What airport is BCN?
BCN airport code belongs to Barcelona Airport. It is the main airport in Catalonia, with more than 34 million passengers every year, taking the second spot right after Spain’s Madrid Barajas Airport. Aeroport Barcelona International’s official English name is Barcelona El Prat Airport. BCN Airport ranks as Europe’s 9th busiest airport, and there are also some times in a year when it is busier compared to Madrid Barajas.
In 2015, there was a record of over 39 million passenger traffic. The airport is one of the world’s top 30 busiest airports. The BCN connects with the US, the Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia, North Africa, Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia.
BCN Airport Address and BCN Airport Contacts
Where is BCN Airport? It is located 12 kilometers southwest of the city center of Barcelona nestled between the towns of Sant Boi, Viladecans, and El Prat de Llobregat that gave the airport its name. The exact address of BCN airport is Edificio Bloque Tecnico 08820 El Prat De Llobregat, Spain. The contact number for BCN airport is +34 (0) 932 983 838.
Barcelona Airport Terminals
There is a total of two terminals in Barcelona El Prat – T1 and T2. T1 or Terminal 1 is the newest and largest of these two, with its final completion in 2009. It covers 545,000 square meters with 101 BCN Airport gates. The terminal is divided into five areas E, D, C, B, and A.
T2 or Terminal 2 is the original terminal of BCN Airport and is subdivided into T2C, T2B, and T2A that used to be three different terminals.
The size of Terminal 2 is a quarter of T1’s size, and this tends to cater to low-cost airlines. The RENFE Train Station is situated at Terminal 2, and passengers need to take a shuttle bus to reach Terminal 1. The flights of the passengers of easyJet depart from T2C that is just one bus ride or a 10-minute walk from RENFE station.
Airlines Flying to and from Barcelona El Prat Airport
The main airlines at BCN Airport include the following:
- Air Europa
- Nordwind Airlines
Until recently, most of the destination airlines that have flights to Barcelona were only in Spain, North Africa, and Europe.
But, ever since Terminal 1 was opened in 2009, Barcelona International Airport has been living up to its name as it has more flights to South America, the Middle East, and the United States.
Public Transportation at the BCN Airport
Barcelona Airport is only 15 kilometers to Barcelona City Center. By car, it will take you 25 minutes to reach Barcelona City Center. You can also use public transport to travel from and to Barcelona El Prat Airport. If you want to use public transport from and to BCN Airport, you can choose to travel by metro, bus, or train.
Riding a taxi is by far the fastest, easiest, most comfortable, and most convenient way to get to and from BCN airport. You can expect to spend as low as € 35 for a taxi ride from BCN Airport to Barcelona City center.
An airport express bus service is also available at the BCN Airport.
You can also choose to rent a car at BCN Airport from different rental companies, including Budget, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise, Sixt, Thrifty, and other local providers. It is highly recommended to look for and book a car in advance. This will help you save both time and money at the airport.
Facilities at the Airport and Terminal
BCN Airport offers different options for official parking that range from low cost to premium parking. There are also alternative parking options available near BCN Airport. For those who want to park most affordably, you should book your parking online.
BCN Airport has a total of 20,005 parking spaces, with 8,000 of which are in Terminal 2 and 12,000 in Terminal 1. Both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 offer short-stay car parks that are linked to the building of the airport. You can also pay for and book a long-term stay car park in advance.
The business area of the airport is also available for hire if you want to hold an event or meeting. This business area features a boardroom, event space, fully equipped offices, fitness areas, and rest areas at the Terminal 1’s Floor.
BCN Airport also has some Global Exchange currency exchanges located in the two terminals. The passengers in the airport can also enjoy the high-speed Wi-Fi access for free while waiting. There are tourist information spots located on Terminal 2’ Floor 0 and Terminal 1’s Floor 1.
Terminal 1 is also dotted with a plethora of restaurants, lounges, and shops. For clothing, you can find numerous popular fashion outlets at BCN Airport, including Ted Baker, Mango, and Zara. There are also Duty-Free, cosmetics, and jewelry stores. Some of the restaurants you can find in the airport include the tapas bar Enrique Tomas and Alas by Hermanos Torres. As well you will find there coffee shops, including Starbucks and Illy. The BCN Airport serves as the home of Aqua Salon Spa.
It has three VIP lounges.
There are fewer shops at Terminal 2 than Terminal 1, an Aqua Salon Spa, one VIP lounge, and several food outlets.
The Aqua Salon Spa at Floor 1 of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Some of the treatments being offered include manicures, pedicures, facials, and massages.
Facilities for disabled passengers are present all over the airport, including escalators, ramps, and elevators. Telephones at wheelchair height and accessible toilets can also be found in both terminals.
Tourist information desks with a map of BCN airport can be found in both terminals. There are several airport information desks disseminated everywhere at the airport.