Rental companies may charge extra for drivers aged under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before booking.

Car Hire from Barcelona Airport

Car Hire at Barcelona-El Prat Airport

Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) is nearly 11 miles southwest of Barcelona city centre. Barcelona airport car hire is a convenient way to travel between the airport and the city.

Six companies run Barcelona airport car hire:

  • Avis
  • Sixt
  • Goldcar Rental
  • Europcar
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Hertz

All six rental services have locations in Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2B. Car hire at Terminal 1 is located near baggage claim, which is on the ground floor. Barcelona car hire in Terminal 2 is near the customs offices outside the main hall.

Once you have completed your Barcelona car hire in Terminal 2 or Terminal 1, you can drive to the city. The main road leading from the airport to the city is C-31. Drivers can take this all the way to city roads.

Driving With Car Hire From Barcelona-El Prat Airport

Barcelona car hire drivers must drive on the right side of the road and overtake on the left. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver's license. Spain has a national speed limit of 73 mph on motorways and dual carriageways. The speed limit is 62 mph on multilane roads and 56 mph on all other roads.

Barcelona streets can be busy, so drivers should pay attention to pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles on the road.

Places to Visit by Car From Barcelona-El Prat Airport

Barcelona car hire gives you the opportunity to conveniently visit Montjuïc Castle, which is a 20-minute drive from downtown. There is a public parking lot near this historic site.

Park in the public lot at the Maremagnum Shopping Centre to browse the stores. Maremagnum also has indoor and outdoor restaurants. Barcelona car hire reviews suggest parking at Maremagnum to visit the Aquarium de Barcelona.

Travellers may want to stay in the Montjuïc area that is positioned between the airport and the city centre. Visitors can stop by the Olympic Stadium and the Fountain of Montjuïc. This neighborhood has metred street parking and three public car parks.

Parking in Barcelona

Underground car parks throughout the city are typically the most convenient places to park. You can also look for metred parking spaces along the road; these are identified with blue markings. Yellow-striped areas are no-parking zones. Both the Olivia Balmes Hotel and the Hotel Colon Barcelona offer convenient parking spaces. Paid parking lots are available at the L'illa Diagonal shopping centre, and some shops provide customers with a parking credit.

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A nonstop flight from London to Barcelona is just over two hours long. Barcelona's official languages are Spanish and Catalan, and the currency is the euro. The time zone is Central European Time, one hour ahead of the UK.

Before you fly to Spain, book your Barcelona car hire through Skyscanner for worry-free travelling. Barcelona car hire reviews are a good reminder that having your own car is a convenient way to see the city's sights.

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