PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR YOUR TRAVEL
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS IN SPAIN
Consult the website of Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación to know the different requirements currently in force for entering Spanish territory.
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GETTING TO BARCELONA
BY AIR: Barcelona-El Prat Airport
Barcelona-El Prat airport is located in El Prat de Llobregat just 12 km South West of the Barcelona city centre. It has two passenger terminals: Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2). The airport has allocated airlines to terminals, regardless of the destination of the flight.
TRANSFER OPTIONS TO THE CITY CENTRE
By Bus (Aerobús)
The Aerobús is an express bus service that connects the Barcelona-El Prat airport with the city centre (plaça Catalunya) in 35 minutes. You can take the Aerobús outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. This service runs every day of the year with departures between 5 and 15 minutes. From the city centre, you can take the metro or a bus to move around Barcelona.
TIP: From the city center to the airport, bear in mind the departure terminal of your flight and take the Aerobús, line A1, to terminal 1 or Aerobús, line A2, to terminal 2.
By train (RENFE)
The train service (R2 line) runs approximately every 30 minutes to and from Barcelona airport to the city centre. The journey takes 25 minutes. The train service operates from Terminal 2 (T2). To get from T2 to T1, use the shuttle bus service (Bus transit T1-T2). If you travel from the airport to the city centre, you can get off at Barcelona-Sants, Passeig de Gràcia or Clot which are serviced by metro stops.
You will find a taxi rank outside any of the main terminal exits. Look for the sign pointing to the nearest taxi rank.
All official Barcelona taxis are black and yellow and are required to charge you only the value on the taximeter (plus any surcharge, e.g. luggage or night). The rates and surcharges are displayed inside the cab. In Barcelona, a taxi may be ordered by phone; found at authorized taxi rank or flagged down in the street.
BY TRAIN: Barcelona-Sants and França (train stations)
Barcelona Sants is the main train station for national and international arrivals and departures in Barcelona. It is situated in plaça dels Països Catalanes - Barcelona.
National and regional trains depart from França station. It is located at avinguda Marquès de l’Argentera, s/n - Barcelona.
BY BUS: Barcelona Nord (bus station)
Barcelona Nord bus station is the central point for the arrival and departure of buses and coaches in the city. Coaches depart from here for most of Catalonia, the whole of Spain and major European. It is situated in carrer Alí Bei, 80 - Barcelona.
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES
- How to plan your trip to Barcelona
Official Barcelona Tourism Office
Barcelona City Council
- How to move around Barcelona
Barcelona bus and metro
Barcelona City Council (Mobility)
-Spanish Railways (RENFE)
-Catalan Metropolitan Railways (FGC)
Pg.Marítim de la Barceloneta, 30
Pg.Marítim de la Barceloneta
Museu d'Història de Catalunya
Plaça de Pau Vila, 3
Moll de Gregal, 29-30 Port Olímpic
Ramon Trias Fargas, 2-4
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