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Car rental Barcelona airport

Barcelona airport, known as Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN), is the largest airport in Catalonia and the second largest in Spain after Madrid Barajas Airport. Located 12 kilometer southwest from the center, it is the main base for Spanair and Vueling. The airport mainly serves domestic, European and North African destinations, as well as international flights to Southeast Asia, Latin America and North America. The airport has three terminals, A for international flights, B for domestic flight and C for private and shuttle flights. With annual passengers of more than 24 million, Barcelona airport is the 10th busiest airport in Europe, served by airlines EasyJet, KLM, Transavia, Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, etc.

Car rental at Barcelona Airport

Many travelers rent a car at Barcelona airport to travel around. This makes Barcelona airport one of the most booked destinations in terms of car rentals. There is a full range of companies that offer car rental at Barcelona el Prat Airport, including Avis, Atesa, Alamo, Europcar and Hertz. Their rental counters are located in terminal B and Terminal C on the ground floor. These companies along with Interrent, Goldcar, Centauto and many more are suppliers of car rental at Barcelona airport for HolidayCars.Com. Due to strong negotiation and large volume of rental car deals with the suppliers, it's more likely for the customer to receive a cheaper offer booking with HolidayCars.Com. We also offer easy comparison on car hire prices, conditions and options in a clear product overview.

Facilities on Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN):



Contact:

Barcelona Airport
08820 El Prat de Llobregat
Spain

Airport Codes

IATA airport code: BCN
ICAO airport code: LEBL
Tips and experiences for Barcelona airport

Our customers rated Barcelona airport with an average of 9.1 based on 34 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

19-02-2018
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Interrent desk is outside Terminal 2b so if you come into Terminal 1 there is a short bus ride.
29-01-2018
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On returning the car it is very easy to get lost. My advice is to return the car to either of the two terminals and then get the transfer bus between the two terminals as it is a very regular service.
07-01-2018
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easy guidance, clean and spacy, fine selections of shops
27-12-2017
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This is s good arrival destination for Spain, since the airport was not overly busy when I arrived at 800 am. This meant queues at immigration were almost non-existent. Scourge bonus is that baggage claim areas were not crowded. I always enjoy extra space there so everyone can get a trolley close to the baggage claim belts. Be aware the salida (exit) signs are not evident near the baggage claim area. You need to look down rather than up, and you'll notice the arrows painted on the floor. OK so you can find your luggage and make your way to the exit, if you came from Madrid you probably notice the extra bonus is that the free wifi connection is the same at both airports, so you are convected automatically (bonus!)
26-07-2017
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Go to La Nationale - great food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere!
25-07-2017
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The most important thing is to realize which terminal you are arriving in and which you are leaving. Rhoduim is flexible if you pick up your car in Terminal 1 you do have the option to return it to Terminal 2. I would suggest staying the night before your return flight in a hotel near the airport that offers free shuttle service. Do your check in and then return your car to Terminal 1, even if you picked it up in Terminal 2. There is a gas station on the main road just before going into the airport where you can fill up. As a tip ask the cashier to turn the dispenser so you can fill it up and pay the exact amount. The signs are easy to follow for returning vehicles to Terminal 1. All hotels have their shuttle buses outside of Area G which is easy to get to from the rental car return area. So after dropping the car, take the shuttle back to the hotel. If you go to Terminal 2 you need to call your hotel to have them pick you up. This way in the AM you can relax and then just grab the shuttle for your return flight. I highly recommend Barcelona Airport Hotel or Salles Hotel Ciutat del Prat as I stayed at both of them. If you stay your 1st night at Salles Hotel Ciutat you can park your car on the street and then walk 10 minutes and take the train in to downtown Barcelona for 3.50 euro. Then use your car to drive to other places. Warning : there is NO parking anywhere near the Parc Guell unless you are lucky enough to find it on the street. (tix in advance too!)
18-07-2017
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Take a few extra days when visiting Barcelona and rent a car and head inland.Watch all the beautiful sceneries, all the wineyards and historical places. Why not stay a night or two in the amazing "Paradores", often breathtaking buildings turned in to hotels. You just got to love it !
14-04-2017
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Use the metro to get around Barcelona quickly and cheaply.
05-04-2017
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Check climate every morning in internet. It varies daily
23-03-2017
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There is so much to do and see in Barcelona!!! Amongst the to do list is to visit Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. These are works of a truly brilliant person with such great foresight. However, it's best to move around Barcelona city using public transportation and save the car for out of town trips. Barcelona traffic can be really heavy.
08-03-2017
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I have no comments to Barcelona as I din't see any of the attractions. I only went there because it had the airport nearest my destination outside Barcelona.
27-02-2017
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Love Barcelona. Have a burger from Bacoa on Barcelonetta, get out the food markets off la rambla and wander through the neighbourhoods like El Born and Gracia.
20-02-2017
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We flew via Barcelona to south France, but if anything I would recommend Barcelonete that we visited for some hours before our return flight.
26-01-2017
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Familiarise yourself with the toll system
16-01-2017
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People who wants to use rent a car services: I have heard stories regarding car parking, yes its a bit of hassle if you are staying within city or city center. Also remember that there are reserved parking for locals and if you park accidently than it will be towed away. So take your time and park securely, always take full insurance. Always take data pachage and roaming, google maps works best.
08-01-2017
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Barcelona is a amaizing city
23-12-2016
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Barcelona harbor area
31-08-2016
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You may have a nice hire car with every intention of looking after it, But as you will see from the Barcelona street parking options/styles and the very tight underground car parks, other road users may not have the same care and attention for their, or your car. Park sensibly.
28-08-2016
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Beach is a must. Loved the architecture Great food
24-08-2016
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3 days max for Barca
24-08-2016
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Take some time to also see Girona. a different experience...
30-07-2016
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Use sunscreen !
28-07-2016
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Get out of the town with a hire car, head north, even north of Girona, there are beautiful old villages like sant llorenc de la muga and darnius
22-07-2016
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Go to the north of the island - it is very beauteful! Stay at a little hotel in the mountains.
21-07-2016
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Plan any travel routes to ensure you take the best / most suitable roads. SAT NAV will get you to teh destination, but there are often route options, the toll roads are good.
17-07-2016
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Gaudí and Rambla
08-07-2016
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Use buses. Visit Ramblas and don't wear heels!
08-07-2016
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7 days Barcelona are not enough to fully discover everything there is to see. Nevertheless, among all other great locations, the most interesting has to be the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Wherever you'll find yourself and appetite strikes, look for the "daily menu". You'll discovers great deals with that, and their quinine is one of the best I've ever encountered
21-06-2016
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The beaches of Cadaqués, Roses, Empuriabrava, L'Escala, L'Estartit, Tamariu, Llafranc and Palmós
15-06-2016
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don't visit Rambla avenue at night. There are several drug dealers and prostitues at that time. visit Dali's house and cadaques bay at Roses which is 150kms north from barcelona.
14-06-2016
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Leave plenty of time to sightsee.metro was a bit confusing
02-06-2016
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take a day tour to skip lines
05-05-2016
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Once you have a car, go to Costa Brava. The villages there are simply gorgeous!
10-06-2015
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Too many to list, takes at least a year to see everything worth seeing in Barcelona :-)