Airport Shuttle Services from Barcelona Airport
There are three shuttle options available to get you from the Barcelona El Prat Airport to the city centre of Barcelona. There is a dedicated airport bus line, named the Aerobus, as well as a public bus and two night buses. The public buses are the cheapest option, only 2.15€ per ticket but they take the longest too, around 60 minutes. The Aerobus is a little pricier at 5.90€ but has a much quicker travel time of 35 minutes. Public buses depart regularly - between every 20 and 30 minutes but the Aerobus is more frequent, between every 5-10 minutes.
Aerobus to Pl. Catalunya
The Aerobus is the fastest shuttle method to get to the city centre. With departure times every 5 minutes during peak hours, it is also the most convenient of the options. There are two lines, A1 and A2 which operate in Terminal 1 and 2 respectively. There are most frequent at Terminal 1 however. The Aerobus takes you to Pl. Catalunya in the city centre which is a great area for sightseeing, eating and catching the sights. The bus also stops at Pl. Espanya, Gran Via-Urgell and Pl. Universidad.
Bus 46 to Pl. Catalunya
The public bus from the airport to Pl. Catalunya runs between terminals 1 and 2 before stopping at various points along the route to the city. The stops are convenient transport stops to take metros or buses from. The bus only operates within daytime hours, however the night buses have the same ending point and are available outside of the public bus operation hours. It is always best to leave extra time for your travel as traffic can affect the journey time.
Night Buses N16 & N17 to Pl. Catalunya
The nightbus or 'Nitbus' system to Pl. Catalunya is best for those travelling very early or late as the cost is cheap and the route length bearable, if not a little long. The night buses stop regularly and therefore can have many desirable stop points along the route should you need to get off along the way for further transportation. The downside to public buses is that there are not always suitable luggage spaces available as they are not designated airport shuttles.
Welcome Pickups transfer
Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line
Welcome Pickups offers an elite service for transferring from the airport to the city at the same price as a regular taxi. Welcome drivers await your arrival at the terminal and provide a reliable and safe transfer with an English speaking driver. While you drive, your guide will introduce you to the city and provide you with local information before dropping you at your desired location. Welcome services are pre-booked, so you can ensure that your ride is sorted by the time you arrive.Read More
Hand-picked english-speaking drivers
Drivers are always on time
24/7 email & phone support
Edit or cancel transfers
4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage
Frequently asked questions
How much is a taxi from Barcelona airport to city?
A taxi from Barcelona El Prat Airport does not have a flat fee, so any charges will be on the taxi meter rate and therefore are subject to variation. Things like public holidays or night-time transfers may incur extra fees. You can expect to pay around 35 - 40€ for the journey. Bear in mind that there is a starting fee of 20€ from the airport.
Is there a train from Barcelona airport to city?
There are train and metro services available from Barcelona Airport. The train is the best option to reach other stations for onward transportation within Barcelona and beyond. The train is located at Terminal 2 and the cost is 4€.