Located in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi, about seven and a half miles southwest of downtown Barcelona, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN) is the largest airport in Catalonia and the second largest in Spain. Barcelona Airport is a hub for IAG-owned Vueling and Level, and is a focus city for Spanish national flag carrier Iberia as well as Air Europa.

Unlike Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD), which has four terminals spread over a large area, Barcelona Airport only has two. The main terminal, T1, handles both Schengen and non-Schengen flights. T2 is where most low-cost carriers and some domestic flights arrive and depart from.

The benefits of using an airport lounge

Before we take a look at what lounges are available at BCN, let’s first see the benefits of visiting a lounge before your flight. Airport lounges are the haunt of businesspeople and frequent flyers. If you only travel once or twice a year, paying to access a lounge can be an expense that is hard to justify. There are, however, times when paying to use an airport lounge can be money well spent.

Many airport lounges offer free food and drinks, which can actually work out to be less expensive than having a few drinks in the bar or something to eat in one of the airport’s restaurants. Airport lounges are also well worth the expense if you have a long layover between flights. Some lounges even have showers where you can freshen up between flights.

Airport lounges are a great place to relax or work

An airport lounge provides an escape from all the activity taking place in the airport and has plenty of comfortable chairs and sofas where you can relax. Nearly all lounges these days offer free WiFi and have desks where you can get some work done while you are waiting for your flight.

Typically, airport lounges are located airside and are sponsored by airlines for their premium business and first class passengers. If you are not a premium passenger, you can still enter some lounges if you are a member of a scheme like Priority Pass, have tier status with the airline’s loyalty program, or have certain upper-end credit cards like Chase Sapphire Reserve or a Platinum Card from American Express. If none of these apply, you can always pay for lounge access.

At Barcelona Airport, there are four lounges, three in T1 and one in T2. Entry tickets for all the lounges at BCN cost between 41 and 45 euros, and there is no discount for lounge access paid for online.

Airport lounges at BCN

The T1 lounges are:

  • Pau Casals lounge
  • Joan Miró lounge
  • Colomer lounge

Pau Casals

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Photo:aena

The Pau Casals lounge is located on level 2 near Gates A, B, and C. The lounge is open from 05:00 until 23:00 and is exclusively for passengers departing on Schengen flights. Passengers are allowed to use the lounge for up to four hours before their departing flight.

The Pau Casals lounge has the following features:

  • Reception service
  • Flight information
  • WiFi
  • Catering
  • Beer & Wine
  • Spirits & Liquor
  • Rest area
  • Television
  • Showers

Entry to the Pau Casals lounge costs 41:50€ for adults and 19:00€ for children over five.

Joan Miró lounge

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The Joan Miró lounge is reserved for people traveling to non-Schengen counties. It is located in T1 on level 2 near gates D and E. The lounge is open from 05:00 until 11:30.

The Joan Miró lounge has the following features:

  • Reception service
  • Flight information
  • WiFi
  • Catering
  • Beer & Wine
  • Spirits & Liquor
  • Rest area
  • Television
  • Showers

Entry to the Joan Miró lounge costs 44€ for adults and 21€ for children over five.

Colomer lounge

Colomer lounge BCN

Photo: aena

The Colomer lounge is located on level 1 of T1, which is the air bridge area for passengers flying to Madrid. The lounge is open from 05:00 until 11:30.

The Colomer lounge has the following features:

  • Reception service
  • Flight information
  • WiFi
  • Catering
  • Beer & Wine
  • Spirits & Liquor
  • Rest area
  • Television

Entry to the Colomer lounge costs 41:50€ for adults and 19:00€ for children over five.

Terminal 2

Canudas lounge

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Photo:aena

The Canudas lounge is located in T2 on the first level near Gate U. The Canudas lounge is open from 06:00 to 22:00. Entry to the lounge costs 41:50€ for adults and 19:00€ for children over five.

The Canudas lounge features:

  • Reception service
  • Flight information
  • WiFi
  • Catering
  • Beer & Wine
  • Spirits & Liquor
  • Rest area
  • Television

Access to the lounge is up to three hours before departure time. Non-Schengen passengers can also use the Canudas lounge but must have enough time to clear passport control.

  • Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN) Vueling getty

    Barcelona-El Prat Airport

    IATA/ICAO Code:
    BCN/LEBL

    Country:
    Spain

    CEO:
    Maurici Lucena

    Passenger Count :
    18,874,896 (2021)

    Runways :
    07L/25R – 3,743m (12,280ft) |07R/25L – 2,660m (8,727ft) |02/20 – 2,528m (8,293ft)

    Terminals:
    Terminal 1 |Terminal 2

Source: simpleflying.com

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