Barcelona Airport brief information

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Brief information about Barcelona El-Prat International Airport

Barcelona Airport, also known as El Prat Airport, is the second busiest airport in Spain, serving the city of Barcelona and its metropolitan area. It is located approximately 14 km southwest of the city center and is easily accessible via various modes of transportation.

Brief information about Barcelona Airport:

  • IATA code: BCN
  • Distance from city center: Approximately 14 km southwest of Barcelona’s city center
  • Main airlines operating flights: Vueling, Ryanair, Iberia, British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, and many more.
  • Major domestic flight destinations: Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Bilbao.
  • International destinations: Amsterdam, London, Rome, Berlin, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Buenos Aires.
  • Yearly traffic: 41,639,622 passengers used Barcelona Airport in 2022 featuring an increase of 120.61% compared to 2021 (18,874,896).
  • Terminals: There are two terminals: Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2), with T2 divided into three different sections (A, B, and C).
  • Duty-free shops: There are many duty-free shops located in both terminals, offering a variety of products such as cosmetics, fragrances, and alcohol.
  • Public transport: The airport is well-connected by public transportation, with several bus lines, metro lines, and a train station located within the airport complex. More info about Barcelona airport transfers.
  • Taxi transfer prices: A taxi ride from the airport to the city center costs around 30-40 euros, depending on traffic and time of day.
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Barcelona Airport's annual passengers traffic
Barcelona Airport’s annual passenger traffic. Source:
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