Barcelona Airport – flight delay and flight cancellation
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Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport is an international airport in the second largest city in Spain. It's situated 12 km from the city centre. More than 50.1 million air travellers pass through Barcelona Airport per year (recorded in 2018). Barcelona Airport is the hub for Level and Vueling.
The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) required in a specific airport is essential to know if the route has a connecting flight. It's advisable to look this up before booking a ticket. The MCT is also a determining factor when a passenger needs to claim compensation for a missed connection. Below you can see the MCT in Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport for connecting flights.
Between domestic flights: 20 min.
Between domestic and international flights: 60 min.
Between international flights: 60 min.
Barcelona Airport terminals
Terminals are the sectors or separate buildings in airports through which air passengers can travel between transport on the ground and the places for boarding or disembarking from the aircraft. It is essential to know which terminal you are leaving from or travelling through, because terminals in larger airports can be far from each other and passengers can need additional time to get to the right one. There are 2 Terminals in Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport.
Terminal 1 – KLM, British Airlines, Aeroflot, Lufthansa and others
Terminal 2 – Ryanair, Wizz Air, Jet2.com, Easyjet and others
How to get from Barcelona Airport to city centre
It may be challenging to find the most convenient way to get to the city centre when visiting a destination for the very first time. It is not always possible to travel by public transportation immediately at the airport and taxis can be costly. Our recommendation is to check all transport alternatives prior to the flight to make sure you choose the best option for your trip. Up-to-date information and connections of public transport can be found here.
Barcelona Airport train
R2 North Line Direction: Macanet-Massanes Travel time (approx.): 20 min. to Sants Station Operating hours: more information here
Barcelona Airport bus
Line 46 Direction: Pl. Espanya Travel time (approx.): 30 min. to the final destination Operating hours: 04:28 AM - 11:50 PM, daily
Aerobus Direction: Plaça de Catalunya (Catalonia Square) Travel time (approx.): 35 min. Operating hours: more information here
Barcelona Airport tram
Metro Line 9 Direction: Zona Universitària Travel time (approx.): 30 min. to the final destination Ticket price: adult single ticket starts from 4.5 EUR
Barcelona Airport taxi
Pick up point: outside Arrivals area (Terminal 1) and outside Arrivals / Departures areas (Terminal 2) Travel time (approx.): 20 min. to the city centre Approximate price: 25 EUR
Where to have a rest in Barcelona Airport
On occasion you may experience a long wait between flights, for instance an overnight layover or a delayed flight until the next day. When this happens, it is essential for passengers to note where they can rest and pass their time between flights.
Barcelona Airport lounges
Airport lounges give travellers the benefit of waiting for their flight in a comfortable environment and provide services, for example food and beverages, WIFI, areas to unwind in and showers.
Sometimes if the lounges are not comfortable enough for sleep, or your flight takes off the following day, you may feel it is necessary to stay overnight in a hotel close to the airport. In some instances, hotels are situated in the airport building, however at others you may need to leave the airport vicinity to get to the nearest hotel. In the event you decide to stay overnight in a hotel between flights, we have handpicked some comfortable options for you.
Barcelona Airport Hotel Price: from 79 EUR per night Address: Plaça la Volateria, 3, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain Contact: 34933783200 Website: click
Airhostel BCN Hotel Price: from 32 EUR per bed per night Address: Carrer de Narcís Monturiol, 48, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain Contact: 34938336837 Website: click
If travelling, it's important to have enough food and drink. Whether you require a simple breakfast before an early flight, an unhurried lunch during an extensive layover, or to merely buy something to eat while on board, we have a number of choices for you to be sure you don’t go hungry during your trip.
Go here to find a comprehensive description of dining places in Barcelona Airport.
La Place Description: cafeteria & restaurant Location: Terminal 1, Level 1, Departures
Barcelona Airport shops
If you are that kind of traveller who always leaves your holiday souvenir purchasing to the last possible minute, or just need to kill some time before your flight, then it’s a good idea to visit the airport shops. The guide below provides a selection of shops at the airport. Follow this link for a complete list.
Barcelona and Express Description: Duty Free Location: several locations in Terminals 1 and 2
Sometimes you must travel by car, or it may be the most enjoyable mode of transport for your trip. This list of car rental companies will make it easier for you to select the best option for your journey.
Avis Location: Airport area Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 01:30 AM, daily Contact: 34902108495
Hertz Location: Airport area Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily Contact: 34902011959
Lost & Found Location: Terminal 1, Level 0 Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily Contact: +34 932 596 440, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's play areas Location: several locations in Terminals 1 and 2
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