How to get to Barcelona


Arriving by plane 

Barcelona airport, with several terminals, is located 16 kilometres south of the city and is also known as Barcelona-El Prat. Barcelona can also be reached by transport links from other regional airports, including Girona, Reus and Lleida -Alguaire.


Barcelona - El Prat airport

Terminals T1 and T2 (A, B and C):
The terminals at Barcelona Airport are organized in terms of carriers and not according to the destination or place of origin.


Connections between Barcelona and the airport and back:

Aerobús (A1 and A2)
Daily service between Plaça de Catalunya and Barcelona Airport.
Frequency: every 10 minutes.
Approximate journey time: 35 minutes. For further information about the Barcelona Aerobús : Tel. 902 100 104.

Train (RENFE)
Daily connections with Barcelona Airport from the Renfe stations at Sants.
Frequency: every 30 minutes.
Journey time: 18 minutes (from Sants).
For further information about the train to Barcelona airport:

Metro (TMB)
L9 “South, sud” metro line connects the city and Barcelona airport (T1 and T2) daily.
Frequency: every 7 minutes.
Approximate journey time: 32 minutes (from Zona Universitària).
For further information:

Bus (TMB)
The 46 bus runs from Pl. d'Espanya to Barcelona Airport (T1 and T2) daily.
Frequency: every 25 minutes.
For further information:

Night bus (NITBUS)
The N17 night bus operates from Ronda Universitat / Plaça Catalunya to Barcelona Airport T1, stopping at Pl. d'Espanya.
The N16 night bus operates from Ronda Universitat / Plaça Catalunya to Barcelona Airport T2, stopping at Pl. d'Espanya.
Frequency: every 20 minutes.
Further information about the night bus service to Barcelona Airport is available on the website:


By car

The C-31 Barcelona-Castelldefels road leads to Barcelona Airport, and connects with the C-32 Barcelona-Sitges road. From the Avinguda Diagonal, the Ronda de Dalt and Ronda Litoral ring roads also connect with the C-31.

The estimated journey time from Barcelona city centre to the airport is about 20 minutes.

Contact details : Aeropuerto de Barcelona - 08820 El Prat de Llobregat,  El Prat de Llobregat | Tel:  902 404 704 | Fax: 933 799 957 (Sala Renfe) | Web:


Girona - Costa Brava Airport
95 km from Barcelona.
Airport information (Aena): Tel. 972 186 606 |


Reus - Costa Daurada Airport
108 km. from Barcelona.
Airport information (Aena): Tel. 977 779 832 | Information


Lleida - Alguaire Airport
170 km west from Barcelona.
Airport information: Tel. 973 032 700 |



Arriving by train 

Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of important cities, including Paris, Zurich and Milan, and the high-speed train runs to Madrid and other Spanish cities. 


Estació de Barcelona Sants
Barcelona Sants Station
Pl. Paisos catalans s/n 08014 Barcelona
Time: 4.30am to 12.30am. 
Metro: L5 and L3. Bus: 27, 32, 78, 109, 115, H10 and V17.
Barcelona Sants Station is the city's main railway station and most trains departing and arriving in Barcelona stop here. The station is the terminus for the High-Speed Train and many Spanish and foreign destinations, suburban rail and trains to Barcelona Airport. 

National trains
Regional | Surrounding areas trains
International high speed trains Renfe-SNCF en Cooperación
Information and ticket sales
RENFE information:



Arriving by car

Barcelona is well connected and has a large amount of car parks. The motorway and road network will take you anywhere in the city by car although it's worth bearing in mind that traffic can be heavy at the main entry points of Barcelona during rush hour.


Motorways and roads

Barcelona is located 150 km from La Jonquera, the French border. The French motorway network connects to the AP-7, N-II and C-32 Barcelona motorway. You can enter the city via the ring roads or the Avinguda Meridiana which leads to the centre.

From the south, if you're entering from the rest of Spain join the AP-7 or C-32 and enter the city via the Avinguda Diagonal.


Arriving by bus

The bus station in Barcelona that has the most national and international connections is Barcelona Nord Bus Station. Buses also depart from Barcelona Sants station and other areas of the city.


Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Barcelona Nord Bus Station
Alí-bei, 80 (08013)
Opening time: 5.15am to 1am. 
Metro: L1, stop Arc de Triomf.| Bus: 6, 40, 42, 54, 141 and V21.
This is Barcelona's main bus station operating services to the main Spanish cities, Europe and North Africa. Station facilities: Tourist Information Office, lockers, bureau de change, etc.
Information and ticket sales


Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Sants
Sants Bus Station
Viriat, s/n (08014) – Next to the railway station
Opening time: 4.30pm to 12.30am. 
Metro: L5 and L3, stop Sants Estació.| Bus: 27, 32, 78, 109, 115, H10 and V7.
The offices of the bus companies operating services in Spain and abroad are located next to Barcelona-Sants railway station.
Station facilities:



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