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Barcelona International Airport (BCN) is situated approximately 10 miles south of the city, in El Prat de Llobregat. Tourist information and bureaux de change can be found in the two main terminals A and B. There are no direct flights from the US to Barcelona during winter time. For further information on the airport & current flight schedules, please refer to: and

There are various ways of getting to the centre of Barcelona:
Trains run every 30 minutes from the airport to Barcelona's city centre (6.13am-11.40pm). The journey takes between 20 & 30 minutes, and costs around €2,20. The main stations in the city centre are: Sants-Estaçió, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf and Clot-Aragó. Each of these stations allows a direct connection to the local metro.

The Aerobus, a coach link, departs every 12-15 minutes directly from terminals A and B to Plaça España and Plaça Catalunya. (Mon-Fri: 6am-midnight, Sat, Sun: 6.30am-midnight). Both locations are connected to metro&city bus services. The journey takes between 20 & 30 minutes & costs 3,45€.
There are taxi ranks directly in front of the terminals. A journey from the airport to the centre will cost around €20, and takes, depending on traffic, up to 15 minutes.

Girona airport is one of Ryan Air’s destinations. There is a shuttle bus from the airport to Girona's central station (Costs= €1,65, return ticket available for 3,25 €). From here, there are regular train connections to Barcelona. If you take the Catalunya Express you can expect to be in Barcelona in about one hour at the cost of 5,75€.
Information & tickets available on:, Telephone +34-902 24 02 02.

Reus airport, an HLX destination, is located around 100 miles outside Barcelona, 10 miles from Tarragona and 2 miles from the town of Reus. There is a shuttle bus to the centre of Reus. The journey takes around 30 minutes & costs around €2,40. From Reus there there is a regular train connection. Again the Catalunya Express will get you to Barcelona in about one hour and costs approximately 5,75€).
Information & tickets available on:, Telephone +34-902 24 02 02.


If you prefer not to fly, Barcelona is very well connected to coach and train services. However, they are not necessarily more cost effective in comparison with today's low air fares. A return ticket from London via Paris costs 338€ and will obviously take a lot longer than flying (A train journey from London to Barcelona via Paris takes 18 hours and it's 26,5 hours by coach). Eurolines ( offers regular travel options from a variety of European major cities to Barcelona. A return ticket from London to Barcelona is available from 115€. International train & coach travel can be recommended for outings to the South of France: The journey from Barcelona to Montpellier takes around four hours by coach or train. Trains leave from both Sants (Barcelona's central station) and Passeig de Gràcia in the city centre. Coach services run, depending on the coach company, from the main coach stations in Sants, Estació del Nord, Fabra i Puig, Ronda Universitat (centre), Pg. Sant Joan-Diputació.


From the South of France (Montpellier/Perpignan), you can take the A7 which leads directly to Barcelona, by-passing much of the Costa Brava (motorway fees 9,55€).

Barcelona harbour


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