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The official name of Barcelona Airport is Barcelona – El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport. The name El Prat is internationally known and is widely used. In terms of crowds, Barcelona airport is the seventh largest airport in Europe. The airport is located 12 km southwest of the city. The airport has two large terminals. Every year, the airport handles about 50 million passengers from more than 80 airlines.
Which facilities do I find at Barcelona Airport?
Once you have arrived at Barcelona Airport, let the home front know that you have arrived safely. This is easily arranged with fast wireless internet everywhere. At each terminal you can choose from various bars, and restaurants to get back to your feet. You will also find chic boutiques here to buy a new outfit or buy a good book for those quiet moments. Do you need a quiet space to come to yourself? El Prat has a number of beautiful lounge areas and prayer areas. Do you have to travel from one terminal to another? There is a free shuttle service that leaves every six to seven minutes. It takes you about 15 minutes to get to the other terminal. If you have to travel further and your next plane leaves very early, book a room in one of the hotels near the airport.
How do I get from Barcelona Airport to the city center?
If you want to see a lot of the city and the surrounding area, it is wise to rent a car. You will pick the car up at Barcelona Airport. The roads in Catalonia and Spain are well maintained and on the major toll roads you can drive quickly to cities such as Gerona, Zaragoza or Valencia. Do you prefer to go to Barcelona by public transport? Then choose the Aerobus or the metro. Aerobus maintains a regular shuttle service from Barcelona Airport to the city center. 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 center.