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Things to know about Barcelona El Prat Airport

The official name of Barcelona Airport is Barcelona El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport. Barcelona airport is the seventh-largest airport and one of the busiest in Europe in terms of passenger traffic. The airport is located about 14 kilometres from the city centre of Barcelona and is a gateway into Spain and Europe. A new terminal was added to the airport in 2009 and now accounts for 70% of flights. The airport welcomes about 50 million passengers being carried by more than 80 airlines every year.

Facilities at Barcelona Airport

There’s free wifi all over Barcelona Airport, making it easy to surf the internet and let family and friends know that you have arrived safely. Each terminal has a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from, and you can also find chic boutiques for your shopping and several beautiful lounges and quiet areas to relax and read a book or relax in peace.

Would you like to travel from one terminal to another? There is a free shuttle service that leaves every 6 to 7 minutes. It takes you about 15 minutes to get to the other terminal. If you have to transfer and your connecting flight leaves very early in the morning, many hotels are close to the airport, so you can easily stay there for the night.

Where is the airport located and how do I get to the city centre?

The airport is located southwest of Barcelona. The name of the airport el Prat has to do with the fact that the airport is located at the El Prat de Llobregat municipality. The nearby city of Barcelona is a popular destination for city trips. Barcelona has beautiful sights, such as the Ramblas, the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and the Camp Nou football stadium. It is the best destination for a city trip.

You can reach the city very quickly from the airport. The airport is 15 kilometres from the city, and it takes about 20 minutes to get there. If you want to see a lot of the city and the surrounding area, the best option would be to rent a car, and you can do this at the airport. The roads in Catalonia and all over Spain are well maintained, and on the major toll roads, you can easily drive to cities such as Gerona, Zaragoza, or Valencia.

Would you prefer to go to the city centre by public transport? Then take the Aerobus, train, or the metro. Aerobus maintains a regular shuttle service from Barcelona Airport to the city centre.

If you prefer to take the metro, walk a short distance to the metro station and take the orange L9 metro line south. This metro has 13 stops, spread across the centre. The fastest mode of transport is the ‘suburban train’ R2 Nord from Rodalies de Catalunya. The airport station is located at Terminal 2 between Section A and Section B; R2 Nord departs twice an hour. The train stops west of the centre at Sants (20 minutes) and Passeig de Gràcia (28 minutes) train stations.

What is the approximate flight duration from the UK to Barcelona airport?

A direct flight from any airport in the UK to Barcelona airport takes between 2.5 and 3 hours. If a stopover is planned, the travel time will, of course, be longer, and you can find this on the ticket.

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