Barcelona Airport Bus
Barcelona Airport Bus
From Barcelona Airport there are the following bus options available to get to Barcelona city centre and other places around.
It is one of the bus options most used to get to Barcelona city centre and the Airport in a direct and a comfortable way. Find more information about routes, fares, etc on the Aerobus section.
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It goes to and from Castelldefels and BCN Airport. Stops at St. Boi de Llobregat, Viladecans and Gavà.
It stops at Terminal 1.
It goes to and from PlaçaCatalunya (Ronda Universitat) to BCN Airport Terminal 1. It is a night bus, and also stops at El Prat de Llobregat and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
It provides bus service between Sant Joan Despí and BCN Airport. It stops at both airport terminals T1 and T2, El Prat de Llobregat, Sant Boi de Llobregat and Cornellà de Llobregat.
It goes from El Prat de Llobregat to BCN Airport. Stops at both terminals.
Route between the airport and Renfe railway station at El Prat de Llobregat, with several stops in the municipality.
A night bus route offering service from Plaça Catalunya to BCN Airport. Stops at T1 and T2.
PR2 and PR3
Operates between the Airport and El Prat de Llobregat.
It works between BCN Airport and Castelldefels.
Schedules and fares
Find information about the schedules fares at Área Metropolitana de Barcelona.
Línea Barcelona-El Vendrell, con paradas en Bellvitge, Aeroport, Ribes, Sitges, Rocamar, Roquetes, Vilanova, Cubelles, Cunit, Segur, Calafell y El Vendrell. Parada en la terminal 1.
Encuentra más información aquí.
This company offers a line connecting the Airport to several locations around Ebre area, Peñíscola and Teruel.
Find more information here.
Alsa offers services to Lleida, Balaguer, Vall d’Aran and Valencia. Find more information on its website.
This company offers bus routes from Barcelona Airport to Torredembarra, Tarragona, La Pineda, Port Aventura, Salou, Cambirls and Reus.
Find more information on its site.
Sagalés Airport Line
Sagalés company runs routes from the Airport to Girona and Figueres and to several towns in Maresme area and Blanes.
Bus stops are located in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Find more information here.
This bus company offers routes along several cities of Costa Brava: Begur, Bellcaire d’Empordà, Cadaqués, Castelló d’Empúries, l’Escala, Empuriabrava, Lloret de Mar, Montràs, Palafrugell, Pals, Platja d’Aro, Roses, Palamós, S’Agaró, Sant Antoni de Calonge, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Santa Cristina d’Aro, Torroella de Montgrí, Tossa de Mar and Ullà.
Find more information here.
The following companies offer bus transportation to other countries.
There are several regules routes from BCN Airport to France and Switzerland. The cities are Perpignan, Marseille, Nice, Nantes and Geneva.
Bus stops are located in T2B. Find more information about schedules and fares on the Flixbus site.
A company that offers routes between Barcelona Airport and Andorra. Stops at both T1 and T2.
Find more information about the routes on its site.
This company offers to routes to Andorra, stopping at Sant Julia de Loria and Andorra la Vella.
Find more information on its site.
The Aerobus • Barcelona Airport Bus Route, 2023 Timetable, Price & Tickets
Our guide to Barcelona’s airport bus service
By Duncan Rhodes
– Airport to City Centre
– City Centre to Airport
Tips & Info
Everything you need to know about using Barcelona’s excellent Aerobus service. We include a map of the route, with locations of all the bus stops, the timetable / schedule, and where to buy advance tickets.
There are several ways of getting from Barcelona’s El Prat airport into town, but probably the best one in terms of being affordable, quick and easy is the Aerobus. In fact, 9 times out of 10 it’s the option I choose when I travel.
The bus runs 365 days a year, starting at 5:30am until 1am at night and the journey takes just 25 to 35 minutes, leaving you right in the heart of the city in Plaça Catalunya, although you can also alight at Plaça Espanya (another of the city’s major landmarks). You can access the metro easily from both of these squares.
Bonus: they also offer free WiFi on board, so you can tweet your arrival before you’ve even gotten to the city centre!
Aerobus Route: Where Do I Get On?
If you’re arriving at El Prat (this is the ONLY airport in the city… some budget carriers do also fly to nearby Reus and Girona airports), you can catch the Aerobus at either Terminal 1 (T1) or Terminal 2 (T2).
Bus Route: Airport to City Centre
There are clearly marked signs outside the arrivals gate at both terminals. Once you get outside, it’s easy to spot the bus stand – just look for the big blue bus with “Aerobus” splashed across the side. Otherwise check these videos.
