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Barcelona, Spain travel guide


The Barcelona Airport,also known as the El Prat airport, airport code BCN, is the second largest in Spain. It is equipped with 256 flight information screens and 14 passenger information points. The airport also has six VIP lounges, a business centre, hair salon and spa, Wi-Fi zone, 81 shops and restaurants, to guarantee a pleasurable pass-through experience for travelers. Additionally the infrastructure is accessible for people with limited mobility.

Servicing mainly domestic, European and North African destinations it also has minor flights to Southeast Asia, Latin America and North America. It is a hub for Spanair and Vueling Airlines plus it is a focus city for Air Europa and Iberia Airlines.

Tour around in the rent a car vehicle of your chosen size be it a 7 seater, 9 seater, minibus or minivan, to accommodate your needs and those of the people traveling with you for car hire service from Barcelona Airport, Spain.

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Local time in Barcelona, Spain:
Population of Barcelona, Spain:

Tourist attractions at Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia

Antonio Gaudi´s church has been under construction since 1882 and is still not finished. This giant Roman Catholic church has been a top tourist sight to see due to its idiosyncratic design and huge scale. A portion of its interior is scheduled to be opened to the public by September 2010. Opened from 9am to 6pm (Oct – March) and from 9am to 8 pm (April – Sept.) admission is 11 Euros.

Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona

Drive to Sagrada Familia and tour the surroundings as well in a car hire vehicle in Barcelona, Spain.

Poble Espanyol

A replica of a quaint Spanish Village mirroring architecture from different parts of Spain, is it home to a number of specialty crafts shops. Opened Monday to Wednesday from 9 am to 8 pm, Friday – Saturday from 9am to 4pm and Sundays from 9am to midnight a day ticket will cost you around 8 euros from adults.

Poble Espanyol, Barcelona

Visit Poble Espanyol in a hire car from Barcelona, park your rental car and walk around the streets to get a closer look to the quaint atmosphere in this beautiful quarter in Barcelona, Spain

Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum, Barcelona

Featuring a chronological display of Picasso´s paintings depicting the artists development over time. Opened Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm, admission is 9 euros for main exhibition; extra during special events.

Recommended daytrips from Barcelona, Spain


The most wacky and striking natural landmark on the road from Barcelona, these naturally formed rock pillars, standing 4,000 feet high, are home to the monastery which houses a statue of the virgin of Montserrat, known as “La Morena” or Black Madonna.

Monsterrat, Barcelona

How to Get There in a rental car from Barcelona:

The drive takes about 90 minutes in a hire car from Barcelona.

Head out of Barcelona on the Avinguda Diagonal and take the B-23 motorway. Then take the A2 motorway and exit at Manresa where you will take the C-55 to Monistol de Montserrat. Form here you can take a cable car to the sanctuary as parking is limited.


A medieval city featuring sights such as the Cinema Museum, the Jewish quarter and Roman baths. An ideal place to wander around and admire the hillside landscape.

Girona Cathedral

How to Get There in a hire car from Barcelona:

Located about an hour and 20 minutes rental car drive from Barcelona on the A7 motorway. From Barcelona head north and follow the motorway signage along the way in the comfort of your car hire service in Barcelona.


Dali´s home town and location of his museum, which houses one of the largest collections of his work. The building itself is an eccentric marvel not to be missed. Entrance price to the museum is 11 euros.

Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres

How to Get There in a hire car from Barcelona:

Located 139 km from Barcelona, an hour and 30 minute car hire drive on the A-7 motorway north of Barcelona will take you there.

Check out our Barcelona Travel Guide for more interesting sites to visit in Bilbao.

Hotels at Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Pulitzer

Barcelona - C/ Bergara, 8 - 08002

Barcelona, Spain

Tel: (+34) 934 81 67 67

La Rambla Hotel

124, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Tel. 34 - 934 120 404 - Fax 34 - 933 187 323

Hotel Aranea

Consell de Cent, 444
08013 · Barcelona, Spain
Tel : +34 93 247 74 74 - Fax : +34 93 247 74 70

Don't miss our detailed section on Barcelona Hotels for a better look at your options.

Airport Information

Airport name:
El Prat de Llobregat
Airport code:
Phone number:
+34(0)932 983 838
Fax number:
+34(0)932 983 737
Barcelona Airport 08820 El Prat de Llobregat Spain
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Distance from airport to Barcelona:
Barcelona city || 6.2 Miles / 10 km / 20 minutes by rental car from Downtown Barcelona
Car Rental office location:

Car rental counters at Barcelona Airport are conveniently located in both Terminals, Terminal 1 and 2. To find car hire company in Terminal 2 go to building T2B.

Car hire companies operating in Barcelona Airport include:

  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • National Atesa
  • Europcar

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You'll get amazing discounts and car rental deals for 7 seater, 9 seater, luxury cars or any other type of vehicle for your car rental needs in Barcelona Airport.

For further information on booking your rental car, visit our section How to book a rental car in Barcelona.

Airlines providing airport services to Barcelona, Spain

  • Aeroflot
  • Air Algerie
  • Air Dolomiti
  • Air Europa
  • Air Finland
  • Air Littoral
  • Air Malta
  • Alitalia
  • Austrian
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • CSA Czech Airlines
  • EasyJet
  • Egyptair
  • El AL Israel
  • Finnair
  • Iberia
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Luxair
  • Malev Airlines
  • Meridiana
  • Olympic Airlines
  • Portugalia Airlines
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • SAS
  • Spanair
  • Swiss Airlines
  • TAP Portugal
  • Tunisair
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Ukraine International
  • Virgin Express

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