Cheap Hotels near Barcelona International Airport

Budget-Friendly Accommodation near BCN El Prat Airport in Spain

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Barcelona International Airport Hotels and Hostels, many within easy reach.

Barcelona is a beautiful and cosmopolitan city combining the very ancient with the modern. It's efficient and extensive transport network, makes getting from your holiday accommodation quick and easy, but it is also a great city for exploring on foot. Discover outdoor markets on Las Ramblas, al-fresco restaurants, historical attractions and more.

El Prat Barcelona International Airport (BCN) is just 10 km South West of the city centre. It's a large airport, popular with budget airlines. It has good transport links to airport accommodation and to the city center.

Here are four useful ways to save money when you stay in Barcelona airport hotels.

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There is a large selection of hotels within close distance of the airport terminals. Several of them provide a free shutte service transport to/from BCN international.

A very popular a new hotel close to Barcelona International Airport is luxury 4 star Ciutat del Prat. This high quality hotel is located 1.5 km away from El Prat, 2 km away from the new fair building of Barcelona and 15 min. from the city centre.

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Tip One: Research online before you travel

If you're looking for cheap hotels, hostels and other accommodation near El Prat (BCN), compare special deals and last minute offers.

If you're prepared to take a gamble on staying in secret accommodation, including hostels near the international airport you might be lucky enough to unlock a cheap deal on a luxury hotel.

Set the option to search by price and you'll discover a range of international hotels and local hostels prices to fit your budget.

Tip Two: Pick the time you travel and choose your season to get the best deal on cheap hostels and accommodation

Summer in Barcelona is very hot and busy, with prices at a premium.

For cheap hotels and hostels in Barcelona visit in October and November, or February through to April. Hotels at Christmas, New Year and Easter are always very expensive.

Think about the day you travel, if you can be flexible and spend time mid-week in El Prat (BCN) hotels you'll save money.

Tip Three: Choosing different types of accommodation can pay dividends

Hostels near El Prat Airport are cheaper than hotels, and usually just as comfortable and clean. They will have less facilities, but that isn't important as you'll be out exploring the city.

You will get a good deal and guaranteed levels of cleanliness and service in the international chain hotels near the airport.

El Prat International Airport (BCN) is a great location for getting a good deal on your accommodation, as it is bounded by the city on one side, and the countryside on the other, giving a good choice of accommodation.

Smart boutique style hotels are budget friendly, while aparthotels, are a great option for groups, as well as saving money by cooking your own meals in their kitchenettes.

Tip Four: Book in advance

Other ways to save money when staying in Barcelona Airport (BCN) hotels are by booking transport, and tickets to attractions, in advance and taking advantage of tourist passes.

Look out for days and times when entrance to museums and attractions is free or reduced, and avoid expensive tourist restaurant prices by enjoying hearty menus del dia at lunchtime.

Popular in the city is a visit to La Sagrada Familia or Camp Nou football stadium.

Barcelona International Airport

Barcelona International Airport is also called El Prat airport. This major airport is the largest in Catalonia and Spain's second largest behind Madrid Barajas International Airport.

Major airlines serving El Prat are Aer Lingus, BMI baby, Delta Air Lines,, Monarch Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Continental, Flyglobespan, Spanair and Iberia.

Location -- The airport is located 12km (8 miles) southwest of central Barcelona hotels. It is just 3 km from the Port of Barcelona, one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean.

Time zone -- GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)

Driving Directions : From Barcelona city centre, take the Barcelona ring road, with the airport exit via the Pata Sur.

The airport access road is the Barcelona-Castelldefels C-31 motorway, which connects with the Barcelona-Sitges C-32 motorway.

Address -- Prat de Llobregat s/n 08820, Spain

Airport Code -- BCN

Country Code -- 34

Car Hire -- Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National Atesa and Sol Mar are all represented at the airport, with offices located on the ground floor of Terminals B and C.

Public Transport -- #Rail : RENFE's line 10 suburban train links the airport with the city centre Estació de Franςa (tel: (902) 240 202 and intermediate stops (journey time - 32 minutes).

-- #Bus : There is an Aerobus service to Plaça de Catalunya, departing from in front of all terminals. Bus 105 departs from Terminals B and C, to El Prat; buses 106 and 46 also depart from Terminals B and C. Bus information is available.

-- #Taxi: Taxi ranks are located outside the terminals (journey time - 25 minutes).

From Barcelona you can easily travel by train from either Franca and Sants railway stations to various destinations in Spain.

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