Barcelona Airport - Barcelona El Prat Airport
Barcelona El Prat Airport is the main airport in Barcelona, located in the southwest, 14 km away from the city center. It is considered among 40th largest airports in the world by the number of passengers. The airport has two terminals (T1 and T2).
Back to 1916, Barcelona El Prat Airport was located at El Remolar, in the grounds of La Volatería farm. In 1948, runway 07-25 was built –the one currently used as the primary runway– crossing over the runway that existed at the time and between 1948 and 1952, a third runway was added, and taxiways and a passenger terminal were built. In 1963, the airport reached its first million passengers. On 4 November, the Barcelona-Madrid air shuttle service began and already in 1977, passenger traffic got over 5 million. However, T1 terminal became the most emblematic project of the expansion of Barcelona-El Prat Airport when starting its operations in June 2009 and finally on June 2011, On 6 June 2011, the airport's name was officially changed to Barcelona-El Prat, in response to a request from the Town Council of El Prat de Llobregat. In 2016, Barcelona El Prat Airport served more than 44 million passengers and in 2017, the number has increased to more than 47 Million passengers.
Infrastructure of Barcelona Airport
Barcelona airport has good infrastructures to adapt to all types of visitors offering the best services.
Accessibility and Services for people with reduced mobility
For special assistance, you should request at least 48 hours prior to your flight to the airline. As well as, there are special 'Meeting Points’ at the airport, which deals specifically with customers with a disability - offering wheelchairs and assistance with checking in at the airport.
Private Transfers to and from Barcelona Airport
Using a Private Transfer service will definitely save your time and provide you a comfortable, safe and quick ride to the desired destination, after a long exhausting hours in plane, you will meet your driver at the arrivals on time with a signboard by your name.
To and From Barcelona Airport
One of the easiest public transportation methods is using train station and it is near Terminal 2, every half an hour you can catch a train and there is a shuttle bus, which transports you from terminal 1 to the train station terminal 2.
Barcelona Airport Car Hire
Barcelona is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and renting a car will be the best way to explore all the corners of the city, you can find several car rental companies with many different offers and prices at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Barcelona Airport Contact Information
Address: Barcelona Airport El Prat, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat. Barcelona
Official Website: www.barcelona-airport.com
Tel: 902 404 704 / (+34) 91 321 10 00. AENA Call Center