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How To Arrange Your Barcelona Airport Private Transfers

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On this page we will go through all you need to know to arrange a private transfers from Barcelona Airport. We have also provided booking links at the foot of this page so that you can reserve your private transfer online.

Private transfer vehicles
Some of the cars used for your private transfer from Barcelona Airport

You may have seen at the airport people holding up cards with the names of clients on them. This is a private transfer service where you have your own personal driver to take you from your pickup point directly to the door of your destination. This page will explain all you need to know about private transfers and how to book them.

The word Transfer, on this page, means transport that is independent of the public transport system and will take you from your chosen starting location to your chosen destination. Typically a transfer is from an airport or train station to your accommodation. The advantages of an organized transfer are a more personalised service, that is not subject to the public strike actions, and are booked and paid for in advance. The private transfer driver will also give you assistance with carrying your luggage to the vehicle.

We have provided links below for you to book your private transfer if this service is of interest to you.

COVID-19 update

The private transfer service is operating as usual following strict safety measures.

We have provided detailed COVID-19 information regarding the private transfers at the bottom of the page.

How does the private transfer service work?

The private transfer service is a service that you can book online in advance of your trip.

Once you have made your booking you need to print off the booking voucher and make sure to bring it with you on the day.

The booking voucher also has important instructions that you will need to read carefully.

Private transfer car
Photo of one of the private transfer cars.

Your driver will be waiting to greet you at your specific arrivals gate on the day of your arrival. The driver will wait for you even if your flight is delayed. Your driver will identify himself at the gates with a card with your name on it. You will then be escorted to your private waiting car and he will assist you with your luggage. You will then be chauffeured in an air conditioned, comfortable car (or minivan depending on the size of your group) to your destination. Your driver will also help you with your bags.

When would you recommend a private transfer service?

The advantage of a private transfer is that everything can be arranged in advance of your trip so you have peace of mind.

Even if there is a public transport strike or a taxi strike your private transfer will still operate as normal giving you peace of mind that you can start your holiday off on a good note.

With a private transfer you will experience a more personalised service making the entire transfer, from start to finish, an enjoyable experience. There is no need to work out your route, handle foreign currency or feel anxious about not being able to speak the language - everything is arranged for you in advance.

When should I consider a private transfer?

We have summarized below each of the occasions when a private transfer is beneficial over normal public transport.

1. You want the most comfortable, convenient and secure way to transfer from Barcelona Airport.

2. You appreciate personalised attention with someone who will be waiting to assist you from your arrivals gate.

3. You have not visited Barcelona before and do not speak the language.

4. You are travelling on a long-haul flight and are likely to have jet-lag. Sorting out your onward journey can be stressful under these conditions.

5. You have a special occasion in which you want everything to go smoothly.

6. You are OK with paying a little more for comfort.

7. You don't want to deal with the inconvenience of possible strike action by public transport workers or taxi drivers.

8. You want to arrange and book your transfer in advance of your trip.

If your requirements meet any of those listed above then we would recommend you consider a private transfer.

How to book your private transfer?

Look through the links we have provided below to find your destination. To arrange your private transfer follow the link and make your booking on the booking page.

Airport to / from your accommodation

In addition to transfers to and from Barcelona airport this transfer service also has options for transfers for Barcelona port and Sitges.

Private transfer to / from Barcelona Airport to a destination outside of Barcelona including:

Barcelona city centre,
El Prat del Llobregat,
Girona Airport,
Girona city centre,
Hospitalet de Llobregat,
Lloret de Mar,
Montserrat Monastery,
Port Aventura,
Port of Barcelona,
Reus Airport,
Sant Boi de Llobregat,
Sant Cugat del Valles,
Tossa de Mar

Private Transfer To / From Barcelona Cruise Terminals

Book you private transfers to / from Barcelona cruise port terminals to either your accommodation or to Barcelona airport.

Is a private transfer suitable for me if I'm on a tight budget?

If you are on a budget then the private transfer is probably not for you and it may be best for you to consider public transport - which we have written about in-depth throughout this site or you might wish to consider a minibus transfer.

What are the COVID-19 safety measures on the private transfers?

The health and safety of passengers and staff is the highest priority of the transport companies that follow strict safety measures.

Safety measures include:

- Wearing a mask is compulsory for the driver and the passengers. Passengers must bring their own masks.
- Vehicles are regularly sanitized, disinfected and cleaned.
- High-frequency touchpoints such as door handles, armrests, buttons for windows and seat bels are cleaned in between each passenger.
- Drivers will clean their hands often with alcohol-based gel or wipes.

In addition:

As you'll pay for your transport online upon booking, there will be no cash handling onboard the vehicle, limiting the contact with the driver.
Remember that the price you pay upon booking your transfer is fully inclusive and includes tips, so besides knowing the price you're paying in advance and avoiding any surprise, there will be no cash handling upon arrival to Barcelona, which is an additional safety measure.

Waiting time at the airport is 60 minutes after flight landing time. Because of the coronavirus measures at the airport, you might need more time to meet your driver. If that's the case, contact the transfer company following the guidelines indicated in your booking confirmation. The drivers have adopted a more flexible approach regarding wait times at the airport.


The private transfer service offers you a convenient, comfortable and secure way to transfer from/to Barcelona Airport. Your driver will assist you and make your transfer as comfortable as possible. It may not be the cheapest way to transfer from/to the airport, for that consider public transport, however a private transfer is one option to consider if you want to ensure everything goes smoothly when you arrive on your first day.

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