is about 12 kilometres from the city and you can get there easily by public transport.
Barcelona airport has recently been reorganised and there are now two terminals, the new Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 2 is in 3 separate buildings previously called Terminals A, B and C.
Airport authorities now refer to the reorganised terminals as T1 and T2A, T2B, and T2C.
Be sure to check which T2 is yours as T2A and T2C are a long way apart.
Free Shuttle between Terminals
T1 and T2 are even further apart and you may need half an hour or more to get from one to other.
There is a free shuttle service operating between them. The shuttle buses are green and stop outside T1, T2B and the train station which is close to T2A. Between T1 and T2 the buses run about every 10 – 15 minutes.
Those leaving the station coincide with the trains, every 30 minutes.
T2A is now closed to the public,although I have checked in at T2C and had to walk the entire length of the Airport to board at T2A after passing security.
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For official information, see Aena's web here.
Ryanair now flies from Terminal T2B
There is also a private and corporate Aviation Terminal with its own passport control and security. Time from car park to boarding is seven minutes.The apron handles 42 corporate aviation spaces used by CNAir, Gestair, Universal Jet, Bks, Punto Fa, Corporate Jets, Bcn Jets and Executive Airlines.
Transport to and from Barcelona Airport.
It generally takes about half an hour to get to Barcelona city centre from the airport whether using bus, taxi, train or private transfer. The journey can take longer due to queueing, congestion and the terminal you leave from.
Sometimes, it's just not worth the hassle of waiting for a taxi or jostling to get on the Aerobus, especially late at night or at busy times of the year. when everyone wants to get home or to their hotel, your dream holiday can turn into a nightmare.
You can avoid hassle at the airport by pre-booking a private or shared transfer direct to your hotel. If there are 3 or 4 of you, tthe price is not much different from a taxi, and more than 4 people will need 2 taxis, anyway…
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A good, cost-effective choice for a family or if you’re travelling in a group of up to 4 people, without too much luggage. Available 24 hours a day
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Direct service from T2B to the main station (and 3 others) in the city centre.
See the details here.
Barcelona Bus Transfers, Aerobus
Aerobus; Fast, direct bus lines from T1 and T2B to Plaça Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona.
Local Buses and Night Buses
Local day and night buses to Barcelona
Barcelona Airport Hotels
Information on Hotels near the Airport. Useful "short stay" service allows you to rest or work for a few hours at a very reasonable price. All these hotels offer transfers to and from Barcelona Airport and Barcelona Cruise Terminal.
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