Barcelona Airport and Transportation

How to get to and from the airport, and getting around the city on public transportation

Barcelona airport metro station

Barcelona El Prat airport metro station - ©

Barcelona Airport

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:


Getting Around

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:

Car Rental

To go elsewhere in Spain by car, check the cheapest rental rates:

Car Rentals

Barcelona Map

Barcelona City Break Travel Planner

  • Get a Room
  • Look for the right type of accommodation at the right place and at the right price for you:


  • Get the Tourist Card
  • Enjoy free transportation and free or reduced admission to many of the top attractions, and get a complimentary guidebook:

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  • Plan Your Sightseeing
  • Hop on a sightseeing bus, go on a walking tour, a cruise or day trip:

    Tours & Activities