Q: We are arriving a World Trade Centre Palacruceros terminal and want to make our way to Las Ramblas by bus. Is there a shuttle bus service that runs from the Ramblas to the cruise port?
A: There is a cruise port shuttle bus service called the T3 PORTBUS service (Colloquially known as the "Blue Bus") that runs in a circular repeating route from the Christopher Columbus monument to all cruise disembarking points. The Columbus monument is a 1 minute walk to the foot of the famous La Rambla Boulevard.
|T3 PORTBUS - Barcelona cruise port shuttle bus service|
Route for the cruise port shuttle bus
The shuttle bus circular route is illustrated in our map below. We have also indicated the stops for the shuttle bus, along with the cruise port terminal names so that you can see where to catch the bus.
Timetable for the T3 PORTBUS
The cruise port shuttle bus co-ordinates its schedule and frequency depending on the arrival and departures of the cruises. Therefore the cruise shuttle bus service is not a regular scheduled bus service but one that only runs based on demand.
On the map below we have put a small bus symbol next to each of the stops made by the T3 PORTBUS.
Tickets for the cruise shuttle bus can only be purchased on the bus. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance. The driver will only accept cash with either coins or small bills (€10.00 or less).
T3 PORTBUS Ticket Price 2018
Single ticket: €3.00
Return ticket: €4.00
The shuttle bus is also adapted for wheelchair users. The bus is fitted with a hydraulic ramp which can be lowered to facilitate the entry onto the bus by wheelchair users.
If you have further enquiries you can contact Sarfa that operate the bus service.
Tel: +34 93 415 6020.
Alternative transport to the T3 PORTBUS service
If you would rather arrange your transfer to your hotel in advance of your trip you could book a private transfer online. The advantage of this is that there is no waiting around or trying to figure out how to get to your hotel. The driver will be waiting at the disembarking point for your cruise and will have a card with your name written on it. The driver then assists you with your luggage and you are driven directly to your hotel or other destination. This is an attractive stress-free option if you don't want to be queueing once you disembark.