BASICS El Prat is located six miles (10 km) south of the center of Barcelona. The airport travel information desk is open from 9:30 A.M. to 8 P.M. While the airport's website is not quite complete (or in English), it promises to offer much useful information in the future.
TAXI Taxis are available at the airport 24 hours, fare about 2500 pesetas ($21). Travel time downtown is about 20 minutes.
TRAIN There's a RENFE train every 30 minutes to Sants Station (central Barcelona) from 6 A.M. to 10:30 P.M. Follow the illustrated signs to the airport train station. Fare is about 300 pesetas ($2.00) and travel time about 16 minutes. The trains are air conditioned and have plenty of luggage space. The RENFE website includes information on train travel throughout Spain.
Taking the train into the city and then a taxi to your hotel should cost about half the price of a taxi from the airport.
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RENTAL CAR All the major car rental firms have counters at El Prat Airport. If you plan to travel outside the downtown area, a rental car is highly recommended.