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How to Arrive

For general tourist information we recommend you to visit the very friendly Barcelona city official website.

For moving around by public transportation you can visit the TMB (Barcelona City Transport) website.

Below, some clues that we consider of interest if this is your first visit to Barcelona.



HOW TO GET FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE CENTRE OF BARCELONA

Please note that the Barcelona Airport has two Terminals: the New Terminal 1 and the Terminal 2 (A-B-C). For full information we suggest you to visit the Airport website.

Bustransit Connecting both Terminals:

T1-T2 shuttle.

Every 6 or 7 minutes a bus connects T2 (with a stop in the intermodal building) with the arrivals (P0) and the departures (P3) roadways and the arrivals roadway (P0) of T1. The journey lasts approximately 10 minutes.

T1-T2 Renfe suburban train station shuttle.

Running to coincide with the arrival of trains (every 30 minutes) a bus links the T2 Renfe station with the departures roadway (P3) of T1. The journey lasts approximately 10 minutes.

T1 and T2-Long stay parking shuttle.

Shuttle bus services link the long stay car park with terminals T1 (with a stop in the arrivals roadway) and T2 (with a stop opposite the intermodal building) from 07:00 to 24:00, running every 12 minutes for T1 and 10 minutes for T2. The service is offered on demand at night.

Airside shuttle.

Only for passengers with connecting flights who have to go from one terminal to the other. There are two routes: one for Schengen-Schengen connecting flights and another for Non-Schengen-Non-Schengen connecting flights. The first, with stops in the Schengen remote debarkation area of T1 and T2, operates from 5:30 to 24:00; the second with stops in the Non-Schengen remote boarding gates of T1 and T2, operates on request by phoning 617 800 469.



The various ways of getting to the city:

AEROBUS

Line A1

(AEROBUS 1) Barcelona (Pl. Catalunya) - Aeroport (Terminal T-1)
  Stops in: Barcelona -> Aeroport

Line A2

AEROBUS 2) Barcelona (Pl. Catalunya) - Aeroport (Terminal T-2 -A,B,C)
  Stops in: Barcelona -> Aeroport

TRAIN

Renfe Line 2 suburban train
Due to the second phase of the Spanish High-Velocity rail works in the vicinity of Sant Andreu Comtal station, the service to the airport is currently provided on line 2 Norte Aeropuerto - Sant Celoni.

Itinerary:
Aeropuerto - El Prat de Llobregat - Bellvitge - Barcelona Sants - Paseo de Gracia - Barcelona-El Clot Aragó - Barcelona-St. Andreu Comtal - Montcada i Rexac - La Llagosta - Mollet-Sant Fost - Montmeló - Granollers Centro - Les Franqueses-Granollers Nord - Cardedeu - Llinars del Vallés - Palautordera - Sant Celoni.

Stops:
The airport station is situated opposite T2, and is connected to this terminal via an airbridge. There is also a Bustransit service between the Renfe station and T1.

Journey duration:
To Barcelona Sants, 19 minutes.

Timetable:
From the airport, from 06:08 to 23:38.
Every 30 minutes.

Price:
Single, 2.80 euro; Bonotren (10 journeys), 20.80 euro. The airport station falls within the integrated fare system (zone 1) of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area: T-Día, 5.80 euro and T-10, 7.70 euro. All trains leaving the station go to the Centre.

Important:
Do not throw your ticket away after validating it because you will need it to leave the station on reaching your destination:
Sants Station, where you can change to undergrounds lines 3 or 5.
Passeig de Gràcia, where you can change to undergrounds lines 2, 3 or 4

TAXI

Prices:
The basic tariffs are the following:

T1- night-time, weekdays, from 21.00 to 07.00
T1- Saturday and bank holidays, from 00:00 to 24:00
T2- daytime from 07.00 to 21.00
Minimum fare: 1.80 € (T1, 1.90 €)
Per kilometre: 0.82 € (T1, 1.04 €)
To/from the airport: 3,10 €
Suitcase or similar (55x35x35 cm): 1 €
Pets: 1 €
Available change: 20 €
Minimum fare from the airport including departure supplement: €15

Timetables:
24 hours a day

Customers rights:

• Choice of route

• A clean vehicle and a smartly-dressed driver

• Choice of sound level and interior temperature

• To receive change for payment by 20 euro notes

• A receipt with, at least, the date, license number, number plate, fiscal identity number and the amount charged.

Barcelona City Council Lost & Found Office:

Pl Carles Pi i Sunyer, 8*10. Barcelona.
Tel.: 010
You can be attended in person on Monday to Friday, between 9a.m. and 2 p.m.
You can telephone Monday to Saturday, between 8a.m. and 10p.m. Closed
Saturdays in August. To make it easier to find your lost objects it helps to have some of the following information at hand: the date the object was lost, license number and number plate
of the taxi (on the receipt), etc.
The following electronic mail address is also at your disposal: objper-taxi@amb.es

Advice:

• If you have luggage the driver will help you load and unload it from the boot.

