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Book your Cruise Transfer and Test Package. Pick up at Barcelona Airport + COVID Antigen test at the test centre + transfer to your accommodation in Barcelona or to Barcelona Cruise Port

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Latest update: 23 June 2022

On this page, you´ll be able to book your Cruise Transfer and Antigen Test package, with pick up at Barcelona Airport and drop off at your accommodation in Barcelona or drop off directly at Barcelona Cruise Port after you had your antigen test at the COVID test centre.

We have included a booking form on the page below for you to fill out to book your Cruise Traveller Transfer and Antigen Test package. After filling out the form below on this page, you will receive to your email address a confirmation email directly from the testing centre with a secure payment link for you to confirm your transfers and antigen test. In addition, a voucher with detailed information on the meeting point at Barcelona Airport and on the testing procedure will be emailed to you.

Coordinators from the COVID test centre welcoming cruise passenger at Barcelona Airport
Coordinators from the COVID test centre welcoming cruise passenger at Barcelona Airport

We also cover the following topics:

• Services included in your Cruise Traveller Transfer and Antigen Test Package
• Number and size of luggage that fits into your private Mercedes premium vehicle
• Prices for the Package with pick up at Barcelona Airport and drop off at your accommodation in Barcelona or Barcelona Cruise Port
• Useful information when travelling with kids
• Steps to get your Cruise Traveller Transfer and Antigen Test Package from Barcelona Airport
• Meeting point at Barcelona Airport


What is included in your Cruise Transfer and COVID Test Package with Pick up from Barcelona Airport

Your personal driver will be waiting for you at Barcelona Airport, in the Arrival Halls of your airport terminal. For groups of 7 or more people, a coordinator from the test centre will also be there to assist you together with your driver.

Your actual flight landing time will be monitored by the transfer company so that if your flight arrives earlier or later than expected, your driver will be there waiting for you.

You will be greeted by your driver and taken to your premium Mercedes vehicle.

Your driver will assist you with your luggage and will place your luggage into the vehicle boot.

Your driver will then take you to the test centre that is located in the Sagrada Familia area of Barcelona. The test centre is located at a 30 minute drive from Barcelona Airport, in the centre of the city.

Once at the test centre, you will check-in at reception with your voucher number and will be tested immediately.
The test centre has different testing rooms and dedicated testing rooms for cruise travellers, to ensure you´ll get tested quickly and efficiently, with no wait time.

While you get tested, your driver will stay in the car with your luggage so that you do not have to carry your luggage with you from the car to the test centre, inside the test centre, and then again from the test centre to the car.

Coordinators from the COVID test centre welcoming cruise passenger at Barcelona Airport
Your antigen test certificate received by email on your mobile phone

Your antigen test certificate will be sent to your email approximately 15 minutes after you got tested. If you want, you can wait at the test centre for 15 minutes until your antigen test certificate is ready, so that it is hand-delivered to you. In all cases your test certificate is also always sent to your email address.

Then, the driver takes to your accommodation in Barcelona, whether it is a hotel, tourist apartment or private home or directly to Barcelona Cruise Port for your to board your cruise.
If you´re heading to the Cruise Terminal directly after your test, the drive from the test centre to the Cruise Port is approximately 20-25 minutes long.

Once at your cruise terminal, the driver will unload your luggage from the vehicle and handle it to you.

Summary of services included:

  • Flight monitoring so that your driver is waiting for you at your Arrival Halls at Barcelona Airport even if your flight is early or late
  • Meet and great at your Arrival Halls at Barcelona Airport by your private driver and a coordinator for groups from 7 people
  • Assistance with your luggage
  • Transfer from Barcelona Airport to the test centre near the Sagrada Familia
  • Instant access to testing room to get your antigen test, no wait time
  • Antigen nasal or saliva test
  • Antigen test certificate hand delivered within 15 minutes at the test centre and sent to your email
  • Your driver waits for you in the vehicle in front of the testing centre
  • Transfer from the test centre to your accommodation in Barcelona or directly to Barcelona Cruise Port

Number and size of luggage that can fit in your private Mercedes premium vehicle

The number and type of suitcases that will fit into the vehicle boot depend on the size of your suitcases.

Below we give you the approximate maximum suitcase length for each category of luggage.

Then in the price section below we have indicated the maximum number of suitcases that will fit in the vehicle boot depending on the number and type of luggage you´ll have.

There are 4 main types of luggage and size:

Hand luggage

Eg. hand back, backpack that you´ll use for your personal items such as your mobile phone, travel documents, camera, laptop.

Maximum length: 17 inches / 43 cm approximately

Antigen test certificate hand-delivered at the medical centre and sent to your email Antigen test certificate hand-delivered at the medical centre and sent to your email

Carry on luggage

Eg. the typical carry on luggage of maximum 10 kg that you can take with you on a plane.

