Transfer Options from Barcelona Airport to Montserrat

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How to get from Barcelona Airport to Montserrat

When traveling from Barcelona airport to Montserrat you have three transportation options, taxi, bus or train. Taking a Barcelona airport taxi is your only direct transfer option. The journey will take around 35 minutes, and the fare will be approximately 90€, charged by a taximeter. Taking the Aerobus from Barcelona airport will cost you 8.05€, as you will need to change to another mode of transport in the city centre. The total journey time will be 150 minutes. Taking a train from Barcelona airport if your final transfer option to get to Montserrat. The journey will take around 170 minutes, and will cost you approximately 16€. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Barcelona at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 1PASSENGER
OPTION PRICE TIME AVAILABLE
Taxi 85 50min 24/7
Welcome Pickups 85 50min 24/7
Professional and polite English-speaking drivers, flight monitoring, meet & greet at the gate, no hidden fees, free cancellation
Train 16 170min 05:00 - 02:00
Bus 8 150min 05:00 - 01:00

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How to get from Barcelona airport to Montserrat by taxi

By far the most convenient transfer option is a Barcelona airport taxi. This is the only way to get from Barcelona airport to Montserrat directly, and the journey will only take around 35 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxis at Barcelona airport aren't charged at a flat rate, instead, your fare will be calculated by a taximeter based on distance. The approximate price will be 90€.

Taxi fare from Barcelona airport to Montserrat

Taxis at Barcelona airport are not charged using a flat rate fee, instead, they are charged using a taximeter that calculates your fee based on distance traveled. The approximate fee from Barcelona airport to Montserrat will be 90€, however, at night (20:00 - 8:00), the price may increase.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
BCN - MONTSERRAT
€85
€105
50 MIN
BCN - TERRASSA
€62
€68
50 MIN
BCN - Collbató
€71
€77
69 MIN

Where do I get it from?

The black and yellow taxis can easily be found outside the arrivals exit of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Barcelona airport.

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Convenience

Traveling by taxi from Barcelona airport to Montserrat is the quickest and by far the most convenient option. It is the only way to travel directly, and the journey time is less than half of the other transfer options.

Editor’s Note

If you have the budget, I would suggest taking a taxi from Barcelona airport to Montserrat every time. It is the only direct option, and those extra 2 hours you will have at the other end will be worth it.

Useful Tips

Taxis can only carry 4 people and 3 pieces or reasonable sized luggage.
Taxi fare at Barcelona airport increases at night (20:00 - 8:00) and during the holidays.
Make sure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey.

How to get from Barcelona airport to Montserrat by Train

There is no direct train from Barcelona airport to Montserrat, you will need to take the TMB L9S train to the Zona Universitaria stop in the city centre, then switch to the Hispano Igualadina bus. The total journey time will be around 2hrs 50min, and the total cost of the journey will be approximately 16€ depending on your bus route choice.

Cost

~16€

Trip Duration

170 min

There is an average waiting time of 10 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money
The train runs from 05:00 - 02:00 during the week, and 24 hours a day on Saturdays.

How much is the metro from Barcelona airport to Montserrat?

A one-way ticket from Barcelona airport to the Zona Universitaria station on the TMB L9S train costs 2.10€. However you will then need to purchase one or two bus tickets to reach Montserrat, so the total journey price will be around 16€.

Where do I get it from?

The TMB L9S train leaves from Terminal 2 at Barcelona airport. If you land in Terminal 1, just take the free airport shuttle over to Terminal 2, and you will find the train station clearly marked.

Convenience

As there are no direct trains from Barcelona airport to Montserrat, this is an extremely inconvenient transfer option. The journey will take almost 3 hours, and you will have to make at least 3 changes.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a train from Barcelona airport is cheap, it is the most inconvenient and time consuming transfer option. If you have the choice of another mode of transportation, I suggest you take it.

Useful Tips

When taking the train be sure to keep an eye on all your belongings.
Be sure to purchase your tickets before you enter the train t avoid a heavy fine.
On Saturdays the trains run 24 hours a day.

How to get from Barcelona airport to Montserrat by bus

There is no direct bus line from Barcelone airport to Montserrat. You will need to take the Aerobus to the Plaça Espanya bus stop, then take the R5 railway line straight to Montserrat. The total journey will take around 150 minutes, and will cost 8.05€.

You can buy your Aerobus tickets from the designated blue machines close to the bus stop.

Cost

8.05€

Trip Duration

150 min

The Aerobus leaves every 5 to 10 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money
The Aerobus runs from 05:00 until 01:05.

How much is the bus from Barcelona airport to Montserrat?

The Aerobus costs 5.90€ for a one-way ticket, and the R5 train from the centre of Barcelona to Montserrat costs 2.10€. The total price for the journey from Barcelona airport to Montserrat will be 8.05€.

Where do I get it from?

The light and dark blue Aerobus leaves from both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Barcelona airport. When you leave the arrivals gate, you will see signs clearly marked.

Convenience

As there are no direct buses from Barcelona airport to Montserrat, this is a rather inconvenient and time-consuming transfer option. However, the cost of the tickets is extremely low, and the buses run extremely regularly.

Editor’s Note

The aerobes is one of the most popular modes of transport from Barcelona airport. However, it doesn't go directly to Montserrat, so you will need to make a change to a train in the city centre. If you are on a budget and have time to spare, this may be the best transfer option for you.

Useful Tips

Aerobus accepts more than one piece of luggage per person and has special storage racks available.
Children under 4 years of age travel for free.
Arobus has different time schedules when leaving Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

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

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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Prices

DAYTIME
€85
NIGHTTIME
€105

Frequently asked questions

How much does taxi cost from Barcelona airport to Montserrat?

Taxis at Barcelona airport aren't charged at a flat rate, they are charged via a taximeter depending on distance. However, the approximate price for this journey will be 90€.

How long does it take to get from the Barcelona airport to Montserrat?

Taking a taxi is the quickest option, as it will take only 35 minutes in light traffic. Other transfer options may take up to 170 minutes.

How much is the bus from Barcelona airport to Montserrat?

There is no direct bus from Barcelona airport to Montserrat, you will need to switch to a train in the centre. The total journey price will be 8.05€.

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