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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:


Distances from BCN:

Perpignan (France) 205 km
Andorra (municipality) 260 km
Valencia 342 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Girona Airport 101 km
Reus Airport 88 km
Madrid Barajas Airport 579 km

Car Hire Barcelona

Barcelona Airport Guide

Barcelona is a beautiful city with much to explore – start at the Barri Gothic and walk around winding streets with medieval buildings and fountains. Take a stroll down Las Ramblas - awash with shops and cafes, you will also be entertained as you browse the craft and market stalls. Gaudi is a legendary figure in the city, a must see is the beautifully haunting unfinished church of Sagrada Familia. You can also see Gaudi’s unique architectural style at Parc Guell and Casa Mila. After a siesta, head for Barceloneta, sip a sangria whilst watching a flamenco show and try the local Catalan specialities.

Barcelona Airport Directions

It is an easy drive with car hire Barcelona from the city to the airport using the C-31 highway and it is approximately 7.5km.

Barcelona Airport Parking

There are more than 25,000 parking spaces at the airport with car parks at both terminals and these are connected by a walkway. There is a long stay car park, a few kilometres away, but a bus service is provided, 24 hours a day.

Barcelona Airport Flight Information

You can check in at Terminal 1 for domestic and international flights with the major airlines and terminal 2 for the smaller airlines and budget carriers. The 2 terminals are linked by a shuttle bus and are a few miles apart.

Hotels Near Barcelona Airport

There are 5 hotels nearby serving the airport, these include the Renaissance Barcelona Airport and the Tryp Barcelona Aeropuerto. These also have a shuttle bus service to the airport, if you don’t have car hire Barcelona Airport.

Barcelona Time Zone

Barcelona is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Meantime and in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1).

Barcelona Info

Barcelona Airport has lots of facilities for you to use before your flight. You can go shopping at the ‘sky centre’ in terminal one and buy anything from the latest designer fashion to local produce and football club souvenirs. There are 4 duty free shops and a bank in each terminal. In total there are over 80 shops and restaurants to choose from. You can also book into one of the 6 VIP lounges or use the business centre in Terminal 1.

Barcelona Airport Trivia:

  • Barcelona Airport had over 30 million passengers passing through in 2010.
  • The busiest international routes from the airport are to Amsterdam and Paris.
  • Barcelona is Spain’s 2nd largest city.
  • The city’s Roman name was Barcino.
  • Catalan is the first language of the city, not Spanish.
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