Finding the A1 Bus Stop at Terminal 1
Finding the A2 Bus Stop at Terminal 2
Both the A1 and the A2 routes are the same, and they have four stops on the way to the city centre – Plaça Espanya (1st stop), Gran Via-Urgell (2nd stop), Plaça Universitat (3rd stop) and Plaça Catalunya (4th and final stop).
You can check out the exact locations of the bus stops on the map below…
Bus Route: City Centre to Airport
If you’re catching a departing flight, you can get on the bus at any one of three stops – Plaça Catalunya (right in front of the Corte Ingles store, just across the road from the pedestrianised Avinguda del Portal de l’Angel shopping street), Sepulveda-Urgell and Plaça Espanya.
If in doubt we advise going to Plaça Catalunya where the stops are easiest to find! There’s nearly always a big blue bus parked and getting ready to go.
You can check all of these three stops on a map here.
Make sure to check which terminal you’re flying out of, as there are separate buses for T1 and T2. The “A1” bus takes you to Terminal 1 and the “A2” bus takes you to Terminal 2. If in doubt, just ask the bus driver to be sure.
If you mistakenly catch the wrong Aerobus, you can transfer between the two terminals at the airport, using a special shuttle bus service, but it will take about 20 minutes.
Which Terminal Am I Flying From?
The El Prat airport website has a list of airlines sorted alphabetically, along with information about which terminal they fly from. An airline will only fly in and out of one terminal at El Prat, no matter whether it’s a long or short distance flight. Ryanair, for instance, always flies to and from Terminal 2.
Here’s the terminal information for a few of the most popular airlines:
Terminal 1: British Airways, Delta, Iberia, United, US Airways, Vueling.
Terminal 2: Easyjet, Ryanair, Wizzair, Germanwings
Convenient and affordable (photo from Wikipedia).
The Airport Bus Schedule
The Aerobus runs between every 5 to 20 minutes all year around (365 days of the year) from early morning til late, with exact frequency depending on the time of day. Both lines have the same schedule every day, even if it’s a Sunday or a holiday.
Travel from Plaça Catalunya to the airport takes about 25-35 minutes, but it’s wise to factor in a bit of extra time just in case there’s a lot of traffic that day.
El Prat to City Centre Timetable
For the A1/Terminal 1 line coming from the airport, buses start running at 5:35 a.m. and finish at 1:05 a.m. Between 7:30 a.m. and 10:20 p.m, buses run every 5 minutes. Before and after, they leave every 10 minutes.
The A2/Terminal 2 line is slightly less frequent. For the A2 line coming from the airport, the line runs between 6 a.m. and 1 a.m. Buses leave every 10 minutes between 7 a. m. and 11 p.m., and every 20 minute before and after.
City Centre to El Prat Timetable
For the A1/Terminal 1 line going to the airport, buses run from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Between 6:50 a.m. and 9:45 p.m., there are buses every 5 minutes. Before and after, they depart every 10 minutes.
For the A2/Terminal 2 line going to the airport, buses run from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Between 7:05 a.m. and 10:25 p.m., they leave every 10 minutes. Before and after, they depart every 20 minutes.
Buying Tickets Online
Whilst it’s possible to buy your tickets on the day from the driver, you will need the correct change as they don’t accept bills over €20 (which can be a problem if you’ve only just arrived!).
More importantly, as the bus is a popular transport option, there’s normally a queue to get tickets from the driver (or the ticket machine at the bus stop)… however those who already have tickets are fast-tracked by a member of staff straight on board the back of the bus, so it’s a good idea to buy in advance!
Once you’ve purchased your tickets via the Aerobus website you can simply print them off and take with you. They’re valid for up to 90 days.
Advance tickets cost €7.90 for a single, or just €11.20 for a return. The return tickets are valid within 15 days of taking your outbound trip. Children under 4 years of age travel for free.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE
Please note, for the return journey, if you’ve bought a metro or bus travel ticket (like a T-Casual or the Hola BCN card), this is NOT valid on the Aerobus. So you do have to purchase them from the official site, as per the link above.
All of the Aerobus stops have easy access to the metro, so it’s easy to continue your journey. From Plaça Espanya you can access the Red and Green lines at the corresponding metro station. At Plaça Catalunya you can access the same lines, or you can walk just a 100 metres or so to Urquinaona metro and board the Yellow line of the metro.
The Aerobus is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
The buses have lots of space designated for luggage storage. There is also an area for things like pushchairs, wheelchairs, bikes, and oversized luggage.
