Car Rental El Prat Airport

Starting from
$19 per day*
* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 day rental from 10/22/2018 - 10/29/2018 at Barcelona El Prat Airport
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Barcelona El Prat Airport

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Opening hours

Mo-Su 0700-2400
Address
El Prat Airport, 8820

Telephone: 902 011 959

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Our pick-up desks are easy to find at Terminals 1 and 2 of Barcelona El Prat Airport. After hours drop-off and pick-up is available so you can collect or deposit your vehicle no matter when your flight lands or departs.

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Hertz in El Prat Airport, Barcelona - Hertz

There’s no limit to Barcelona’s beauty. Sitting serenely on the coast, this is a city that effortlessly combines urban charm with resort relaxation. Stunning modernist buildings jostle for space next to Gothic cathedrals, while neighborhoods vary from winding cobbled streets to harmonious grids full of shops and restaurants.

The main travel hub serving the Catalonia region, Barcelona El Prat Airport is located just over nine miles south-west of the city center. It’s one of the busiest airports in Europe, testament to the city’s glory.

With car rental at Barcelona Airport you’ll be able to see the city and so much more of this corner of Catalonia, whether you’re visiting for just a couple of days or planning a longer stay. You’ll find our pick-up desk conveniently located in the middle of the airport, with an excellent range of vehicles on offer.

Our rental process is quick and easy, so you can collect your car and set off to make the most of your time in this amazing city.

Driving in and around Barcelona

Barcelona Driving

As you’d expect from such a big, bold and bustling city, Barcelona has an extremely well-connected road network. From the airport it’s around a 20-minute drive into the heart of the city along the B-22 and C-31.

Barcelona is also connected to the French border less than 100 miles away. Head north out of the city on the C-33 motorway and you will reach the AP-7 toll road, leading to northern Catalonia and France. From there, follow the E-15 up to the border.

Barcelona is similarly well-placed for visiting other places such as the ancient port city Tarragona, with its plethora of Roman ruins.

It’s worth familiarizing yourself with the rules and regulations for driving in Spain before you arrive. The speed limit on the main highways is 120km/h (74mph) for cars in Spain and limits vary in built-up areas, with most roads limited to 50km/h (31mph) unless otherwise indicated. For residential areas, the speed limit is 20km/h (around 18mph).

As in any large city, traffic can be heavy in Barcelona during rush hour. Some parts of the city such as Las Ramblas are mainly pedestrianized, with one-way traffic roads on either side of the main boulevard.

There is parking available throughout much of the center, including several underground car lots, but spaces may be limited in Ciutat Vella and Barri Gotic, the oldest part of the city, and in Las Ramblas, which is the busiest tourist area.

A quick guide to Barcelona

Barcelona guide

Packed with architectural treasures and culinary delights, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Barcelona. In fact, choosing what to leave out might be the most pressing decision you face – there’s so much here.

Most visitors head straight for Las Ramblas, a bustling boulevard where you’ll find shops, cafes, museums and galleries. From here, it’s easy to explore the rest of the city and soak up its unparalleled atmosphere.

An unfinished masterpiece

Perhaps the most famous sight in Barcelona, the enormous Sagrada Família cathedral has been under construction since 1882.

Designed by the influential modernist architect Antoni Gaudí, who spent much of his life in the city and, indeed, in the cathedral itself, his unique style is apparent in the building’s ambitious scale and structure, its sense of life and sensual shape.

Gaudí’s plan was for the building to feature 18 towers, presenting a different view of the cathedral from any one vantage point. His influence is on display in many other buildings across Barcelona, and you can learn more about his life and works at the Gaudí House Museum in the Park Güell.

Located on the edge of Carmel Hill, this popular park with its vibrant, colorful buildings is a must-see on a sunny afternoon.

The house was Gaudí’s residence for two decades and for the last 50 years it has been open to the public as a museum, showcasing a selection of furniture and objects designed by Barcelona’s greatest architect.

Other Gaudi must-sees are Casa Batllo, Casa Mila AKA La Pedrera and the stunning interior of the Palau Guell, which only opened to the public recently. You can even eat in one of them, at the handsome Casa Calvet.

A craving for Catalan cuisine

Barcelona is a food lover’s paradise, and you’ll find an array of gastronomic delights on offer from Catalonia and beyond.

Try some traditional Catalan cooking at Agut, or sample meat and seafood cooked in the Basque style at El Chato, which has been serving customers since 1942.

There are exceptional tapas destinations across the city, along with Michelin-starred dining. Cal Pep is a famous spot in the Sant Pere district, with exquisite razor clams and stunning seafood. Barcelona is also a very vegetarian-friendly city, while you’ll find plenty of places catering for those with food intolerances.

For something more playful, reserve a table at Tickets, Albert Adria’s eccentric but high-class eating experience. Spherical ‘olives’ that explode in the mouth, a suckling pig taco, king crab with smoked butter, California rolls made at your table – it’s endless fun.

Visca el Barça

For sports fans, a visit to FC Barcelona’s towering Camp Nou is a must. This world-famous stadium is steeped in soccer history and you can take a tour which gives you the chance to see the pitch, dressing rooms and the players’ tunnel.

There’s also a museum where you can see the prestigious European Cup and learn all about the proud history of one of the world’s most successful football clubs. If you can get a match day ticket, even better – this is a team that play the game with elegance and panache.

A ride to Roman remains

Just an hour’s drive outside Barcelona, you’ll find the port city of Tarragona, boasting some impressive Roman monuments alongside a beautiful area of coastline.

Take a stroll along the golden sandy beaches and a dip in the clear blue sea, or explore the city’s impressive cathedral, built on the site of a former Roman temple.

The Balcó del Mediterrani, at the top of Rambla Nova, some 40 meters above the sea, has great views of the Mediterranean, the city’s port and its particularly impressive Roman amphitheater.

Renting a car from Barcelona Airport gives you the chance to explore all this and more on your visit to Catalonia, one of Spain’s most passionate and unique destinations.