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About Barcelona Airport (BCN)
08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
+34 902 40 47 04
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Barcelona–El Prat Airport (IATA: BCN, ICAO: LEBL) (Catalan: Aeroport de Barcelona – el Prat, Spanish: Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat), also known as Barcelona Airport, is an international airport located 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of the centre of Barcelona, Spain, lying in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, and Sant Boi.
It is the main airport of Catalonia, the second largest in Spain behind Madrid Barajas Airport and one of the busiest in the world. In 2015 Barcelona Airport handled a record 39.7 million passengers, up 5.7% from 2014. It is a main base for the main Spanish airlines like Vueling and a hub for Iberia or Air Europa, as well as the Irish low-cost giant Ryanair and the Scandinavian carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle. The airport mainly serves domestic European destinations, also having flights to North America (United States of America and Canada), South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and [Peru]), Middle East (Egypt, Israel, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar), Asia (China, Singapore and South Korea), and Africa (Senegal, Gambia, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana and Cape Verde).
The Barcelona–Madrid air shuttle service, known as the “Puente Aéreo” (in Spanish), or “Pont Aeri” (in Catalan) literally “Air Bridge”, was the world’s busiest route until 2008, with the highest number of flight operations (971 per week) in 2007. The schedule has been reduced since February 2008, when a Madrid–Barcelona high-speed rail line was opened, covering the distance in 2 hours 30 minutes, and quickly became popular.
What airlines have a hub at Barcelona Airport?
What Duty Free Shops & Restaurants are at Barcelona Airport?
Duty Free stores, bars, restaurants, and cafes at this airport include:
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Duty Free Allowance at Barcelona Airport
If you are travelling to Spain from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).
What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Barcelona Airport from inside the EU
Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:
- 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
- 110 litres of beer
- 10 litres of spirits
- 90 litres of wine
- 20 litres of fortified wine
What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Barcelona Airport from outside the EU
If you are entering Spain from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).
- 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
- 4 litres of still wine
- 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
- 16 litres of beer
- up to £390 worth of all other goods
Latest articles about Barcelona Airport
Emirates has announced it will resume four weekly services to Mexico City (MEX) via Barcelona (BCN) from July 2nd. The BCN-MEX route will be operated with a two-class Emirates Boeing 777-200LR which offers 38 business class seats in a two-two-two configuration and 264 seats in economy. Emirates flight EK255 will depart Dubai at 03:25, arriving […]
Ryanair has revealed its plans to open a new base at Paris Beauvais from December 3, 2020. An investment of $200m has been made to have two aircraft at the facility, and 32 routes that connect the city to 13 different countries across Europe. Included in the 32 routes are connections to and from Paphos and Manchester, both with twice-weekly services. The new base is set to […]
More than 1.2 million passengers are expected to travel to and from one of London Stansted’s 200 destinations over the Christmas and New Year period. The airport expects December 29th will be the busiest day of the festive season, with 88,000 passengers set to travel through the terminal. At the same time, Christmas Day will […]
HUNGARY. A three-month promotional partnership launched by Budapest Airport, Heinemann Duty Free and Wizz Air has delivered a healthy rise in penetration and spend and could be a template for future industry cooperation, according to the parties. The BARTA (Brand, Airline, Retailer, Technology, Airport) trial, if rolled out across European travel retail, could produce incremental […]
SPAIN. Areas has opened a new Sibarium Delicatessen outlet at Barcelona–El Prat Airport. The 62sq m store is located in Terminal 2 (pictured below). It offers gourmet products such as sausage, ham, cheese, oil, spices, honey, jams and sweets, as well as regional specialities and beverages. Areas already operates two Sibarium Delicatessen stores at the […]
SPAIN. Airport company AENA has named Areas, EatOut Group, SSP and Autogrill as the big winners of its food & beverage tenders at Barcelona El Prat Airport terminals 1 and 2. Around 50 new or upgraded restaurants will open across 15,000sq m of space. The new contracts begin this year and run to 2026 and […]