Barcelona El Prat Airport Reviews


Barcelona El Prat Airport Reviews

Barcelona–El Prat Airport (IATA: BCN, ICAO: LEBL) (Catalan: Aeroport de Barcelona – el Prat, Spanish: Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat), simply known as Barcelona Airport, is located 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of the centre of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, lying in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, and Sant Boi.

The Barcelona El Prat Airport is the second largest in Spain behind Madrid Barajas Airport and 31st busiest in the world, and is the main airport of Catalonia. It is a main base for Vueling, a hub for Iberia Regional and low-cost giant Ryanair as well as a focus city for Air Europa. The airport mainly serves domestic, European and North African destinations, also having flights to Southeast Asia, Latin America and North America. The Airport was a hub for Spanair before it suspended services on January 27, 2012.

The Barcelona–Madrid air shuttle service, known as the “Puente Aéreo” (in Spanish), or “Pont Aeri” (in Catalan) literally “Air Bridge”, was the world’s busiest route until 2008, with the highest number of flight operations (971 per week) in 2007. The schedule has been reduced since February 2008, when a Madrid–Barcelona high-speed rail line was opened, covering the distance in 2 hours 30 minutes, and quickly became popular.

In 2011, nearly 34.4 million passengers used Barcelona Airport, a 17.8% increase compared with 2010, making it the 9th busiest airport in Europe. In 2013, Barcelona Airport handled 35,210,735 passengers, making it the only of the major airports of Spain to report an increase.

Barcelona El Prat Airport Terminal 2 was also designed by Ricardo Bofill Levi. Terminal 2 was designed to expand the airport before the arrival of the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992.


ATMs / Cash Machines – ATMs are available landside and airside in Terminals T1 and 2B.
Baggage Trolleys – Yes
Car Rentals – Avis • Enterprise Atesa • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt. Location: Terminal 1, P1 near arrivals and Terminal 2B, P0 near arrivals.
Chapel – Location: Terminal 1, Floor 1, La Plaza. Hours: unknown
Children’s Play Area – Locations: Terminal 1 (P3 and P1), Terminal 2A (P1) and Terminal 2B (P1)
Currency Exchange – Locations: Terminal 1, floor 1, La Plaza and Terminal 2B, floor 0, Arrivals Hall.
Food / Restaurants – There are many food option located landside and airside. None are open 24 hours.
Information Desks – In Terminal 1, you’ll find 8 information desks manned by “green jackets”. In Terminal 2, there are 5 information desks. Hours: unknown.
Luggage Storage / Lockers – There is a left luggage located in the intermodal lobby of Terminal 1, landside. Rates: large locker ( €5.80), medium locker (€5.10), small locker (€4.50). Rates are per locker per 24 hours.
Mobile Phone Charging – There are 12 mobile phone charging units distributed throughout the two terminals. Each unit has 6 lockers that can hold mobile phones and mp3 players. Locations: there are two units in Terminal 1’s Sky Centre, Terminal 1 – Boarding Area B, Terminal 2B – Floor 1/M3, Terminal 2C – Floor 1, M1.
Showers – Not available
Internet: Free WiFi is available at the Barcelona El Prat Airport for 15 minutes. There are 26 wireless internet access points located in the restaurant area, the VIP lounge and the meeting room areas. Connect to the “Kubi network”.

Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours

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