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.
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
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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.
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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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.