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Getting from Barcelona Airport to the Cruise Port

From Barcelona El Prat Airport the only two practical means of transportation to the pier is either by taxi or by bus. Barcelona airport taxi rides to the port usually take around 15 minutes and the transportation fare is fixed at €39 including all fees. On the other hand, bus transportation to the port is only possible by a bus and metro connection. The combined travel time with this method is around 45 minutes and ticket prices cost €5.90 (Aerobus fare) + €2.20 (metro fare). Buses from the airport are available from 5:35am until 1:00am.

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How to get from Barcelona airport to the Cruise port by taxi

Regardless of the taxi operator all Barcelona taxis are black and yellow and carry the well known black and yellow rooftop taxi sign. The fare to the Cruise port is fixed at €39 including all extra fees and the total travel time from the airport to the port is around 15 minutes with light traffic. Most operators are present at the airport ranks 24/7.

Taxi fare from Barcelona airport to Cruise port

The fixed price to and from the airport to the port is at 39€ for a normal family size vehicle, including luggage, starting price and airport fees. However, transfers directly to specific cruise terminals have an extra €3.10 fee.

*If you book your Barcelona airport transfer in advance you might get a better fixed price.



Trip Duration

15 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis at Barcelona Airport are available around the clock.

Where do I get it from?

Barcelona taxi ranks are present in both terminal 1 and terminal 2 of the airport. Once you get out of the luggage claim area, clear signs will help you reach each corresponding rank. Exiting through the main gates of each terminal taxi marshals will guide you to the next available cab.


Barcelona airport taxis are by far the most convenient and fastest mean of transportation to the cruise port since there is not any direct public transportation option. Moreover, the taxi fare can be split with fellow travelers to significantly lower the cost.

Editor’s Note

Travelers are not allowed to flag down any moving taxi vehicle. It is necessary to head to the railed taxi waiting area at the front of the taxi line and an airport service staff will help you get a taxi.

Useful Tips

In case you want to make a complaint, ask for the receipt at the end of your journey. All taxi drivers are obliged to give you a receipt upon request.
It is advised to book in advance special taxi vehicles such as mini vans or for people with disabilities, in order to avoid waiting at queue lines in front of the taxi desk.

How to get from Barcelona airport to the Cruise port by bus

Depending on the terminal you get out from, there are two bus options: Line A1 or A2. Getting to the port requires to first use one of the two buses to Plaça Espanya station and from there to board onto L3 metro line to the cruise port. The combined price adds to a total of €8.10, while the total trip takes around 45 minutes considering normal road traffic. The Aerobus along with the metro line are available from 5:35am until 1:00am.

How much is the bus from Barcelona airport to Cruise port?

The total cost per person for the journey is €5.90 (Aerobus fare) + €2.20 (metro fare). In addition, at the end of the trip you might need to use the Cruise bus to reach your specific terminal, which costs an additional €3.00.
Tickets for the Aerobus can be purchased from the driver, at ticket machines near the bus stop or online.



Trip Duration

45 Min.

Waiting time for the Aerobus is 5-10 Minutes.

Value for Money

A1 and A2 buses are available from 5:35am until 1:00am.

Where do I get it from?

The A1 and A2 Aerobuses are located on their corresponding stops in front of their respective terminal 1 or 2. There are signs that clearly show the direction of the bus stops throughout the whole airport.


Although the bus option requires a metro connection to reach the port, the overall experience is quite acceptable due to the availability and well designed network of Barcelona’s public transportation system. Nevertheless, switching transit connections can be exhausting especially after a long flight.

Editor’s Note

The buses along with the metro lines operate 356 days a year including all bank and national holidays. Operating hours and schedules remain unchanged as well.

Useful Tips

A one way ticket is valid up to 1 hour after purchase. The return journey is valid for up to 15 days after using the outbound journey.
The Aerobus tickets are completely independent from the rest of the public transportation network. Other transportation tickets must be purchased separately.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Barcelona. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Barcelona Airport to Cruise Port?

The average fixed taxi fare from Barcelona Airport to the Cruise port is 39€. Factors, such as the time of the day and type of vehicle can further affect the taxi fares.

How much is a bus ticket from Barcelona Airport to Cruise Port?

Regular one-way bus + metro tickets cost 8.10€ for adults. Tickets can be purchased online, from the ticket counter at the airport or directly from the driver.

How far is it from Barcelona Airport to Cruise Port?

The total distance from Barcelona Airport to Cruise Port is 16 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 15 minutes.

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