Q: How far is it from the Barcelona International airport and the cruise dock, and what would the Taxi fare be?
A: The distance between the Cruise terminal and the Barcelona airport is approximately 20 Km.
Taxi fare from cruise docks to Barcelona Airport
The price of the taxi is approximately €1.15 / km. The taxi minimum fee is €20.00 from the airport. There is also a supplement of €1.00 for each bag that is stored in the boot of the taxi. However there is an additional supplement to pay on top of the normal taxi price if you are going between the docks and the airport. The supplement is €2.10 for pickup (or drop off) at the Cruise Terminals.
The majority of Barcelona Taxis have a license to carry a maximum of 4 passengers and the taxi fare is based per cab and not per person. Therefore for a taxi with 3 people with 3 bags going from Barcelona International airport to the cruise terminal you would expect to pay around €25.00 - €30.00 if you are travelling from Terminal 2. If you are travelling from Terminal 1 you can add approximately €3.10 to this price. Note however there are additional supplements for holidays or late night or early pickups or if there are delays in the traffic. There are also some official Barcelona Taxis that have a special license to carry up to 6 passengers however these types of taxi are not as common. If you require a taxi for 6 passengers it is best to request it in advance by calling a Taxi company and specifically requesting one.
Taxis run 24 hours per day 365 days of the year from Barcelona airport.
If you are concerned about communicating with the taxi driver and them not understanding you we recommend you write down your destination in advance and hand it to the taxi driver. Most taxi drivers do not speak English.
For more detailed information on the exact taxi rates I recommend you visit the Metropolitan institute for Barcelona Taxis website.
We also have a dedicated page on Barcelona Cruise Terminals which answers questions on baggage storage, car hire, accommodation, shuttle bus service etc at the cruise docks.