Getting to Barcelona

How to get by AIR to the city

Barcelona International Airport (airport code BCN) is located 12 km southwest of the city.

Geeting from the airport to the city center

  • By taxi

  • Taxis are yellow and black, and, when free, show a clearly visible green light on the roof of the vehicle. Approximate cost: 25-30€ (including the required supplements for leaving the airport and carrying luggage). Approximate duration: 18 min

  • By Aerobus from terminals T1 or T2

  • A shuttle bus runs every 5-10 minutes between Airport and Barcelona city centre (Espanya Square or Catalunya Square). Single Ticket: 5,65€ or Return Ticket. 9.75€ Approximate duration: 35 min. aerobus info

  • By train

  • RENFE train service runs approximately 30 minutes from Barcelona airport to the city center and vice versa. You can take the train from Clot, Passeig de Gracia and Barcelona Sants (also known as Sants Estacio). The name of the stop from the airport is just that: Airport.

    Approximate duration: 6 minutes to El Prat de Llobregat, 22 minutes to Barcelona-Sants, 27 minutes to Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia and 1hour 3 minutes to Granollers Centre.

    Approximate cost: T-10 of 2 zones (Public Transport Card) for 18.40€, single Ticket 2,70€

  • By renting a car

  • renting a car at the airport

    How to get by TRAIN to the city

    National and international trains arrive to Barcelona. International trains stop to the main train station SANTS and PASSEIG THE GRACIA. Metro lines from those train stations will connect you to the rest of the city. For more train information visit (RENFE)

    How to get by CAR to the city

    National and international trains arrive to Barcelona. International trains stop to the main train station SANTS and PASSEIG THE GRACIA. Metro lines from those train stations will connect you to the rest of the city

    Barcelona has very good road links, including the main roads and motorways. For example, the AP-7 (known as the E-15 in Europe) links the city to the coast, north and south, and connects France with the east of Spain. To give you an idea of the location of Barcelona, it is 623 kilometres from Madrid, 350 kilometres from Valencia. Moreover, it is one of the closest Spanish cities to the main European capitals. It is just 154 kilometres from the French border at La Jonquera, 1,050 kilometres from Paris, 1,360 kilometres from Rome, 1,490 kilometres from London and 1,870 kilometres from Berlin.

    If you want to get round the city easily and without crossing all of it, there are some fast ring roads or bypasses known as rondes: the Ronda del Litoral, which follows the coast; the Ronda de Dalt, which goes round the north of the city, and the Ronda del Mig, which crosses the city from north to south.

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