Barcelona El Prat airport metro station - ©UCityGuides.com
El Prat airport is connected to the center of Barcelona by metro, so you can reach your hotel in just minutes. There's a station in terminals 1 and 2, just follow the signs.
If you're arriving in a low-cost airline such as Ryanair, you'll land at Girona Airport, from where you can take the Barcelona Bus to reach the city, arriving at Passeig de Sant Joan. The journey time is around 1 hour and 10 minutes.
A third airport also used by low-cost airlines is Reus, from where you also take a bus, taking 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the city.
Transfers from the Airport
If you don't wish to rely on public transportation and prefer the convenience of a transfer, here are your options:
You can cover pretty much all of Barcelona's touristic center on foot, but the metro is the most efficent way to get around the city. See the website to plan your routes: www.tmb.cat
To go elsewhere in Spain by car, check the cheapest rental rates: