Your Barcelona Airport Transport Options
From Barcelona Airport there are a wide variety of transport options leading out to the rest of Spain and beyond. Whether you are planning a long trip beyond Barcelona, or simply a short break into Barcelona city centre, it is worth planning in advance regarding how you wish to make the trip. See below for links to detailed pages covering transport options to Barcelona itself and beyond.
|Transport signs at Barcelona Airport|
It is recommended to book your seat in advance for long distance trains in Barcelona. Unlike other countries, the long distance cross-country trains become fully booked when all of the seats have been reserved. For some destinations there may be only one or two trains a day. It can be disappointing to arrive at the train station with your entire luggage only to be told that the train is fully booked and that you will have to come back again tomorrow. Below you will find links to the official train websites where advance tickets can be purchased.
This page provides links to pages with transfer option into Barcelona city centre, various places around the rest of Spain and the two other local airports - Girona Airport and Reus Airport.
How to Travel From Barcelona Airport to Barcelona City Centre
There are 3 options of public transport when travelling from Barcelona airport to the city centre:
1. Barcelona Airport Train
2. Two types of bus run directly to Barcelona city centre.
3. Barcelona Airport underground metro.
Taxis and hire cars are also an option.
Before deciding how you will travel into Barcelona city centre from the airport it is worth reading our guide to the transfer options - we have provided the link to our guide below. This will allow you to weigh up the various pros and cons of each transport option for you. You should consider how quickly you need to travel into the centre, how many people are travelling and where exactly you want to go in Barcelona.
Click the following link for detailed information on taxis, buses, trains and metro:
The page above will also provide you with specific information if you need to go to Barcelona cruise ship terminals to board a cruise ship.
Did you know that you can arrange your airport transport in advance of your trip for a smooth and stress-free arrival?
Learn more about Barcelona Airport transport
How to Travel to Other Places in Catalunya from Barcelona Airport
From Barcelona Airport it is also possible to catch a coach to many parts of Catalunya and beyond. In general, if you wish to catch a train, it is normally first necessary to take a train into Barcelona city centre - Estació Sants (Barcelona Sants) - One of Barcelona's largest train stations. From here there are trains leading to other main parts of Spain.
I have created individual pages providing in-depth details on transfers from Barcelona Airport to:
Tarragona and its surrounding area.
Transfers from Barcelona Airport to Other Nearby Airports
You may need to make transfers between the airports that are near to Barcelona Airport.
Transport within Spain is impressively reliable. It can also be done cheaply with some forward planning. It is important to remember that Spain is a big place - nighttime journeys can be useful if you are planning to cover the whole length of the country.
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.