Maximum length: 21 inches / 55 cm approximately

Antigen test certificate hand-delivered at the medical centre and sent to your email

Medium size luggage

Eg: the typical suitcase of maximum 23kg with airlines that you´ll check in when you take the plane.

Maximum length: 25-27 inches / 63-69 cm approximately

Antigen test certificate hand-delivered at the medical centre and sent to your email

Large size luggage

Eg: this is a big check in suitcase, of maximum 30kg with airlines, that you´ll check in when you take the plane.

Maximum length: 28-32 inches / 71-81 cm approximately

Antigen test certificate hand-delivered at the medical centre and sent to your email

Prices for pick up at Barcelona Airport, transfer to the test centre, antigen test, transfer to your accommodation in Barcelona or to Barcelona Cruise Port

The prices given in the table below are per person, for the Cruise Traveller Transfer and Antigen Test Package with pick up at Barcelona Airport.

We have also indicated the approximate maximum number of luggage will fit in the vehicle.

Price per person, in a Mercedes V class minivan for up to 6 people

Number of persons Price Per Person
1 €295.00
2 €175.00
3 €140.00
4 €120.00
5 €105.00
6 €100.00

Total maximum number of suitcases per vehicle:

6 hand luggage + 6 medium size suitcases

OR 2 medium size + 4 large size suitcases

OR 6 carry on + 4 large size suitcases

Note: If you are 1 or 2 persons, with a maximum of 2 carry on luggage and 2 medium size suitcases in total, your vehicle will either be a Mercedes S class car or a Mercedes V class minivan.

f you have more luggage than the maximum number of suitcases indicated above, then your vehicle will be a Mercedes Sprinter minibus. Prices for transfers in a Mercedes Sprinter minibus are given below.

If you are more than 5 adults, your vehicle will be a Mercedes Sprinter minibus so that you can travel comfortably and have room inside the vehicle. Prices in a Mercedes Sprinter minibus are given below.


Price per person, in a Mercedes Sprinter minibus for up to 15 people

Number of persons Price Per Person
5 €125.00
6 €115.00
7 €105.00
8 €100.00
9 €95.00
10-12 €90.00
13-14 €85.00
15 €80.00

Total maximum number of suitcases in a minibus:

20 carry on luggage + 15 hand luggage

OR 14 medium size suitcases + 15 hand luggage

OR 9 large size suitcase + 15 hand luggage

Note: hand luggage will be stored in the over head compartment

If you have more luggage than the maximum number of suitcases indicated above, then your vehicle will be a bus. Prices in a bus are given below.


Price per person, in a bus for up to 50 people

Number of persons Price Per Person
10 €110.00
11-12 €105.00
13-16 €100.00
17-19 €95.00
20-22 €85.00
23-30 €80.00
31-39 €75.00
40-50 €70.00

Total maximum number of suitcases in a bus:

30 carry on luggage + 50 medium size suitcases + 50 hand luggage

OR 20 carry on luggage + 50 large size suitcases + 50 hand luggage

Note: hand luggage will be stored in the over head compartment


Note that the maximum number and type of luggage indicated in the tables above is a good representation of reality but is approximate. This is not an exact science. The number and type of luggage that will fit in will also depend on the following:

1. thickness of your suitcase,
2. if you´re using the expandable zippers of your luggage or not,
3. if you´re using bags instead of suitcases which are more flexible,
4. if you´re using rigid suitcases.

Therefore upon booking it is very important that you select the right amount of luggage of each type that you´ll have so that the transfer company can double check that they´ll fit in the boot of the vehicle.


Useful information when travelling with kids

If you´re travelling with kids who do not need to get tested, kids will not pay anything.

Eg. If you´re a family of 2 adults with 2 kids who do not need to get tested and you have a number of luggage that will fit in the minivan, the price you´ll pay will be:
2 x €175.00

If however, you´re travelling with kids who do need to get tested, kids will pay the normal price.

Eg. If you´re a family of 2 adults with 2 kids who do need to get tested and you have a number of luggage that will fit in the minivan, the price you´ll pay will be:
4 x € €120.00

Our Insider Tip

The test centre performs antigen nasal tests and antigen saliva tests, which are much more comfortable. With an antigen saliva test you’ll only be requested to provide a saliva sample by spitting into a sample container. If your kids are old enough to understand that they need to generate saliva and spit it in the sample bottle, then you might prefer them getting a saliva antigen test if they´re accepted by your country of destination. For antigen saliva tests, make sure not to eat or drink anything for 30 minutes before your test because it could invalidate your test. If you´re an adult wanting to get a saliva test, in addition of not eating and drinking, make sure not to smoke for 30 minutes before your test.

