When arriving at an airport (or the cruise port). On this page we will refer to private transfers from Barcelona Airport but you can also arrange them from your hotel or to/ from Barcelona cruise port, just choose the relevant link at the foot of this page.
You may have seen people holding up cards with the names of clients on them. This is a private transfer service and it means you have a personal driver service to take you from your pickup point directly to the door of your destination. This page will explain all you need to know about private transfers and how to book them.
We have also provided links below for you to book your transfers.
How does the private transfer service work?
The private transfer service is a pre-booked service that you can arrange online in advance of your trip.
Once you have made your booking you need to print off the booking voucher and make sure to bring it with you on the day.
The booking voucher also has important instructions that you will need to read carefully.
Your driver will be waiting to greet you at your specific arrivals gate on the day of your arrival. The driver will wait for you even if you flight is delayed. Your driver will identify himself at the gates with a card with your name on it. You will then be escorted to your private waiting car and he will assist you with your luggage. You will then be chauffeured in an air condition, comfortable car (or minivan depending on the size of your group) to your destination. Your driver will also help you with your bags.
When would you recommend a private transfer service?
The advantage of a private transfer is that everything can be arranged in advance of your trip so you have the peace of mind.
With a private transfer you will experience a more personalised service making the entire transfer, from start to finish, an enjoyable experience. There is no need to work out your route, handle foreign currency or feel anxious about not being able to speak the language - everything is arranged for you in advance.
When should I consider a private transfer?
We have summarized below each of the occasions when a private transfer is beneficial over normal public transport.
1. You want the most comfortable, convenient and secure way to transfer from Barcelona Airport.
2. You appreciate personalised attention secure in the knowledge that your driver will be waiting to assist you from your arrivals gate.
3. You have not visited Barcelona before and do not speak the language.
4. You are travelling on a long-haul flight and are likely to have jet-lag. Sorting out your onward journey can be stressful under these conditions.
5. You have a special occasion in which you want everything to go smoothly.
6. You are OK with paying a little more for comfort.
7. You don't want to deal with the inconvenience of possible strike action by public transport workers or taxi drivers.
8. You want to arrange and book your transfer in advance of your trip.
If your requirements meet any of those listed above then we would recommend you consider a private transfer.
How to book your private transfer?
Look through the links we have provided below to find your destination. To arrange your private transfer follow the link and make your booking on the booking page.
Airport to / from your hotel
In addition to transfers to and from Barcelona airport this transfer service also has options for transfers for Barcelona port and Sitges.
Follow this link:
Private transfer to / from Barcelona airport to a destination outside of Barcelona including:
Lloret de Mar,
Tossa de Mar
Follow this link:
To Barcelona Cruise Terminals
Private transfer from / to Barcelona airport to Barcelona cruise terminals.
Follow this link:
Is a private transfer suitable for me if I'm on a tight budget?
If you are on a budget then the private transfer is probably not for you and it may be best for you to consider public transport - which we have written about in-depth throughout this site or you might wish to consider a minibus transfer.
The private transfer service offers you a convenient, comfortable and secure way to transfer from/to Barcelona airport. Your driver will assist you and make your transfer as comfortable as possible. It may not be the cheapest way to transfer from/to the airport, for that consider public transport, however a private transfer is one option to consider if you want to ensure everything goes smoothly when you arrive on your first day.