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How to get to Barcelona (Spain)

By Plane

Barcelona Airport - El Prat
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Barcelona Airport is located south-west of the city of Barcelona, between the city limits of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi.
Country Code 34
Phone: (0)902 404 704


Consult information about all the airline companies operating out of this airport.
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Barcelona airport is located 12 kilometres from the city center
Driving Directions
The access road to the airport, the C-31 Barcelona-Castelldefels dual carriageway, connects with the C-32 Barcelona-Sitges. From the city of Barcelona ring roads, we can arrive by the so-called Pata Sur.

Connections between Barcelona and the airport and back:


  • Daily service between Plaça de Catalunya and the airport.
  • Frequency: every 10 minutes.
  • Approximate journey time: 30 minutes.
  • Barcelona - airport route: Plaça de Catalunya (in front of El Corte Inglés department store) - Passeig de Gràcia/Diputació - Avinguda de Roma/Urgell - Estació de Sants - Plaça d'Espanya/Creu Coberta - Airport (terminals A, B and C).
  • Airport - Barcelona route: Airport (terminals A, B and C) - Plaça d'Espanya/av. Reina M. Cristina - Gran Via de les C. C./Comte d'Urgell - Plaça de la Universitat - Plaça de Catalunya.
  • Ticket price: 4,05 € (single); 7 € (return).
  • Times: Departures from Pl. de Catalunya, from 5.30am to 12.15am. | Departures from the airport, from 6am to 1am.
  • For further information about the Barcelona Aerobús: Tel. 934 156 020.

Train (RENFE)

  • Daily connections with the airport from the Renfe (Spanish Rail) stations at Sants, Passeig de Gràcia and the Estació de França.
  • Frequency: every 30 minutes.
  • Journey time: 20 minutes (from Sants), 25 minutes (from Passeig de Gràcia) and 33 minutes (from Estació de França).
  • Times: Departures from Estació de França, from 5.20am to 10.42pm. | Departures from Passeig de Gràcia, from 5.28am to 10.50pm. | Departures from Sants, from 5.33am to 10.55pm. | Departures from the airport, from 6am to 11.44pm.
  • For further information about the train to Barcelona airport: www.renfe.es.

Bus (TMB)

  • The 46 bus runs from Pl. d’Espanya to the airport.
  • Frequency: every 25-35 minutes.
  • Single ticket price: 1.30 € (integrated fare).
  • Times: Departures from Pl. d’Espanya, from 5am to 12.15am. | Departures from the airport, from 5.30am to 12.45am.
  • For further information: www.tmb.net.

Night bus (NITBUS)

  • The N17 night bus operates from Pl. Catalunya to the airport, stopping at Pl. d’Espanya.
  • Frequency: every 20 minutes.
  • Single ticket price: 1.30 € (integrated fare).
  • Times: Departures from Pl. Catalunya, from 11pm to 5am. | Departures from Pl. d’Espanya, from 11.10pm to 5.10am. | Departures from the airport, from 10.05pm to 5.05am.
  • Further information about the night bus service to Barcelona Airport is available on the website: www.emt-amb.com.

By car

  • The C-31 Barcelona-Castelldefels road leads to the airport, and connects with the C-32 Barcelona-Sitges road. From the Avinguda Diagonal, the Ronda de Dalt and Ronda Litoral ring roads also connect with the C-31.
  • The estimated journey time from the city centre to the airport is about 20 minutes.

By taxi

  • Opposite terminals A, B and C. Price: Approximate rates from the airport on working days (from 07.00 to 21.00): to Plaza España, 17 €; to Plaza Catalunya, 20 €; to Sagrada Familia, 25 €.Approximate rates on Saturdays, holidays and at night (from 21.00 to 07.00): to Plaza España, 20 €; to Plaza Cataluña, 22 €; to Sagrada Familia, 26 €.These rates include the airport supplement. Information telephone: 932 235 151
    Lost and found: 902 101 564

By Train

Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of cities, including Paris, Zurich and Milan, and the high-speed train runs to Madrid, southern and eastern Spain. The city’s major railway stations and metropolitan rail network ensure you can travel anywhere by train without any difficulties.
(More info: RENFE: http://www.renfe.es)

Barcelona Sants Station

Pl. Paisos catalans s/n (08014)
Time: 4.30am to 12am. 
Metro: L5 and L3. Bus: 27, 30, 32, 43, 44, 78 y 109.

This is the city’s main railway station and most trains departing and arriving in Barcelona stop here. It’s the terminus for the High-Speed Train and many Spanish and foreign destinations, suburban rail and trains to the airport.

- Nacional trains

  • AVE: Barcelona – Tarragona – Lleida – Zaragoza – Madrid.
  • Euromed: Barcelona – Tarragona – València – Alacant.
  • Arco: Connecting Barcelona, València, Andalusia and Extremadura.
  • Talgo: Connecting Barcelona with other spanish cities.
  • Tren Estrella: Connecting Barcelona and the North of Spain.

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