During the trip, the bus has a TV channel filled with information about Barcelona.
Did we mention free Wi-Fi?
Other Airport Transport Options
If your flight arrives or leaves outside of the Aerobus’s operating hours, you will need to arrange another type of transportation. The night bus line N16 will take you to T2, and the night bus N17 takes you to T1. Both stop at Ronda Universitat-Plaça Catalunya.
You can also take a taxi to/from the airport, which will cost you about €35-40 to/from the city centre. There may be extra charges for late night trips or for holidays. The taxi journey takes approximately 20-30 minutes.
More info on taxis and alternative transport options on our Airport page.
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Buses at Barcelona airport. Getting there by bus to Barcelona
The Barcelona City Transport Service (TMB) provides bus services to Terminal T1 and Terminal T2 during the daytime. The fare on TMB buses is significantly lower than on Airbuses. A one-way ticket costs 90,003 €2.15 , while an Airbus ride from Terminals 1 or 2 will cost 90,003 €5.90 .
You can pay for city buses with T10 transport cards. These cards are not valid on Aerobus buses. The T10 pass can be used on several modes of transport, while the trip will be charged as one if the total travel time on several modes of transport is no more than 1 hour and 15 minutes. You can switch to different branches in the metro (without leaving the metro), and then, leaving the metro, transfer to the bus, or vice versa, despite the fact that the whole journey will take no more than 1 hour and 15 minutes. Keep in mind that you cannot re-enter the subway once you have exited it, it will be counted as a separate trip.
You can buy this pass at any metro station.
Bus No. 46 runs to Barcelona Airport and departs from Plaza Espanya. The bus stop will be the first on the right if you go to Plaza España (Plaça Espanya) along Parallel Avenue (Avenida Parallel). Bus No. 46 first stops outside Terminal T2A at the stop to the left of the Aerobus stop when facing the airport. The next stop is located outside the T2C Terminal. The last stop is in front of Terminal T1.
Bus route no. 46
|in the direction from the airport to Barcelona:||from Barcelona to airport:|
|Airport, T1 (Terminal T1)||Plaza España|
|Airport, T2B (Terminal T2B)||Granvia|
|Airport, T2C (Terminal T2C)||Plaza Ildefons Cerdá|
|Autovia Castelldefels||Avenida Granvia|
|Avenida Granvia||Hospital Bellvitge|
|Hospital Oncologíc||Autovia Castelldefels|
|Ciencies||Airport T2B (Terminal T2B)|
|Center Commercial – Gran Via 2|
|Centra del Prat||Airport, T1 (Terminal T1)|
The first bus No. 46 leaves from Plaza Espanya (Plaça Espanya) and from Terminal T1 at 04:50 , and the last one at 23:50
Buses run every 20 minutes .
The travel time of the bus depends on traffic conditions, so allow approximately 40 minutes for the journey to Terminal T2 and 55 minutes for Terminal T1. If the roads are free, then the bus reaches T2 in 25 minutes , and to T1 in 35 minutes.
Bus. Travel conditions
All TMB (TMB) buses are adapted for the transport of passengers with disabilities. The bus has a specially designated place for a wheelchair, and the bus itself is equipped with a ramp.
It should be noted that buses TMB No. 46 plying between the airport and the city center are no different from other city buses. Consequently, they do not have shelves for luggage and luggage compartments. This can be a little tricky, especially if you have bags in addition to hand luggage.
Bus. Night buses
If you arrived in Barcelona at night and need to get to the city center, Plaza Catalunya, use the night buses N 16 or N 17 of MOHN (The Mohn SL company). Bus N17 follows from Plaza Catalunya (Plaça Catalunya) directly to the airport. Bus N16 also departs from Plaça Catalunya, but to Castelldefels, stopping at Terminal 2 on its way. Card T-10 is also valid for travel on night buses.
To find the stops of the night buses N16 and N17 going to the airport, on Plaça Catalunya, you need to go to the stop, which is located at the junction of Ronda Universitat and Plaça Catalunya streets.
Bus stops MOHN N17
Map of bus stops
The first night bus N17 departs from Plaça Catalunya at 23:00 and the last one at 05:00 . The first bus No. 17 from Terminal T1 leaves at 21:55 , and the last one at 04:45 . Buses run every 20 minutes .
Bus stops MOHN N16
Map of bus stops
0003 23:30 , last at 05:10 . The first one is from Castelldefels at 23:00 and the last one leaves at 04:40 . Buses run every 20 minutes .
