Fast, comfortable and affordable, the Aerobús is in most cases the best way to get from Barcelona Airport to the city, or vice versa.
While there are different ways to get from the airport to Barcelona, most locals use the Aerobús for their transfer. These blue shuttle buses take you in about 30 minutes from the city centre to Barcelona Airport El Prat.
Route & Lines
The Aerobús offers two lines: A1 and A2 – both lines follow exactly the same route to the centre of Barcelona. The only difference is that Aerobús A1 stops at Terminal T1 and Aerobús A2 at Terminal T2.
When you arrive at Barcelona Airport, just take the Aerobús that´s parked in front of the arrival´s hall.
When you travel from the city to the airport, make sure to verify from which terminal your flight departs. This is usually indicated on your ticket.You can also find the terminal by looking up the name of the airline you´re flying with in this list.
The final stop of both lines is Plaça Catalunya – Barcelona´s main square. The bus stops right in fron of the Corte Inglés departement store. Plaça Catalunya is also the main metro hub, so it´s easy to hop on a subway and continue your journey.
Prices & Fares
Aerobús prices start at €5,90 for single ticket and €10,20 for a return ticket. Return tickets are valid for 15 days.
There are no special children tickets, but children under 4 years travel for free.
Public transport tickets and discount cards like the Barcelona Card or the Hola Barcelona Transport Card are not valid on the Aerobús.
Schedule & Timetable
The Aerobús operates from every day of the year, including Sundays and bank holidays, from the early morning to past midnight. It´s a true airport shuttle service, with new buses arriving every 5 to 10 minutes.
The average travel time is 35 minutes, but when there´s not much traffic on the road it´s usually faster. If you´re travelling to the airport during rush hour, the Aerobús often takes a bit longer to reach its destination so take that into account.
Check the timetable at the official website.