If you wish to transfer from Barcelona Airport to the city centre during the night you can catch one of the night buses N17 (T1) or N16 (T2A, T2B, and T2C) operated by MOHN.
N17 goes to Terminal 1 while N16 goes to Terminal 2A, 2B and 2C. Note that N16 does not go to Terminal 1 and if you don't get off a T2 the bus continues on to other destinations outside the airport.
The advantage of the Aerobus over the regular TMB bus is that it runs on a more regular basis, offers more luggage space and stops at fewer places on the way into Barcelona therefore reducing transfer times to and from the airport. However, the cost of the journey on the TMB or night bus are considerably cheaper than the Aerobus - a single journey costs €2.15, compared to €5.90 on the Aerobus. The N17 / N16 Night Buses run from Plaça Catalunya, to Barcelona Airport.
Another advantage of taking the Night buses N17 or N16 to transfer to the city centre is that you can use the T10 travel card on this bus service - unlike the Aerobus service where you cannot use the T10. See our detailed page that covers the advantages of using the T10 travel card. Alternatively you can also travel free with the Barcelona Card.
This page covers the routes, bus stops, prices, journey times and information regarding the MOHN night buses N17 and N16.
There are a lot of bus stops around the edge of Plaça Catalunya. It is necessary to head for the bus stop where Ronda Universitat meets Plaça Catalunya.
Metro: Catalunya (Red Line, L1) or (Green Line, L3)
Buses run every 20 minutes - times may change so it is best to check the official website for the exact times.
€2.15(purchased on the bus)
T10: €9.95 (valid for ten journeys on Barcelona buses and metro). The T10 ticket is not available to purchase on the bus. At Barcelona airport you can buy them either at the airport tobacco shops or at the entrance to the RENFE train station at the airport. In Barcelona city centre they can also be bought at Metro stops.
The journey time to the airport with night buses N17 and N16 from Barcelona centre (Plaza Catalunya) are approximately 60 minutes.
The Airport night buses are fully accessible to wheelchair and scooter users. There is a ramp onto the bus and allocated space on the bus for wheelchairs and scooters.
The N17 / N16 night buses only provide the same space as with other city centre buses. There is no overhead or luggage compartment space. This may cause difficulties if you are travelling with more than just hand luggage.
If you are travelling during the crossover period between the running times of the Number 46 TMB Airport Day Bus and the Airport night bus N17, it is important to remember that the Number 46 TMB Bus does not travel to and from Plaça Catalunya. Therefore, if you are not sure which bus you will be catching it may be a safer option to head straight to the stop at Plaça Espanya where both buses stop.
The Barcelona airport night bus N17 and N16 offers you a low-cost and convenient means of travel to the airport from Barcelona city centre during the night when the trains have stopped running. Be sure to factor in enough time for possible road works or delays and you should be fine.