How to get to Barcelona-El Prat airport by public transport

Do you live in Barcelona and have to catch a flight at Barcelona-El Prat Airport? Have you spent a vacation in Barcelona and have to return home by plane? Well, if you are not lucky enough to have someone to act as a driver, you may need to use public transport in the city.

Whether or not you are from Barcelona, ​​below we will talk about the best options to get to the city’s airport . From there, you yourself can choose which option is best for you.


Unfortunately, the metro has not yet reached the airport (the L9 is scheduled to end in El Prat with three stops in 2016), so one of the best options is the train. With the R2 North line you can travel the route between Passeig de Grácia and the airport in 25 minutes. The hours are from 5.08 to 23.07 and the price of a single ticket is 3.8 euros.



You also have the option of using the bus. The Aerobus , for example, takes 35 minutes from Plaça Catalunya and runs from 5.30 to 1 in the morning and runs every 5, 10 or 20 minutes. The single ticket costs 5.90 euros. If you have to get to the airport in the early morning, you may have to use one of the night buses. The Nitbus N16 leads to T2 while the N17 leads to T3. In addition, to go from one terminal to another, the Bustransit is available, which is free, operates 24 hours a day and runs every 4, 7 or 20 minutes depending on the time.


The most comfortable but also the most expensive option is to go by taxi. Keep in mind that the project to the airport includes a supplement of 4.20 and that the first suitcase you take (cabin size) is free, the rest will cost you 1 euro. If you take a taxi from Plaça Catalunya, the journey will cost a little more, 30 euros.