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Getting to Barcelona
Barcelona’s El Prat (BCN) International Airport, often called Barcelona Airport, is Barcelona’s only airport. For information on the airport and the airlines that service it, please visit their website. Visitors have various options for getting into the city center from the airport:
Taxi: A taxi ride costs €30 €40 and will take less than half hour to the center depending on the traffic. Follow the signs to the Taxi stop within the Terminal.
Aerobus: An alternative to save money is the Aerobus line to the city center for €5.90, which is very convenient and departs every few minutes from both Terminals. Look for the signs in the arrivals clearly indicating the Aerobus to the city center (around 30 min. to city center).
Train: From the airport to the city center there is even a cheaper option, the Renfe Rodalies train to Barcelona’s central train station, Sants Estació. The train also stops in the Passeig de Gracia train station, right in the city center. Though cheap, it is not the most convenient option, as trains run every half hour and most international flights arrive to the new Terminal 1 while the train station is located in Terminal 2. If you arrive in Terminal 1, you will have to catch the free shuttle bus to Terminal 2, where you will follow the signs for the train station. If you arrive in Terminal 2, signs in the arrival area of the airport clearly indicate where to catch the train. The tickets are purchased at the same train station. The ride lasts a half hour and the cost of a one-way ticket is €2.15.
Metro: There is a new line still to be fully finished, line L9, which takes you from the airport to Barcelona city, Zona Universitaria metro stop. At zona Universitaria, it is necessary to switch lines to get to the city center. A single ticket costs €4.50. It also takes 30 minutes from the airport to the Zona Universitaria stop and then approximately 20 more minutes to the city center.