The Barcelona-EL Prat Airport is an international airport in Barcelona, Spain. It is the 2nd largest airport in Spain and the 6th largest in all of Europe. The Barcelona airport taxis and public shuttle services are the most suitable means of travel to the city center of Barcelona.
Barcelona Airport has parking zones that are at a considerable distance from each other and the main airport building. To make this walk easier for the passengers, the airport offers free bus shuttle service to and from the parking zones. The buses are on a rotation every twenty minutes and take about four minutes to reach the terminals. These shuttle services are available in the yellow zone at the parking lot, and the buses for this transfer are yellow. The airport also offers a shuttle service between its two parking lots, T1 and T2. The buses connecting the two terminals are green shuttles.
The most convenient and safe mode of transfer to and from the airport to and from your destination of choice is through booking a taxi from the Barcelona airport. These taxis are readily available at all times outside the arrival halls of the main airport’s terminals. After booking a taxi, you get the details of your designated driver. That driver will take you to your destination.
In case you’ve pre-booked your taxi online, before your arrival. On average, it takes about 20 minutes to get to the city center from the airport.
The Barcelona airport accommodates public bus shuttle services to make the transfer to and from the airport easier for the passengers. A private bus company, Aerobus, is affiliated with the airport as their official public bus transfer and links the airport to many city-center locations all around Barcelona, such as the Placa Catalunya Stop, Pl. Espanya, etc. The bus shuttle runs from the main departure and arrival terminals at T1 and T2. On average, it costs around €5.90 to buy a one-way ticket. However, it Is possible to get a return ticket as well. Although the ticket is more expensive than the other modes of travel, especially the public train, it is considered one of the safest options. Because the airport trusts it, passengers are safe from any delays and uncertainty.
Barcelona airport has an extensive transport system developed for the ease of passengers. The system has a very efficient metro that connects the airport to the city center and the rest of the city. It is the most budget-friendly way of traveling to and from the airport. To reach the city center from the airport, you can take the L9 orange line, from either one of the two terminals. The L9 line is a direct link between the center and the airport terminals. To use the trains, you have to purchase its tickets at the airport ticket booth. The charges depend on the area traveled to, however, to the city center the ticket is priced at around €4.50 (one way)
If you are one of those people who enjoy their travel privately, it is best to hire a private car to transfer to or from the airport to your choice of location in Barcelona. At the airport, several private car rental companies offer their services. The companies have their booths set up at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, which are open 24-hours a day for seven days.
Renting a car is the best way to explore all corners of the city, as it’s easy to drive around Barcelona. The airport sponsors several rental car companies, which have their desks set up at the arrival and departure terminals of the Barcelona Airport. Some of the top companies sponsored are Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, etc. You have the option of choosing a car of your choice and budget.