A private company runs shuttle buses from the airport to the centre of Barcelona (Plaza Cataluña) every five minutes, 365 days a year.
The journey takes about 35 minutes between the city and either one of the two terminals (T1 and T2). The bus stops at strategic points in the city (Plaza Cataluña, Gran Vía/Urgell and Plaza España)
Timetable: Every day of the year, the
service runs from 5.30am/610am until
12.30am/1.05am (depending on the
Frequency: Depending on the time and traffic density, 7 to 15 minutes.
Fare 2016: 5.75€ single and 9.95€ return. The Aerobús is more frequent than the number 46 bus.
Number 46 Bus—www.tmb.cat
The Barcelona Metropolitan Transport network (TMB) also runs buses during the day from Plaza España to both airport terminals, stopping first at T2 and then at T1.
Timetable: Every day of the year,
from 5am / 12.15am (depending on
Fare 2016:Single 2€; T10 multi-journey ticket may be used on this service.
The route is longer than the Aerobús but is cheaper.
Number 17 Bus - www.tmb.cat
The night bus leaves Barcelona (where Ronda Universitat meets Plaça Catalunya) from 11pm onwards, whilst buses run from 9.50pm onwards from the airport to the city.
Timetable: From 9.50pm at the
airport until 4.50am.
Frequency: Approximately every 20 minutes. Fare 2016: 5.75€ single and 9.95€ return.
The RENFE (Spanish rail network) service to the airport runs approximately every 30 minutes from the airport to the city centre and vice versa. The journey time is around 25 minutes. The train stops at Clot, Passeig de Grácia and Sants (also known as Sants Estació).
The airport station is about a 5-minute walk from the main entrance of Terminal 2. There is a shuttle bus to Terminal 1 which goes directly from the airport train station.
Timetable: Service from 5.28am
until 11.38pm (depending on the stop).
Frequency: Approximately every 30 minutes.
Fare 2016: 3.00€ single; a T10 multi-journey ticket may be used on this service.
Taxis are an affordable alternative to public transport. There are taxi ranks at both the T1 and T2 terminals.
Approximate fares: weekdays, from 7am to 9pm are:
Airport to Plaza España: 20€/Airport to Plaza Cataluña: 22€ There is a 1€ surcharge for each suitcase. The total fare will be the amount indicated by the meter plus the charge for each suitcase. Most Barcelona taxis have facilities for payment by credit card.
Tel: (0034) 93 225 0000, tel: (0034) 93 433 1020