Best Hotels Near Barcelona Airport (El Prat)

This post features hotels near Barcelona Airport (El Prat), to help visitors to optimize their travel strategy in one of the most visited cities of Spain

If you are visiting or transiting in Catalonia, this list of hotels near Barcelona Airport (El Prat) might be useful for a short stay before your arrival or departure.

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El Prat Airport. Photo by Isriya Paireepairit

Barcelona Overiew

Barcelona is the capital of the Catalonia region and the second most relevant city in Spain. According to a report yearly published by Master Barcelona is currently the 12 most visited city in the world, with 7.6 milion tourists per year.

The capital of Catalonia is also the 4th most visited in Europe, and the second biggest agglomeration in Spain.

Due to its extremely attractive profile, featuring cultural attractions and the ocean, Barcelona is rather expensive for tourists. It is however much cheaper than other European hotspots like Paris or London

Barcelona El Prat Airport Overview

The Barcelona El Prat Airport has one of the highest traffic volume in Europe with almost 40 milion passengers in 2015. It has numerous connections with other European cities and also South and North America, Africa and Asia.

It has two terminals, being the Terminal 1 the newest, inaugurated in 2009. The Terminal 2 is mostly used by European low cost airlines like Ryanair and Vueling.

Getting From El Prat Airport to Barcelona Center

The El Prat Airport is actually quite far from the Barcelona city center, but the connections are varied and efficient. You can get to the city center from the airport using trains, tram and buses.

Ideally I would recommend using the metro to get from the El Prat airport to the city center. It is not only the fastest way, but also affordable and requires no connections.

List of the Best Hotels Near Barcelona Airport (El Prat)

Below there is a list of the best hotels near Barcelona El Prat airport, separated by price category. This list includes only hotels or hostel with individual rooms.

Budget Hotels near Barcelona El Prat Airport – €

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Parc Guell. Photo by Juan Salmoral

Pensión Carlos III – This property is situated at a short walk away to the El prat de Llobregat railway station, and also to the metro line L9S.

Hostal Cal Siles – located in El Prat de Llobregat, this property is at a walking distance to the metro line L9S Centric station. It is located 3km from the El Prat airport.

Reasonably Priced Hotels near El Prat Airport – €€

Barcelona Skyline. Photo by Jocelyn Kinghorn

Hotel Porta Fira 4* Sup – Located a few minutes away from the Europa Fira station, this hotel is on of the best options if you have an overnight stay in Barcelona.

Apartaments Just Style – This accommodation is located just 50 metres to the Barcelona Sants train station, and has easy access to the El Prat airport.

Ciutat del Prat – Another great option in El Prat del Llobregat with great connections to the airport.

Luxurious Hotels near Barcelona El Prat Airport – €€€

Barcelona beach. Photo by Luis Penados

Air Rooms Barcelona Airport by Premium Traveller – This hotel is located inside the airport, at the Terminal 1. Ideal if you can afford high levels of comfort or is tight with your flight in the following morning.

BAH Barcelona Airport Hotel – Another great hotel very close to the airport. This is a rather big property with more than 250 rooms and includes conference rooms and wide pool. It is located just one metro station away from the airport terminal.

Other Resources for Traveling Catalonia

If you are traveling to Catalonia, check our guides on where to stay in Barcelona and our guide to Andorra.