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Travelers looking for cheap flights to Barcelona have many options of flying through the Barcelona International Airport. This airport is located in El Prat de Llobregat, and is the second largest in Spain, but the largest in Catalonia region. There are two terminals, labeled 1 and 2, and there is free bus service to connect passengers between these terminals.

Barcelona International Airport (BCN) Information

The Barcelona International Airport (BCN) has opened a new terminal, Terminal 1, in 2009, which includes 168 check-in counters, 50 jet ways and 15 baggage carousels. Amenities at this airport include shops, duty-free stores, newsstands, cafes, bars, restaurants, banking services, meeting rooms, information services, handicap services and child play areas.

Airlines That Fly Into Barcelona

The Barcelona International Airport (BCN) is very busy with domestic services, as well as other services to destinations throughout Europe and North Africa. There are minor flights to North America, Latin America and Southeast Asia. It is a main hub for Spanair and Vueling. Some other airlines at this airport include Air Europa, American, Easy Jet, Iberia and Wizz Air.

Barcelona Transit Info

Distance to city: 6 miles

Bus to city

  • Fare: 4.25 euros
  • The bus line 46 goes from the airport to Plaza de Espana.

Train to city

  • Fare: 3 euros
  • The RENFE train runs from the airport to the city every half hour. To get to the city center, get off at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gracia or Clots, and connect to the metro.

Taxi to city

  • Fare: 25 euros
  • The official city cabs are black and yellow, and have metered service.

Other options

Car Rental Companies at Barcelona International Airport