Capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, Barcelona is one of Europe’s most important cities in terms of tourism and commerce. Barcelona is the 7th most populated city in the European Union and is home to Spain’s second busiest airport. Serving 40 million passengers annually, Barcelona Airport is one of the major factors that contributes to the city’s tourism economy. The airport is easily accessible from the city, which has undergone significant transformations since the 1900’s.
You can easily get to the airport using the rail system from the Old City, Barceloneta, or Sagrada Familia, which is one of the city’s most important monuments. By transferring to the Barcelona Sants Station, which is 7 stops from Catalunya Square, and 5 stops from Sagrada Familia, you can get on the 30-minute long train to the airport. Barcelona has been using metro and railway networks for urban transportation since the 1920’s. There is a transfer point located between each rail line. Thus, you can get from locations outside of the city and within the city to the airport without having to deal with above ground traffic.
Catalunya Square, a few minutes walking distance from the districts of Ciutat Vella, Barceloneta and El Raval, is the departure point for the Aerobus buses that provide transportation to the airport. The bus lines A1 and A2 provide transportation to the airport during the day; the trip takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour. At night the N16 and N17 bus lines provide transportation to the airport.
These buses operate between 5 am and 12:30 am. During peak hours these buses run every 5 minutes. The fare for these buses is cheaper than taking a taxi.
Another convenient mode of transportation to the get to Barcelona Airport, which is located 12 km from central Barcelona, is by taxi.
However, transportation from central locations in the city, especially if you’re traveling alone, can be quite expensive.
Driving from the city center or coastal areas to Barcelona Airport takes around 20 minutes. To get to the airport all you have to do is follow the wide and long avenue Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes. Once you pass the bridge over Llobregat River you will enter the Castelldefels area and the road will continue to the airport access road. The airport is divided into 2 buildings; Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The airport stands out for its passenger capacity and parking capacity. The airport contains indoor and outdoor parking lots and has a total car park capacity of 19,000 vehicles.
Barcelona is a popular tourist destination, particularly for those coming from Northern Europe. Barcelona Airport, also known as Barcelona-El Prat Airport, offers a total of 42 restaurants, cafes, and pubs to ensure passengers have a pleasant time while at the airport.
Barcelona Airport also offers tax-free shopping services at the Duty Free shops. The airport also features free wireless internet connection and has an area dedicated to exhibitions and performances.
Although it is known as "Bodrum", the real name of the airport located within the borders of Milas district is "Milas - Bodrum Airport". Muğla has recently been a metropolitan municipality and the municipal bus services between the city center and Milas - Bodrum Airport entered into service. The bus departs from the stops at the exit of incoming and departing passenger area of domestic flights terminal and takes you to Menteşe district in Muğla city center and Yatağan and Milas districts.
You can also take advantage of the free shuttle services offered to the passengers of some airline companies that arrange flights to Milas - Bodrum Airport. Atlas Global, Pegasus and Onur Air companies offer this service only to those who take the Airport - Bodrum Bus Terminal line.
HAVAŞ services are arranged according to plane landing times.
Bodrum Airport Taxi, which provides taxi services at the airport, has fixed fares for certain districts, towns and tourist spots. Of course, you can bargain with the taxi driver.
You can rent a car from the car rental offices at domestic and international terminals of the airport and deliver the car when you come back later to the airport, or you can also deliver the car to the offices all around Muğla city, including Dalaman Airport.
You can drive through Muğla - Bodrum Road (D330) at the exit of the airport and then you can reach and see Muğla city and the districts of Didim and Kuşadası in Aydın after a few-hour drive. In addition, you can also park your car in parking lots and garages with a total capacity of 1152 cars. It takes about half an hour to get to Bodrum district center and one hour to reach Muğla city center by driving.Last Updated: March 28, 2017