• If you are travelling with children less than 12 years old, they have to sit in the back and not be allowed to distract the driver.

• The taxi meter should be in an easily visible location and started at the beginning of the journey. If the meter is not on, you are only obliged to pay the minimum fare, unless you have come to some prior agreement with the driver. The meter is to be stopped as soon as you reach your destination.

• Drinking, eating and smoking are not allowed in the vehicle, even if the driver and passenger agree otherwise.

• The taxi driver is obliged to accept a blind person accompanied by a guide
dog (Parliament of Catalonia Law 10/1993).

CAR HIRE

Car hire companies at the airport:

Atesa Airport
http://www.atesa.es
Phone: 932 983 433
From 07.00 to 24.00 every day of the week.

Avis Airport
http://www.avis.es
Phone: 93 298 36 00
From 07.00 to 24.30, Monday to Saturday. Sundays, from 07.00 to 24.00.

Europcar Airport
http://www.europcar.es
Phone: 93 298 33 00
From 07.00 to 24.00 every day of the week.

Hertz Airport
http://www.hertz.es
Phone: 93 298 36 37
From 07.00 to 24.00 every day of the week.

Sol-Mar Aeroport
http://www.solmar.es
Phone: 934 788 795
7.00 to 23.00 h

How do I reach the centre of Barcelona?

The C-31 dual carriageway will lead you directly into the city of Barcelona. You can
enter the city by the Gran Via or the Avinguda Diagonal, the two most direct routes
to the city centre. There are also the Ronda de Dalt and Ronda del Litoral ring
roads. The journey takes about 20 minutes depending on traffic conditions and the
time of day you arrive in Barcelona.

How do I reach the airport from the centre of Barcelona?

The road to the airport is the C-31 Barcelona-Castelldefels dual carriageway, which
connects with the C-32 Barcelona-Sitges. From the city’s outlying districts you can
use the Pota Sud. The journey takes around 20 minutes.

Advice:

• It is a good idea to hire a car if you are thinking of leaving Barcelona to visit the outskirts, the mountains or the coast, or if you are staying outside the city. However, if you are planning to stay in Barcelona, the city has a very extensive public transport system that lets you move around the city easily, and parking spaces are very limited.

• If you are driving in Barcelona, remember that the majority of streets are one way.

• The maximum speed limit is 50 km/h in built up areas, 90 km/h on local roads, 100 km/h on national highways, and 120 km/h on motorways.

• Should you come to Barcelona and need to reach a specific place in a hurry, you can phone 900 123 505 for information on the state of the roads.

• If you are travelling with small children and need special seats, check that the car hire company has some available beforehand.

• Bear in mind that prices may vary depending on whether you arrive in high-, mid- or off-season, and on the kind of car you want to hire.

• You can hire a car from the web page of all car hire companies.


BUS 46

From the airport to Plaça d'Espanya

The first bus leaves the airport at 5:30 and the last at 24.45

From Plaça d'Espanya to the airport

The first bus leaves la Plaça Espanya at 5 and the last at 24.15

Advice:

• We recommend that you go to the bus stop 10 minutes before the bus is due to leave. The
times are approximate; the exact arrival and departure times will depend on traffic conditions.

• Do not worry about tickets, you can buy these when you get on the bus but try to have some
change.

• When travelling to the airport, bear in mind that the bus stops at two different terminals, make sure you get off at the right one.

• If you are travelling alone, it is cheaper to buy a single ticket, however, if you are travelling as a group, buy a card with 10 journeys, but remember to buy this card at an underground
station, as you cannot buy it on the bus.

• Stay alert on the journey to Barcelona, as the bus driver will not stop unless you ask him or
her to do so.


BUS N17 (NIGHT BUS)

Timetable:

From the airport to Plaça Catalunya

The first bus leaves the airport at 11:05 p.m.and the last at 5:05 a.m.
The frequency of buses running to the airport of Barcelona is one every
hour and 20 minutes, approximately.

From Plaça Catalunya to the airport

The first bus leaves the Plaça Catalunya at 11 p.m.and the last at 5 a.m.
The frequency of buses running to the center of Barcelona is one every
hour and 20 minutes, approximately.

Advice:

This bus is very useful if you are in Barcelona and need to catch a late flight or one early in the morning, as it runs from 23 in the evening until 4.22 in the morning.

• It is also a useful form of transport if you arrive in Barcelona very late at night, as it runs from 22.05 in the evening to 5.05 in the morning, approximately.

• We recommend that you go to the bus stop 10 minutes before the bus is due to leave. The times are approximate; the exact arrival and departure times will depend on traffic conditions.
• Do not worry about tickets, you can buy these when you get on the bus but try to have some change.

• When travelling to the airport, bear in mind that the bus stops at two different terminals, make sure you get off at the right one.

• If you are travelling alone, it is cheaper to buy a single ticket, however, if you are travelling as a group, buy a card with 10 journeys, but remember to buy this card at an underground station, as you cannot buy it on the bus.

 




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