BCN Airport Transport, Barcelona

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    local bus by carrer sants
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    Airport T1 arriving to bus
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    How to get in and out Barcelona

    by gwened Updated Aug 25, 2015

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    A city I come often about once a year at least for many years,and just recently back with the aim of taking pictures of all in sight lol!

    you have the Barcelona airport which is a nice modern airport in the outskirts actually in the town of El Prat de Llobregat , so commonly call the Prats . official site of it,

    then you have Spain airport authority ,

    the easy way is to take the aérobus airport bus for 10,20€ round trip as of today, you can go to plaça Catalunya or as I did Plaça Espanya,and link up with the metro line 3.or else. It goes from Terminal 1 or 2.

    there is a nearby Girona to the north airport
    Transport Companyia “Barcelona Bus”: Tel. 932 320 459 |
    Sortida: des de l'Estació del Nord; C/ Ali-Bei, 80.
    takes going 16€ / and returning 25€ by bus to Barcelona

    and there is Reus to the South
    Transport . Companyia “Hispano Igualadina”: Tel. 933 397 329 |
    leaves from the Estació de Sants; C/ Viriat, s/n.

    The metro system is very easy as well as the buses, plenty going everywhere.

    This is a good site to tell you about public transport options

    and of course the national train network is on
    with a local track rodalies here

    you have an extensive bike system, but better walk

    The train you have the Sants train station at
    Barcelona Sants Station
    Pl. Paisos catalans s/n 08014 Barcelona
    Time: 4.30am to 12.30am.
    Metro: L5 and L3. Bus: 27, 32, 78, 109, 115, H10 and V17

    or the France station as
    França Station
    Av. Marquès de l’Argentera, s/n 08003 Barcelona
    Time: 4.45am to 12am.
    Metro: L4. Bus: 14, 17, 39, 45, 51, 59, 64, D20 and H16.

    an a regional one at Passeig de Graçia
    Passeig de Gràcia - Aragó, s/n 08007 Barcelona.
    Time: 5am to 12am.
    Metro: L2, L3 and L4. Bus: 7, 16, 17, 22 and 24.
    Regional trains to Girona – Figueres – Portbou; Costa Garraf; Costa Dorada – Tarragona – Tortosa; Reus; Lleida – Zaragoza.

    You can,also, have the tramways nice thing to do
    tickets as metro , bus is 2,15€ as of today.

    The bus is plentyful like I said
    Barcelona Nord Bus Station
    Alí-bei, 80 (08013)
    Opening time: 5.15am to 1am.
    Metro: L1, stop Arc de Triomf.| Bus: 6, 40, 42, 54, 141 and V21.
    This is Barcelona’s main bus station operating services to the main Spanish cities, Europe and North Africa. Station facilities: Tourist Information Office, lockers, bureau de change, etc.

    Sants Bus Station
    Viriat, s/n (08014) – Next to the railway station
    Opening time: 4.30pm to 12.30am.
    Metro: L5 and L3, stop Sants Estació.| Bus: 27, 32, 78, 109, 115, H10 and V7.

    for bus rates and routes in Barcelona city see the bus site here

    this site helps you even with the night bus services

    And you always have the boats, Cruises etc
    Port de Barcelona
    Pl. Portal de la Pau, 6 (08039) Barcelona
    Tel. 932 986 000 | [email protected]
    The Port de Barcelona operates services to the Balearic Islands and the main Mediterranean ports. Ferries depart daily for the Balearic Islands and there is a direct service to the port of Genoa, Rome and Algiers.
    From/to the Balearic Islands
    Acciona-Trasmediterránea: Tel. 902 454 645 |
    Balearia: Tel. 933 248 980 |
    From/to Genoa, Sète and Tangier
    Grimaldi Group Grandi Navi Veloci: Tel. 934 437 139 |
    From/to Rome, Livorno, Sardinia (Porto Torres) and Tangier
    Grimaldi Ferries: Tel. 935 028 163 |
    and a booking site in Spanish

