Transportation to Barcelona
BY AIR: The Barcelona El Prat Airport is located in the Southwest of the city, only 12 km from the city centre and 3 km from the Barcelona port, a Mediterranean reference in cruise and container traffic. Direct flight connections to/from European cities
BY TRAIN: Barcelona is also an important railway link, connected favourably with the rest of Spain and with Europe which constitutes an advantageous link in the intermodal transport chain with regard to obtaining the greatest efficiency at a low cost.
Transportation within the city
Aerobus is the oficial shuttle bus service that connects Barcelona Airport (terminal 1 and 2) with the city center (Plaza Cataluña) in 35 minutes.
The bus runs every day of the year with departures every 5 minutes.
Ticket Price: 5.90€
Official aerobus website.
The daytime bus 46 leaving from Barcelona-Plaza España destination Barcelona Airport terminals T1 and T2.
They are encompassed within the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport network (TMB) and are a cheap and popular way of transport.
You can pay cash or use an integrated card of transportation from TMB, which allow travel in more than one mode of transportation, such as bus and subway, or train and bus, in a specific time frame.
R2 train line is currently the only line that arrives at the airport from Barcelona or other cities from Catalunya.
But those passengers coming from Estación de Francia (Estació de França) should use R2 Sud line (south) trains to go to any stations of Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona Sants or el Prat de Llobregat.
Ticket price: 4.50€
Get more information here
Taxis from Barcelona Airport offer their services 24 hours, waiting for passengers at the taxi ranks located in both terminals.
A journey from the airport to the city center usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on several factors: a ride from terminal T1 will be longer than from T2, the final destination, the traffic conditions and the speed limits in force on the outskirts of Barcelona.