Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
Car Hire / Rental
Barcelona Airport (BCN) is located south-west of downtown Barcelona and is easily accessible from destinations throughout the city and surrounding areas. Many businesspeople and tourists choose the added convenience of hiring car for getting around the city.
Avis, Europcar and Hertz all have desks at Barcelona Airport, together with a number of other car rental companies. Also worth noting, a selection of car hire operators can also be found at the city's Estació del Nord bus station and also at the Estació Santa train station. Motorcycles can also be rented within the city itself, together with mopeds, a popular alternative and especially good value for money.
Car Rental, Driving and Rules of the Road in Barcelona
Many tollways head outside of Barcelona in various directions and are known locally as 'autopistas'. Major roads include the C31, which head towards the Costa Braza, to the south, and the C32, leading to nearby Sitges. Also worth noting, the C16 runs to Manresa and passes a turning for Montserrat along the way. A number of toll-free alternatives are also available.
Reserving a car ahead of your arrival at Barcelona Airport will ensure that the exact make and model that you require is available. We recommend this course of action to avoid any potential disappointments.
Speed limits in Barcelona, Spain
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 100 kph / 63 mph
Motorways / highways: 130 kph / 80 mph
Barcelona Airport (BCN) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental companies have representatives at Barcelona Airport (BCN) and are located on the ground floor of terminals B and C.
- Avis Auto Rental
- National Rent-a-Car
Barcelona Airport (BCN) Car Rental