If you´re travelling with kids whose height is equal or inferior to 135cm (= 53.14 inches), make sure to indicate your children age in the booking form below so that your driver installs baby or child seats in the vehicle.

Child seats are compulsory of kids whose height is equal or inferior to 135cm (= 53.14 inches).

Baby and child seats are provided free of charge by the transfer company.


Fill out the form below to make your reservation for your Cruise Traveller Transfer and Antigen Test Package with pick up from Barcelona Airport

Fill out the form below to make your reservation and submit it.

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1. Airport Details


2. Details about your group and luggage


3. Number of child seats

If you are travelling with children, please indicate the number of child seats required. Child seats are required by law for children whose height is equal or inferior to 135cm (= 53.14 inches). There are 4 sizes of child seats and you must indicate the number of child seats for each size below.

If you are not travelling with children, leave a zero for each of the child seats types below.


4. Antigen test


5. Your drop off location


6. Personal details of the leader of the group

The driver will wait for you with a sign with your first name and last name at the airport


7. Price

Total price will be re-confirmed by email by the test centre.

You will also receive a secure payment link via email.

You will receive your confirmation email from the test centre shortly.


A voucher with detailed information on the meeting point at Barcelona Airport and on testing procedure will be emailed to you. You will also receive a confirmation email directly from the testing centre with important information regarding your meeting point at Barcelona. The email from the testing centre will also include a secure payment link for you to confirm your Cruise Traveller Transfer and Antigen Test Package. Your booking will not be confirmed until you have made your payment to confirm your Cruise Traveller Transfer and Antigen Package reservation.

Operating hours of the test centre to send email confirmations:

The testing centre works 17 hours per day during the following operating hours:
Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 01:00


Steps to get your Cruise Traveller Transfer and Antigen Test Package from Barcelona Airport

1. Make your reservation by filling out the booking form above on this page.

2. After filling out the form above, a voucher with detailed information on the meeting point at Barcelona Airport and on the testing procedure will be emailed to you. You will also receive to your email address a confirmation email directly from the testing centre. The email from the testing centre will also include a secure payment link for you to confirm your Cruise Traveller Transfer and Antigen Test Package
Your booking will be confirmed within 20 minutes by the testing centre during their operating hours for confirming appointments.

The testing centre work 17 hours per day during the following operating hours:

Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 01:00

3. Make the payment through the secure payment link sent by the testing centre to confirm your booking. Your booking will not be confirmed until you have made your payment to confirm your Cruise Traveller Transfer and Antigen Package reservation.

4. On your flight arrival date and time, the testing facility coordinator will be waiting for you at a meeting point in the Arrivals Hall of your terminal at Barcelona Airport with your private driver.

Your driver will take you to the testing centre, where you´ll get your antigen test and your antigen test certificate.
Your driver will then take you to your accommodation in Barcelona or directly to Barcelona Cruise Port.

5. You also receive your COVID test certificates by email.


Meeting point at Barcelona Airport

Your coordinator and driver will be waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall of your terminal at Barcelona Airport with a sign with your name or your group name on it.

Coordinators from the COVID test centre welcoming cruise passenger at Barcelona Airport
Coordinators from the COVID test clinic waiting for you at your Barcelona Airport terminal

There are different terminals at Barcelona Airport, terminal 1, terminal 2A, and terminal 2B, and each of them has its own Arrivals Hall where you´ll coordinator and driver will be waiting for you.

Once your booking is confirmed, you´ll have the contact phone number of the transfer department of the test centre for you to call in the unlikely case that you cannot locate your coordinator or driver.


What happens if my flight is late or if there is a long wait line at Customs? Will the driver wait for us at Barcelona Airport?

Your driver will monitor your actual flight landing time to be at the airport at your actual flight landing time. Therefore if your flight lands earlier or later than the originally scheduled landing time, your driver will know and will be waiting for you from your actual flight landing time.

Your driver will wait for you up to 60 minutes after your flight landing time at your Arrivals Hall at Barcelona Airport so that you have time to exit the plane, go through Customs and collect your luggage.

In case you´re delayed at Customs, or when collecting your luggage and you see it will take you more than 60 minutes after your flight landing time to meet your driver, you will just need to contact the test centre to inform them. The test centre can then coordinate with your driver, who will wait additional time for you. The contact details of the test centre will be provided on the voucher you´ll receive after making your booking.

The following supplements will apply if you need your driver to wait for you for more than 60 minutes from your flight actual landing time at the airport:

Additional wait time supplements per vehicle

Additional wait time supplement in a Mercedes V Class: €83.00

Additional wait time supplement in a Mercedes Sprinter Minibus: €99.00

Additional wait time supplement in a bus: €132.00

Note these supplements are per vehicle, not per person.

You will have to pay for the supplement directly at the test centre.

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