    I usually come with a car or a local friend's car so the traffic is important
    irregardless of popular beliefs this is from the city of Barcelona
    Most barcelonians, 38%, travel in public transport, whereas 36% use to go walking and 26% a private transport. On the contrary, 65% of the inhabitants in the Metropolitan Region who enter in and leave from Barcelona do it by car, and 31% in public transport.
    so car is it do not be afraid.
    Car parks can go as high as 35€ per day;one of the companies that runs thèses parking garages is B:SM

    Other more European is SABA

    and Parking viajeros

    tunnel of Cadi is the one I have taken several time coming from France

    and for the roads conditions,information,and route planning you can use Abertis
    or Repsol

    taxis here

    Aerobus airport to city of Barcelona Airport T1 arriving to bus the bike stand at ave diagonal tramway by maria cristina local bus by carrer sants
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  • from Barcelona airport to city center

    by traveller656 Written Jan 10, 2014

    We decided to visit Barcelona for Christmas with friends, my family and the other were a total of 6 people. i discovered that you can book online official taxi service for airport transfer to hotel and back, with a vehicle up to 7 people, and sufficient space for luggage.
    they picked up us at the flight arrival zone and took us to the hotel without having to queue and with the comfort of knowing the price in advance ... It cost € 8 per person. really great!

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    Aeroport del Prat -Barcelona

    by Danalia Written Jan 22, 2011

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    If you want to use the train from the airport to the city center of Barcelona:
    Use the RENFE trains company

    From airport to the city from 06:00AM to 22:30PM
    From Plaza Catalunya : from 06:00AM to 22:00PM

    The train from Plaza Catalunya leaves from terminal 2

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    Aeroport del Prat -Barcelona

    by Danalia Updated Jan 22, 2011

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    Finally landed in Barcelona?
    here are some ways to get from the airport to the city, using the bus or the train services.
    The Barcelona's airport is located 12 km far from the city.
    Next to each terminal there is a bus station , working since 06:00AM till midnight (Saturday and Sunday from 06:30)

    To get to airport from the Plaza Catalunya use the bus services that work from 05:30AM- 23:00FM. (Saturday and Sunday from 06:00)

    If you are in the Plaza Espania and going to airport , use the EA and the EN bus lines. You can find them till 3:15AM , and if you coming from the airport to the Plaza Espania you can find the same lines till 02:40AM, only that their frequency is low.

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    Taking the trin to the airport

    by Steve51 Written Nov 9, 2010

    The train (RENFE/Rodalies line R2) to Barcelona airport stops quite a way short of the airport, but the airport company provides bus transport to the terminals. Remember to add 10 minutes to your travel times to cover the extra distance.
    The Corte Inglese map might show this connection as line as R10, but it is definitely R2

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    LINE 46

    by MASSSACA Written Sep 8, 2009

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    Don´t Read the other statements if you want to save money.

    You have more than one opportuinty to go to the city Barcelona from airport:

    AEROBUS, its expensive, cost are currently 4,25 EUROS!!
    TRAIN, costs more than 2 EUROS, leaves every 30 min...
    TAXI, too expensive.

    THE BEST WAY: Take the BUS LINE 46 to PLACE ESPANYA, then take Undergroundtrain oder another bus.

    TO the PLACE ESPANYA you will pay only 1,35 EUROS. THATs really cheap and for may people its not neccessary to go to PLACE CATALUNYA..

    You can walk from PLACE ESPANYA, for example to Trainstation ROCAFORT at GRAN VIA you take approx. 10 minutes...

