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Transfer from Barcelona Airport to Calella

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Calella is a small and picturesque coastal town in the North of Catalunya - part of the Costa Brava. It is worth remembering that Calella is a small area - most transport to the area is indirect.

Barcelona Sants Station
Barcelona Sants Station

This page covers the options for transferring from Barcelona Airport to the centre of Calella. Options include train, coach, bus, car and taxi.

Transfer to Calella from Barcelona Airport by Train

There are no direct trains from Barcelona Airport to Calella. Therefore, it is necessary to take a train into the centre of Barcelona to head out towards the south of Spain.

Take the Barcelona Airport Train - The R2 Nord to Estació Sants. At Estació Sants you will need to change. There are an abundance of trains that run from Estació Sants to Calella - approximately four every hour.

To find out the time of this train it is necessary to go to the local trains section of the RENFE website - Cercanías. The train that you will be catching is the C1 - destination Blanes. The journey lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

If you are arriving into Terminal 1 (T1) you will not be able to walk straight to the train station, as it is 4km away. You will need to take a shuttle bus from outside the terminal.

Our Insider Tip

When you are at the station, it is important to be careful that you get onto the correct train. You will find that the board on the platform displaying the trains will display the following train, rather than the one that is on the platform. So, if the display system flashes up with the 'Blanes' train, remember that this will be the following train rather than the one on the platform. If you are confused, just ask - people are generally helpful.

Transfer to Calella by Coach

There is a coach operated by Sagales that goes from Barcelona Airport Terminal T2C to Calella. For timetable and route follow this link:

Timetable for Sagales coach from Barcelona airport to Calella

Coach from city centre to Calella

A different Sagales coach runs from Barcelona Nord coach station to Calella. You can find the timetable and route by visiting the Sagales website:

Getting to Nord Station

If you are coming from Barcelona Airport, there is no direct route from the airport to Barcelona Nord. A taxi will take approximately 25 minutes from Terminal 2 (T2). From T1 the taxi will take approximately 30 minutes.

Taxi Fare from Airport T1: €35.00
Taxi Fare from Airport T2: €30.00

Alternatively, you can catch the Barcelona Airport Train - The R2 Nord to Passeig de Gràcia. This is a twenty five-minute journey and trains run twice an hour. From Passeig de Gràcia you will need to change to the Metro - take the (Red Line, L1) from Passeig de Gràcia to Urquinaona, then change to the (Yellow Line, L4) and take it one stop to Arc de Triomf. Barcelona Nord coach station is located directly outside the train station - right in front of you when exiting the Metro. See above for details on how to get to the train station from T1.

Barcelona Nord Bus Station
Barcelona Nord Bus Station

Catching the bus to Barcelona city centre may prove slightly easier than the train for getting Barcelona Nord coach station. The Aerobus Airport Bus and the normal TMB Airport Bus and the Barcelona Airport night bus all go to Plaça España. From Plaça España you can change to the Metro and take the (Red Line, L1) directly to Arc de Triomf.

Check the Barcelona Nord Website for the coach times, prices and frequencies. In general, coaches run twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. The coach journey lasts approximately one hour.


The distance from Barcelona Airport to Calella is approximately 73 km. This will take about forty minutes to one hour in a taxi.

Taxi Fare: €114.00

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