Over 150,000 hotels in top destinations. Book now with Reservations.com

Smoking at Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)

Airport Rating


Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

Smoking facilities after Security

Terminal 1:

You can smoke at terminal 1 next to 'La Botiga' and 'Fridays'. You can go outside there. Update from Jan B., Nov 2019.

Photo of smoking area/terrace at Barcelona, from Eric T on the 15th Sept 2019:

Update from Matteo P on the 30th Aug 2019: Smoking area in terrace in front of Starbucks

Update from Grant S. on the 1st Feb 2019: After Security, head down the escalator or lift. Take a right and follow the signs for Mediterranean Terrace. Voila!

If you need gates D and E, you can take the stairs back up to Security and turn left or right depending which you need

Feedback from Coti L. on the 25th Sept 2018: I wanted to share that there are 3 smoking areas in Barcelona El Prat, all of them downstairs, 2 in boarding gates A (im in one near A22 just after Zara) and there’s another terrace in boarding gates C, none in B

Barcelona BCN T1, cafe/bar outside with big terrace confirmed near Burger King, 90% certain it was near A22. Update from Chris on the 6th June 2018.

Update from DBi on the 9th May 2018: In the airport you have smoking areas while going to gates A,B,C. Its outside. If you need to take international flight (gate D and E), wait downstairs otherwise you cannot smoke anymore.

Tip from Terry: Barcelona T1 (newer terminal) has indeed a large outdoor smoking area BUT ONLY for gates A, B and C...which I used before. Last week I was flying from gate D (same rules for gate E) and for whatever reason here you have no access to get downstairs (believe me I tried) to smoke. So for any smokers flying out of T1 BCN, check which gate area you depart from...A,B or C...your OK, D or E and you need to read this carefully...Immediately after clearing security you go left for D, right for E, or downstairs for A, B or C...GO DOWNSTAIRS!!! You can get back up again (as far as I know) and besides A,B and C have ALL the shops, only McDonalds and small store for D area, much better spending your time downstairs. 

Terminal 2:

Just to let you know that there is no smoking area at T2 on Barcelona El Prat. We asked 3 different staff members and they finally sent us out. ���� Update from Lubov C. on the 9th Oct 2018.

Images of Smoke Areas


Further Information

Official Website