Travel — Find your way to Barcelona

Arriving by plane

Barcelona airport, with several terminals, is located 16 kilometres south of the city and is also known as Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport is located 16 kilometres south of the city and is also known as Josep Tarradellas - El Prat, the town where it is located.

T1 and T2 (A, B and C):

The terminals at Barcelona Airport are organised 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.


A1: every 8 minutes.

A2: every 15 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 (Spanish Rail) stations at Sants. Frequency: every 30 minutes.

Journey time: 17 minutes (from Sants)

For further information about the train to Barcelona airport: and

Metro (TMB):

L9 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.

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Night bus (NITBUS):
  • The N16 night bus operates from Plaça Catalunya to Barcelona Airport T2, stopping at Pl. d'Espanya.
  • The N17 night bus operates from Plaça Catalunya to Barcelona Airport T1, stopping at Pl. d'Espanya.
  • The N18 night bus operates from Plaça Catalunya to Barcelona Airport T1 and T2.

Frequency: every 20 minutes.

Further information about the night bus service to Barcelona Airport is available on the website:


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.


Another option is to take one of the official city taxis. These are yellow and black in Barcelona and a green light on the roof indicates they are available.

Also, you can download the App | Taxi Ecològic

Car rental:

If you prefer to go to the city by yourself, the following major car rental companies are at the airport

Contact details: Aeropuerto de Barcelona - 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, El Prat de Llobregat | Tel: 913 211 000 | Web:

Arriving by train

Barcelona operates a number of direct high-speed rail routes to cities in France, including Paris, Lyon and Perpignan, and more than 30 destinations across Spain, including Madrid and the south-east and southern regions. Its main termini also operate suburban and regional rail services that enable you to travel around Catalonia comfortably and conveniently.

Estació de Barcelona Sants

Plaça dels Països Catalans, 1-7.

Time: Monday to Friday, from 4.30am to 12.30am. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, from 5am to 12.30am. Metro: L3/L5-Sants Estació. Bus: 27, 78, 109, 115, D40, H10, V5 and V17

Barcelona Sants Station is the city's main railway station and most trains departing and arriving in Barcelona stop here. The station hosts suburban rail and high-speed lines with national and international destinations.


National trains:
  • AVE: Madrid - Barcelona - Figueres
  • AVE: Sevilla - Barcelona
  • AVE: Màlaga - Barcelona
  • AVE: Granada - Barcelona
  • Euromed: Alacant - València - Tarragona - Barcelona

  • International high speed trains Renfe-SNCF en Coopération:
  • Paris – Barcelona
  • Lyon – Barcelona
  • Marseille – Barcelona
  • A network of 13 cities linked all together. From Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Perpignan, Narbonne, Béziers, Agde, Sète, Montpellier, Nîmes, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Valence in France to Barcelona

    Information and ticket sales:

    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.

    Car Parks:

    Barcelona has a large number of car parks for cars, many of them located in the city centre. Parking rates range from 3 and 4€ per hour and from 25€ and 50€ for a whole day

    There are also paid parking areas in the street (blue zones + green area) and charges vary according to the zone of Barcelona. Permitted parking times also vary from 1 to 4 hours.

    You can use this page to find and book a space in supervised car parks in Barcelona.

    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.