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Barcelona Airport Taxis

Unbeatable Prices for your Barcelona Airport Taxi

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

Top-rated taxis from Barcelona Airport

You’ve stepped off the plane in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and the last thing you want to do is start trying to read signs in Spanish to navigate the crowded public transport. Instead, why not pre-book a private Barcelona Airport taxi with Welcome and enjoy a comfortable ride directly to your destination?

As soon as you land, your driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals gate holding a big sign with your name on it. They will then help you with your heavy luggage to your preselected vehicle, so you can begin your hassle-free journey from Barcelona Airport. 

If your plane is delayed, there’s no need to worry. Our fully trained, English-speaking drivers receive live updates on your plane’s arrival time, so they’ll be waiting for you when you land. Once you’re sitting comfortably in your El Prat taxi, your driver will share tips and tricks with you, so you can enjoy Barcelona like a local. All that’s left for you to do is enjoy your relaxing ride into the city. 

You can still book a ride with Welcome Pickups within the city, or hail a Barcelona taxi from the street or at an official taxi rank.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM EL PRAT TO CITY
35 €
42 €
23 MIN
FROM EL PRAT TO SANTS TRAIN STATION
35 €
42 €
21 MIN
FROM EL PRAT TO PICASSO MUSEUM
35 €
42 €
26 MIN
FROM EL PRAT TO CRUISE TERMINAL
39 €
39 €
15 MIN
FROM EL PRAT TO SITGES
68 €
88 €
35 MIN
FROM EL PRAT TO TARRAGONA
135 €
155 €
2H 10 MIN
FROM EL PRAT TO GIRONA
200 €
220 €
2H 30 MIN

A Welcome Barcelona Airport taxi tailored to you

At Welcome Pickups, we know the importance of keeping your group together when travelling to a new country. That’s why we have different Barcelona Airport taxi sizes that provide private transport for every group. Are you travelling with up to 4 people? Then our stylish sedans will be perfect for you. Is your group a little larger? Our spacious minivans can carry groups of up to 8 people with ease, and our minibuses can comfortably transport up to 12 travellers.

Side view of a black Barcelona Airport taxi sedan with yellow doors parked on the street.

CAR TYPE

El Prat Barcelona Airport Taxi (Sedan)

number of passengers

Up to 4

price to City Centre

From €39

A black Barcelona Airport minivan taxi with yellow doors in a parking space.

CAR TYPE

El Prat Barcelona Airport Taxi (Minivan)

number of passengers

Up to 8

price to City Centre

From €66

Side view of a black Barcelona Airport minibus taxi.

CAR TYPE

El Prat Barcelona Airport Taxi (Minibus)

number of passengers

Up to 12

price to City Centre

From €108

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Directions for your Barcelona Airport transfer

Barcelona Airport, also known as El Prat (BCN), is the second busiest airport in Spain. It serves the busy city of Barcelona and also acts as a gateway to Costa Brava. Under normal traffic conditions, a transfer from Barcelona Airport to the city centre takes approximately 20 minutes. After meeting your driver, you will head towards C-31 and then take the B-10 exit towards Passeig Josep Carner Road. If you’re staying further away from the centre, your driver will then take the local streets to reach your hotel. It’s worth noting that most visitors prefer to stay in centrally-located hotels in order to access the phenomenal amount of attractions right on their doorstep, some crowd favourites include Serras Barcelona and Sixtytwo Hotel.

If you’re travelling elsewhere, Welcome frequently operates several popular routes from Barcelona Airport including Lloret De Mar, Tarragona, Montserrat and Sitges.

Why choose a Barcelona Airport taxi

Having to waste moments of your precious vacation trying to navigate complicated and busy public transportation networks can be extremely frustrating. Instead, book an airport taxi and enjoy a hassle-free ride to your hotel. Choosing a taxi gives you peace of mind that all your personal belongings are safe, you won’t get lost in the city, and you’ll reach your destination in comfort and in record time. 

Barcelona Airport taxis can take up to 4 people; some have a special licence to carry up to 6. Expect a waiting time, as you’ll need to find an airport attendant to find you a vehicle and only a small amount of taxis have this special licence. Wheelchair-accessible vehicles are also available on request from the taxi rank attendant and a few private companies with minibus transfer services are also available for larger groups.

