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Operating Hours for Metro From Barcelona Airport to City Centre

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Q: What are the operating hours for the metro from the airport (El Prat de Llobregat) to Las Ramblas?

A: The metro line that links Barcelona airport to the city centre operates under the normal metro hours. The operating hours for the metro system are shown in the table below. Normally you won't have to wait more than 5 minutes for a train to arrive. The service normally runs every 7 minutes however this frequency can change depending on the demand. If there is a large event or conference the frequency of the trains running will increase to accommodate the demand.

Operating hours for Metro line to BCN Airport (Line L9 Sud)

Month Day Time
January - December Monday - Thursday 05:00 - 00:00 Midnight
Friday 05:00 - 02:00
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 05:00 - 00:00 Midnight
Public Holiday 05:00 - 00:00 Midnight
24 December Tuesday 05:00 - 23:00
31 December Tuesday 24 Hours

Important note: The operation times shown in the table above will change if there is a public holiday or "fiesta" normally the metro will operate throughout the night on the eve of the public holiday but it is recommended to check the operational hours during these times with an attendant at a ticket booth to confirm because this is not always the case.

The Airport Metro line, called L9 Sud, runs to and from Barcelona airport and has stops at both T1 and T2 (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2). These stops are called Aeroport T2 and Aeroport T1.

You can plot your route to the L9 Sud line by using our Barcelona metro map.

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