Don´t Read the other statements if you want to save money.
You have more than one opportuinty to go to the city Barcelona from airport:
AEROBUS, its expensive, cost are currently 4,25 EUROS!!
TRAIN, costs more than 2 EUROS, leaves every 30 min...
TAXI, too expensive.
THE BEST WAY: Take the BUS LINE 46 to PLACE ESPANYA, then take Undergroundtrain oder another bus.
TO the PLACE ESPANYA you will pay only 1,35 EUROS. THATs really cheap and for may people its not neccessary to go to PLACE CATALUNYA..
You can walk from PLACE ESPANYA, for example to Trainstation ROCAFORT at GRAN VIA you take approx. 10 minutes...
Hola Vince, It is very simple. Pls. don't let directions confuse u nor go astray! Make your trip to your hotel simple yet economical. Take the shuttle bus which we call AERO BUS. As you exit the costoms at the airport,go through those tinted black doors which automatically & lets u exit. Now your amongst the public. Keep walking straight where all those taxis anxiously waiting for passengers...look right about ten feet away would be the que for the AERO BUS, these is colour dark blue and yellow. Have at least 15 euros change, and I will explain later why. Lets make believe your inside the AERO BUS. Get off at the last stop which is called PLAZA CATALUNYA (which is right infront of our famous EL CORTE INGLES). You can either take a cab to Hotel Universal, take the Linea 3 right at Plaza Catalunya or if your young and energetic with a good city map you can easily walk it which would be a good 15 minutes. Taking a cab from Plaza Catalunya would cost you about seven euros, no need to tip the driver, however, taking the cab remember you will be charge plus one euro for your luggage. Now taking the Linea 3 get off at Parel. As you exit the metro walk towards the right side and you will see your hotel from there. Now that your in that area which can be quite busy specially in the dark, please be sure to secure your personal belongings, pickpocketing is so rampant not particularly in that area but because you are now in a very rampant pickpocketing favous beautiful city, just like any other famous city, you will always have many pickpocketing. Make copies of all your important documents, your passport, your credit card, your airline tickets and so forth, anything you hate to loose, make copies of it. Your hotel is a stone through from Las Ramblas so that is the cream of the cream, you will have a great time in that area but extra careful specially in the dark streets. Have a happy holiday and have great memories of beautiful Barcelona. Should you need more information how to get to the city from the airport, take few minutes and read our homepage with the title 'transportation to and from the airport'. CHEERS!
Traveling from an airport to your destination can be complicated. Not so in Barcelona, thanks to the airport shuttle bus.
Aeroport de Barcelona is just ten kilometres from the city centre, meaning transfer is quick and simple. An easy and affordable option is the Aerobus; even the first time visitor will have no trouble making the journey.
The Aerobus is located just outside the exit of the airport and runs every 12 minutes, stopping in Plaza Espana and Plaza Catalunya in the centre. Using Aerobus is cheaper than taxis. It will cost around 3,45 to 4.00 euros per person and for a round trip you may have to pay around 6.45 Euros. Tickets can only be purchased on the bus.
This service runs normally runs every 15 minutes within its fixed hours of operation. The time of its operation stretches between 6a.m in the morning to midnight. You can catch the Aerobus from the airport and make your stop at any of the terminals among the 3 terminals
As you come out of the immigration at Girona airport, head straight for the bus stop outside the terminal. You can but tickets from the bus driver (if you queue up at the bus ticket counter within the airport, you may miss your bus and wait upto 1 hrs for next bus. this happened to me.). the bus takes 15-20 mins to Girona city main bus station and the train station is right beside (kind of same building i would say). bus fare is 2.20 euros single or 4.40 euros for a return.
I was told to buy train ticket on train (but if you see the ticket office open, you may try buying it there) and it costs me same as buying in ticket office. the train journey by express train is 1.10 hrs or by local train is 1.45mins. the ticket cost for one way is 7 Euros or 12 euros return. the train takes you straight to Barcelona Sants Estacio (which is the main station in the heart of the city).
also there is a bus from Girona airport to barcelona city for 12 euros single and 23 euros return, I was told the bus takes about 2 hrs + (depending on traffic).
It is super easy and cheap to get to and from the airport to the center of Barcelona. At the airport is the Aerobus (located outside of baggage claim), which costs 4.05 euros for a ride- we were staying near Plaça Catalunya so we took the bus to the Universitat stop, which is very close to Plaça Catalunya. The ride is only 7 miles or so and takes about 20-30 minutes. Going to the airport we caught the Aerobus at Plaça Catalunya (located on the side across from del Portel de l'Angel)- this goes directly to the airport and cost the same as coming. These buses on both ends are plentiful and I think the most we waited was 10-15 minutes.
Aerobus is the name given to buses running from the airport to the city centre and viceversa. This service operates normally every 15 minutes; between 6.00 a. m. and 12 p. m. These buses stop in front of each of the 3 terminal buildings.
Tickets are sold by the driver.
If you have to check what terminal you have to go on your return flight; you have to know that terminal 1 is very far from terminal 3.
I flew into Girona airport and took the bus into Barcelona centre. The cost of a single journey is €12.00 and return is €21.00. The bus ride took about an hour and ten minutes.
The bus timetable is quite sensibly arranged to coincide with the various flight arrivals. For the return buses back to the airport from Barcelona each flight carries a recommended bus that you should catch in order to get to the check in in time.
I arrived to Barcelona El Prat Airport and from there I took the A1 Aerobús to Placa d’Catalunya. On its way to Placa d’Catalunya the bus also stops at Placa d’Espanya, the corner of Gran via de les Corts Catalanes/Carrer del Compte d’Urgell and Placa de la Universitat. The ride took less than 40 minutes.
I bought a return ticket from the machine next to the bus. It was 7 Euro (February 2008). A single ticket would have cost 4.05 Euro.
The buses are frequent and they are running from the airport between 6 am (6.30 at weekends) until midnight.
During the day, the train is EASY to take to the airport and WAY cheaper than a taxi. During the wee hours of the night, there is a night bus (not the airport bus - it´s cheaper) that runs to the airport (easy to catch it from plaça catalunya) if you have a SUPER early flight. It comes by every 20 mins and goes right there. You;ll see lots of people with suitcases. Don´t stay out by the BCN airport.
If you are talking about the Girona airport, I can`t help you there as I;ve never been.
i always took Girona to be an access point for the Costa Brava not Barcelona as Ryanair advertise but at least they put transport into Barcelona on - we flew into Bergamo which Jet2 advertise as Milan and its about the same distance away from Milan as Girona is to Barcelona - there is an airport bus running but i think thats an Italian run one - doesn't matter as long as you get there -and realise there is usually a good hours journey invilved to and from the cheaper airlines - the only advantage in that is you get to see some of surrounding countryside - assuming the flight isn't at silly oclock ( my terminlogy for either very early or very late flights) which many of these cheaper airports use
Have fun in Spain
If you fly to Barcelona with Ryanair you will land at girona whihc is an hour from Barcelona. A bit inconvienient if your ultimate destination is Barcelona (although we stayed in Girona for the first night and found it to be a lovely city in it's own right). THe airport is well connected with Barcelona with plenty of buses especially after the arrival of a ryanair flight. Don't know the price exactly as we went to Girona first but I think it was between E20 - E25 euro for a return. Coming from Girona it's E11.00 single to Barcelona (estacio del Nord)
Arriving at Barcelona airport you have lots of options for getting into the city, whichever type of transport you choose you can bank on around 30 - 40 mins to get into the city, reaching Plaza du Catalunya.
There is a bus service from right outside the terminal, you purchase a ticket from the machines located at the stop, you can request a variety of languages on the machine too.
There is also a walkway leading to the train, again the ticket machine is on the platform and you can select a language to suit.
The cost last time i was there was around 3.5 euro or you can purchase a ten trip ticket which is also valid for the journey into the city.
Taxis are lined up outside the terminal too, although you'd be looking at a cost of 30 - 40 euro but at least if you give the driver your accomodation address you are taken right to the door.
If you fly with low cost airlines you will be landing in Girona (=Spanish) or Gerona (=Catalan) which is a busride of approx. 1:15 hrs from Barcelona. There is a shuttle service that brings you to the Estación del Norte in Barcelona and back to Girona Airport. Find schedules of the shuttle services on the homepage of Girona Airport.
Arriving at BCN Airport, you have several possibilities to get to the city center:
-> by TRAIN : get out of the airport building and at the level of terminal C you will see a bridge that looks a little bit like a train passing over the street to the other side. Take the lift up there, cross over, buy a ticket at the machines and take the train to Estación Sants or Plaza Catalunya.
-> by AIRPORT BUS : The AEROBUS is a blue bus that stops in all terminals (A, B and C). The bus stations are right at the exit of the arrival halls at the different gates. For schedule, exact itinerary and price check out http://www.bcn.es/turisme/english/turisme/mobilitat/ser_tra_hom11.htm
The main stops are at Plaza Espana, Urgell, Plaza Catalunya.
-> by REGULAR BUS nr. 46 : this is a bus line of the ordinary bus transportation system of the city. The advantage is that it is the cheapest (you can use the T-10 ticket, see my info on bus/metro transportation in Barcelona). The disadvantage is that these busses don't have specific luggage store compartments like the aerobus. This bus stops at Terminal B, at least this was so in JAN 2008.
-> by TAXI : if you want to travel in comfort and style, take the taxi. It is still affordable in Barcelona!
When I landed at Girona airport at midnight I was a little bit nervous that the buscompany, Barcelona Bus, would already have benn gone. It wasn't a problem. Smooth, efficient and nice buses took us back and forth from Girona airport. You just buy your ticket in the ticket stand and then jump on the bus.