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Barcelona Airport, more formally known as Barcelona El Prat Airport, is the second largest airport in Spain. The airport services over 34 million people a year and is a major domestic air hub. Located just 12kms (7.5 miles) southwest of the city centre, the airport offers international connections to Europe, North America and the Middle East.
The airport has three terminals, divided up into international airlines, Spanish airlines and charter flights. In the main terminal passengers will find foreign exchange services and a wide array of restaurants and bars. Duty free stores are available in the International Departures terminal. All terminals are connected via walkways. The airport has parking for 10,000 vehicles.
Public transportation options from the airport include buses and trains. However, to have the maximum amount of flexibility, car hire in Barcelona Airport is the most convenient option. In the terminal, passengers will find all the leading international suppliers, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.
Barcelona and its outlying areas are easily explored by car. Although traffic in the city centre can be heavy during peak hours, roads are well-signposted and there is ample parking on- and off-street. Barcelona is well-connected to the Spanish motorway network, with direct access to the major motorways E-15 and AP-7. Since there are plenty of rental companies here, make sure to compare car hire online before making a decision.
Car rental in Barcelona Airport is a great way to explore the coastal resorts near Barcelona as well as inland destinations such as the ancient town of Girona. A day at the Sant Llorenc del Munt l'Obac National Park is a great way to enjoy a hike and beautiful scenery. The famous Penedes wine region is also easily accessible from the city by car.
Barcelona, like most of Spain, is Europe's most popular summer vacation destination. July and August is the peak tourist season, when temperatures reach a high of around 28°C. However, the winter season is also a good option since temperatures during this period range from a comfortable 10°C and 15°C. Barcelona sees the most rain during September and October.