How to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) ✈️ to the City Center
Barcelona Airport (BCN), also known as Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, is the main international airport of Barcelona and is located about 14 km southwest of the main city center. Upon arrival, you can reach downtown Barcelona by Public Bus, Express Bus, Public Train, Metro, Taxi or Welcome Pickups (Private Transfer).
This guide compares all available airport transfers at Barcelona Airport (BCN) according to classic travel factors. This includes travel time, cost per person (pp), a short route description and official links to book or buy tickets.
Overview of all transfer options from Barcelona Airport to the City Center (Plaza de España, Plaça de Catalunya)
|Public Bus||45 Min.||2,40 €||Details|
|Express Bus||35 Min.||9,75 €||Details|
|Train||35 Min.||4,60 €||Details|
|Metro||50 Min.||5,15 €||Details|
|Taxi||25 Min.||30‑40 €||Details|
|25 Min.||40 €||Details|
• There may be waiting times at the taxi rank if there are high volume of passengers. In this case, a pre-booked transfer (e.g. via Welcome Pickups) is the more faster and comfortable option.
• The optimal transfer depends on the number of travelers, budget and available time.
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