Two most used coach transfers Barcelona are the Aerobus express bus and Line 46 public transport bus
The most famous transfer in Barcelona that gets you from Barcelona international airport to the centre of Barcelona is the so-called Aerobus - the first one of the coach transfers Barcelona. It 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:
'How to find Aerobus at Barcelona airport?' - you must be wondering!
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.
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.
Here's more detailed instructions:
The Aerobus operates two routes: A1 and A2.
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. But the easiest, quickest and most sress-free way is to purchase them ahead, online. For this convenience you do pay a little charge extra, so the decision is up to you. Here's your link to prebuy the tickets and have a hassle free arrival to Barcelona...(click on the photo below)
How much does Aerobus coach transfers Barcelona cost?
The single fare is 5,90 euros (2023) 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.
The Aerobus coach transfers in Barcelona leave practically every five minutes and the ride is about 35 minutes long.
What is really good about 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.
Now, as I have mentioned above, using Aerobus 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 or a private shuttle 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.
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.
So, to conclude, although Aerobus coach transfers Barcelona is one of the transport options, it is only most convenient if you are staying in central Barcelona hotels.
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.
Line 46 in Barcelona refers to a bus line operated by the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority (TMB)
Yes, it is one of the options when getting from El Prat to the city center. 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:
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