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    by listenandlearn Written May 16, 2009

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    Hola Vince, It is very simple. Pls. don't let directions confuse u nor go astray! Make your trip to your hotel simple yet economical. Take the shuttle bus which we call AERO BUS. As you exit the costoms at the airport,go through those tinted black doors which automatically & lets u exit. Now your amongst the public. Keep walking straight where all those taxis anxiously waiting for passengers...look right about ten feet away would be the que for the AERO BUS, these is colour dark blue and yellow. Have at least 15 euros change, and I will explain later why. Lets make believe your inside the AERO BUS. Get off at the last stop which is called PLAZA CATALUNYA (which is right infront of our famous EL CORTE INGLES). You can either take a cab to Hotel Universal, take the Linea 3 right at Plaza Catalunya or if your young and energetic with a good city map you can easily walk it which would be a good 15 minutes. Taking a cab from Plaza Catalunya would cost you about seven euros, no need to tip the driver, however, taking the cab remember you will be charge plus one euro for your luggage. Now taking the Linea 3 get off at Parel. As you exit the metro walk towards the right side and you will see your hotel from there. Now that your in that area which can be quite busy specially in the dark, please be sure to secure your personal belongings, pickpocketing is so rampant not particularly in that area but because you are now in a very rampant pickpocketing favous beautiful city, just like any other famous city, you will always have many pickpocketing. Make copies of all your important documents, your passport, your credit card, your airline tickets and so forth, anything you hate to loose, make copies of it. Your hotel is a stone through from Las Ramblas so that is the cream of the cream, you will have a great time in that area but extra careful specially in the dark streets. Have a happy holiday and have great memories of beautiful Barcelona. Should you need more information how to get to the city from the airport, take few minutes and read our homepage with the title 'transportation to and from the airport'. CHEERS!

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  • Getting to the BCN airport cheaply

    by livita Written Mar 27, 2008

    During the day, the train is EASY to take to the airport and WAY cheaper than a taxi. During the wee hours of the night, there is a night bus (not the airport bus - it´s cheaper) that runs to the airport (easy to catch it from plaça catalunya) if you have a SUPER early flight. It comes by every 20 mins and goes right there. You;ll see lots of people with suitcases. Don´t stay out by the BCN airport.

    If you are talking about the Girona airport, I can`t help you there as I;ve never been.

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    Bus or Train - Easy!

    by Bif75 Written Jan 11, 2008

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    Arriving at Barcelona airport you have lots of options for getting into the city, whichever type of transport you choose you can bank on around 30 - 40 mins to get into the city, reaching Plaza du Catalunya.
    There is a bus service from right outside the terminal, you purchase a ticket from the machines located at the stop, you can request a variety of languages on the machine too.
    There is also a walkway leading to the train, again the ticket machine is on the platform and you can select a language to suit.
    The cost last time i was there was around 3.5 euro or you can purchase a ten trip ticket which is also valid for the journey into the city.
    Taxis are lined up outside the terminal too, although you'd be looking at a cost of 30 - 40 euro but at least if you give the driver your accomodation address you are taken right to the door.

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    BCN El Prat de LLobregat to city center

    by flyfreak Updated Jan 8, 2008

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    Arriving at BCN Airport, you have several possibilities to get to the city center:

    -> by TRAIN : get out of the airport building and at the level of terminal C you will see a bridge that looks a little bit like a train passing over the street to the other side. Take the lift up there, cross over, buy a ticket at the machines and take the train to Estación Sants or Plaza Catalunya.

    -> by AIRPORT BUS : The AEROBUS is a blue bus that stops in all terminals (A, B and C). The bus stations are right at the exit of the arrival halls at the different gates. For schedule, exact itinerary and price check out
    The main stops are at Plaza Espana, Urgell, Plaza Catalunya.

    -> by REGULAR BUS nr. 46 : this is a bus line of the ordinary bus transportation system of the city. The advantage is that it is the cheapest (you can use the T-10 ticket, see my info on bus/metro transportation in Barcelona). The disadvantage is that these busses don't have specific luggage store compartments like the aerobus. This bus stops at Terminal B, at least this was so in JAN 2008.

    -> by TAXI : if you want to travel in comfort and style, take the taxi. It is still affordable in Barcelona!

