Hotels near Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)


Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN), also known simply as Barcelona Airport, is the main international airport serving Barcelona and the second largest airport in Spain, after Madrid-Barajas Airport. It is located in El Prat de Llobregat, just 12 kilometers southwest of the center of Barcelona, within the Catalonia region. The airport is a major hub for Spanish and European travel, handling a high volume of passengers annually.

Barcelona-El Prat primarily serves as a base for Vueling, and it’s a focus city for airlines like Ryanair and Iberia. The airport has two main terminals: Terminal 1, which is the newer and larger one, and Terminal 2, which is older and used by low-cost carriers and some other international flights. The airport is well-equipped with a range of passenger services, including shops, restaurants, and lounges, and it’s well-connected to the city by road and public transport, including bus and train services.

There are several convenient ways to travel from Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) to the city center:
  1. Train (RENFE):
    • The R2 Nord commuter train connects Terminal 2 with Barcelona’s central railway station, Barcelona Sants, every 30 minutes. If you arrive at Terminal 1, you’ll need to take a shuttle bus to Terminal 2 to catch the train. The journey takes about 20 minutes.
  2. Aerobus:
    • The Aerobus service is a direct bus route that connects both terminals to key points in the city center, including Plaça Catalunya. Buses run every 5 to 10 minutes and the journey takes around 35 minutes, depending on traffic.
  3. Metro (L9 Sud):
    • The L9 Sud line of the Barcelona Metro connects both airport terminals to various points in the city, including Zona Universitària, which links to other metro lines for further access to the city. The metro runs every 7 minutes during peak times.
  4. Taxi:
    • Taxis are available at both terminals. A taxi ride to the city center takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic, and has a fixed fare including all charges like luggage and airport fee.
  5. Bus Services:
    • Regular local buses also connect the airport to various parts of the city. For example, the 46 bus runs from both terminals to Plaça Espanya in central Barcelona.
  6. Car Rental and Ride Services:
    • Car rental agencies are available at the airport, and ride-sharing services can also be used to reach the city center.

Staying near Barcelona-El Prat Airport can be very convenient, especially if you have an early flight or a brief layover. Here are some of the best hotels close to the airport:

Best Hotels Near Barcelona Airport 2024

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Hotel Barcelona Aeropuerto

◇ Parque de Negocios Mas Blau II.Plaza del Pla de l’Estany, 1-2., 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Spain

BAH Barcelona Airport Hotel

Plaza Volatería, 3, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Spain


◇ Centro de Negocios Sleep&Fly, Terminal 1, Aeropuerto de Barcelona, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Spain

Salles Ciutat del Prat Barcelona Airport

◇ Avenida Remolar, 46, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Spain


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