Terminal Drop-Off Charge

From 1 November 2021, a £5 charge will apply for vehicles dropping off passengers at the designated drop-off zones, located directly outside the terminals. Discounts and exemptions will apply. Free drop-off will be available at the Long Stay car parks.

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Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK, though some exemptions will apply. 

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  • Barcelona Airport Guide

    Full Name: Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport
    Location: The airport is located seven miles (12km) southwest of central Barcelona.
    Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
    Contacts:

    Tel: +34 (0)902 404 704.

    Transfer to the City:

    The Aerobus service goes to and from Placa de Catalunya every five to 15 minutes, dropping off at locations along the way. Trains run from the airport to various stations in the city centre every 30 minutes; the airport station is located near Terminal 2. There are taxi ranks outside the airport terminals; taxis are metered. The journey time by road or rail is between 20 and 30 minutes.

    Car rental:

    Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

    Facilities:

    Facilities at the airport include ATMs, currency exchange facilities, banks, shops (including duty-free), a children's play area, VIP lounges, bars, and restaurants. Disabled facilities are good.

    Parking:

    Both terminals at El Prat Airport have their own dedicated parking garages (T1 and T2). There is also a long-stay parking lot connected to the terminals by a free shuttle bus.