Transportation to and from Barcelona Airport


What is the distance from Barcelona Airport to the centre of Barcelona?

The location of the airport is excellent. The distance between Barcelona Airport and the centre of Barcelona (Plaça de Catalunya) is 15 kilometres / 9.3 miles, travel time is 25 minutes. Terminal 1 is slightly further away from the city than Terminal 2.

From BCN Airport to Barcelona City centre by Car
15 km
25 min

Public transport

Train to Barcelona

The centre of Barcelona is easily accessible by suburban train R2 Nord of Rodalies de Catalunya. The train station of the airport is located at Terminal 2 between section A and section B, from here R2 Nord departs two times per hour. The train stops west of the city centre at the railway stations Sants (20 minutes) and Passeig de Gràcia (28 minutes). The price of a single ticket is € 4.20 (zone 4). If you are planning to travel multiple times within Barcelona city limits, then it is wiser to buy a T-10 ticket (1 zona) for € 10.20. People are allowed to share a T-10 ticket (1 zona), for one ride you can travel up to 75 minutes and change to bus, metro, tram or train within zone 1.

Barcelona Airport is located in zone 4 of the Renfe train network, but in zone 1 of the TMB Barcelona bus and metro network. People can benefit from this by buying a cheaper T-10 ticket. Shuttle buses take passengers from Terminal 1 to the train station at Terminal 2, it enables everyone to make use of the train service R2 Nord. It is important to determine where you want to get off the train in advance since the terminus is not in the city, but  further away in Maçanet de la Selva. Please consult website and timetable train R2 Nord for more information.

Bus to Barcelona

It is also possible to travel to the centre of Barcelona by bus, during the day with bus 46 (T1 and T2) and at night with buses N16 (T2), N17 (T1), N18 (T1 and T2). These are bus services of Barcelona’s public transport company called TMB Barcelona, not to be confused with the Aerobus shuttle service. A bus ticket costs € 2.20, which is much cheaper than the € 5.90 you pay for Aerobus line A1 and line A2.

If you arrive at Terminal 1, the bus usually is a faster alternative than the train, because you do not have to take the free shuttle bus from Terminal 1 to the train station at Terminal 2. Bus 46 runs every 15 minutes, travel time to the final stop Plaça d’Espanya is 30 minutes. Tickets are available from the bus driver, but you can buy a T-10 ticket (1 zona) as well at one of the ticket machines if you want to use public transport more often during your stay in Barcelona. Please consult website AMB and website Aerobus for more information.

Metro to Barcelona

A third possibility is the subway. On February 12, 2016 Barcelona opened a driverless metro extension to the airport. Nowadays you can travel by metro line S9 from the airport to the city. Barcelona Airport has two underground stations, namely Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2. The metro runs between the airport and metro station Zona Universitària, the journey time is 30 minutes from T1 and 26 minutes from T2. Metro L9S is not the fastest mode of transport to reach the centre of Barcelona, because you have to change twice.

However, the metro is ideal if you want to visit the trade fair of Barcelona (Fira Barcelona), the two sites are easily reachable by metro. Fira Barcelona Gran Via is located right in between metro stations Fira and Europa Fira, and is directly accessible with L9 Sud. Fira Barcelona Montjuïc is located next to metro station Plaça d’Espanya and can be reached by metro with one change at metro station Europa Fira. The stadium of FC Barcelona is directly accessible with L9 Sud too. Travel time from Barcelona Airport to metro station Collblanc close to Camp Nou is 28 minutes. The metro runs every 7 minutes and the price of a ticket including airport surcharge is € 4.60. Please consult website and timetable metro L9S for more information.

TIP: The Barcelona City Pass is a great value when you consider visiting Sagrada Familia and Park Güell during your city trip. The bus ride from Barcelona El Prat Airport to and from Barcelona and Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets are included in the price!

Bus services

Terravision to Costa Brava and Costa Dorada – Book your tickets now!

Holidaymakers can travel by bus from Barcelona Airport to the well-known Spanish holiday destinations Costa Brava and Costa Dorada. Tickets are available online through Terravision’s website. The bus company connects the airport with the towns of Calella, Pineda de Mar, Santa Susanna, Malgrat de Mar, Blanes and Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava. There is also a direct connection to the towns of La Pineda, Port Aventura (theme park), Salou and Cambrils on the Costa Dorada. Travel time depends on your destination, normally a bus journey takes 60 to 90 minutes. The price is between € 12 (Costa Brava) and € 17 (Costa Dorada) for a one-way trip, children up to 2 years can travel for free. Please consult tickets and timetable Costa Brava and tickets and timetable Costa Dorada for more information.


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Tours and transport

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Barcelona Grand 2-Hour Segway Tour

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