barcelona metro signBarcelona grew in one of the world most important and visited tourist cities in the world, with flights arriving non-stop from many international airports day and night.

Here you can find all the options you have to get to the city center of Barcelona from the El Prat Airport (BCN), by train, bus, taxi.

 

Cheapest way to get to the city center and very convenient by day and night is to use the public transportation system. The fastes way from Terminal 2 is to go by RENFE Train, is abouth 30min to Passeig de Gracia. From Terminal 1 you can only go directly by bus or by metro, but i recommend you to go by bus as is faster than the metro. During the night from 12PM to 5:30AM your only option is to take the N17 Bus that goes all night long to the city center of Barcelona.

 

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Bus from Barcelona Airport to City Center

If you arrive by day (before 11PM):

- Take the bus 46 in front of the Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 directly to Plaza Espana. Abouth 45min

- Ticket fare: 2.50 Euro

If you arrive during the night (after 11PM-5AM):

- Take Bus 17, in front of the Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 directly to Plaza de Espana - Plaza Cataluna. Abouth 1h.

- Ticket fare: 2.50 Euro

 

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Metro from Barcelona Airport to City Center

If you arrive before midnight you can use the metro, the metro runs only from 5AM to 12PM:

- The metro station is located outside Terminal 2, and inside Terminal 1, follow the signs. Line L9. Abouth 40min

- Ticket fare: 4.50 Euro

- The line L9 from the airport runs to the city residential area, if you need to get in Placa Cataluna or Placa Espana you need to change to line L1 at the Torrasa station.

 

 

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Train from Barcelona Airport to City Center only from Terminal 2

If you arrive before midnight you can use the train from 5AM to 12PM:

- The metro station is located outside Terminal 2 only. There is no train station at Terminal 1.

- Ticket fare: 4.50 Euro

- The train is about 30min from the city center, you can get down at Sants Station or Passeig de Gracia.

 

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Aerobus from Barcelona Airport to City Centeraerobus

If you arrive before midnight you can use the aerobus that runs from 5:30AM - 1AM.

- You can find the station outside the Terminal 1 and 2

- Ticket fare: 5.90 Euro

- The ride to Placa Cataluna is abouth 30-40min