Barcelona Airport rental car companies
Barcelona-El Prat Airport - BCN is a major gateway to the popular Spanish tourist area of Costa Brava. As the second busiest airport in Spain, Barcelona Airport serves over 37 million passengers per year. Many of them seek car hire services, directly at the airport, to continue their journey in southern Spain. Find the list of Barcelona Airport car rental companies below.
Desks of car rental companies inside the terminal of Barcelona Airport. © Photo: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
Avis Rent A Car
One of world’s most recognizable car rental brands, Avis Rent A Car, offers direct terminal pick-up at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2B of Barcelona Airport. Avis Barcelona-El Prat offices are open 7 day a week, from 07:00 to 00:30 Mon-Sat and from 07:00 to 00:00 on Sundays.
Atesa Barcelona Airport
A popular Spanish car rental brand Atesa, was acquired in 2012 by the American Enterprise group operating now under the join Enterprise/Atesa label. Atesa rental station at Terminal 1 BCN is open 7 days a week, from 07:00 to 24:00. The opening hours of Enterprise/Atesa at Terminal 2B BCN are: 07:00 to 23:00, Mon-Sun.
Much like in most other rental locations, at Barcelona Airport Budget shares the counter with Avis Rent A Car (the two companies form Avis Budget Group). For working hours, consult the section dedicated to Avis Rent A Car, above.
Centauro Rent A Car Barcelona
A fairly widely-spread Spanish car rental company Centauro is present in most major tourist destinations in Spain. Centauro’s office at Barcelona Airport is located outside the Terminal 2B, at the address: Carrer Alta Ribarorça 30, El Prat the Llobregat 08820. A courtesy shuttle bus provided by the company takes the customers from both Terminal 1 and 2 to Centauro’s desk, open from Monday to Sunday, between 07:00 and 23:00.
The American car rental company Dollar, part of the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group offers terminal pick-up at Barcelona Airport. Standard hours of operations for Dollar office in this location are Mon-Sun, 07:00-12:00 (may vary during holidays).
Enterprise Rent A Car Barcelona Airport – Enterprise/Atesa
See ‘Atesa’ chapter above.
One of the leading car rental providers worldwide is present at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2B of Barcelona Airport. Europcar’s regular working hours on both terminals are Mon-Sun, 07:00-00:00. Extra charges apply outside these hours.
Firefly low-cost car rental brand owned by Hertz is rapidly developing its network of rental locations. At Barcelona Airport, Firefly counter is located in the Terminal 2 parking, Building B. Operation hours: Mon-Sun, 08:00 – 01:00. Drop-off key box is made available for customers returning the cars after hours.
Goldcar BCN Airport
Goldcar office at Barcelona Airport is actually located outside the airport grounds, at the address: Polígono Mas Blau II, Avenida del les Garrigues 49, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat. The company provides free shuttle bus picking the customers up at both Terminal 1 and 2. See, on the video below, how to reach Goldcar rental office from the airport (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2):
Goldcar office at Barcelona Airport is open 7 days a week, between 07:00 and 23:00.
Hertz Barcelona El-Prat
The busy Barcelona Airport is one of Hertz rental locations open 24/7. A comprehensive choice of rental cars from Hertz is available at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2B of BCN.
The low-cost brand of Europcar, Interrent, often offer the cheapest car rental deals at Barcelona Airport. The Interrent office at BCN airport is located in the parking area of Terminal 2, across the street from the arrivals hall (outside the terminal). Opening hours: Mon-Sun, from 07:00 to 00:00.
‘Keddy by Europcar’ is a fairly new brand of the car rental giant, Europcar, targeting price-aware leisure travellers. Keddy rental cars are available exclusively through online travel agents, brokers and tour operators on only on a pre-paid basis.
El-Prat Airport is one of the six rental locations of Sixt Rent A Car in Barcelona. Sixt counters at Barcelona Airport (one in Terminal 1, one in Terminal 2B) are open round the clock, 7 days a week. Sixt rental fleet in Barcelona ranges from the most popular (and cheapest) small city cars and economy class car to luxury vehicles, as for example the Maserati Ghibli.