Q: We are family of 6: 3 adults and 3 children with 6 cases, arriving at the Barcelona Pier and will have 8 hours spare before our flight check-in at El Prat airport. What is the cheapest solution for storing the luggage, visiting Barcelona and then going to the airport? Would it be easier to just go to the airport after the cruise and wait there? What is the cheapest most convenient solution?
A: The are a number of solutions. The on you choose depends on what you intend to do whilst in Barcelona city centre.
Do you intend to do a lot of shopping in the city centre and want a locker to store your purchases, along with your baggages? If so a locker facility in the city centre may be the best option, eg. Locker Barcelona.
If you do not want a place to store your shopping purchases and you will not require access to your luggage then you may wish to consider a luggage transfer service e.g. Bags&Go that operate from Barcelona port. You can learn more about Bags&Go here:
Another option is that you could drop your bags off at Estacio Sants rail station. Then you can do your sightseeing around the city then return to Sants station afterwards before catching the train to the airport.
There is a train that goes directly from Barcelona Sants to the airport. If you go directly to the airport from the cruise terminal simply to store your luggage first it is travelling a lot of extra miles that is not necessary.
Here are all the pages you need to arrange this: