Barcelona International Airport is top rated among airports and a major transport hub for Europe and beyond. Commonly known as El Prat Airport, it is the second largest airport in Spain and the first in the Catalonia region. The airport is only about 10 km from the city center. You can arrange for your car rental in Barcelona to await your arrival at Barcelona International Airport.
The airport offers all the facilities and services you might need upon arrival in Spain. The cafes located pre-security check serve mostly deli-style meals and cold bar options. The cafes after the security check have several more options, but they do close by 11PM. The airport has many shopping options, offering many items that can be hard to find elsewhere in the city. Most shops are located before passport control. Wireless internet is available throughout the airport for a small connecting fee.
Barcelona Airport mainly serves domestic, European, and North African destinations, but also flies often to Southeast Asia, and the Americas. For a quick and easy route to Madrid the airport offers a Barcelona-Madrid air shuttle service, known as the "Pont Aeri" (in Catalan) or "Puente Aéro (in Spanish), both meaning "Air Bridge". You can also choose to take your time and get around the country by car rental in Barcelona and throughout Spain.
Access to the city is easy via the main traffic interchange between Barcelona's Ronda de Dalt beltway and other major motorways via the C-32B highway by Barcelona Airport car hire. The airport is also accessible by the connecting bus to the railway station or the Barcelona Metro.