Night buses also have designated wheelchair space and are equipped with a ramp, but do not have luggage racks or luggage compartments.
All rates are valid until the next change.
Buses Aerobus: from the airport to the center of Barcelona
Aerobus Barcelona is probably the best way to get from Barcelona Airport to the city center and vice versa. Because it is Airbus Barcelona that will allow you to be in the city center in a very short time for a completely reasonable cost without transfers. The regularity of the route and tangible savings (compared to a taxi of about 35 euros) make Aerobus one of the most popular modes of transport for those who decide on how to get from the airport to Barcelona.
Aerobus Barcelona routes
Aerobus Barcelona travels on two routes: A1 and A2. Numbers and letters are not random, but tied to a specific terminal. Don’t forget about it on your way back by using Aerobus – Aerobus A1 will take you to Terminal 1, Aerobus A2 to Terminal 2.
Routes Aerobus Barcelona
The bus travels between the Airport and Barcelona, stopping only at the most popular places:
- Plaza de España;
- Gran Via;
- University Square;
- Plaza Catalunya.
From Barcelona to the airport Aerobus will depart following the stations:
- Plaza Catalunya;
- Plaza de España and further to the terminal at the airport.
Airbus Barcelona Schedule
Aerobus runs according to a schedule convenient for passengers. The time it will take you to get from the airport to Barcelona will be about 25 minutes.
Aerobus A1 – Terminal 1 (Airport)
Pl. Catalunya – Terminal T1 (Airport)
- From 05:00 to 06:40 every 10 minutes;
- From 06:50 to 21:45 every 5 minutes;
- From 21:50 to 00:30 every 10 minutes.
Terminal T1 (Airport) – pl. Catalunya
- From 05:35 to 07:20 every 10 minutes;
- From 07:30 to 22:20 every 5 minutes;
- From 22:25 to 01:05 every 10 minutes.
Aerobus A2 – Terminal 2 (Airport)
Pl. Catalunya – Terminal T2 (Airport)
- From 05:30 to 06:50 every 20 minutes;
- From 07:05 to 22:25 every 10 minutes;
- From 22:40 to 00:30 every 20 minutes.
Terminal T2 (Airport) – pl. Catalunya
- From 06:00 to 06:40 every 20 minutes;
- From 07:00 to 23:00 every 10 minutes;
- From 23:10 to 01:00 every 20 minutes.
Airbus will cost you one way 5.90€, if you purchase a round-trip ticket (15 days trip), then 10.20€. Children under 4 do not pay a fare on the Aerobus. Keep in mind that drivers, unfortunately, often do not accept denominations of more than 50 € for payment. Large banknotes can spoil your mood, because. the driver is unlikely to accept it from you, more often it is advised to pay with a banknote no more than 20 €. Aerobus
You can buy tickets for the Aerobus bus at the link on the official ticket platform.
Stops Aerobus Barcelona
At the airport, Aerobus Barcelona stops in a designated area, which you can easily identify if you go down the escalator after passing the arrivals area – this is where you will find the shuttle stop.
From Barcelona to the airport
Aerobus Barcelona stop at Plaza Catalunya
Aerobus Barcelona stop at Plaza Catalunya
All Airbus Barcelona buses depart from Plaza Catalunya. One important point – this is a very crowded place, it is important not to get confused here. The landmark is quite noticeable – you need a stop located in front of the exit from the El Corte Inglés department store. The department store will be on your right hand if you enter the square from the Rambla.
Despite the fact that Plaça Catalunya is large and incredibly crowded, especially during the tourist season, it is very difficult not to notice the department store. It is perfectly visible from any angle, so you only have to get to the main entrance and you are almost at the Aerobus stop. During peak hours, an Aerobus representative is often on duty at this location, contact him for help, specifying which airline you are flying with.
It is important to remember that the Airbus departing for Terminal 1 will board bus A1. There will be a separate queue for boarding the Aerobus bus arriving at Terminal 2, bus number A2.
The line to board the Airbus to T1 is closer to the front of the stop if you are facing the Rambla. The line for the Airbus bus to T2 is right behind it. Try not to get confused, pay attention to the number you need.
Barcelona Aerobus stop at Plaza España
Plaza España stop
If you are taking the Aerobus from Plaza España, please note that it is more convenient to go from the Parallel Avenue and then the second stop on the right will be the one that will help you get to the airport. Aerobus buses (Airbus), going to both T1 and T2, stop here. Since the buses constantly alternate, check with the driver which terminal the bus goes to.
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