Barcelona - El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN) is an international airport located 12 km (7.5 miles) away from the Barcelona city center. It is also known as El Prat Airport. BCN is the second largest and busiest airport in the country of Spain.
If you’re driving to BCN and looking for the airport’s address, use the one below for directions:
Airport Code: BCN
08820 El Prat de Llobregat
For a Barcelona Airport map, click here.
If you’re still not sure whether to go to Barcelona or not, we have the answer for you: go! This is truly a magnificent city with so much to see, the most famous building probably being La Sagrada Familia, a beautiful church. Additionally, you must see Gaudi’s sculptural buildings in Park Guell, along with some other Gaudi’s masterpieces. After that, you can have a cup of coffee at Plaça de Catalunya or go shopping in La Rambla.
However, you should first look for accommodation and reliable Barcelona Airport transfers. There are so many transportation possibilities at BCN: Airport Shuttles, Taxis, Rental Cars, and various Public Transportation options.
Barcelona Airport Transfers
Visiting a foreign country can be overwhelming when it comes to finding a dependable ride that is also inexpensive. If you’re coming to Barcelona for the first time, we can help you find the best and cheapest Barcelona Airport transfers. We’ve listed those companies below along with their rates and locations.
Looking for a ride from Barcelona Airport to Cruise Port or the Gothic Quarter? Trying to find a Barcelona Airport to Salou transfer? Choose one of the following transfer providers and start your holiday without worries.
Holiday Taxis, in partnership with BCN Airport, offers a variety of Barcelona Airport transfers - shared shuttles, speedy shuttle service, minibus transfer, and private luxury vehicles. It doesn’t matter if you travel by yourself or with a group of people, they will arrange any type of transfer you’re looking for.
Check out the following list to discover their rates from BCN Airport:
*These prices include a 10% discount that can get anyone who makes an online reservation now.
So, book your ride now, get the discount, and travel safely to your destination. Detailed instructions on how to find your shuttle at BCN will be printed on the online booking voucher.
Aerobús BCN is the official shuttle bus service that can safely take you from your terminal at Barcelona Airport to the city center. Shuttles operate every 5 minutes from 5 AM to 12:30 AM and have only 3 stops along the way. You will be in Barcelona within 35 minutes.
The one-way fare for this shuttle is 5.90€.
Aerobús has a pick-up location at both terminals. Click here to see how to find the airport bus stop at Terminal 1, or here for Terminal 2.
For additional assistance, call +34 902 100 104 or send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Barcelona can provide you with shared shuttles and private services. They offer airport pickups and rides between BCN and Barcelona city, the Barcelona Sants station, and the Cruceros del Puerto terminal. If you’re traveling in a group, choose their private transfer and get a very affordable ride.
The fare for a shared transfer starts from 9.48€ per person.
If you’re interested in private services, the fares are as follows:
- 1 to 4 people: from 45.45€
- 5 to 6 people: from 55.02€
- 7 people: from 55.34€
- 8 people: from 60.77€
- 9 to 12 people: from 66.42€
Use their website to find out more or make a reservation.
Barcelona Airport Taxi
Don’t want to wait for your ride or share it with other people? You can always use a regular taxi - very popular Barcelona Airport transfers. This is a great solution for those eager to get to their hotels and start exploring this beautiful holiday destination.
The best thing about taxi transfers is that they offer 24-hour services and you can find taxi ranks at both terminals:
- Terminal T1, ground level, Arrivals Hall.
- Terminal T1, ground level, Barcelona-Madrid Air Corridor.
- Terminal T2A, ground level, Arrivals/Departures.
- Terminal T2B, ground level, Arrivals/Departures.
- Terminal T2C, ground level, Arrivals/Departures.
When it comes to taxi fares, there are 4 tariffs:
*This tariff applies to passengers traveling from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Cruise terminal- there’s a fixed rate of 39 €.
If you’re going from BCN to:
- Catalunya square - the approximate fare will be 26-30 €.
- Plaza Espanya - the approximate fare will be 23-26 €.
If you have the possibility to spend more money on Barcelona Airport transfers, you should definitely rent a car. That way, you will have a unique experience and an opportunity to discover all Barcelona’s attractions and all the beaches, one of them being Sant Sebastià beach.
There are several car rental companies at BCN, and all of them have their offices on the ground floor and on the 1st floor of both terminals, close to the Arrival Hall. However, if you want to avoid queues and secure an affordable rental car, book it in advance.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a reliable transportation option. In fact, you can get one for a really low price. Local buses offer the cheapest Barcelona Airport transfers, and there is a great number of bus lines serving the airport: 46, L77, L99, N16, N17, N18, PR1, PR2, and PR3.
46: links BCN to Barcelona Plaça Espanya.
L77: links BCN to Sant Joan Despí.
L99: operates between the airport and Castelldefels.
N16: connects Barcelona (Pl. Catalunya) to Castelldefels, stopping at Terminal 2.
N17: goes from Barcelona (Pl. Catalunya) to Terminal 1.
N18: from Barcelona (Pl. Catalunya - Ronda Universitat) to BCN.
PR1: links El Prat de Llobregat (train station) to airport terminals.
Click here to see more information about each bus route.
ALSA The Rapid Bus is a company that offers transfers from Barcelona to other Spanish towns like Girona, Tarragona, Valencia, Murcia, and more. The bus stop is located at Terminal B, where you can also find self-serving ticket machines.
The fares depend on your destination. For example, if you’re looking for a bus ride from Barcelona Airport to Valencia, the ticket prices are as low as 29.95€.
For other routes and fares, click here.
The subway or metro connects both airport terminals with Barcelona City - look for the line L9 Sud Metro. Metro first stops at Terminal 2, near the airport train station, and then at Terminal 1 (on the ground level, close to the buses). This is one of the cheapest Barcelona Airport transfers.
One-way fare to or from the airport is 4.60€.
There is one more way to get to Barcelona or other cities from BCN - by Renfe train. The R2 train line is the line that serves BCN Airport, and the trains depart every 30 minutes (from 6 AM to 11 PM). You can find the train station outside the Terminal 2 building.
If you want to go to Valencia by train, the ticket price will be as low as **12.20€. **
To go from Barcelona Airport to Madrid, you’ll have to pay at least 30.45€.
Click here to find out more information and see the train timetable.
If you still haven’t decided when to visit Barcelona, we recommend you do that during springs and summers. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, even winters are not so cold and harsh, but that’s when the rain mostly falls. Nevertheless, this city is so beautiful that even rains can’t spoil the experience you’ll get.
In the list below, you can see the average temperatures in Barcelona for the whole year: