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COVID Rapid Antigen Test in Barcelona: How and Where To Get Tested

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On this page you’ll find information about the rapid antigen tests in Barcelona. You will learn where to get an antigen test, test prices at different testing centres, delivery period of the antigen test result certificates and opening days and times of different medical centres and laboratories that perform antigen tests. We also provide you with a table where can compare different testing centres and where you can find the links to book your antigen test that meets your needs.

The comparison table for antigen tests in Barcelona will enable you to view:

  • Different testing centres in Barcelona
  • The area of Barcelona where the testing centres for antigen tests are located
  • The opening days times of the testing centres
  • The price of the antigen tests
  • The antigen test travel certificate delivery period
  • The closest metro station from the antigen testing centre

    The comparison table will also enable you to book your antigen test at the testing centre that meets your needs in terms of area, opening times, price and results delivery. Follow the instructions on how to do this using the antigen test table which you will find just below on this page.

    We have also provided extended details on antigen tests below the table that we also recommend you to read.

Before we start, you should know that antigen tests are also referred to as rapid antigen tests or quick antigen tests.

The testing centres recommended on this page perform antigen nasal tests.


COVID antigen tests are accepted by several countries however as each country has its own COVID-19 test requirements we strongly advise you to check the latest entry regulations for your country of destination to know which are the coronavirus test requirements before you book your antigen test. You can do this checking the official COVID-19 page of your country of destination or the official airport website of your country of destination.All the antigen tests recommend on this page meet the ‘FIT-TO-FLY standards for travel, which means the travel certificate you’ll get is valid for aeroplane flights and any other transport means from one country to another as long as antigen tests are accepted by your country of destination.


Table that enables you to compare and book your rapid antigen test in Barcelona

The table below compares the different antigen testing centres, their location in the city of Barcelona, their operating hours, test prices, results delivery time and nearest metro.

We have highligted in light green the testing centres for which payment is not required upon booking and for which you'll pay for you test at the front desk of the testing centre, before getting tested. The testing centres that are not highlighted in light green require payment in advance upon booking.

Also, when an appointment is needed before going to the testing centre, we have indicated (Appt) for Appointment next to the opening times of the testing centre. When an appointment is not needed and you can go to the testing centre whenever you want during opening hours with your booking confirmation, we have indicated (NA) for No appointment next to the opening times of the testing centre.

You can also learn more about and book the antigen test that best meets your needs by clicking on "Click to book your test” on the first column of the table:

  Testing centre Opening times Price/Results Metro
Click to book your test Gracia Monday - Friday:
07:30 - 12:30 (NA)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
€33.00
48 hours
Lesseps (Green Line, L3)
Click to book your test Sant Andreu
Monday - Friday:
07:30 - 12:30 (NA)
Saturday: 08:30 - 10:30 (NA)
Sunday: Closed
€33.00
48 hours
Sant Andreu (Red Line, L1)
Click to book your test Gracia Monday - Friday: 08:00-19:30 (NA)
Saturday: 08:00-14:00 (Appt)
Sunday: Closed
€39.00
20 min
Joanic
(Yellow Line, L4)
Click to book your test Sagrada Familia
Monday - Friday: 08:30-13:00 and 16:00-19:30 (NA) and 24/24 (Appt) €39.00
20 min
Sagrada Familia
(Blue Line, L5) and (Purple Line, L2)
Saturday: 24/24 (Appt)
Sunday: 24/24 (Appt)
€110.00
20 min
Click to book your test Les Corts Monday:09:00 - 12:00 and 18:00-19:30 (Appt)
Tuesday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 - 19:30 (Appt)
Wednesday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 17:00 - 18:30 (Appt)
Thursday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 - 19:30 (Appt)
Friday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 16:30 - 18:30 (Appt)
Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00 (Appt)
€50.00
15 min
Tram: Francesc Macia (T1, T2, T3)

Prices of the COVID-19 rapid antigen tests in Barcelona, delivery period of the test results and opening days to get your antigen test

As you can see on the comparison table above for COVID antigen tests in Barcelona, the prices of the antigen test vary slightly between the different testing centres in Barcelona that perform rapid antigen tests.

Price range for antigen tests in Barcelona, from Monday to Saturday:
€33.00 - €50.00

The main difference between the antigen tests available at the different testing centres in Barcelona are their opening times, their location and the delivery period of the rapid antigen test certificates.