Understandably, some travellers may not want to deal with waiting times and trying to organise transport on the ground. Take the stress out of your arrival by pre-booking a vehicle size of your choosing for your personalised transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost of a Barcelona Airport transfer to the city centre

Local taxi drivers don’t offer a flat-rate fee for transfers from Barcelona Airport to the city centre. Instead, the taxi driver will charge you using a taximeter based on the distance travelled. Having said that, the average price of a private transfer from the airport to the city is around €38 during the day and €42 late at night. Barcelona local taxi rates are calculated as follows:

Rate per km: €1.21

Rate per km (night rate): €1.45

Minimum fee: €7.00

For rides to and from the airport, be prepared to pay supplementary charges such as a €20 minimum fare and a service fee of €4.30. You’ll also need to pay an extra €1.00 per piece of luggage.

Benefits of an airport taxi booking with Welcome

Getting from Barcelona Airport to your hotel with ease and comfort is only the beginning. Let us do the heavy lifting and make your airport taxi booking with Welcome Pickups to ensure a fully personalised, door-to-door service with a guaranteed flat-rate fee. It doesn’t stop there though, you can take advantage of our 24/7 service, travel products and even our tailor-made experiences that allow you to enjoy Barcelona your way like our private sightseeing experiences with competitive prices.

Barcelona Airport taxi safety tips and scams to avoid

  1. A common trick used by dishonest drivers is trying to ask for more than the amount shown on the taximeter. You can dodge this by researching the price of transfers from Barcelona Airport beforehand and contesting if the price seems too high.
  2. Another typical scam to avoid is drivers telling you that their taximeter isn’t working. If this happens, you can refuse and find another taxi or negotiate a fixed price before you get in.
  3. Some taxi drivers might ask you to pay a false flat fare upfront. Always refuse to pay upfront as the driver may take advantage and leave you somewhere before you have reached your destination.
  4. If you're paying your taxi driver with cash, make sure you count exactly how much you give and how much change you receive. Some drivers may use sleight of hand techniques to give you back less change.

Frequently asked questions

Is it easy to get a taxi from Barcelona Airport?

Absolutely. There are a large number of taxis at Barcelona Airport that are ready to drive you to the city centre in just 25 minutes. You can find taxi ranks located just outside of the exit doors at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 or pre-book a private transfer.

Do you tip Barcelona Airport taxi drivers?

It is not obligatory to tip your driver for your transfer from Barcelona Airport, but tips are always appreciated. If your driver was exceptionally friendly or you truly enjoyed your taxi ride, then feel free to leave a €1-€3 tip.

Where do I meet my Welcome driver?

As soon as you get off your plane at Barcelona Airport, your Welcome driver will be waiting to greet you at the arrivals gate holding a sign with your name on it. To ensure your meeting goes smoothly, you will receive an email with your driver’s name, phone number and photo a day before you’re due to fly.

What do I do if my flight is delayed?

No matter how delayed your flight into Barcelona Airport is, we guarantee that your driver will be waiting for you. All of our Welcome Pickups drivers receive live updates on your plane’s arrival time, so they will always be there when you are at no extra cost.

Is the cost of a Barcelona Airport taxi per person?

All prices are for the vehicle, not per person, so you can share your ride with family and friends for one set price. If you opt for a taxi that can take more than 4 people, be prepared to pay an added fee per extra person.

How do I find a Barcelona taxi during my stay?

You can find taxis in Barcelona waiting at ranks throughout the city, call a taxi company or book a private transfer. You can also easily hail a Barcelona taxi from the street if it has a green light on the roof and a sign saying “Libre” in the window.

Can I flag down a taxi at Barcelona Airport?

It isn’t possible to flag down a taxi at Barcelona Airport. You’ll need to head towards the taxi rank and wait in the queue. For those who need a wheelchair-accessible or larger vehicle, you can ask the taxi rank attendant to find the right taxi for your needs.

How much is a taxi from Barcelona Airport to Las Ramblas?

A transfer from Barcelona Airport to Las Ramblas costs approximately €30.

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

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