Barcelona - El Prat airport (BCN)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Barcelona - El Prat airport (BCN)

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, opened in 1927, is the most important in Catalonia and the second busiest in the country, after Madrid Barajas Airport. It operates domestic and international flights to destinations around the globe.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminals 1 (international Schengen and non-Schengen flights and domestic flights) and 2 (international flights), open 24 hours a day. A free shuttle bus connects both terminals with a frequency of 7-10 minutes.

Annual passenger traffic: 41.6 million passengers went through it in 2022.

Tel: +34 913 211 000 There are information desks on levels 1 and 3 of Terminal 1 and on the ground and first floors of Terminal 2. Tourist information offices on level 1 of Terminal 1 (Tel +34 933 788 175) and in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 2 (Tel +34 935 575 220), as well as in the metro stations of both terminals.


The airport is located 3 km (2 miles) from the Port of Barcelona and 15 km (9.3 miles) southwest of the city centre, between the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi de Llobregat.

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Parking services at Barcelona - El Prat airport (BCN)

There are covered and open-air car parks for short and long stays, with 24-hour security staff and chargers for electric vehicles. Free, unattended motorbike parking is also available next to both terminals. Tel +34 913 211 000. Fares and reservations

Parking Express - Immediate access to the Arrivals and Departures areas of both terminals, with complimentary 10 minutes.
Parking General T1 - For stays of less than 4 days, directly connected to Terminal 1.
Parking Preferente T1 - Situated on floor 2 of the north zone (modules D, E and F) of Parking General, it allows direct access to the terminal.
Parking General T2 - Opposite halls A, B and C, 2 min. from the terminal, with covered and uncovered spaces.
Parking de larga estancia - Covered and open-air spaces, with a 24-hour shuttle bus service every 20 min. (3-5 min. journey time).
Parking VIP - The closest to the Departures Halls.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities include reserved parking spaces, lifts, moving walkways, ramps, automatic doors, raised and Braille text, adapted toilets and telephones, accessible counters. There are staff with knowledge of sign language and bus lines equipped for the transfer of persons with reduced mobility. Most airlines offer escort services for unaccompanied minors between 5 and 12 years of age, from the check-in process to their destination.


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Latest updates: March 25, 2024