Barcelona Airport

Development of the airport city and rail accesses

Current state

It is mainly located in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Sant Boi de Llobregat and Viladecans.

It is the ninth airport in Europe (data from 2011), which carries 34 million passengers, with an increase of 17.8%. The average growth of the last 19 years has been of 6.7%.

The airport currently has three runways with two parallels ones recently inaugurated (2004), with a flight capacity of 90 operations/hour.

It has a main T1 terminal (inaugurated in 2009) with an area of 580,000 m2 and a capacity of 40/45 million passengers and it still keeps the old T2 terminal operating with a capacity of around 20/25 million passengers.

The airport is connected to the metropolitan highway network and has a very good bus service access to both terminals from Barcelona.

The rail access to the airport has a line of suburban trains with a single track which connects to the T2 terminal.


Total area: 153,3 ha / 100,00 %

It is a project of State significance, processed through the Master Plan with the current approach approved to expand the airport city.


The project consists of the development of the airport city and the rail accesses to the airport.


The construction of a new suburban network with access to the T1 and T2 terminals is already planned.

Very close to the airport, in El Prat de Llobregat (6 km), there will be an intermodal station of the Madrid-Barcelona AVE (high-speed train), where services will be able to stop in the future and connect directly to the airport via suburban railways and the metro, currently under construction with future connection to the airport, the airport city and the intermodal station (completion scheduled in 2014).

A high-speed railway track directly to the T1 terminal has also been planned.

The other objective of the project is the development of the airport city with hotels, offices, reception services for passengers and airport facilities, and the gradually development, as the airport keeps growing, of handling areas and aircraft services.