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Barcelona Airport (BCN), commonly known as El Prat Airport, is located 10 km (6.2 mi) southwest from Barcelona. The airport is the second largest in Spain behind Madrid-Barajas Airport and the largest one in Catalonia. It is the main hub for Spanair and Vueling and a focus city for Air Europa and Iberia. The airport mainly serves domestic, European and North American flights.
The ride from the Barcelona airport Terminal to the center of the city can be done by train (every half hour, 2,50 €), with the Aerobus (3,90 €) or by Taxi (25 euros approx.).
It is also possible to reach Barcelona through the Girona/Costa Brava and Reus airports. These airports are widely used by low-cost airlines and, as they are close to Barcelona, they offer a bus service to the capital (1.5 hours ride).
If you flight to Madrid, there is a Barcelona-Madrid air shuttle service (1 hour flight), or a comfortable high speed train (AVE).
Barcelona is located 166 kilometers from the French border and 120 kilometers south of the Pyrenees. From France, you may reach Barcelona driving along the A9/E15 highway to the Spanish Border. From the French border you may estimate a two-hour ride in the AP7/E15.