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Guide to Barcelona Airport Parking T1 and T2

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Barcelona Airport has three car parks.

Terminal 2 (T2) has 11,900 parking spaces - across one large open-air car park and a smaller covered parking spaces. All of the parking is located opposite the terminal buildings. Long and short stay is located in the same area - however, covered rather than open-air parking is likely to appeal if you plan to leave your car for an extended period of time.

Terminal 1(T1) has its own covered nine-storey car park. It has 12,000 spaces. It sits directly in front of the airport terminal.

There is a further long stay car park that sits between both terminals (2km from each). It requires a free shuttle bus to take you to each terminal, but offers lower prices for long stay parking than the other two car parks (see below for prices).

This page will cover the location of the car parks, instructions for the payment stations and their positions, details of VIP private parking and exact prices.

The location of the car parks at Barcelona Airport

T1 Airport Parking
All of the car park paying stations for T1 are located on level 1 of the terminal building. Depending on which car park you are located in, head to that car park entrance on level 1 and you will find the payment station.

T2B Airport Parking

Opposite Terminal 2B there is the PB Car park. This car park is on one level and is open air. It can house up to 7,600 vehicles.

T2C Airport Parking

Opposite Terminal C there is the PC Car Park. This is a covered car park with space for 2,300 cars. On the second floor of the car park there is a walkway leading to Terminal 2C.

Long Stay Airport Parking

The Long Stay car park is located half way along the road that links T2 to T1. If you drop your car off at this car park you will be offered a free shuttle bus to take you to the terminal that you require.

How To Book Your Parking Online For Barcelona Airport Terminals 1 and 2

You can book online to ensure availability of your parking space at Barcelona Airport by following the links in the table below.

Short stay car parks at Barcelona Airport (El Prat de Llobregat, BCN):
Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2)
Car park name Location Walking distance to car park in metres

Main airport car park at T1
(AENA Car Park

Barcelona Airport T1
150 m

Main airport car park at T2
(AENA Car Park)
Barcelona Airport T2
100 m

Long stay car parks (Larga Estancia) near Barcelona Airport (BCN)
with free shuttle bus
Car park name Location Driving time to car park
AENA Car Park
long stay car park

Barcelona Airport long stay car park for T1 and T2.
3 Minutes

More information about parking at Barcelona Airport (BCN).

More information about parking in Barcelona city centre.

The car park payment stations - how they work

The Car Park Payment Station
The Car Park Payment Station

See our car park overview for brief instructions as to how the car parking system works at Barcelona Airport.

There are a total of 21 payment stations for the car park at T2 of Barcelona Airport. See below for their locations.

The machines are available in a variety of languages:

  1. Castellano (Spanish)
  2. Catalan
  3. English
  4. German
  5. French
  6. Italian
Credit Card Payment Station
Credit Card Payment Station

There are separate car park payment machines for cash and cash/credit card payments. The machines accepting cash take coins and €5.00, €10.00, €20.00 and €50.00 notes. They will provide change if you do not have the exact amount.

N.B. It is important to remember that if you wish to make a credit card payment of over a certain maximum amount (see below), you will need to go to one of the two airport car park information desks to pay. The car park payment machines for credit cards do not accept payments of over a certain amount. See below, under 'Parking Information at Barcelona Airport' for where these are located.

Once you have made your payment this will be registered on the card that you were issued on arrival at the airport. You will need this card to exit the car park.

Our Insider Tip

Once you have paid and your card is validated as paid you have only twenty minutes to leave the car park. It is worth making an extra effort to note exactly where you left your car when you drop it at the airport. You do not want to find yourself in a situation where you can't remember where you left your vehicle in a large space when you only have twenty minutes to find it!

The location of the payment points T2


There are two payment stations located inside T2B. they are situated on the right when entering the building, against the front wall.

There are a further 3 payment stations located outside the entrances to PB car park. They are dotted along the front of the car park area.


There is one payment station inside the T2C building. It is located on the far left when entering the building, against the front wall.

There are a further 3 payment stations located outside the entrances to PC car park. They can be located under see-through plastic canopies.

We will provide further details as to the payment stations in T1 parking within the next few months. We are currently in the process of updating the website with T1 information.

Prices of parking

The parking prices at Barcelona Airport for the car parks at T1 and T2 are displayed on each payment stations. They are provided as their cost per minute, as follows: 

Time Rate
Rate per minute €0.06
Maximum Daily rate up to 4 days €24.00
Maximum Daily rate more than 4 days €18.50
IMPORTANT If you have lost the ticket or you have any problems, request information by pressing the button available on all of the automatic payment machines or go to the information centre.

The costs for covered and open-air parking are the same.

If you find this system for explaining the payment complicated, it is possible to pick up a table of the tariffs from one of the Airport Car Park Information (see below for location).

Parking information at the airport

Aena Information Area
Aena Information Area

If you have any queries regarding the parking whilst at the airport, you can speak to one of the Aena airport information desks (information desks dealing solely with information about the airport) located in Terminal 2B. However, if you require more precise information, there is one car park information desk - located outside T2C. On leaving T2C, it is necessary to cross the main road and head to the main car park entrances where you will see a large information sign.

Barcelona City Pass

VIP Parking at Barcelona Airport

There is a separate private parking section available at Barcelona Airport - VIP Parking. The company has small car parks located directly outside each Airport Terminal. The car parks provide their own private 24 hour surveillance.

To use this service it is necessary to reserve in advance as there are limited spaces.

Once you have bought your ticket online you can park your car in the designated VIP area at either T1 or T2 and hand over your keys to the driver who will park your car for you. When you return your car will be waiting for your ready in the same place you dropped it off.

This service is excellent if you want to save time or if you do not want the inconvenience of finding your car park space or taking a shuttle bus service to a car park.

To find out more and make your reservation for the VIP parking service follow the link below.

Parking for people with a disability

For information regarding parking for people with a disability at Barcelona Airport see our guide to facilities for people with a disability at Barcelona Airport.

For an overview of how to use the car parking services at Barcelona Airport, plus a simple table of prices, check our Barcelona Airport parking overview page.

Barcelona Airport Parking could be a convenient option on both a long and short-term basis. If you have any queries, head to the parking information points, where they should be able to help with your problem.

Our Insider Tip

Get your luggage delivered where you want, when you want it, with a secure, low-cost luggage transport service

A baggage management service operates from Barcelona airport, where you can drop off your bags with them and they will deliver it to your desired location in Barcelona, e.g. your hotel, apartment, cruise port or any other destination. Currently, there are no lockers or left-luggage services at Barcelona airport, so this service offers you a convenient and stress-free way of transporting your luggage wherever you need.

Listed below are the main reasons to consider this luggage transport service:

Save on transportation costs: If you are travelling in a group, fitting everyone's luggage in a single taxi may not be possible. This service provides an affordable solution to hiring multiple taxis.

Time-Saving: If you attend an event, conference, or football match, you want to save time dropping off your luggage at your accommodation first. You can drop off your bags and the baggage management service and go straight to your event. You will find your bags in your room when you visit your hotel later.

Ideal for short visits: If you only have a short time in Barcelona, this service can enable you to make the most of your visit. You can drop off your bags at the airport and start sightseeing immediately. Excellent for families, large groups and older people that may have difficulties carrying luggage.

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