Barcelona Airport

Barcelona airport, also called ‘El Prat’, is located around 13km southwest Barcelona.

There are 2 tourist offices one at each of the main terminals (A and B) where you may be able to get all the information you need.

How to get to Barcelona

There are several ways to get to Barcelona:

Aerobus – there are buses every 12-13 minutes that leave from the airport towards Plaza Cataluña or Plaza España in Barcelona, and same for the opposite trip. These buses start approximately from 6 to 24h. The ticket, which price is 3,75 €, can be bought on the same bus. Click here for the Aerobus schedule.

By Train – Trains leave the airport every 30 minutes between 6:00am to 10:00 pm, stopping at the Sants Estació, then at then Plaça Catalunya, later at the Arc de Trionf, and finnally at Clot station. Trains going to the airport operate at 6 until 24h. The fare is 2.25€. Click here for train schedule.

By car: Cars can be rented at the airport. Main car rental companies have desks at the airport. The journey to or from city centre takes between 30min and 1 hour depending on traffic.

To drive from the airport to the city center, the easiest way is to follow all the signs that point to ‘Centre ciutat’ (city center) going through ‘La Gran Via’. It is quite well indicated so shouldn’t be a problem. Cars can be rented at the airport. Main car rental companies have desk at the airport.

To get back to the airport fom city centre, take the motorway that goes to Castelldefels (C-246) and follow the signs to the airport.

Last option is taking a taxi although price can vary from €15 to 25€ depending basically on traffic.

Click here for transport and taxi fares.

Tip: I would strongly recommend using the Train or the Aerobus as they quick and cheap. Taking a taxi may be expensive as traffic is getting worse and worse in Barcelona

Left luggage office: There is a left luggage office in the lobby of terminal B, beside the arrivals area. The price for all or part of each 24-hour period is €4.50 for a large locker, €4 for a medium locker and €3 for a small locker. Transfer from the left luggage to the warehouse costs €36 and storage in the warehouse costs €1.80 a day.

Apart from Barcelona Airport, Reus Airport (located 3km from Reus and 13km from Tarragona) and Girona Airport (located in the outskirts of Girona) are used by people travelling to Barcelona as they are relatively close the Barcelona and transfer is provided.

Low fare companies such as Ryanair fly to Reus and Girona for very reasonable prices from all around Europe. Bus services are provided from the airport to Barcelona.

Reus is located around 100km south Barcelona. From Reus airport, there are buses to Reus, Barcelona and the Costa Dorada (Reus, Cambrils, La Pineda, Salou y Vilaseca). Click here for details regarding buses to Barcelona.

Girona is located around 100km north Barcelona. From Reus airport, there are buses to Barcelona, Girona, Costa Brava / Maresme (Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar, Blanes, Malgrat de Mar, Santa Susana, Pineda de Mar and Calella de la Costa), North Costa Brava (Figueres, Roses, Pineda, Calella and Tossa de Mar) and to Girona.

2 comments to Barcelona Airport

  • steve lawson

    We wish to travel from Barcelona Airport to Calella at about 1100 on Friday 18th September and return at about 1800 on Monday 21st September but are
    having difficulty finding a timetable and tariff. Also where in the Airport are the trains to be found?
    Very grateful for your help.

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