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Transportation Information

From Barcelona Airport to city centre
How do I get from Barcelona airport to downtown Barcelona?

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport is very well connected to the city centre of Barcelona by any means of transport. Barcelona airport code is BCN. Located only a dozen kilometres from the city, most "airport to city" transfers take about 40 minutes, including waiting time. This makes it one of the most convenient airports in the country. Note, however, that there are two terminals, T1 and T2, and that the departure points - for the same means of transport - are not the same from one terminal to another. On this page, you will find the various means of transport and their departure points from Terminal T1 as well as from Terminal T2. Check the page Aerobus airport transfers for tickets.

How to get from Barcelona airport to Barcelona by Aerobus?

 

The Aerobus is a fast (35 minutes) and economical (9.75€) shuttle bus that connects Barcelona - El Prat airport (Terminals 1 and 2) with the city centre of Barcelona (Place de Catalunya). The route includes 3 stops at the strategic points of Barcelona: Pl Espanya, Gran Via-Urgell, Pl Universitat. The Aerobus operates all year round without exception with a departure every 5 minutes.

You just need to know:

  • There are two Aerobus A1 and A2. The first one at the start of Terminal 1 and the second one at the start of Terminal 2. A distinction to remember especially for your return because only this N° (A1 or A2) distinguishes the two shuttles in the return direction.

  • That the stops are not the same on the outward and return routes, as shown in this map 

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Aerobus A1: transfer Terminal 1 Airport to Barcelona city centrer

Travel time: 35 minutes.
Price: 9.75 euros, one way and 14.65 euros return.
Route : Airport T1- Plaça Espanya, Gran Via-Urgell, Plaça de l' Universitat - Plaça Catalunya (terminus).
Timetable: from terminal T1:5:35 am to 1:05 am -For return from Plaça Catalunya, from 5:00 am to 12:30 am
Frequency: One shuttle every 10 minutes from T1 airport.Return from 05:00 to 06:40 every 10 min/ From 06:50 to 21:45 every 5 min/ From 21:50 to 00:30 every 10 min

Aerobus A2: transfer from Terminal 2 Airport to Barcelona city centre

Travel time: 35 minutes.
Price: 9.75 euros, one way and 14.65 euros return.
Route : Airport T2- Plaça Espanya, Gran Via-Urgell, Plaça de l' Universitat - Plaça Catalunya (terminus).
Timetable: from terminal T2: from 5:35 am to 1:00 am - For the return from Plaça Catalunya, from 5:00 am to 12:30 am
Frequency: A shuttle bus every 10 minutes from airport T2 for the return trip.

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How do I buy my ticket for the Aerobus shuttle?

You can buy your Aerobus ticket on the spot at ATMs located in Terminal T1 as T2, but you risk wasting time in case of heavy traffic. You can also buy your ticket aboard the Aerobus, but in this case, you must top up. The driver does not give change on a ticket over 20€.
You can finally buy your Aerobus ticket online, this is by far what we recommend. They're the same price. You can also buy your round-trip ticket online, knowing that the return ticket is valid two weeks after the validation - on-site - of the one-way ticket. Children under 4 years old travel free of charge.

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