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Barcelona International Airport
is one of two main airports servicing the region. There is Barcelona International Airport and Barcelona Girona Airport; Girona Airport is actually about 90kms from the city, but it is used by many tourists coming to Barcelona because it has low cost airlines flying in there. Barcelona International airport is still the busier of the two, it is a very popular airport with more than thirty million visitors per year flying through there. It is located only 14kms from the city of Barcelona and it makes for easy access to Barcelona and for those interested in exploring further, it makes a great starting point for a Catalan Adventure.
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Airport Car Hire
Car Hire is huge in Barcelona International Airport with business people and tourists looking for an easy way to get their onward destination. The most popular spots for people are Barcelona city, the Barcelona Mediterranean coast, the Costa Brava, the Pyrenees or touring around Catalonia. Summer is busiest but winter also has peaks with the skiing groups, so it is wise to pre-book your hire car no matter the time of year you are going to Barcelona. Car Booker works with all car hire providers in Barcelona Airport. We look at the latest and best prices and offers they have in place, and then compare them all to get you the very best price. So if you want to save an average of 30% on car hire in Barcelona Airport, and you want top brands like Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt and Enterprise, then book now with Car Booker. When you arrive you will find car hire desks in arrivals hall of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2B.
Getting there & Away
Barcelona El Prat Airport lies on the south west of Barcelona. The main ways to get to and from the airport are Bus, Taxi, Train and Hire Car. There are several bus routes and a train route that run from the airport to Barcelona city centre and to other locations in Catalonia and Andorra. City centre buses leave every 5 minutes at peak time and it takes 35 minutes. The train takes about 25 minutes to Passeig de Gracia and trains depart every 30 minutes from 5.45am to just before midnight. Taxis are available outside the terminals and fares to/from the airport include a €3.10 supplement. Also, beware that bigger bags can incur extra charges of €1 per item.
In Barcelona city, you are in for a treat with the works of Gaudi around the city; Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia; Barclona’s most popular tourist spot. Barcelona is also a great city to stroll around and enjoy city markets, sip café con leches and eat in outdoor restaurants and take a stroll on La Rambla. Also check out FC Barcelonas Nou Camp Stadium and even get tickets for a game. Or if you are looking at going outside of Barcelona city, then check out the beach at La Barceloneta, or further out to Stiges. Or in your hire car the Catalan province is just waiting to be explored with its variety of landscapes and quaint towns. Also from Barcelona, some very popular destinations and trips include sunning yourself on Costa Brava or the Costa Dorada or taking a trip to Montserrat or Terres de l’Ebre which has two national parks and a river delta.