Barcelona International Airport
El Prat de Llobregat
Barcelona Airport - El Prat de Llobregat - is located 13 Km south west of the city center. This is the second largest airport after Madrid's Barajas, most of the traffic into this airport is domestic and European.
Barcelona Airport hast 2 Terminals, Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2) which is comprised to 3 separate buildings named T2A, T2B and T2C. These terminals are joined together by moving walkways, shuttle buses and trains keep in mind it will take approximately 10 minutes to travel between T1 and T2.
Transportation, trains, buses, shuttles and private transports...
There are several ways to get to and from the airport depending on your preference and budget.
The Airport trains are inexpensive and easy to use, if you arrive at T2A or T2B follow the signs to the train station in the arrivals area which will direct you to the station located between T2A and T2B. If you arrived at T2C exit the terminal building and once outside look for the large overhead bridge that looks like a train. If your plane landed in T1 and you want to take the train RENFE you will want to catch the airport shuttle to the train station located in T2. RENFE schedules and fares.
There are several choices of bus services going to and from the airport. I believe the Aerobus (express shuttle bus) which stops outside each terminal every 6-15 minutes is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get to the city center. The Barcelona Card will give you a 20% discount on tickets for the Aerobus.
You will find them at arrivals in both T1 and T2, as always this a good choice if you have a lot of luggage but keep in mind that you cannot fit more than 4 people to each cab. You will pay what the meter says but keep in mind the surcharges for extract luggage, etc. Click here to find out to find additional information about taxis.
If you find the cost of private transfer a bit expensive you might like to consider booking a seat on a Private Shuttle Bus at Barcelona Airport which stops at a number of place in the city.
A very convenient service is to pre-book a Private Airport Transfer and have a driver meet you and take you to your destination. Vehicles are available for all group sizes and to all destinations.
However you decide to go, you are sure to have wonderful time getting there....