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Transport And Transfer from Barcelona Airport to Costa Brava

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The Costa Brava is one of Spain most celebrated coastlines - in the northern part of Catalunya. It is made up of many small coastal towns that can be most easily reached from Barcelona Airport by arranging your transfer in advance of your trip. This page would provide links to detailed pages on how to arrange your bus transport from Barcelona Airport to each of the destinations listed below.

Transfer to Costa Brava from Barcelona Airport by Train

There are no direct trains from Barcelona Airport to the Costa Brava area. Therefore, it is necessary to take a train into the centre of Barcelona to head out towards the North of Catalunya.

Take the Barcelona Airport Train - The R2 Nord to Estació Sants. 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.

At Estació Sants you will need to change. From Estació Sants, there are numerous trains leaving to various parts of the Costa Brava. For many of the smaller towns, such as Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar, it is necessary to catch a train to Blanes - from Blanes it is necessary to catch a bus.


Barcelona Nord Bus Station
Barcelona Nord Bus Station

There is a bus operated by Sagales that goes from Barcelona Airport to Blanes. It has many stops along the way.

For timetable and route follow this link:

Timetable for Sagales bus from Barcelona airport to Blanes

Barcelona Nord Bus Station

If you are coming from the airport, there is no direct route from the airport to Barcelona Nord bus station. A taxi will take approximately 25 minutes from Terminal 2 (T2). From Terminal 1 (T1) it will take approximately 30 minutes.

Taxi Fare from Airport T1: €40.00
Taxi Fare from Airport T2: €30.00

From Barcelona Nord Coach Station there are various coaches leaving to various areas of the Costa Brava. These run with different coach companies. Therefore, it is easiest to check the Barcelona Nord Website. Under the 'Destinations and Timetables' section it is possible to enter the station the area to which you wish to travel. It will offer the various journeys available to you.

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It is worth checking the various routes that the buses can take. Some buses stop at far more stations than others. For example, there is a bus that stops only at Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar. Whereas the bus to Blanes stops at numerous places along the way.


The transfer option you choose to the Costa Brava from Barcelona airport all depends on which area of the Costa Brava you wish to travel to. The coast of the Costa Brava is long and the coastal roads are likely to be winding. If you are interested in taking a taxi to your final destination it is best to call ahead to see what price they can estimate.

Associació Catalana del Taxi (an association for Barcelona's official taxis)
Tel: +34 93 226 8686

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If you are interested in visiting various parts of the Costa Brava, it may prove more convenient and perhaps cost effective (if there is a group of you), to hire a car. This will allow you to move between areas and discover less well-known costal villages. For more information, see our page on car rental from the airport.

The Costa Brava is a large area of Catalunya. If you are hoping to head to the smaller and more picturesque costal villages, this is going to be more difficult if you do not have a car.

It is worth planning these journeys in advance so that you don't find yourself stranded in an area where you don't want to be.

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

A baggage management service operates from Barcelona airport, where you can drop off your bags with them and they will deliver it to your desired location in Barcelona, e.g. your hotel, apartment, cruise port or any other destination. Currently, there are no lockers or left-luggage services at Barcelona airport, so this service offers you a convenient and stress-free way of transporting your luggage wherever you need.

Listed below are the main reasons to consider this luggage transport service:

Save on transportation costs: If you are travelling in a group, fitting everyone's luggage in a single taxi may not be possible. This service provides an affordable solution to hiring multiple taxis.

Time-Saving: If you attend an event, conference, or football match, you want to save time dropping off your luggage at your accommodation first. You can drop off your bags and the baggage management service and go straight to your event. You will find your bags in your room when you visit your hotel later.

Ideal for short visits: If you only have a short time in Barcelona, this service can enable you to make the most of your visit. You can drop off your bags at the airport and start sightseeing immediately. Excellent for families, large groups and older people that may have difficulties carrying luggage.

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