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How To Book Your Barcelona Airport Bus Transport To / From Your Accommodation in Advance of Your Trip

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This page will enable you to arrange a minibus or bus transfer from Barcelona Airport to your accommodation whether it is in the city centre or a destination outside of Barcelona. We also give some tips and advice on why you may wish to consider arranging your bus transport in advance of your trip.

Please note when we use the word "Transfer" on this page we mean organized transport from one location to another, typically from an airport or train station to your accommodation.

We have also provided you with links so that you can book all the transfers listed on this page in advance of your trip. This gives you peace of mind that your place is reserved on the bus, even during the peak season.

Depending on the number of people requiring the transfer service on the day will determine if you travel in a minibus or larger bus. On this page we may use the word minibus but bear in mind this may also mean bus or coach.

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Discover the ease of booking a private transfer to/from Barcelona Airport

Experience a personalised service as your driver awaits you at the designated meeting point, ready to assist with your luggage and take you away to your destination. A private transfers operate independently of the public transport system, ensuring a seamless journey even during transport strikes. A private transfer is a stress-free way to start your holiday.

Click here to learn more about private transfers and how to make your reservation

How to book your bus transfer

There are several different types of bus transport that operate from Barcelona Airport given below. Each one of these you can book in advance of your trip. It is advisable to book as early as possible to ensure availability. You can book as early as 6 months in advance. We recommend you book your transport early during the peak tourist season (April - September) because these bus transfers are very popular during this time with millions of tourists visiting.

We recommend you read carefully each bus transfer service below because they each offer something different and you will want to ensure to choose the service that most closely fits your requirements.

Standard bus transport from Barcelona Airport to/from your accommodation

This is a standard shared bus service offers low cost bus transport from the meeting point in Barcelona Airport to designated drop off points in the city centre. The drop off points are specified when you make your booking. The advantage of this service is that it is the cheapest of the bus services.

Bus transfer from / to Barcelona Cruise Port

Why consider a minibus / bus transfer service when there are taxis?

Arriving in a foreign airport when you can't speak the local language can be a daunting task. Even though you know you will be able to make it to your accommodation one way or another it still can be a cause of stress.

Typical questions that arise in our minds include:

Will I find the right transport?
What time does it operate?
Will they understand me?
Will we get lost?
Is there enough room for my bags and how much extra will that be?
Are we able to travel together?
Will I be charged too much?
Do I have to tip the driver?
How will I know where to get off?

All of these thoughts can lead to stress - even before your holiday has started. So what is the solution?

Enter the advanced booking bus transfer service!

When you book your bus transport in advance many of your worries are taken away. It is a comfortable and convenient means of transport where you do not need to be concerned about speaking a foreign language or hoping that someone will understand your instructions. You can relax with the knowledge that your transport from the airport has been prearranged and everything is in hand.

Minibus / bus transfer to keep your group together

Advanced booking your bus transport is also useful for groups of visitors that want to travel together.

The capacity of the bus is chosen on the day and depends on the number of passengers that have booked. The transfer service has capacities that range from 7 to 30 people. The service is operated on a per person basis, therefore, you only pay for the number of people travelling in your group and not for the entire van. Remember that other people may also be reserving the minibus/bus service at the same time as you, therefore, there may be more than one bus to transfer all the passengers. This means that you cannot always be guaranteed to travel together on the same bus however the company aims to have members of the same group to travel together whenever possible. This minibus/bus service can only be reserved online in advance of your trip.

What are the baggage allowance limits?

Each person may take on one piece of hand luggage and one main suitcase each (called checked-in luggage). If you wish to take more than the allotted allowance then you can specify this on the booking form.

If you have a pushchair and large suitcase this would count as two "checked in luggages" . You would then indicate this on the booking form when you make your reservation.

Our Insider Tip

Get your luggage delivered where and when you want it with a secure, low-cost luggage transport service

Drop off your luggage wherever you want in Barcelona, e.g. Barcelona airport, train stations, the cruise port etc. and have it delivered to wherever you wish, e.g. your hotel. A mobile secure luggage transport and storage service transports your luggage where needed. You can also opt for optional storage of your luggage. Click on the link below to learn more.

Minibus / bus transfers from which airport terminals?

You will need to make your way to Terminal (2B) of Barcelona Airport at the designated meeting point which is given to you when you make your booking. If you are arriving at Terminal 1 (T1) there is a free minibus to take you to terminal 2.

BCN Airport minibus / bus reservation tips

When you make your booking it is essential to read all the instructions on the booking voucher that you print out after you have made your booking.

All the minibus /bus transport can be booked for either outbound, return or both outbound and return journeys. Specify what you want when making your booking.

These transfer services can only be booked online in advance of your trip, you cannot book them when you arrive. Follow the link below for your destination to learn more.

The maximum waiting time for the minibus / coach to leave the airport is 45 minutes.

This minibus /coach transfer service is a reliable, convenient, and affordable way to transfer between Barcelona airport and your accommodation and vice versa. However please make sure to read and follow the booking instructions carefully to ensure everything goes smoothly when you arrive.

Frequently asked questions on the minibus / Bus transfer service

Q: How many bags can each person take on the minibus / coach service?

A: When you make your booking each person is entitled to take one hand luggage and one large suitcase. These are included in the booking price. If you have more luggage than this allowance you will be charged an additional fee on the day depending on the size of your extra luggage.

Q: What is the size of the minibus?

A: The size of the minibus or coach depends on the number of people travelling on the day. It could either be a minibus or a full-size bus.

Q: What terminals does the service operate from Barcelona Airport?

A: The minibus / coach service operates from Terminal 2B of Barcelona airport. If you are arriving at Terminal 1 you will need to make your way to Terminal 2B using the free shuttle bus.

Private car transfers

The minibus/bus transfer services detailed above are a shared service i.e. you share the bus with other passengers. If, however, you are interested in a private transfer to your accommodation, where you and your group are the only people in the car, then follow the link below.

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