Q: Where can I buy the tickets for the Airport bus (Express bus Aerobus A1)? Can I buy the tickets in advance of my trip? How much are the tickets? I would like to make sure I will be able to catch the bus and that it will not be full by buying my ticket in advance. I have a lot of luggage will there be enough room on the bus to store it? How long does the ride take into the town centre Plaça Catalunya from the Airport?
A: Where to purchase your bus tickets: The tickets for the A1 Aerobus shuttle bus can only be purchased on the bus itself as you are entering. If you are travelling from Terminal 1 this is your only option. If you are travelling from Terminal 2 you can also buy a ticket from a machine at the bus stop before you get on the bus. You cannot pre-book or prepay for the tickets.
The fare for the Aerobus Tickets to T1 and T2: The tickets cost €5.90 for a single and €10.20 for a return.
Capacity of Bus: Do not be concerned about the bus being full. The buses are rarely full to capacity - and even if an exceptional circumstance was to happen and the bus was to be full the buses run every 10 minutes from all 3 Airport terminals so you would not have long to wait before the next one arrives.
Luggage Facilities on the Airport Bus: The Aerobus has a large rack-luggage storage area in the middle of the bus where you can put your suitcases whilst you are sitting down.
Travel Time To The Town Centre From Airport: The ride into the town centre will take about 30 minutes from the airport to T1 and about 25 minutes from T2.
More information on the A1 an A2 Aerobus Services
For more information on the A1 and A2 Aerobus services running between Barcelona airport and the city centre follow the link below. The page also includes information on the other transport methods to and from the city to Barcelona International Airport El Prat.