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Car Rental at Barcelona Airport - Thing you need to know.

Barcelona is considered a dream city on the Mediterranean: the lively capital of Catalonia, in which on every corner an unbridled joy of life is to be felt, thrilled with a grandiose architecture, a vibrant nightlife and a varied gastronomy. The Catalan countryside also has much to offer, with its secluded coves, lively seaside resorts and the original Pyrenees mountains. The perfect backdrop for exciting jaunts with a rental car! Conveniently, you can get into your rental car directly at Barcelona Airport (BCN) and immediately rush off. Also known as Aéroport Barcelona-El Prat, Barcelona Airport is just over 15 kilometers from the city and connected to the motorway network. What you need to know when booking and driving a rental car in and around Barcelona is explained below.


What do I have to take into account when hiring a car and driving in Barcelona?

At Barcelona Airport there are numerous car rental companies, among which there is a fierce competition. The prices are correspondingly low. What sounds positive for customers, however, also has a catch: The car rental companies are dependent on additional business and often try their customers to pick up expensive (and unnecessary) to sell additional insurance or upgrades. So make sure you know in advance that you have sufficient insurance coverage, and stay firm. 

Barcelona Airport will take you quickly to the city center with your rental car. But better avoid rush hours in traffic, because congestion is then in Barcelona the rule and not the exception. Parking is rather rare in the city and the parking garages and underground garages are expensive. Book a hotel with private parking spaces.


How do I save when booking a rental car?

It's best to book as early as possible to secure a cheap deal. In addition, it is worth comparing prices with different providers, in which you should also take into account aspects such as tank regulation, free kilometers and insurance packages. These finally affect the price-performance ratio of the offers.


Which car rental companies are there at Barcelona Airport?

At the airport Barcelona-El Prat all renowned car rental companies are represented. Over 20 car rental companies at your service, including renowned international providers such as Sixt, Goldcar, Budget, Avis and Europcar.


In which terminal at Barcelona airport can I find the car rental counters?

Car rental pick-up stations are located in the new T1 terminal and in the older building of Terminal T2. If you arrive with a cheap flight, you end up in the old terminal. Tourists of intercontinental flights arrive in the new airport building. Some providers can be reached by a shuttle.