Smoking at Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport

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Before Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

After Security Smoking

Terminal 1:

Update from Arseny, August 2023: The zone works, go to departures, then to McDonalds, then go to a terrace.

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Update from John P., May 2023: Barcelona BCN Terminal 1 (picture included) Large outdoor smoking terrace airside. Follow the signs for Starbucks Terrace. Houses 2 individual businesses - Piscolabis and Starbucks but the terrace is free to use without purchase at either. 

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Update from Andrew, January 2023: Smoking by Starbucks outside terrace still there.

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

Terminal 2:

Feedback from Thibault, March 2024: While there are less smoking areas in Barcelona than there are in other Airports, I feel like the quality of the smoking area (being a big open terrace with a lots of seatings) it should be rated at least one higher if not more. (We increased rating for this airport due to good feedback)

El Prat Smoking

Update from Vadym, June 2023: Large open terrace to the right of McDonald's, somewhere between gates R and B. Photo below.

Update from Dmitry K., June 2023: There is big smoking terrace near McCafe and S23 gate. Photo below.

Update from Adam, April 2023: I passed through BCN late April 2023 and there is a VERY large open air smoking area after security. It is located close to 2C (the "easyJet" terminal") but is accessible from A or B as well.

Update Ulysses, January 2023: You can smoke in Terminal 2. there is a new terrace near McDonalds between terminal 2c et 2b.

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.

Further Information

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