How to get from El Prat airport to Barcelona

Barcelona-El Prat Airport is located near the city of Barcelona, ​​between the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Sant Boi and Viladecans. Getting from here to the center of the Catalan capital is really easy, as it is well connected. If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona and would like to know the different ways to move from the airport to Barcelona, ​​then we explain you.

The most used transport by tourists and locals is the train, for its practicality and many destinations. Cercanías Barcelona Service has created a specific line connecting the airport of El Prat Barcelona and elsewhere in Catalonia. In order to use this transport, it is essential to move to the Airport Terminal 2. If you are in the T1, the only thing to do is to take the Bustransit to T2. The train makes the following stops: Sants, Passeig de Gràcia, Clot-Arago, Barcelona-Sant Andreu Comtal.

Another popular public transport to travel to Barcelona airport is the bus. In case you want to use this method, you should know that there are several alternatives: Airbus, L46 and Metropolitan Night Bus. The first one is the most convenient and fast, since there is a shuttle between the airport and the city center. Each terminal has its own line of Airbus, which has departures every five minutes. The second is part of the metropolitan transport network in Barcelona (TMB), and stops at both terminals and their ultimate destination is Plaza España. This bus is red. Finally, the night bus or nitbus has two lines, one for each terminal. Both have ​​two stops from El Prat airport: Plaza de Catalunya and Ronda Universitat.

For those who prefer a more private transport, there is the option of taking a taxi to Barcelona. Both T1 and T2 have a taxi stand from where you can take them. Taxis are black and yellow and the trip has a minimum charge of 30 €.

Finally, you can go from El Prat Airport to Barcelona by car. If you have no car, at the airport there are several car rental companies. All you need to know is that the road linking the airport with the city center is the motorway C-31 Barcelona-Castelldefels, which will take you to Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes.

Author: calafellvalo / photo on flickr

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