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Barcelona Airport - Terminal T1

The building

The date of the public opening of the new terminal T1 was on 17 June 2009. Its structure has an area of 544,066 m2 and it has an area of 600,000 m2 for parking apron.

Barcelona airport Terminal T1

Barcelona airport Terminal T1

The terminal is divided into four levels. Level 3 corresponds to the outside of the main facade. The T1 has two separate vials: Arrivals and Departures. The Departures area is in level 3 and Arrivals in level 0.

Its facilities including:

144 check-in counters
50 fingers
15 luggage carousel
12.000 parking spaces

Level structure in terminal T1


Getting to and from the airport. Private and public transport

Private cars and shuttle Barcelona Airport

To get to the terminal T1 you can go by car, by taxi, by bus Aerobus A1, L77, L99, PR1, 46 and N17 and from other provinces, or from out of the metropolitan area, we can get the airport through the intercity buses and coaches.

Private transfer companys are popular with fast, convenient and affordable services. There are shuttle buses to the city hotels and campings sites as well.

People also arrive to the airport by train using the line R2 Nord, but the station is located in the terminal T2, see information below.

Transport between terminals Shuttle Bus: Bus Transit

Shuttle bus terminal t1 to t2
Bus Transit

Shuttle bus T1-T2 Bus Transit

Bus Transit is the free shuttle service that connects the terminals T1 and T2. There are two stops at terminal T1, one on the 3rd floor (P3), Departures area, and at the ground floor (P0) Arrivals area.
This shuttle has increased the frequency of step coinciding with the summer season. The tour lasts about 10 minutes.

Night: 00.00 am to 05.00 am every 20 minutes.
Early: 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. every 7 minutes.
Daytime: 8:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. every 4 minutes.
Rest: 20.00 pm a 00.00 am every 7 minutes.


Renfe Rodalies train station to terminal T2

The train station is located opposite the terminal building T2. The passenger who arrives at the T1 terminal and wants to go to the train station, should take the shuttle bus to the terminal T2 and once there, walk across the covered walkway that connects the station with the terminal.


Airlines operating at terminal T1 are detailed in check-in.

Departures and Arrivals at T1.


Luggage carousel at luggage claim hall Barcelona airport

Companies operating in the terminal T1 deliver their luggage on the 1st floor of the terminal T1, in a baggage reclaim hall that is common to flights originating both Schengen and non Schengen, although the baggage reclaim carousels are separated and clearly marked.

The corridor Madrid Barcelona (airshuttle or puente aereo) has its own baggage reclaim hall at the terminal T1 floor 1.


Level 0. Intermodal Lobby

It is the arrivals area. It has an intermodal hall with 14 check-in desks and some offices for travel agencies. Are here also the left luggage offices, the lost & found office and several points of information for people with reduced mobility and information for the VIP parking area.


Level 3. Departures

Departures floor. Here are the billing counters 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700.

You may also purchase tickets for the following airline companies: Aegean Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Egyptair, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Servis Air, Swiss International Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines and U.S. Airways. There are a lot of restaurants, shops and a pharmacy near the Lobby General Departures.

Level 1. Corridor Barcelona-Madrid departures

The corridor Barcelona-Madrid, also called Air Corridor, Shuttle Service or puente aéreo is located on level 1, in the north dock area.

Getting to the departure area of the Barcelona-Madrid Air Shuttle

If arriving by taxi or escorted the transport will leave the passenger at level 3 of the terminal. Go down to level 1 by stairs or elevator.

Car park building parking Barcelona airport

If the passengers arrive at their particular transport may choose to use the public parking spaces located in the outdoor parking area, or use the parking building just outside the terminal. In that case, then should go to level 2, where is located the walkway that links the two buildings and down to level 1. From the outside public parking is direct access.

If passengers are traveling on public transportation will arrive to level 3, so must then descend to the level 1.

At every level there are indications, signs and information boards. Following the directions CORRIDOR BARCELONA - MADRID reach check-in desks and can get your boarding pass.

Shopping and Leisure

Level 1. La Plaza hall and Sky Center

La Plaza Hall Barcelona AirportLa Plaza Hall

It is the meeting point. It is also the junction point in the public parking outside the hall and around the intermodal terminal building. It has a large shopping area and restaurant called Sky Center, for the general public. All shops and restaurants allow last minute shopping and buy some souvenirs of all kinds. Some are in public access areas reserved for passengers, see the shop profile for more information on its location. Take a look to Barcelona Airport terminal T1 shops.

Boarding areas

Level 1. Check-in and boarding

There are three boarding areas on this floor: A area, B area and C area.

Zones A and C are located in the Dique Norte (north dock) and boarding areas include Corridor Barcelona-Madrid and shipping EU - EU Schengen and Non-EU EU Non-Schengen.
The zone B is located at Dique Longitudinal (longitudinal dock), and is the area for EU Schengen boarding and debarkation.

Flightcare luggage companies, Swissport, Newco Groundforce and have their offices at this level.

Level 3. Check-in and boarding

You should go to boarding areas D and E are in the Dique Sur (south dock) and cover the UE Schengen and Regional shipments. A filter security and passport control before arriving at the boarding areas D and E. There is two Aena information desks and one for disabled travellers.

Intervention Control Arms and Guardia Civil Police

Intervention Control Arms is in the office of the Guardia Civil, near the autonomous police offices (Mossos d'Esquadra) and National Police.

Customs, VIP Lounges and Medical Services

Customs services are the level 2, along with 3 passport checkpoints, two lounges (EU and non EU) and an office of medical services.

Aerial view from Terminal T1