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Terminal 1

The T1 building

The terminal building was opened on 17 June 2009. Its structure has an area of 544,066 m2 and a capacity for 33 million annual users. Together, both terminals -T1 and T2- registered in 2022 a combined traffic of 41,639,622 passengers, 283,394 operations and more than 155,630 tons of cargo.

Its facilities 2ncluding:

144 check-in counters
50 fingers
15 luggage carousel
12.000 parking spaces
Main entrance to terminal T1 Barcelona airport

Car hire at terminal 1

Car rental companies of terminal T1 have their offices on the 1st floor of terminal T1.
Rent your car now to get better cars and cheaper prices.

Sixt Avis Budget Europcar Goldcar-InterRent Enterprise Rent-A-Car Barcelona Airport Firefly

Level structure in 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 hall is in level 0.

Levels in terminal T1

Shopping and Leisure

Level 1. La Plaza hall and Sky Center

La Plaza Hall- Barcelona airport

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. Some are in the public area and some are in the area reserved for passengers, see the shop profile for more information on its location. Take a look to Barcelona Airport Terminal 1 shops.


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 and Found office and several points of information for people with reduced mobility and information for the VIP parking area.

Check flight Arrivals to terminal T1.


After leaving the check-in desk and while waiting for your flight departure, check the information monitors that show the planned departures, since the airport does not announce by public address system the change or the assignment of boarding doors.

Check flight departures from terminal T1.

Level 3. Departures, passport control, Fast Lane and boarding by D and E gates

Boarding Gates D and E are in Terminal T1, floor 3. The D boarding area have the EU non-Schengen countries and Non-EU (third countries) flights. From E boarding area depart Non-EU (third countries) flights.

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. In this area, only for passenmgers, there are a lot of restaurants and shops.

Fast lane / Fast Track

Use the Fast Track/Fast Lane service at Barcelona airport if you want to get through the Departures security checkpoints quickly and easily -and thus access the boarding area in less time, very convenient if you have contracted access to a VIP lounge or if you want to avoid the stress of crowded areas..

Preferential access: security filter for families

For families traveling with children the airport has a preferential access in the security filter.

Terminal T1. Level 3.

Level 1. Departures, boarding areas A, B and C

Air Shuttle Barcelona-Madrid and Schengen flights -A-, and Schengen flights -B-, regional and Schengen flights -C-

The corridor Air Shuttle Barcelona-Madrid flight departures, also called Puente aéreo (Spanish) is located on level 1, in the north dock area.

Boarding Gates A, B and C are in Terminal T1, floor 1. In boarding area B are located gates for Schengen flight departures. From C boarding area departs flights to regional destinations and Schengen flights. Another security post is located near these doors. It has a security check assigned a few meters from the boarding gate.

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 Barcelona airport T1
Car park building Barcelona airport T1

Passengers arriving with 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 go down to level 1. From the outside public parking is direct access.

Passengers arriving by public transport will arrive to level 3, whereafter need to go down to level 1.

At every level there are indications, signs and information boards, follow the directions CORRIDOR BARCELONA - MADRID.


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

Luggage delivery

Luggage conveyor belt
Luggage conveyor belt at Barcelona airport

Companies operating from terminal T1 deliver their luggage in a baggage reclaim hall that is common to flights originating both Schengen and non Schengen. The luggage conveyor belt are clearly marked, and each one indicates where the luggage is coming from. The Madrid Barcelona Air Shuttle has its own baggage room.

Terminal T1 floor 1.

Check the details of the baggage handling companies and which room they deliver the luggage to.

Transport between terminals: shuttle bus

Bus Transit is the free shuttle service that connects the terminals T1 and T2. For further information about Bus Transit and other alternatives of connection through public transport please visit transport between terminals.

Terminal T1 private and public transportation

Terminal T1 has many possibilities of transportation. The passenger can get the airport -or leave it- using its own car, hiring a taxi or using public transport such as metro and bus: Aerobus A2, L77, PR1, L46 and N17 link the airport with nearby Barcelona locations and Barcelona downtown. Actually, the train only arrives to terminal T2 and not to terminal T1. To move between terminals please visit the section transport between terminals.

From outside the metropolitan area or from other provinces there are several medium and long distance coach service from/to the airport.

You can also enjoy the offers and benefits of shuttle airport (one way or round trip), or a comfortable private transfer. Click on the Transfers image.