Barcelona Airport, also known as Barcelona–El Prat Airport; is an international airport located 12 kilometres southwest of the centre of Barcelona Spain, lying in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi. Barcelona Airport is the main airport of Catalonia, the second largest in Spain behind Madrid Barajas Airport and one of the busiest in the world.
Barcelona Airport is the main hub for Spanish Airlines, mainly: Vueling, Iberia or Air Europa; as well as the Irish low-cost giant—Ryanair and the Scandinavian carrier: Norwegian Air Shuttle. The airport mainly serves domestic European destinations, they also offer flights to North America, South America, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
Reviews – What People Are Saying
In terms of customer’s reviews, Barcelona Airport seems to have given their customers the best offers and accommodations, as these reviews were posted throughout the internet:
“Adios BCN! This has got to be one of my favorite airports. Modern, manageable size, efficient. Always a pleasure to fly in or out of here. Loads of shopping, just look up and read the signs and you will have access to everything that’s available at this airport. Airport personnel do conduct spontaneous extra security screenings, but if you’re name is called and you ask the questions, they will let you know what’s going on. Easy access to/from the airport via metro, taxi, Aerobus, and close to the main touristic areas of Barcelona. Wish more airports were like this one.”
—Gianna A (Boynton Beach, United States)
“Good airport overall, the business lounge here offers barely any food, but lots of soft and alcoholic drinks. There is a lot of construction going on so it was very dusty. They have personnel walking around and doing surveys in the airport, which is positive since they are looking to improve.”
—Neluta G (Anaheim, United States)
“This is a very nice airport. It doesn’t particularly stands out if you compare it with other big airports in Europe like the Madrid or Paris one. But it is very convenient. They have free wifi, nice places to eat and there is a transportation service called aerobus that goes from the airport to Plaza Cataluñya. That bus is only €5.90.”
—Valeska F (Orlando, United States)
Barcelona Airport has three runways; two parallel runways and a cross runway. There are 2 terminals mainly called as T1 and T2; T2 is the sum of the previous terminals A, B and C and is located on the north side of the airport. T1 on the other hand, is located on the west side; opened on 2009. T1 is considered the fifth largest terminal in the world, with an area of 5,9000,000 sq ft, an aircraft ramp of 6,5000,000 sq ft, 13 new parking lots and 45 new fingers expandable into 60. This terminal is also capable to embrace large aircrafts such as the Airbus A380-800 or Boeing 747-81.
Barcelona Airport offers hundreds of check-in counters, 15 baggage carousels, 24,000 parking spaces in addition to 12,000 that is added to terminal 2. They also offers various shopping stores and different food stalls and bars that will help every traveler to relax while waiting for their next flight.
Location – Traffic – Service
There are different ways to reach Barcelona Airport. As Barcelona Airport, especially T2; offers its own, Rodalies Barcelona commuter train station on the line R2, which runs from Macanet-Massanes station every 30 mins, with major stops at Barcelona Sants railway station and the fairly central Passeig Gracia railway station to provide transfer to the Barcelona Metro system in Clot. Passengers from T1 must take a connecting bus from 2B(Terminal 2) to Terminal 1. If you are using a car, you can take the C-32B highway in which this highway connects the airport to a main traffic interchange, between Barcelona’s Ronda de Dalt beltway and major motorways. If you are going to take the bus, you might as well aboard the Transport Metropolitans de Barcelona public bus line 46, or the airport’s Aerobus which offers direct transfer from T1 and T2 to the city center at Placa Catalunya.
- Airport Code: IATA: BCN — ICAO: LEBL
- Phone number: +34 91 321 1000 or 902 404 704
- Website URL: http://www.barcelona-airport.com/
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: : Barcelona Airport, Viladecans, Catalonia, 08820, Spain
In conclusion to this Barcelona Airport reviews, I think it’s safe to say that to airport offers and give its customers the convenience of staying within their vicinity. With their fantastic architectural designs and various numbers of souvenir shops and restaurants, and with the assistance of their friendly staff, getting to Barcelona Airport is sure something to look forward to.