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Transfer Options from Barcelona Cruise Ship Port (Pier) to Barcelona Airport

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If you wish to travel from the Barcelona cruise ship terminals (often referred to as Barcelona Pier) to Barcelona Airport or vice versa, you have various options. Unfortunately there is no direct transport from the Pier to Barcelona Airport, therefore, many cruise providers suggest a taxi.

Cruise Port Bus Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona Cruise Port Bus

However, there are other options and the Cruise Bus (see below for more details) makes journeys between the cruise terminals once you arrive at the Pier.

This page covers the various options for transferring from Barcelona Pier to Barcelona Airport. Options include train, coach, bus and taxi.


Bus transfer services to / or from Cruise Port

It is recommended that you book this service well in advance of your trip because it is very popular during peak tourist season.

Book at least 48 hours in advance. However you can book up to 6 months in advance.

Ticket Price
Single:
 €9.20
Return: €18.40

Booking Information Click here to book bus transport from Barcelona Cruise Port terminals to/from Barcelona city centre.


Secure Luggage Drop Off and Transfer Service

There is a secure luggage storage and transfers service that operates to and from Barcelona. This is a handy service were you can drop off your luggage and have it securely transferred to your final destination e.g. your hotel or other destination e.g. the cruise port. We have put together an article that explains in more detail this service.


Secure luggage drop off, storage and transfer service



Transfer by Train

Barcelona Airport Train Station
Barcelona Airport Train Station

There are no direct trains from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Pier. Therefore, it is necessary to take a train to Barcelona city centre and then a bus or the Metro to get you near to the Barcelona Pier.

Take the Barcelona Airport Train - The R2 Nord train to Passeig de Gràcia . 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 Passeig de Gràcia you will need to change to the Metro. Once at the metro take the (Green Line, L3) directly to Drassanes. On exiting Drassanes you will see the statue of Columbus ('Colon') directly in front of you. At the other side of this statue you will find the Barcelona Pier, with the World Trade Centre at the end of it. It is possible to catch a Port Bus from Columbus Monument (Mirador de Colom) to the various Port Terminals (see below for more details) which you more than likely will need to take because many of the terminals are not walking distance from the Columbus Monument especially with heavy luggage on a hot Spanish day.

If you wish to travel from Barcelona Pier to Barcelona Airport, simply do the reverse of this journey.


Hola Barcelona Travel Pass

The Hola Barcelona Travel Pass will give you unlimited travel on the Barcelona Metro including the Barcelona Airport metro line (Orange Line, L9), the Barcelona buses (TMB buses) including the TMB bus from Barcelona centre to Barcelona Airport, the tram (TRAM), the urban railway (FGC trains in Zone 1) and the regional railway (Rodalies de Catalunya trains, in Zone 1) including the Barcelona Airport RENFE R2 train. However it cannot be used on the Aerobus (the express bus service to the airport).

More Information Click here to learn more about the Hola Barcelona Travel Card.


Transfer to cruise ship terminals by coach

There are no coaches that run directly from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Pier. However, once you are in Barcelona it is possible to catch a coach from the Columbus Monument (at the bottom of Barcelona Pier) to your particular cruise ship and back again. There are various options for getting to Barcelona City Centre from the Airport - see below for details of travel by train and see below for details of travel by bus.

If you are booked onto a cruise ship from Barcelona Airport, it is possible to catch a coach from Columbus Monument (Mirador de Colom) to Terminal A, B, C or D. If you are leaving from the South, North, East or Maremagnum terminals, these are closer to the city centre and can be reached by walking or taxi see our cruise terminal map for more details.

This coach is known as the Cruise Bus and is run by the TCC company. This is a short journey.

Cruise Bus Ticket Price

Single ticket: €3.00
Return ticket: €4.50

For more information you can call the company known as Transports Ciutat Comtal - the Port transport system is a separate transport system that run by the city of Barcelona and is therefore run by a independent company.

Transports Ciutat Comtal (TCC)
Tel: +34 93 415 6020


Airport to cruise ships by bus

Aerobus to T1
Aerobus to T1

If you would prefer to catch a bus from Barcelona Airport, the airport express bus goes to Plaça de Catalunya. From Plaça de Catalunya the Barcelona Pier is a twenty-minute walk straight down the Ramblas however with luggage this is a long walk down a busy boulevard and is not recommended. Alternatively, you can take the (Green Line, L3) on the Metro from Plaça de Catalunya to Drassanes. From here, the Barcelona Pier is a three-minute walk past Columbus Monument to Barcelona Pier from where you can catch the cruise ship shuttle bus (Cruise Bus) to transfer to your specific cruise ship terminal. See the foot of this page for a link for more information on the cruise ship shuttle bus and the cruise ships terminals in general.

The TMB Bus Airport Bus travels to Plaça España. From Plaça España you can take the Metro on the (Green Line, L3) to Drassanes. From Drassanes Metro the pier is a short walk.

Both the Aerobus and the TMB bus are available from outside T1 and T2.


Transfer by Taxi

The distance from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Pier is approximately 15.3 km. This will take about twenty minutes in a taxi. Many of the cruise companies recommend this as the easiest way to travel to and from your ship from the airport.

Taxi Fares From Airport

T1 and T2 fare: €39.00


More Information How to arrange your taxi transfer from Barcelona Airport to/from your accommodation


Transport from Barcelona Pier to Barcelona airport is not particularly straightforward - there is no direct train or coach from the airport to the pier and back. It is for this reason that taxis are often recommended for those travelling on cruise ships. However, if you are hoping to be careful with your cash then various options are possible - all circumstances will involve transfers between various transport modes, so take this into consideration when packing your suitcase.

For more information see our page on the Barcelona Cruise ship terminals and cruise ship shuttle bus.


Secure Luggage Drop Off and Transfer Service

There is a secure luggage storage and transfers service that operates to and from Barcelona. This is a handy service were you can drop off your luggage and have it securely transferred to your final destination e.g. your hotel or other destination e.g. the cruise port. We have put together an article that explains in more detail this service.

Secure luggage drop off, storage and transfer service


Parking at Barcelona Airport

Car Park Guide to parking at Barcelona Airport (T1 and T2)
Car Park Long stay parking at Barcelona Airport
Car Park Guide to parking in Barcelona city


Book Barcelona Airport Express Bus Online

Aerobus Express Bus To City Centre
30 min from/to airport T1
45 min from/to airport T2
Last minute bookings with instant confirmation
E-tickets – No cash
Face mask mandatory on board


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Book Your Barcelona Airport Taxi Online

Private Premium Taxi Transfer
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