How to Get from Barcelona Airport to PortAventura

How to Get from Barcelona Airport to PortAventura

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Getting from Barcelona to PortAventura

Are you planning a thrilling adventure to PortAventura, the world-renowned amusement park in Spain? You must be eager to hit the rides and attractions, but before you do, it’s important to know how to get there from Barcelona
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll explore all the transportation options available to you, including trains, buses, car rentals, and private transfers with AtoB. By the end of this read, you’ll have a clear understanding of the pros and cons of each method, helping you make an informed decision for your travel preferences. So buckle up and get ready for a ride!

Best Way to Get from PortAventura to Barcelona

Of course, when it comes to determining the “best” way to get from Barcelona to PortAventura, it ultimately depends on your personal travel preferences. However, by examining all the available transportation options, we can help you make an informed decision that suits your needs.

From trains and buses to car rentals and private transfers with AtoB, each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. By weighing these factors, you can determine which option is the most comfortable, affordable, and convenient for your travel plans. Before we dive into the details of each method to help you choose the right one for your trip, let’s have a quick look at the PortAventura.

Located in Salou and Vila-seca, the entertainment resort has been around since 1995. In just 2018 it saw over 6 million visitors come through, making it one of the most popular resorts in Spain. The park itself features five themed areas based on different civilizations and one area based on Sesame Street, the popular TV show from back in the day.

Aside from that, the park also has Ferrari Land, which, we’re sure you can guess what that’s all about. With lots of roller coasters and other rides and water attractions available, alongside beautiful accommodation, we’re sure you’ll have a great time, made even better by organising your transportation beforehand!

How to Get from Barcelona Airport to PortAventura

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Is there a Train from Barcelona to PortAventura?

A direct train route isn’t available, but if you are set on taking the train (which is fine), we will detail the entire trip. In total, the quickest route that takes only trains will require a total of 2 changes and quite a bit of walking. It should get you there in around 2 hours and 10 minutes, although this can change and will also have around 20 minutes of walking.

From Airport Terminal 2, board the R2N train to the city centre. This is a quick ride, taking on 7 minutes and not stopping anywhere along the way. After reaching the El Prat de Llobregat train station, you will need to board your next train, namely the R2S train, towards Vilanova, which should get you there in around 34 minutes, with 7 stops.

The next train to catch will be the REGIONAL train, which shall take you directly to the PortAventura train station. This trip will be the longest, at 50 minutes, but should be relatively comfortable and quick, only making 5 stops along the way. After reaching the train station, you will need to walk around 950 metres to reach the park itself.

In total, you will need to buy 2 tickets, one for the first two trains, one for the last, which will cost around €30, making it dearer than taking the bus.

How to Get from Barcelona Airport to PortAventura

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Travel Tip: Book your tickets in advance for the best prices.

Getting a Bus from Barcelona to PortAventura

The bus is the cheapest way to get to the adventure park, with tickets costing €16.60, purchasable directly from the bus driver. In total the trip will take 1 hour 43 minutes and will make 17 stops along the way.

To catch this bus, head to the airport Terminal 1, from where you will need to locate the bus station. This is quite easy, due to the numerous sign posts found throughout the airport. After locating the stop, find the bus which is direct towards the amusement park. Board and pay the driver and enjoy the trip.

After reaching the station near the park, you will need to walk roughly 850 metres to get inside. Make sure to pack your walking shoes!

How to Get from Barcelona Airport to PortAventura

Distance from Barcelona Airport to PortAventura

The distance is approximately 100 kilometres. If you’re travelling by road, it would take around 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach PortAventura, depending on traffic conditions. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to PortAventura, which takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes. However, it’s worth noting that travel times may vary depending on the specific mode of transport you choose, as well as other factors like traffic or weather conditions.

Various Barcelona Sants to PortAventura Transfer Options

Getting from the airport, as well as around the city is a piece of cake in Spain and the Barcelona region. You can choose between a modest selection of transport to get you where you need to go. The bus route, as was discussed above, is an efficient and affordable way to get around, although it can be tiresome and overcrowded at times.

Aside from public transport, you can opt to rent a car, as there are many rental agencies present at the airport. Car rental can most times be the most expensive option for transportation, with companies providing low prices, but exorbitant deposits. Due to this, we recommend booking a private transfer with us, and with our crew of professional drivers, you will be taken care of throughout the journey. Plus, you may be carrying a lot of luggage with you, the last thing you want is to be lugging it onto a train!

Cheapest Barcelona Airport to PortAventura Transfers

Although we too can appreciate a bargain every now and then, sometimes prioritizing comfort can lead to a much better start to your trip. Although the bus ride is only €15, if you are traveling with children, or have mobility issues, it’s bound to be an unpleasant ride. In these cases, we definitely recommend booking a quality ride. With us, you can get a chauffeur-driven ride to the amusement park for a very reasonable price. So, although we may not be the cheapest, we are definitely the best when it comes to quality for money.

How much does a Barcelona to PortAventura Taxi Cost

Vehicle Class Passengers Luggage Price
Economy 4 3 €152.00
Business 3 3 €321.00
First Class 3 3 €454.00
Economy Van 7 6 €200.00
Business Van 7 6 €382.00
Economy Van+ 8 8 €210.00
Sprinter Van 10 6 €300.00

Booking Quality Barcelona Airport to PortAventura Transfers

Booking an airport transfer with AtoB is like getting a fast-pass ticket to the rides at PortAventura! Just like how you wouldn’t want to wait in a long line for your favourite rollercoaster, why wait in a long line for transport at the airport?

With AtoB, you can skip the lines and enjoy a smooth and seamless transfer from the airport to PortAventura. It’s like having your own personal shuttle service to the park! Plus, with AtoB, you won’t have to worry about getting lost or navigating unfamiliar public transportation systems. It’s the ultimate stress-free way to start your amusement park adventure!

Just add your pickup and dropoff points (thus, Barcelona and PortaVentura), choose from our wide range of vehicles, personalise the ride to your specifications, efficiently pay online to avoid dealing with money in the taxi, and you’re done! Happy Travels and see you soon!

How to Get from Barcelona Airport to PortAventura


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