Location of testing centres for COVID antigen tests in Barcelona:

If you’re located in the centre of Barcelona, you might prefer to get tested at the closest laboratory, even it if implies spending a few additional euros for your test, as you would save transport time. This can be especially important for you if you have COVID symptoms - you don't want to be travelling for long on a transport system.

On the table above you’ll find testing centres in the following areas of Barcelona: Sagrada Familia, Gracia, Les Corts and Sant Andreu.

Opening day and times of testing centres for rapid COVID antigen tests in Barcelona:

Some testing centres only open in the morning from Monday to Friday or Monday to Saturday, while others are open all day long from Monday to Saturday, which gives you more flexibility as to when to get your antigen test.

Antigen test certificates are delivered during the working days of the testing centres, meaning that if a laboratory is open from Monday to Friday you’ll get your test results from Monday to Friday. However some of the laboratories and medical centres we recommended above work on Saturdays and Sundays too and therefore deliver results on weekends as well. If you need to get tested on a Saturday or Sunday or if you need to get your antigen test result on a Saturday or Sunday for travel, make sure to book your antigen test at one of the testing centres open during the weekends in Barcelona.

One medical centre that performs antigen tests is even open 24 hours a day from Monday to Sunday, meaning you can can get your rapid COVID-19 antigen test whenever you need, even outside usual opening hours. However outside usual opening hours, appointments are always needed so that the medical specialist on call knows at the time you want to get tested and can be there for you and the price is higher.

Price for an antigen test on Sunday and anytime outside usual opening hours:
€110.00

Click here to book your COVID antigen test anytime on Sunday, or any day of the week in the evening, at night or early in the morning

When you will get your COVID antigen test certificate:

Another important important factor to consider is how quick you want to get your rapid antigen test results.

Even if the test itself is called a rapid antigen test, some testing centres will deliver your antigen test certificate within 48 hours after you got tested while other testing centres will hand-deliver or send your test results by email 15 to 20 minutes only after you got tested.


How to book your COVID-19 rapid antigen test (nasal swab) in Barcelona

To get an antigen test in Barcelona, most of the medical centres and laboratories require that you book your antigen test in advance before getting tested and do not accept walk-ins.

The testing centres we have listed on the comparison table above all require that you book your rapid antigen test in advance and get your booking confirmation before you go to the testing centre.

Depending on the testing centre, you’ll either need to pay for your test in advance on their website or you’ll pay directly at the front desk of the testing centre just before getting tested.

On the table above, we have highlighted in light green the testing centres for which payment is not required upon booking and for which you'll pay for your test at the front desk of the testing centre, before getting tested. The testing centres that are not highlighted in light green require payment in advance upon booking.

By clicking on the ‘click to book your test’ links on the tables above, you’ll find additional details on the testing centres of your choice and how to book your COVID-19 antigen test.


Where to book your COVID antigen test (nasal swab) in Barcelona

Above on the page you’ll find a comparison table for different testing centres that perform rapid antigen tests in Barcelona. The antigen tests performed are nasal swab tests.

The table will enable you to view the location of the medical centres and laboratories, their opening days and time, the price of the rapid antigen test and the test results delivery period.

Antigen test results are delivered within 15 minutes or 48 hours depending on the option you select.

If you need to get tested during the weekend, look at the places open on Saturday and Sunday.

If you need to get tested outside usual opening hours, look at the places open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you want to get your antigen test close to your accommodation, look at the closest metro or tram station from each medical centre.

If you want to get a cheap rapid antigen test for COVID-19, look at the cheapest test option.

Upon booking or after you've booked your antigen test online, some testing centers will require that you make an appointment.
When an appointment is needed, we have indicated (Appt) for Appointment next to the opening times of the testing centre in the tables above. You will need to go to the testing centre at your appoinment time with your booking confirmation printed out or on your mobile phone.

However, some other testing centres do not require appointments and you can just go to the testing centre whenever you want during opening hours, as long as you have your booking confirmation printed out or on your mobile phone.
When an appointment is not needed and you can go to the testing centre whenever you want during opening hours with your booking confirmation, we have indicated (NA) for No appointment next to the opening times of the testing centre in the table above.


Summary

Booking a rapid antigen test in Barcelona is a straightforward process as long as you know where to get your antigen test in the city and which are the different antigen test options available in terms of price, antigen test certificate delivery, opening day and times and location of the testing centres. We hope you’ve found where to get your rapid test in Barcelona with the information provided on this page.

Otherwise, if you have any other question related to where to get an antigen test in Barcelona and if your question is for your own personal use only you may send your enquiry to us using the form below.

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