There are actually two airports servicing Barcelona, one is Barcelona International airport and the other is known as Barcelona La Girona airport. Barcelona International is the nearest to the city centre and the busier of the two airports with over 30 million visitors a year, however Barcelona La Girona airport is also very popular especially with tourists taking advantage of the discount airlines as a gateway to Barcelona, or the Costa Brava. Barcelona International airport is about 14kms from the city and provides excellent access to Barcelona itself, as well as being an ideal starting point for a holiday exploring the Catalan region of Spain.
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Because of the location of Barcelona International Airport, with its access to Barcelona, the Spanish Mediterranean coast of the Costa Brava and the Pyranees, it is a very popular location for car rental. So whether you are going to Barcelona for sun, culture or skiing, you can pre-book your airport car rental online, and as soon as you land, get on to road for an amazing holiday. You will find car rental desks in arrivals hall of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2B. There are five main car rental providers located in the airport including Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt and Enterprise. Car Booker compares all their prices and deals available, so you can be sure that you are getting the best deal from a good brand.
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 Rental 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.
There is a lot to in Barcelona itself including visiting the works of Gaudi around the city; Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia; Barclona’s most popular tourist spot. Ensure you check out the city’s market, cafes and outdoor restaurants and take a stroll on La Rambla. Also worth a visit are Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona and the port in Barcelona which is en route to La Barceloneta and the beach area of Barcelona. Outside the city, Catalonia province has a variety of landscapes which are just waiting to be explored, the most popular tourist destinations are the Costa Brava, the Costa Dorada, Montserrat and Terres de l’Ebre which has two national parks and a river delta.