How to get from Barcelona Airport to City

How to get from Barcelona Airport to City

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Getting from Barcelona Airport to City

Welcome to another guide from the friendly folk at AtoB, this time we’re looking at getting from Barcelona Airport to the city centre. Whether it’s your first, second or hundredth time visiting, navigating public transport in a foreign country can always be a little overwhelming. Chill – we’ve got you covered! In the following sections, we plan to provide you with a detailed overview of all the possible methods you have to get around, including catching the Aerobus or Metro from the airport, and of course, how you can book a private transfer with AtoB to get you to your destination in comfort and style. So, fasten your (hypothetical) seatbelts and let’s get this guide on the way!

How to get from Barcelona Airport to City

Best way to get from Barcelona Airport to City

So, a question we’re guessing a lot of tourists have posed to themselves upon arrival: “what’s the best way to get from Barcelona Airport to the City Centre?”. While we’d love to just hit you with some truth, in reality, it’s not an easy question to answer. The “best” way to travel is subjective and depends on your priorities. Are you travelling on a budget? Do you want to get to your hotel in record time? Or perhaps you’re more interested in taking in the sights along the way? The aim of this article is to provide you with all the info you’ll need to make an informed decision about which method of transportation is the “best” for you. From public transport options like the Aerobus and Metro, to the convenience of booking a private transfer with AtoB, we’ll cover all the bases.

“Barcelonaaaaaaa, such a beautiful horizon…” sang Freddie Mercury – does anyone remember that song? Lucky for you, this guide will stick to the present and provide you with an up-to-date schedule. Located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, Barcelona is a metropolis of art and culture, where Gothic structures and playful designs by Antoni Gaudí coexist harmoniously. This city is a treasure trove of delights for travellers, with endless options to indulge in delicious cuisine, discover museums and galleries, and soak up the Mediterranean sun on the beach. So, get ready to put your travelling hat on, and let us show you the secrets of Barcelona.

How can you get a Train from Barcelona Airport to City

Taking the train from Barcelona Airport to the city centre will get you to your destination in no time. You can take the RENFE train, which departs from Terminal 2 (usually) every 30 minutes, from 5:42 AM to 11:38 PM, and it takes just under 25 minutes to reach the city centre. The train has two stops in the city centre – the first at Passeig de Gracia and the second at Barcelona Sants, which is the main train station in the city. The cost of a one-way ticket is approximately €4.60, and you can purchase tickets at the ticket machines located in the train station, or through the RENFE website. Don’t forget to validate your ticket before boarding the train, and keep it with you throughout the journey.

How to get from Barcelona Airport to City

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Getting a Bus from Barcelona Airport to City

The bus is another practical option for those looking to get to the city centre with public transport. It is slightly quicker than the train, although ticket prices are also a little higher. The Aerobus provides a direct route to Plaça de Catalunya, a central hub in the city that connects to various other transport options, such as the metro and buses. The bus runs every 5-10 minutes from 5:35 AM to 1:05 AM, making it a reliable choice for early morning arrivals and late-night departures. The journey takes approximately 35 minutes, and a one-way ticket costs around €5.90. You can purchase tickets at the airport or through the Aerobus website, and they are valid for one use only.

How to get from Barcelona Airport to City

Distance to Barcelona Airport from the City Centre

The airport is situated about 14 kilometres away from the city centre, with the journey taking approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on the mode of transportation chosen. 

Various Transfers from Barcelona Airport to City Centre

There is no shortage of transit choices in Barcelona, as is usual in most big cities. The nicest aspect is that you may mix numerous modes of transportation to tailor your entire journey. You could choose to take the metro to the square, then take a bus around the centre of Barcelona, all capped off with a private transfer back to the airport when your trip is over. You might also try your luck with a local cab to bring you from the airport, albeit their charges may be high owing to the tariff structure.

The advantage of having so many options for travelling from Barcelona to the airport is that you may tailor your trip to your exact needs. It’s entirely up to you!

Cheapest Taxi from Barcelona Airport to City

It is quite difficult to discover a low-cost, high-quality mode of transportation. It is critical to emphasise this. It’s true what they say, you get what you pay for. Buses may be a cheap method to go from point A to point B, but they may also be unreliable, crowded with unruly visitors, or simply uncomfortable. Do yourself a favour and pay a little bit more and get yourself a more comfortable, peaceful journey. Our transfers ensure a world-class transfer experience at a reasonable price.

Taxi Barcelona Airport to City Cost

Vehicle Class Passengers Luggage Price
Economy 4 3 €37.00
Business 3 2 €99.00
First Class 3 2 €131.00
Economy Van 7 6 €52.00
Business Van 7 6 €113.00
Economy Van+ 8 6 €60.00

Booking a Transfer from Barcelona Airport to City Centre

To book your transfer with AtoB, head to our booking page and input your pickup and dropoff locations, as well as the time you need your driver to arrive. From there, you can select from the wide range of vehicles we offer according to your needs.

Make sure to pay special attention to the passenger and luggage capacities of each car, as booking the wrong vehicle can lead to extra issues. After making your choice, proceed to customise your ride. We offer a wide range of extra add-ons, all of which guarantee you get to travel your way. You can choose to include child seats, additional stops, or even bottled water – it’s up to you!

After customising your ride, proceed to payment. Our payment provider, REVOLUT, provides a completely secure payment portal, which accepts a wide range of payment options. After successfully paying, you shall receive a confirmation email, including an itinerary of your trip. As your pickup date approaches, you will also receive an email containing your driver’s contact information.

Awesome! You’ve successfully booked an unforgettable trip. Happy travels and see you soon!

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