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Barcelona Airport Departures

Everything you need for a smooth takeoff from Barcelona

If you're travelling from Barcelona airport soon we hope you find our Barcelona airport departures guide helpful and find everything you need to know to enjoy a stress-free start to your trip. Additionally, you can also find useful links to airport services below to help you have a hassle-free trip.

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Departures at Barcelona Airport - FAQs

How early should I arrive at Barcelona Airport?

It's recommended to arrive at Barcelona Airport at least 3 hours before your departure time for international flights, and 2 hours before the departure time for domestic flights.

What's the address for Barcelona Airport?

08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Are there 2 airports in Barcelona?

There is only one airport in Barcelona, the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, or as it's more commonly known as Barcelona Airport (BCN).

Is BCN the same as El Prat?

Yes. BCN, which is the airport code for Barcelona airport, is the same as Barcelona El Prat Airport. It's sometimes referred to as El Prat Airport due to its proximity to the nearby town of El Prat de Llobregat on the outskirts of Barcelona.

Is Barcelona airport far from the city centre?

Barcelona airport is approximately 15 km (or 9.3 miles) from the city centre, with most transfers taking between 30-40 minutes.

Barcelona Airport Departures Overview

Barcelona Airport Terminal Information

There are two terminals at Barcelona airport: Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2). Terminal 1, which opened in 2009 is the newest and main terminal that serves most of the major airlines. Terminal 2 is divided into 3 buildings: T2A, T2B and T2C. You can easily walk between the T2 sub terminals but if you need to travel between T1 and T2, you'll need to catch the shuttle bus that operates every 5 minutes.

Major airlines flying from and to Barcelona airport include:

Airline Name Airline Code Terminal
Aer Lingus EI 2
Air Arabia 3O 2
Air Europa UX 1
Air France AF 1
American Airlines AA 1
Austrian Airlines OS 1
British Airways BA 1
Brussels Airlines SN 1
easyJet U2 2
Emirates EK 1
Eurowings EW 2
Iberia IB 1 LS 2
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL 1
Lufthansa LH 1
Norwegian Air DY 2
Qatar Airways QR 1
Ryanair FR 2
Swiss International Air Lines LX 1
TAP Air Portugal TP 1
Turkish Airlines TK 1
United Airlines UA 1
Virgin Atlantic VS --
Vueling VY 1
Wizz Air W6 2

Barcelona Airport Travel Information

Barcelona airport has brilliant public transport connectivity, especially if you're travelling from the city centre. There are 5 main transport options: Aerobús, bus, train, metro and taxi. The Aerobús is a particularly popular option for those transfering from the city centre thanks to the fast and affordable service - the journey takes around 35 minutes and costs €9.75. There are also several public bus routes from the city centre and nearby areas that offer direct access to the airport. The airport train station is located at Terminal 2 (T2B) which makes travelling from the surrounding area by train an incredibly convenient option. The metro connects both terminals with Barcelona's underground - the line that serves the airport is L9 Sud. For those travelling by taxi you'll find taxi ranks directly outside T1 and T2.

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