Barcelona BCN Airport Terminal Map Overview

Main Terminal / Concourses at Barcelona BCN Airport

El Prat Airport layout, Getting around, Non-Schengen Arrivals (Foreign), Terminal Details, VIP Lounges, Cruise passengers, and T2A/T2B updates:

passenger terminal complex at Barcelona El Prat Airport consists of  two passenger terminals T1 & T2 - connected by shuttle bus ride (or a 10-20 minute walk). T1 handles about 70 percent of all flights. The RENFE station is at T2.
The Barcelona-Madrid Air Corridor is north of T1, housing the Air Shuttle to Madrid and a baggage carousel; it has a taxi rank & direct carpark access.

Getting Around at El Prat: The  free green shuttle bus, which stops outside of T1, T2B & T2C, and the train station,  runs every 4 minutes (8am-8pm); every 7 mins (5am-8am), & midnight to 5am (every 20 mins).
Non-Schengen country /Foreign arrivals need to go through passport control prior to proceeding to the baggage reclaim hall, which is used for both Schengen & non-Schengen arrivals. If you have something to declare, you will also need to go through customs clearance with your bags.
To get to the right terminal, note that each airline serving El Prat Airport is assigned a specific terminal and boarding zone, as listed below.  Terminal 1 has its check-in counters in Departures hall, level 3;  Terminal 2 is divided into 3 check-in areas A, B & C; and the Barcelona-Madrid Air Shuttle check-in is in the north dock of T1.

American Airlines passengers
arriving at El Prat Airport will be able at to transfer via Vueling flight on a single ticket, while their bags will be automatically transferred to the Vueling aircraft.
Wizz or Norwegian airline passengers arriving from non-Schengen (foreign) countries at El Prat Airport need to retrieve their bags at Terminal 2A.


Terminal 1 of Barcelona Airport has Boarding Zones /Concourses A - E (with A - E gates)-  served by the following airlines stationed on Level 3:  Aegean, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Algerie, Air Berlin-Niki, Air Europa, Air France, Air Nostrum, Alitalia, American, Arkia, Austrian,  Avianca, Brussels, Czech, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia (also on level 1), KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar, Swiss Internat'l, TAM, TAP Portugal, Tarom, Tunisair, Turkish, Ukraine Internat'l, United & Vueling.
    The 545,00 sq.meter Terminal houses 168 check-in counters, 50 jetways, 15 baggage carousels, and a fast-track lane to the security checkpoint. T1 also offers Family security lanes.  While its ground level (level 0) is the baggage claim level, levels 1, 2 & 3 are all departure levels with gates.  The terminal offers three VIP lounges, along with a range of brand-name shops and restaurants, bars & fast-food stores and services. The left-luggage office at T1 is on level 0, intermodal lobby.
NOTE: Passengers arriving at T1 need to locate their baggage belt on Level 1:  baggage pickup is according to EU, non-EU countries, and Madrid Air shuttle flights. 
T1 has five boarding zones - A through E - on two separate levels:  Zones A & D are in the North dock &  Zones C &  E are in the South dock.
    Boarding Area A (for Schengen flights & air shuttle) houses on level 1 A gates A-22- A1;
    Boarding Area B (for Schengen flights) houses on level 1gates B24-B69;
    Boarding Area C (for Schengen & Regional flights) houses on level 1gates C70-C98.
Area D (for EU non-Schengen flights) houses on level 3 gates D21-D03;
    Boarding Area E (without EU flights) houses on level 3 gates E70-E77.
 The Virtual Airport Assistant
can give directions to passengers at T1 by means of 8 touch-screens; they are located throughout check-in, boarding & arrivals areas - three of which are in the secured area.
Information Counters at T1:  (a) at level 1: Sky Center, at start of Boarding B, at boarding B,  at end of boarding B & at the Plaza;  (b) at level 3: check-in hall, secured areas, Boarding D
Rental car Agencies are located at Terminal T2B.
VIP Lounges & Busines Center in T1:
  - Colomer VIP Lounge
for Barcelona-Madrid Air Corridor - at T1 north - e-mail
  - Joan Miro VIP Lounge - a large lounge at T1, level 2, divided into working & rest areas, with meeting rooms, showers/bath, and other services - intended for passengers traveling to non-EU countries - tel. 932 596 428.
  - Pau Casals VIP Lounge at T1, level 2, intended for travelers to EU countries - similar to Joan Miro lounge - tel. 932 596 430.
  - The Business Center
is on level 1 (tel. 933-758-6000) and offers a boardroom dividible into 4 lounges, resting units with bed, shower, TV & internet;  5 computer-equipped offices, and a fitness area.
Cruise passengers at T1

departing El Prat via American, British, Lufthansa, Air France or KLM airlines, check in at the ground level lobby of the parking garage;
  - arriving at El Prat by air and transferring to the port for Royal Caribbean cruise: passengers may check in bags & pick up boarding pass at Terminal 1's lobby;
  - Delta offers a special check-in service for passengers arriving from a cruise and heading back via Delta to the U.S.

Multi-use centers in both T1 & T2 enable passengers to print, copy & bind documents, ship & manage excess baggage; The Excess Baggage Company in this area offers suitcases, and other travel-related merchandise.  Location: At T1 on 'billing floor' (la planta de facturacion); and at T2 at T2B, between Cafe di Fiore & Pans & Co.   

Terminal 2 - much smaller than T1- has two levels; the ground level has two baggage claim halls and a large check-in facility - while boarding gates are on both ground & first levels. Rental car counters are located at Arrivals.The secured areas offer plenty of food  drink and retail concessions.
After check-in procedure and passing security checkpoint, passengers may proceed to the boarding areas on either levels 0 or 1:  The newly designated boarding gates (formerly M0-M5) have been changed to gates M01-M08, R09-R19, S20-S30; U31-U41, W42-W52 & Y53-Y63. Other recent updates include special family lanes, self-service baggage drop, fast-lane, automated passport control AB, Aeana Customer Club, & transport vehicle for persons with reduced mobility.
    Level 0 of T2 houses security checkpoint for transit passengers, passport control, transit flight information, shops & restaurants, rental car counters, services for banking, business & family, information counter & outside terminal transport. 
    Level 1 of T2 houses Information and Ticket Sales for the following airlines Blue Air, Easyet, Eurowings, Germanwings,, Norwegian Air, Ryanair, Transavia & Ural Airlines.  Level 1 also houses shops, restaurants and access to gate areas. The Canudas VIP lounge  is in the boarding area, at U gates.
    T2 gates:  Each gate area is shaped in a triangle, reached by escalator or elevator - with 'U' gates in the center, S & R gates at west &  W & Y gates at east. 
- level 0 /ground level:   East to west Gates Y59-63, W48-52, U37-41, S26-30, R15-19 and separate West gates M1-M
- level 1: East to west Gates Y53-58, W42-47, U31-36, S20-25, & R09-14.

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