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El Prat is Barcelona's international airport. It is located about 15 km south of Barcelona. You can get to the city by bus, train or taxi. If you are staying in the recommended accomodation, your general destination is Plaza Catalunya (Catalunya square).

  • By taxi: There is a taxi stop in front of each of the terminals. The expected time to Plaza Catalunya is 20-25 minutes, but depends largely on traffic conditions. At the end of the trip, the driver will add a few euros over what the meter indicates, as airport fare. The total should be in the 20-25eur range.
  • By bus ("Aerobus"): It runs every 12 minutes from 6 am to at least midnight. It stops in front of each of the terminals and takes you right to Plaza Catalunya in about 30 minutes. Buy the ticket on the bus; 3,75eur one way, 6,45eur roundtrip. Better option than train if you are staying in the recommended accomodation.
  • By train:
  • Line C10 runs every 30 minutes, starts at the airport and takes you to Sants and Passeig de Gracia train stations. Passeig de Gracia station is a 10-minute walk away from Plaza Catalunya. From Sants station you can change to other train lines going to Plaza Catalunya train station. Price is about 2,60eur.

Check the airport's website.

Barcelona has two international train stations: Sants and França. Various international coach companies have their arrival points in different parts of the city.