How to get to Barcelona: from/to the El prat airport

If you have your suitcases ready for Barcelona this post is for you. I will explain how to get to Barcelona from EL PRAT’s airport. After Madrid, Barcelona has the second airport most visited in Spain, connected by hundreds of air companies every day. And if isn’t enough you can land in Girona Airport o Reus airport.

ARRIVAL:

Bienvenidos in Barcelona, the city of Gaudí, Miró, Sardana and Castellers

 

THE FASTER WAY TO GET TO BARCELONA:

 

AEROBUS: the easiest, quickest and most convenient way to get downtown. Better to buy a return ticket is cheaper than buying them separately, no matter how much you are in Barcelona, the ticket has a deadline of 15 days from the validation. Part of both terminals every 5 minutes and will bring you to Barcelona in 35 minutes. Single ticket € 5.90, return € 10.20.

A1 = Line connecting the terminal 1 with the center, making the following stops España square, Gran Via-Urgell, Universidad square and then finishing at Catalunya square. To get to the stop just follow the signs BUS.

A2 = Line connecting Terminal 2 (stops at T2-A, T2-B for Ryanair and Norwegian, and T2-C for Easyjet) with the center, making the following stops España square, Gran Via-Urgell, Universidad square and then finish in Catalunya square.

The Aerobus circulates 365 days a year and from 5.35 am to 1 am, you can buy a ticket online or at the moment, however, that it is not possible to pay by credit/debit card on the bus, only cash and with a banknote maximum of € 20.

TAXI: The taxi ride can cost from € 27 if your destination is España square, € 35 for Cataluña square etc. Suitcase supplement around € 2.50.

 

View from Bunkers
View from Bunkers

THE CHEAPEST WAY:

LINE 46: The single ticket costs € 2.20 (there is no round-trip option) This is the bus line used by the premises, considering that zone 1, this means that you can use your T-10 without problems. The line starts at T1 (the stop is behind the Aerobus) passes from T2-A, T2-B for Ryanair and Norwegian, and T2-C for Easyjet flights and then make several stops before arriving at Pl. España where it ends line. Travel time 45 min from T1, 35 min from T2. It is not possible to pay by credit/debit card on the bus, only cash is accepted and with a maximum of € 20. For more information visit the TMB site.

THE WORST WAY:

METRO L9: The most inconvenient method to get to the city center. Convenient only for those who must reach the Fira, there is a stop on purpose. I do not even recommend for the € 4.60 price, it is not possible to use a T-10 or single ticket.

TRAIN R2: Other means that I discourage, the price, approx € 4, time to get to the train stop, 200m walk from T2 and waiting time. The train stops in order are Barcelona Sants, Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona Clot d’Aragó and Estación de Francia.

 

Plaza España
Plaza España

 

DEPARTURE:

Your stay in Barcelona is over, I hope you enjoyed it, sure that yes
Have a good turning back… y Hasta pronto…

 

THE FASTER WAY:

AEROBUS: the easiest, fastest and most convenient way to get to the airport. Better to buy a return ticket is cheaper than buying them separately, no matter how much you are in Barcelona, the ticket has a deadline of 15 days from the validation. It will take you to the Prat in 35 minutes. Single ticket € 5.90, return € 10.20.

A1 = starts from Catalunya square (in front of Corte Inglés) Pl. Universidad, Gran Via-Urgell, Pl. España (in front of Hotel Catalonia) and then finish at T1.

A2 = starts from Pl. Catalunya (in front of Corte Inglés) Pl. Universidad, Gran Via-Urgell, Pl. España (in front of Catalonia’s hotel) and then finish at T2.

The Aerobus circulates 365 days a year and from 5.35 am to 1 am, you can buy a ticket online or at the moment, however, that it is not possible to pay by credit/debit card on the bus, only cash and with a maximum of € 20.

TAXI: The taxi ride can cost from € 27 if you leave from Pl. España, € 35 from Pl. Cataluña etc. Suitcase supplement around € 2.50.

THE CHEAPEST WAY TO GET TO BARCELONA:

LINE 46: The single ticket costs € 2.20 (there is no round-trip option) This is the bus line used by the premises, considering that zone 1, this means that you can use your T-10 without problems. For more information visit the TMB site.

The line starts at Pl. España (in front of the Las Arenas shopping center) passes from T2-A, T2-B for Ryanair and Norwegian, and T2-C for Easyjet flights and then finishes at T1. Travel time 45 min for T1, 35min T2. It is not possible to pay by credit/debit card on the bus, only cash is accepted and with a maximum banknote of € 20.

THE WORST WAY:

METRO L9: The most inconvenient method to get to the city center: Convenient only for those who must reach the Fira, there is a stop on purpose. I do not even recommend for the € 4.60 price, it is not possible to use a T-10 or single ticket.

TRAIN R2: Other means that I discourage, for the price, approx € 4. The train stops in order are Estación de Francia, Barcelona Clot d’Aragó, Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona Sants and finally T2. The bus stop is a 200m walk from the T2, travel time from 45 min to 30 min.

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