Barcelona’s main airport is situated 12 Km southwest of the city and close to the town of El Prat de Llobregat and it is therefore often referred to as ‘El Prat’. There are two terminals: T2 (divided in 2, 2A and 2B) is the original terminal building and now houses mainly low-cost carriers. T1 was opened in 2009 and is home to the main airlines, including Iberia and BA.
There are different ways to get to and from the airport: there is a train (line R2) that departs every 30 minutes from a station opposite T2 and stops at Barcelona Sants and then continue to Passeig de Gracia and beyond to Maçanet. However if you’re travelling to/from T1 you need to take a shuttle bus to T2, so that’s quite inconvenient. Recently line 9 of the Metro has been extended to T1 and T2, connecting with other lines of the Metro service in various points. There is also the AeroBus which actually is very frequent (every 5 minutes) and also very convenient as it stops in Plaza de España, Sepulveda and then Plaza Catalunya. The whole journey takes about 30 minutes, in normal traffic.