Barcelona Airport: Terminal 1 (T1)
Terminal 1 at Barcelona El Prat Airport is the 5th largest terminal building in the world.
Here you will find important tips and information for passengers at El Prat Airport.
Information about Terminal 1
Terminal 1, also called T1, is a new, modern building. It was designed by star architect Ricardo Bofill and inaugurated by the Spanish Prime Minister in 2009.
A few figures about Terminal 1:
- 1.3 billion euros construction costs
- 550,000m² (55 ha) building area
- 250 check-in counters
- 13,000 parking spaces,
- up to 90 flights per hour
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, up to 100,000 passengers per day were handled here. During the Corona pandemic (2020 / 2022), Terminal T2 was temporarily closed. Operations ran only through Terminal 1.
Transport between terminals
El Prat Airport (BCN) has two terminals (T1 and T2). These are structurally separated by the runway. The distance is too far to walk. For the transfer between the terminals, there is a free shuttle bus.
Click here for more information on transport between the terminals.
Shopping, duty free and restaurants at Terminal 1
Waiting for hours at the airport is not pleasant. In Barcelona, it’s not so bad. The range of shops, duty-free shops and restaurants at Terminal 1 is huge.
Terminal 1 has a lot to offer: Spa, gym, VIP rooms, business centre, showers and much more.
Shops of well-known brands at Terminal 1 of El Prat Airport:
Adidas, Adolfo Dominguez, Barcelona Duty Free, Burberry, Chocolat Factory, FC Barcelona Boutique, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Relay, Swarovski, Victoria’s Secret, Zara … and much more.
There is also a pharmacy (Farmacia, level 3).
Restaurant and cafés at El Prat Airport Terminal 1:
Costa Coffee, Coffee Republic, Dots Bakery, illy, Häagen Dazs, Mamma Mia (Pasta & Pizza), McDonald’s, Medas Grill, Pans&Company … and much more.
Which airlines are handled at Terminal 1?
→ Here you will find a list of the airlines at El Prat Airport and their assigned terminals.
Lost property office at El Prat Airport
The lost property office is also located in Terminal 1 (Level 0). Here you can ask for items lost at the airport every day between 8.00 am and 10.00 pm.
Items that you have forgotten on the plane are not collected here. Please contact the airline directly.
Phone number: 932 596 440
Expansion plans – Terminal T1S
The next project will be Terminal T1S. This would allow the airport to handle 15 million additional passengers. It was originally planned to be operational in 2026. Due to the turbulence caused by COVID-19 in air traffic, this project will be completed later.
Connection to local transport (Metro, Aerobús)
Terminal T1 has its own metro stop directly under the building. The metro offers a fast connection to the city centre.
Shuttle Bus – Aerobús Barcelona
In front of the terminal building is a stop of the Aerobús. This airport shuttle bus also offers a connection to the city centre.
→ More information about Aerobús Airport ⇄ City centre (journey time, stops, online tickets…)