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Does the Aerobus Go To the Cruise Port?

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Q: Does the Aerobus service from BCN airport go anywhere near the cruise terminal? If not can you suggest a reasonably priced way of doing the journey.

A: The Aerobus (Express bus service from Barcelona Airport) will take you as far as Plaça de Catalunya square in Barcelona city centre which is at the top most part of Las Ramblas. This is about 1.2km away from the Cruise port terminals.

Aerobus at Plaça de Catalunya
Aerobus at Plaça de Catalunya

From Plaça de Catalunya you can take the underground metro station at Catalunya to Drassanes station (only 2 stops on the green line metro L3). From Drassanes metro you only have a few minutes walk to the Columbus Monument and Port Vell. From there you can catch the Cruise Bus which is a shuttle bus that runs from the Columbus monument to all terminals in the cruise port. This is probably the most economical way to travel to the Cruise port if you want to use the Aerobus.

Here are some more detailed information pages that can help you plan your route:

Barcelona airport Aerobus

Barcelona metro map

Barcelona Cruise ship terminals Cruise Bus shuttle bus (Blue Bus)

Our Insider Tip

Express COVID Testing For Cruise Ship Passengers
How to avoid queuing for your pre-boarding FIT-TO-CRUISE COVID test certificate

If you're embarking on a cruise ship from Barcelona, you will require a "FIT-TO-CRUISE" / "FIT-TO-SAIL" / "VeriFLY" COVID test before starting your cruise. The problem is that the queues for testing cruise passengers can be several hours long because thousands of passengers all need tests. The cruise appointed testing clinics typically work without an appointment. However, there is a solution. You can get a pre-boarding COVID test from an Express COVID testing centre geared up to test cruise ship passengers. With this service, you can avoid the long queues and get tested fast. The cruise specialist testing centre only works by appointment, which is how they can offer such a fast service. The Express COVID test centre set time slot quotas to ensure you get tested rapidly and will not accept further bookings once a time slot quota is reached. It is, therefore, important to book your COVID test well in advance. This testing centre issues COVID certificates that meet the specifications of any cruise ship entering Barcelona. You can feel confident you will have the right paperwork for boarding your cruise.The Express COVID testing service can issue cruise pre-boarding COVID certificates for the following cruises and many more:

AIDA, Azamara, Carnival, Celebrity, Costa, CroisiEurope, Cunard, Disney, Holland America, M/V Clio, MSC, Norwegian, Oceania, Ponant, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Sea Cloud, Seabourn, Silversea, Viking, Virgin Voyages and Windstar

When you arrive at the Express COVID testing centre, give the name of the cruise you will be embarking on so they can issue you the correct "FIT-TO-CRUISE" COVID certificate for your cruise. All certificates are also approved for the VeriFLY app. Follow the link below that explains three strategies to avoid the long queues for pre-cruise COVID testing.

Click to learn more about the express COVID testing service for cruise ship passengers

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