Getting from Barcelona Airport to Salou
Welcome back to another handy how-to guide from the friendly folk here at AtoB! This time we are going to have a look at getting from Barcelona to Salou in Spain! Whether you’ve been here a million times, or it’s your first time, navigating the public transportation system in Spain can be a little overwhelming.
In this article, we plan to go over the various modes of transportation available, from buses to trains, and of course, our personal favourite, a private transfer from Barcelona Airport to Salou with AtoB. So sit back, relax, and let us take the wheel (or handlebars, or train tracks – whichever you prefer) as we embark on this journey together.
Best Way to Get from Salou to Barcelona Airport
Determining the “best” way to get from Barcelona to Salou is not really possible, as every traveller will have their own preferences and priorities. Some may prioritise cost-effectiveness, while others may value speed, luxury or convenience. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive guide on the available options, allowing each reader to make an informed decision on which method suits them best.
From public transportation to private transfers from Barcelona airport to Salou, we’ll explore each option in as much depth as possible, highlighting the pros and cons of each. So whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly journey or a luxurious ride, keep reading to find the transportation method that’s perfect for you. But, before we do that, let’s talk about Salou a little. For more info on Barcelona, head to our dedicated page.
Originally a small fishing village, Salou has transformed over the years into a vibing tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world. The town is home to a range of stunning architectural landmarks, including the Torre Vella, a historic watchtower dating back to the 16th century. The town is also famous for its golden sandy beaches, such as Llevant Beach and Ponent Beach, which are ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.
Is there a Barcelona Airport to Salou Train?
The journey is possible by train, although it is not direct and you will have to combine a few different transportation methods. Of these different methods, as the train journey is the longest, we shall cover the trip in this article. In other articles we have omitted non-direct train rides.
From the airport, head to the designated train station in Terminal 2 and board the R2N train (check departures to ensure this is the correct one) towards Estacion de tren Sant Celoni. This will take a total of 20 minutes and will have 3 stops. From the train station, board the Regional Express train towards Madrid-Chamartin, disembarking at the Vila-Seca station. The first train will cost €8.80, with tickets available either online, or at one of the kiosks at the station.
After arriving at your destination, you will have to take a brisk walk to catch your final bus, which departs from the Avenue Ramon d’Olzina BusPlana stop. Disembark at the Cambrils estacio d’autobusos, and walk south to Salou. The ticket for the bus is around €7.50 and can be bought either online or from the driver.
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Getting a Bus from Barcelona Airport to Salou
Fortunately, if you want to take public transport and prefer a direct route, BusPlana offers a direct bus route from the airport, directly to Salou. The cost of a ticket from Barcelona Airport is €15.95 and can be purchased online or from the driver.
To catch the bus, head to Terminal 1 and board the bus terminating at Av. de la Diputacio. The trip will take around 1 hour and 42 minutes, although this can change depending on traffic. In total there are 16 stops during the journey, although they are usually quick and don’t add any extra time to the previously stated duration.
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Distance from Salou to Barcelona Airport
The distance between the two locations is approximately 106 kilometres. The duration of your trip will vary based upon which transportation method you choose, but will likely be around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Various Barcelona Sants to Portaventura Transfer Options
Allow us to state it quite simply and as clearly as possible. Public transport = only by bus, Private transport = a lot of options. So, let us now discuss the private options, seeing as we have already exhausted the public ones. For simplicity’s sake, we shall say that there are 3 main private options, although you will likely be able to find many more if you look. The 3 are as such: taxis, car rental, and transfers from Barcelona Airport to Salou with AtoB. Allow us to elaborate on each a little more closely.
Taxis. A common mode of transportation for travellers seeking private transport, who have yet to be introduced to AtoB. The issue arising with taxis in Spain, is the tendency of drivers to overcharge for a simple trip. When it comes to a trip between Barcelona and Salou, you could be charged an enormous amount – No, thank you!
Now, rental cars. There are countless companies that provide you with the ability to rent a car, a number of which are worldwide providers you likely know from your home country. Nevertheless, you may be enticed to rent a car through one of many online platforms, who promise incredibly low daily charges. What will not be mentioned, until you actually get to the point of booking, is the large insurance deposit you will have to make. If you are not in the mood to give the rental company a couple of hundred euros “just in case”, then perhaps car rental is not the best for you. Not to mention navigating foreign roads can be a pain in the neck!
Finally, for those who appreciate travelling in style, we offer you an AtoB chauffeur-driven transfer from Barcelona Airport to Salou. That’s right, we offer a door-to-door service, so we can take you anywhere you need to go in Salou, even the rural areas. You want to be dropped off in Cap Salou or Cambrils? No worries, your driver will take you straight there! That’s not all though, we offer attractive prices for a range of different vehicles, all of which can be customised to your travel preferences. What do you think?
Cheapest Way from Barcelona Airport to Salou
Like we have already expressed, taking the bus is your cheapest option, as it is anywhere. With a total ticket price of just €152, it is definitely the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Salou. However, taking the bus can be a bit of a hassle, especially if you have a lot of luggage or are travelling with children. In these situations, choosing a private transfer from Barcelona Airport to Salou with AtoB Transfer may be your best option.
Our vehicles are equipped with child seats to ensure your children travel safely, and we have vans that can easily fit all your luggage. We offer door-to-door service, so you don’t have to worry about navigating from the bus stop to your accommodation. With AtoB Transfer, you can travel in comfort and style, without any worries.
How much does a Barcelona to Portaventura Taxi Cost
Booking a Barcelona Airport to Salou Transfer?
While a transfer from Barcelona Airport to Salou may be slightly more expensive than public transportation, the benefits are abundant. With a private transfer, you’ll have an experienced driver dedicated solely to you and your group, providing a direct route from your pickup point to your final destination, without any hassle of connections or delays. Your driver will also be a wealth of knowledge, happy to offer suggestions on local attractions and the best routes to take.
Additionally, private airport transfers Barcelona to Salou offer top-notch security and comfort, featuring luxurious interiors and amenities such as air conditioning and much more. Most importantly, AtoB’s private transfers can be personalised to meet the needs and preferences of each passenger, from the choice of vehicle to the time of departure.
To book your quality transfers from Barcelona Airport to Salou, head over to our booking platform, which will easily assist in reserving your ride.
What Are the Main AtoB Features?
AtoB taxi is your way to make your journey more comfortable. Our main priority is to provide our clients with the highest level of comfort. We’ll make the most of your trips by providing you with exceptional transfer services.
Our company will provide you with fast and convenient transport from the airport to the hotel or the nearest city where you will stay.
Our experienced chauffeurs and private drivers are always happy to help and give any recommendations about the city attractions, road, or your stay.
Comfort and safety
AtoB offers a fixed price. Our driver will meet you with a name card, and you will have the driver’s contact info so that you do not get lost.