Transfer to/from - Barcelona - El Prat airport (BCN)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Barcelona - El Prat airport (BCN)


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Barcelona - El Prat airport (BCN)
Bus express, local, intercity and international buses, are available from the airport to downtown Barcelona, nearby cities and different locations throughout Catalonia, Andorra and France. Besides, trains, Metro, taxis and private transport are the other ground transportation options serving Barcelona El Prat airport.

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 How to get from downtown Barcelona to El Prat airport?

The easiest way to get to the city centre is via the express services A1 and A2 from Aerobús (Tel +34 902 100 104). These run to Plaça Catalunya from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, respectively, with frequencies of 5-10 minutes between 5:35 am and 1:00 am, a journey time of 35 min. and a fare of €5.90. Intermediate stops include Plaça Espanya, Gran Vía-Urgell and Plaça Universitat.

 Which bus lines arrive at Barcelona airport?

46 - Links the airport with Plaça Espanya, stopping at El Prat de Llobregat and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
77 - Goes to Sant Joan Despí through El Prat de Llobregat, Sant Boi de Llobregat and Cornellà de Llobregat.
N17 - Night service that connects Terminal 1 with Plaça Catalunya, with stops at El Prat de Llobregat and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
N16 - Runs at night between Terminal 2 and Plaça Catalunya via Castelldefels, Viladecans and Gavà.
N18 - Connects both terminals with Plaça Catalunya (only at night).
PR1 - Heads to Renfe station at El Prat de Llobregat, with several stops in town.
PR2 & PR3 - Stops on demand at Parc Aeronáutic and the corporate aviation terminal, headed for Renfe station at El Prat de Llobregat.
99 - Travels to Castelldefels, with stops at Sant Boi de Llobregat, Viladecans and Gavà.

 How to get to/from Barcelona airport by metro?

TMB (Tel +34 932 987 000) operates line L9 Sud, that links the airport with Zona Universitària, stopping at Collblanc, Torrassa, Can Tries/Gornal, Europa/Fira, Parc Logístic, Mercabarna, Les Moreres, El Prat Estació, Cèntric, Parc Nou and Mas Blau. It leaves from 5:00 am to 0:00 am and tickets have a cost of €4.60.

 Which trains link the city with the airport?

Line R2 Norte from Renfe (Tel +34 912 320 320) leaves from in front of Terminal 2. It operates from 5:42 am to 11:38 pm, with a frequency of 30 minutes, and travels to El Prat de Llobregat (7 min.), Barcelona-Sants (20 min.), Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia (27 min.) and Granollers Centre (58 min.) The trip to the city centre has a fare of €2.55. Other stops include Sant Andreu Comtal, La Llagosta, Montmeló, Cardedeu, Sant Celoni, Gualba and Maçanet-Massanes.

 Where are the taxi ranks?

Taxi ranks are found opposite the Arrivals area of Terminal 1, the Barcelona-Madrid Corridor, and concourses A, B and C of Terminal 2. Travel time to Barcelona city centre is 20-30 minutes.

 Long distance buses at Barcelona El Prat airprot

Intercity and international buses
Empresa Plana (Tel +34 977 553 680) - Stops at several Catalan cities, such as Torredembarra, Tarragona, La Pineda, Port Aventura, Salou, Cambrils and Reus.
Hife (Tel +34 902 119 814) - Runs to locations in Tierras del Ebro (Tortosa, Amposta, Sant Carles de la Ràpita), Peñíscola and Teruel.
Mon-Bus (Tel +34 938 937 060) - Stops at Bellvitge, Ribes, Sitges, Rocamar, Roquetes, Vilanova, Cubelles, Cunit, Segur, Calafell and El Vendrell.
Sagalés Airport Line (Tel +34 902 130 014) - Line 602 travels to Girona and Figueres, and line 603 to Maresme and Blanes.
Sarbus (Tel +34 933 110 801) - Express service between the airport and Terrassa.
Sarfa (Tel +34 933 110 801) - Connects the enclosure with the main cities in Costa Brava: Begur, Bellcaire d'Empordà, Cadaqués, Castelló d'Empúries, Empuriabrava, L'Escala, Lloret de Mar, Montràs, Palafrugell, Palamós, Pals, Platja d'Aro, Roses, S'Agaró, Sant Antoni de Calonge, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Santa Cristina d'Aro, Torroella de Montgrí, Tossa de Mar and Ullà.
ALSA (Tel +34 902 422 242) - Links the airport with the cities of Balaguer, Vall d'Aran, Lleida and Valencia.
Flixbus (Tel +34 919 010 632) - Runs to several locations in southeast France (Perpignan, Marseille, Nice).
Andbus (Tel +34 973 984 016) - Connects the enclosure with Andorra.
Directbus (Tel +34 902 109 276) - Regular line between the airport, Sant Juliá de Lòria and Andorra la Vella.

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Latest updates: July 15, 2021

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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