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    Don't get a cab.. get the train for 2.50 euros

    by helruna Updated Aug 8, 2007

    When arriving in Barcelona catch the train. Normally they run til about 11.30pm at night and run reasonably frequently. From Sants to the Airport it's once every 30 minutes. It costs at the time of writing around E2.50.

    The journey is pretty quick to the centre of town. 20 minutes! You can get dropped off at Passeig De Gracia that's central, Cataluna - that's the town centre/centre.. and Sants. The train scrolling display says "barcelona". If your stop is Sants.. that's for you! If you're going to the Born or Gothic area find out if the train goes to Station de Franca. That takes you to the beach!

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    To and From the Airport

    by SueWarwick Written Jun 30, 2007

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    On leaving the airport, follow the signs to the railway station.
    Trains leave fairly regularly (about every 30 minutes) to the city centre.
    Most go to Barcelona Sans from there, change trains to go to Line 2 which head towards Placa Catalunya, more useful for those staying on and around the Las Ramblas/university/old town areas.
    It is best to check where trains are heading with the staff on the station, there are plenty of them around.

    Tickets can be purchased from either a machine (instructions in various languages) or from the ticket booth.
    Journey takes around 25 minutes and costs less than 3 Euros.

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    Several options to downtown

    by sylina Written Apr 12, 2007

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    From Barcelona airport to city center, there are many options: Taxi, Shuttlebus, Train.


    It costs us 36 Euros to get Selva de Mar (about 35 minutes journey). It's a bit out of city center where the international conference center locates. 25-30 Euros to get downtown I suppose. There will be an additional surcharge 1 Euro for the each bag you're carrying.

    Barcelona taxis are black and yellow, the drivers we met are all friendly helpful and zealous.

    *Shuttle bus -- Aerobus:

    Aerobus runs every 15 mins in its operation hours (see official website for the timetable):

    The bus will drop you at Placa Espana or Placa de Cataluna in the city center where you can catch the metro. There are 12 of metro and Tram lines running in Barcelona which are Metro L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7, L8 and Tram T1, T2, T3, T4. It's very convenient to transit.

    here is the metro map:


    RENFE train runs about every 30 mins to the city centre from airport (Aeropuerto). Approximately 25 minutes journey. You shall get off at either Barcelona Sants or Passeig de Gracia to catch on the metro system.

    more information:

    Aeropuerto Taxi - Black & Yellow RENFE train

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    Best Way to Ramblas by Train

    by scanos Updated Mar 12, 2007

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    I found that the best way to get to the lower end of Las Ramblas was to take the Renfe train from the Airport to Paseig de Gracia Station, proceed to Metro line 3 and after two stops you reach Lyceu station, in the middle of las ramblas. Paseig de Gracia Station is much less busy than Sants.

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    Getting from the Airport to City Centre

    by sue_stone Updated Feb 26, 2007

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    Barcelona's El Prat airport lies around 13km southwest of the city centre, and there are a few different transport options to get you into town.

    The easiest (and of course most expensive) of these options is to catch a taxi. There is a taxi rank just outside the arrivals hall. When we arrived in Barcelona for our latest visit it was a Friday evening and we wanted to get into town as quickly as we could so we could go out to dinner - so taxi was the best solution for us. Although at this time there was a long queue of people waiting for a cab, there was also a constant flow of empty taxi's arriving and it didn't take us too long until we were on our way. A taxi to the city centre costs between 20-30 euro depending on extra charges for luggage etc.

    Another easy option is to catch the A1 Aerobus, which departs every 10-15 minutes from outside the arrivals terminal. The bus takes 30-40 minutes and costs around 3.75 euro - you can buy your ticket on the bus. The bus goes to Placa Espana and Placa Catalunya.

    On our first visit to Barcelona we caught the train from the airport to the city centre. The RENFE train service departs every 30 mins or so, and the trip to the city centre takes approximately 25 minutes. You can get off the train at Barcelona Sants or Passeig de Gracia and change onto the metro from there if required. A oneway ticket from the airport to Sants station costs around 2.60 euro.

    Barcelona's wide streets near the harbour
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