The most famous of the coach transfers Barcelona that gets you from the airport to the centre of Barcelona is the so-called Aerobus
The most famous transfer in Barcelona that gets you from Barcelona international airport to the centre of Barcelona is the so-called Aerobus.
But in the article we will also talk of the regular Bus Line 46 and see using which one might be more convenient for you as a cruiser.
Aerobus, the first one of the coach transfers Barcelona is quite a conventient, fast and economic way of getting to Barcelona.
It is especially useful if you are staying in a hotel before you join the ship at the Barcelona cruise port, and your hotel is located somewhere near the Placa Catalunia or Las Ramblas Barcelona Spain.
If you are going straight to the ship, I suggest you look into taking a Barcelona taxi, one of the affordable and convenient Viator Barcelona airport transfers, or pre-booking one of the cruise line organized transfers from and to Barcelona airport.
The Aerobus leaves from both T1 and T2 terminals of Barcelona El Prat airport.
The one that leaves from T1 has the A1 sign and the one that leaves from T2 has the A2 sign.
That's how you will know which terminal they will take you to if you are using Aerobus coach transfers Barcelona on the day you disembark the ship/leave Barcelona.
If you are using it to reach the Barcelona cruise port, you will find stops just outside the both T1 and T2 terminals. Just look for the light and dark blue bus with 'Aerobus' written on it in big letters.
The tickets can be purchased from the Aerobus staff at the airport terminal bus station or with the driver for cash. They can also be purchased at the automatic sales machines with a credit card.
The single fare is 5,30 euros (2013) and covers the cost of a one-way ride for one person and all the luggage. It is valid for one hour after purchase.
For a return ticket you will pay 10,20 euros, it is valid for one hour for departure and for 9 days for the return. You should keep the ticket to exchange it for the return trip ticket.
All children under 4 ride for free.
Aerobus tickets cannot be prebooked online.
The Aerobus coach transfers in Barcelona leave practically every five minutes and the ride is about 35 minutes long.
What is really good with these buses is that there is plenty of room for luggage, which isn't the case with Bus line 46 coach transfers Barcelona.
The buses are also adapted for people with mobility problems.
The bus has a few stops along its route, the first biggest one is Placa d'Espanya while the final destination is Placa de Catalunya, right in front of the famous El Corte Ingles department store, which is the very centre of the town.
Now, as I have mentioned above, this location might be handy for some of you who are staying in hotels nearby but if trying to go straight to the cruise terminal, especially if your ship is located at the further Quai Adossat Terminals, you would either:
1) Take a Barcelona taxi from Placa Catalunya straight to the cruise terminal. This is going to cost you around 15 euros, so depending on how many of you there are in the party, with the cost of the Aerobus, you won't profit much. It is way less hassle to take a taxi straight from the Barcelona international airport to the Barcelona cruise terminal.
2) Take a taxi from Placa Catalunya to the beginnning of the cruise port, near the Cristopher Columbus monument and from there take the blue port bus which you can read more about in our article Barcelona Bus Transfers.
3) Take a taxi from Placa Catalunya to the pier of the World Trade Center where from some of the cruise lines will run their free port shuttle buses you can read more about in our article Bus Transfers Barcelona.
So, to conclude, although the Aerobus coach transfers Barcelona is one of the options if embarking the cruise ship on the same day you arrive in Barcelona, I suggest you rather take one of the direct transport options to the cruise port.
Now, searching for information around the web you might have also come across the mention of the Bus Line 46 from the Barcelona International Airport to the city centre.
Yes, it is one of the options. And it is probably the cheapest one. For only 1,45 euros one way this bus line will take you to Placa Espanya in Barcelona.
This bus line belongs to the city transportation system and it leaves every 20-25 minutes.
While the price definitely sounds like fantastic deal, if deciding to go with this one of the coach transfers Barcelona, you should think of the following:
If for some reason you need a night connection between the Barcelona city centre and the airport, there is also the N7 Night Bus Line leaving every 10-20 minutes.
So although these transportation options may be suitable for regular tourists, if you are going straight to the cruise ship, I suggest you look into taking some other means of transport: