Barcelona El Prat Airport (IATA abbreviation: BCN) is the largest airport in Barcelona, the bustling capital of Catalonia and one of the largest attractions in Europe. It is therefore not the “Spanish” Iberia that hits the clock here, but the Catalan price fighter Vueling, who together with Spanair, Ryanair and EasyJet are the most important users of the fast-growing Barcelona El Prat Airport.
Outside the old terminal T2 is the train station that can be reached via an overhead bridge. The entrance is therefore in the terminal. Every half hour the line R2 “Rodalies” service from the RENFE train company runs in 20 minutes to Sants central station, a few kilometers outside the center. You can change here on the metro to the Ramblas and other directions; with a new card. The same train continues to the Passeig de Gràcia underground stop, named after the famous boulevard above. The stop is within walking distance of Plaça Catalunya, the main square adjacent to the Ramblas.
At Estación Sants you can transfer to the local trains that call at the seaside resorts in the Barcelona area or to a long-distance train.
Between approximately 5:30 am and 00:30 am, the Aerobus runs every 5 to 10 minutes from both T1 and T2 to the city center. The final stop is Plaça Catalunya, the large central square adjacent to the Ramblas. The striking buses stop in front of the El Corte Inglés department store and are not to be missed. You can buy a ticket at the stop or on the bus for around 5 Euro for a single journey. Tickets cannot be reserved in advance.
For the journey to the airport you must pay attention to the bus number. Aerobus A1 goes to terminal T1 and A2 to terminal T2. For this return trip to the airport you can also board at Plaça España.
At night, the N17 night bus runs every 20 minutes from T2 to Plaça Catalunya and vice versa. This bus goes through a number of suburbs of the city and therefore takes at least 45 minutes along the route.
There are many bus stops around Plaça Catalunya, the right one for line N17 is on the north-west side of the square, where the Ronda de la Universitat joins the square. A ride costs around € 1.50.
This bus has several stops in Barcelona, and also passes Plaça España.
The striking yellow-black taxis are in large numbers at the exits of Terminal T2. They run on the meter and take you to the center for around 20 to 30 Euro. Prices are slightly higher at night and during the weekend.
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