Book Cheap International Flights to Barcelona El-Prat Airport (BCN)
More casually known as Barcelona Airport, this international hub of travel within Spain is located just 12km southwest of the centre of Barcelona, in the municipality of El Prat.
As the second-most popular airport in all of Spain, Barcelona Airport handled over 40 million passengers in 2016, as is the international hub for many of Europe’s most popular local airlines, including the likes of Vueling, Easy Jet, Ryanair, Air Europa, Iberia and others.
Although the airport serves a vast network of European destinations, it is a significant port-of-call within the European air space, offering international flight routes to North America, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
International Flying times from Barcelona–El Prat Airport
Despite Barcelona Airport being a major inter-continental hub of activity for domestic and European travellers, the airport offers direct flight routes to some of the world’s major destinations:
- Barcelona to Johannesburg: 13 hours 35 minutes
- Barcelona to Paris: 1 hour 55 minutes
- Barcelona to Amsterdam: 2 hours 25 minutes
- Barcelona to London: 2 hours 20 minutes
- Barcelona to Dubai: 6 hours 55 minutes
- Barcelona to New York: 8 hours 40 minutes
Getting to and from Barcelona–El Prat Airport
Travellers arriving in Barcelona have access to numerous transport options for getting around the city, and to and from the airport:
From terminal two at Barcelona Airport, passengers can catch the Rodalies Barcelona Commuter train, which runs every 30 minutes to major stops at Barcelona Sants rail station.
The airport is connected to the rest of Barcelona via the public Metro rail system. Travellers can catch Line 9 of the Barcelona Metro with a station at each airport terminal, connecting with several other Metro lines throughout the city.
The public Aerobus runs directly from terminals one and two at the airport, delivering travellers to the city centre at Plaça Catalunya. This is the cheapest and fastest way to get from the airport, into Barcelona. Alternatively, private bus hire is also available.
Taxis are both affordable and ubiquitous at the airport, available outside terminals one and two.
Accommodation around Barcelona–El Prat Airport
Barcelona El-Prat Airport is already quite centrally located, just on the outskirts of the city centre, making accommodation options numerous and literally within minutes of the airport. Just some of the city’s most popular options include:
- Best Western Plus Hotel Alfa Aeropuerto – 1.6km from airport
- Air Rooms Barcelona Airport – 1.8km from airport
- BAH Barcelona Airport Hotel – 2.3km from airport
- Tryp Barcelona Aeropuerto Hotel – 2km from airport
- Salles Hotel Ciutat del Prat – 3.1km from airport
- FrontAir Congress – 4.5km from airport
Airlines servicing Barcelona–El Prat Airport
Barcelona airport offers a well-established domestic and European flight network, and is the operational base for low-cost airline, Vueling and several others, including Norwegian Air International, Easy Jet and Ryanair.
As a prominent international stop-over, Barcelona Airport is also serviced by numerous world-class airlines, including:
- Aegean Airlines
- Aer Lingus
- Air China
- Air Europa
- Air France
- American Airlines
- Atlantic Airways
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Delta Air Lines
- Easy Jet
- Egypt Air
- LATAM Brazil
- Qatar Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines
Overview of Barcelona–El Prat Airport
Barcelona Airport is made up of two main terminals, and offers a combined 268 check-in desks and 64 boarding gates. As of 2012, the airport is capable of handling up to 55 million passengers.
In 2014, Barcelona Airport was the very first Spanish airport to receive a daily flight with an Emirates airbus A380-800, on the Dubai to Barcelona route. 2016 saw the airport offering direct flights to major destinations such as Los Angeles, Oakland and Fort Lauderdale in the United States.
With the help of the International Airlines Group (IAG), Barcelona Airport also now offers long-haul flights to Punta Cana and Buenos Aires in South America.
Main services at Barcelona–El Prat Airport
- Airport Wi-Fi
- Airport lounges
- Airport sleeping rooms
- ATM’s and Bureau de change
- Baggage wrapping services
- Car hire
- Children’s play area
- Concierge service
- Duty free & shopping
- Lost and found office
- Mail boxes
- Medical services
- Meeting rooms
- Tax and VAT refund services
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