Booking your vehicle rental online before the actual trip is a sound idea for a handful of reasons
- The fully inclusive price is fixed
- It's quicker at the car hire counter (although you won't believe that if you've ever seen the queues at Alamo in Miami)
- It makes sure that you get the model of car that you request
- The full online booking is done at your own computer rather than at the arrival airport where you might well be accompanied by a tired partner and a selection of unruly youngsters
Start planning your trip to Barcelona by booking car rental from two of the country's leading car hire suppliers. We offer online bookings providing discounted car rental at Barcelona airport. Both of our car hire suppliers have specialist telephone support specialists on hand for any extra questions that might occur before or after renting your car.
Clicking on the link below will allow you to obtain car hire quotes from our partners for cheap Barcelona airport car hire. The airport is 12 km from the city of Barcelona.
City break destination Barcelona is situated on the Eastern coast of Spain in the middle of the Catalan speaking Catalonia (Catalunya) region. Spain�s second largest city, Barcelona is famed for its traditions, culture and history. Everything you could want from a holiday, Barcelona can offer it, whether a peaceful beach holiday, museums, art galleries and cutting edge exhibitions, night clubbing, painting, Barcelona Zoo, tourist excursions, classy restaurants and outdoor pursuits. Famous for its delicious paella and tapas, as well as a great place to explore, Barcelona provides a convenient touring base for other towns and cities. Girona and the Dali Theater Museum in Figueras are just over an hours drive away.
Whilst in the city, a keen eye will spot the great modernist creations of Antoni Gaudi at many a turn. Barcelona celebrates his unique organic-styled buildings and structures. For the works of Gaudi follow signs for La Pedrera, La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell (to name but a few!). Sightseeing in Barcelona couldn't be easier thanks to the Bus Turistic, taking in all the well-known tourist attractions. There is now a new green line, to add to the red (north) and blue (south) lines taking in the new development of Port Olympic and surrounding areas.
La Ramblas is a busy touristy tree-lined boulevard where everything happens! Watch in amazement the human statues in various styles of dress from a vase of flowers to a Victorian lady and gentleman upon a bicycle. Have your portrait painted or sketched for a reasonable rate at high speed by the Ramblas artists while you watch the world go by. There are plenty of places to eat along La Ramblas, from its starting point at Placa de Catalunya to the harbour. Traffic tends to hurry along the sides of La Ramblas so watch out when crossing over the roads. One word of warning here�watch out for pickpockets! As with many busy places, the pickpockets cannot resist the temptation a distracted crowd presents to them. Hold on to those valuables!!!
Just off La Ramblas is the impressive and historic Barri Gothic quarter. Expect narrow winding cobbled streets and alleyways that lead to breathtaking churches and squares and more people hanging out and soaking up the atmosphere. It is here where art lovers will discover the hidden studio and gallery of the Picasso Museum. The signs for the museum will lead you down alley way after alleyway which seem to get narrower the longer you remain ensconced within this labyrinthine residential area.
A panoramic view of Barcelona can be captured from the Military Museum up high at Montjuic, surrounded by the Olympic Quarter. Montjuic has much to offer and has recently become recognised as a lively night attraction as well as possessing museums, parks and gardens.
A great way to save money whilst seeing all the sights is to buy a Barcelona Card! You get free travel on public transport and very good discounts for many different types of leisure attractions including museums and restaurants. The one day Barcelona Card will cost �12 (EUR 18) while a five-day card will cost �21(EUR 31).
When booking your hotel, stay away from the busy squares and Las Ramblas unless you don't mind constant activity outside in the streets. Barcelona is alive night and day and although it is handy staying in the middle of town, it can be disturbing if you prefer peace and quiet at bedtime!
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check in always takes place at Terminal A.
Recently expanded, there are three terminals (A, B and C). A for international departures and arrivals, B for national and some EC flights, and C for the Puente Aereo or shuttle flights to and from Madrid and other major Spanish cities.
The airport is only a short journey of 12 km from the city centre with several methods of transport to get you there. One of the least expensive modes of transport is that provided by the shuttle bus taking airport passengers to central Placa Catalunya every 15 minutes. The airport bus (aerobus) stops at every terminal before heading into the centre. Price for a ticket is Eur 3.20 (GBP 2.16 )
The train is the very cheapest form of transport into town. The journey takes about 20 minutes and runs every half hour costing just EUR 1.70 (GBP 1.15) Upon arrival head for the overhead bridge with moving walkway which takes you to the train platforms.
Taxis from the airport to city centre take about 30 minutes cost about EUR 15 � 20 (GBP 10-13.50) (beware because Barcelona taxi drivers tend to bump up the cost by adding a supplement for each piece of luggage carried in the boot of their car!)