Find cheap parking at Barcelona – El Prat airport

Parking pas cher à l'aéroport de Barcelone

Need cheap parking near Barcelona – El Prat airport? Save up to 70% by reserving a space in one of the low-cost parking lots located near Barcelona – El Prat airport.

Do you have a plane to catch from Barcelona – El Prat airport and don’t know where to park your car? Is there no space left in the official airport parking lot, or are the prices too high for you? There’s a simple, economical solution that lets you leave your car in a cheap parking lot near Barcelona – El Prat airport.

Located 12 km from Barcelona, the airport is the 2nd largest in Spain after Madrid, handling over 47 million passengers a year. It serves almost 150 destinations with direct flights, making it the 31st busiest airport in the world. The airport has two terminals, Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2). You will arrive and depart via the same terminal, as all airlines are assigned to the same terminal. An Aerobus shuttle bus serves Barcelona city center.

Book cheap parking at Barcelona – El Prat airport

Looking for a cheaper alternative to park your car near Barcelona – El Prat airport? Then you’ve come to the right place! There are plenty of low-cost parking lots near Barcelona BCN airport where you can leave your vehicle for the duration of your trip.

The price of a parking lot varies from around €3 to €10 per day, depending on the location and duration of parking. On average, you’ll save between 40% and 70% when you book cheap parking at Barcelona – El Prat airport. Not insignificant when you’re going on vacation.

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Cheap but secure 24/7 parking

Saving on the price of airport parking doesn’t mean poor service – quite the contrary. The spaces are fully secured, enclosed and sometimes covered. What’s more, the platform you book with provides 24/7 customer service. If your return flight arrives late at night, the shuttle between the airport and the parking lot is still provided.

The longer you stay, the less you pay per day. Note that if you stay longer in a parking lot near Barcelona – El Prat airport, you can take advantage of free parking (see below).

Where is the cheapest parking at Barcelona – El Prat airport?

There are several low-cost parking lots in the vicinity of Barcelona BCN airport, so you’re sure to find a parking space at any time of year.

These low-cost parking lots are generally located between 2 and 7 minutes by shuttle bus from the terminal. The shuttles are free and usually leave every 15 to 20 minutes from the parking lot, so you don’t have to wait between dropping off your car at the parking lot and boarding the shuttle to Barcelona – El Prat airport.

Official Barcelona airport parking lot: rates, drop-off & map

Official parking rates

Barcelona airport has two different terminals. Each has its own parking lots, with fairly similar prices. However, there is also a long-term parking lot, which charges different rates. To give you an idea, here are the rates for Barcelona airport’s official parking lots:

  • T1 and T2 parking lots: maximum €20.95 per day until the fourth day, then €16 per additional day.
  • Long-term parking: €47 to €50 per week, depending on total parking time.


Drop-offs at Barcelona airport are free for 15 minutes. However, you won’t be able to stay longer. If you need more than fifteen minutes’ parking, go to the terminal parking lots. These have rates calculated by the minute, and you’ll pay just €0.05 per minute.

Official parking map

With two different terminals, Barcelona airport offers two large parking lots directly linked to these areas. However, there is also another, longer-term parking lot. Here are the three official Barcelona airport parking lots and their maps:

  • T1 is the parking lot attached to terminal 1. It offers 12,000 spaces, divided between two indoor parking lots and an outdoor parking area.
  • T2 is the terminal 2 parking lot, with 13,000 spaces. These are divided into two parking zones.
  • The Aena Larga Estancia parking lot is Barcelona airport’s low-cost car park. Designed for long-term parking, it is located two kilometers from the terminals.
Plan des parkings de l'aéroport de Barcelone

Hotel parking lots near Barcelona airport

You can leave your vehicle in the parking lot of a hotel near Barcelona airport. To do so, you need to choose one with the Sleep, Park & Fly option, or an equivalent. For your information, there are no less than twenty hotels near the airport offering this service, including :

  • Mercure Barcelona Condor
  • Ibis Barcelona Aeropuerto Viladecans
  • Novotel Barcelona Cornella
  • Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I
  • Ibis Barcelona Castelldefels

Booking hotel parking at Barcelona airport

Free parking at Barcelona – El Prat airport

If you don’t want to have to pay for your parking space at Barcelona – El Prat airport, there’s a simple solution for taking advantage of a free parking space near Barcelona – El Prat airport: if you agree to this when you book online, you can rent your car while you’re away, provided your vehicle is less than 7 years old and has less than 135,000 km.

Your car is then leased and fully insured by MAIF. You don’t need to take any steps with your insurer. When necessary, a free shuttle will drop you off at the airport terminal and pick you up on your return.

Whether your car is rented or not, parking near Barcelona – El Prat airport is free of charge. If your car is rented, you will be paid according to the kilometers driven. This amount depends on the model and age of your car.