All airlines operate at terminal T1

Remember that you should not go to the airport or travel if you have symptoms of illness. Non-compliance with sanitary measures entails the application of sanctions by the competent authorities.
If your travel to or from the airport must take place during a time with restrictions on mobility, it is important that you keep the documentation of your flight to be able to justify this travel to the authorities.

  • Access. Access to the terminal is only allowed to passengers who have a valid ticket or boarding pass, in the 6 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the flight, and to the strictly necessary companions of passengers who require special assistance, minors or with duly justified cause, according to Royal Decree-Law 26/2020. Access to Rent a Car customers who return or collect a vehicle is also allowed, with supporting document. In Terminal T1, access to Departures will be through the central door and the north door during daytime and only through the central door at night. Access to Arrivals will be through the Intermodal building (Floor 0).
  • Luggage: Check with your airline for specific conditions regarding baggage allowed on board before going to the airport. Some airlines do not accept cabin baggage.
  • Left-luggage office. The service is not provided in any of the terminals.
  • Check in. Check with your airline the check-in desks.
  • Boarding. In Terminal T1, boarding is concentrated at gates A, B, C, D and E.
  • Arrivals. In Terminal T1, all baggage claim is carried out in the main hall, including that of the Barcelona-Madrid Corridor.
  • Meeting point. If you have to pick someone up, it is recommended to wait in the car park, because it is forbidden to do it inside the terminals in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree-Law 26/2020 and its subsequent development, which has established a meeting point outside the buildings. In Terminal T1 this point is located on floor 0 in front of modules C and D of the car park.
  • Car parks. In Terminal T1, vehicle parking is concentrated in modules A-B-C of the General Car Park. Modules D-E-F and the Open-Air G Car Park are closed. The express car parkis also operational. The Long Stay Car Park is closed. Access to the operational parking lots is done through the usual roads.
  • Shuttle Bus. The transfer service between Terminals T1 and T2 is temporarily suspended. The journey between Terminal T1 and the Renfe station can be made using TMB bus line 46 (included in the integrated fare, whose tickets can be purchased in the TMB App and in the airport's Estanco, Terminal T1, Floor 1 ) or by metro (ticket with supplement). These same lines of public transport allow you to travel from Terminal T1 to the Renfe station. More information in the Public Transport section
  • Transports. All public transport arriving at the airport may suffer alterations in its services. We recommend users to consult different operators for possible modifications.
  • Commercial services. Check on the open establishments section the shops and restaurants available to the passenger.
  • VIP services. T1 Fast Lane service, Vip lounge Pau Casals and Meet&Assist service are open. 
  • Car rental. Check on the car rental section all the schedules and open desks.

Remember: if you are travelling, check with your airline always before flying and remember that the use of a mask is compulsory for indoor public spaces and outdoors when impossible to keep the safety distances. Follow the hygiene measures at all times, keep a distance with anyone and collect your baggage once the person in front of you has left the area.


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Strike of the security staff

Due to the strike called by workers of the Trablisa company, the times of passage in the security controls of the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport could be affected. We recommend that you go to the airport well in advance.

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The Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport, a strategic reference for the Mediterranean space and Europe southern, is the second largest airport in Spain and fifth in the EU in terms of passenger volume, behind Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport. A further five Spanish airports register traffic of over 10 million passenger: Palma de Mallorca, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Alicante-Elche, Gran Canaria and Tenerife Sur.