Sitges is one of Catalunya's most well-known beach towns. It is a wonderful place to go for a day trip from Barcelona. It can also be reached easily directly from Barcelona Airport - a coach goes there directly on a regular basis each day. There is also the option of a train - however, it will be necessary to go to the centre of Barcelona to catch a train back out to Sitges.
This page covers the various options for transferring from Barcelona Airport to the centre of Sitges. Options include train, coach, bus and taxi.
There are no direct trains from Barcelona Airport to Sitges. Therefore, it is necessary to take the RENFE train R2 Nord from the airport and get off at the first stop called El Prat de Llobregat. From here you can catch the train to Sitges.
|Barcelona Airport Train Station|
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.
To find out the time of this train it is necessary to go to the local trains section of the RENFE website - Cercanías.
There are coaches that run directly from Barcelona Airport to Sitges. The MonBus runs from outside Terminal 1 (T1).
If your flight arrives at T2, you will need to get the free shuttle bus from T2 to T1. Once you are at T1 you will be able to get the coach to Sitges.
The MonBus runs once per hour from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays the bus runs every two hours. On Sundays and Holidays they run four times per day. For details of the times and ticket prices of the MonBus Bus check the MonBus Website. Go to the 'Timetable Searcher' and key in 'Aeroport' to 'Sitges'. The times provided will be either for Monday - Friday, Saturdays, Sundays or Night time.
The MonBus runs into Zone 3 of the Barcelona transport system. Therefore, you may wish to consider buying a T-Casual that covers zones 1 - 3. This is a ticket that will allow you to travel for ten journeys on bus or metro between zone 1 and 3. This is useful if you plan to take multiple journeys between Sitges and Barcelona or if you will be spending lots of time in Barcelona city centre - each journey works out a lot cheaper with a T-Casual than if you were to pay for the journeys individually.
A price of T-Casual for zones 1 - 3: €30.50
The distance from Barcelona Airport to Sitges is approximately 32 km. This will take about 30 minutes in a taxi, costing around .
Taxi Fare: €50.00
Sitges may be the only destination for your holiday. Alternatively it may form part of a larger tour of the area. If you are planning to tour the area you may wish to consider renting a car - particularly due to the fact that the winding coastal drive from Barcelona is beautiful. However, for a cheaper option, the coach directly from Barcelona Airport is regular and affordable.