment is good and there’s the full complement of Duty Free and designer outlets.