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Whether you go to Barcelona on holiday/vacation or for work, the best way to start your visit of the Catalan capital is to book a taxi service from Barcelona Airport. The beautiful city of Barcelona, capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia, is Spain’s second largest city after its capital Madrid. Barcelona is colourful, lively and very cosmopolitan. Anyone travelling to visit this city will find everything they could possibly want, such as beaches, museums, breathtaking buildings, and lots of nightlife. There are so many magical places to see in this city, such as the wonderful buildings designed by architects such as Antoni Gaudí and las Ramblas. There are plenty of parks, and one should not forget about the many delights outside the city centre.
The airport that serves the Catalan capital is located in El Prat de Llobregat, which is about 12 kilometres from the city centre. This airport is well-connected to Barcelona via various transport links, such as the Aerobus which will take you to the very heart of the city, the Plaza de Catalunya, the RENFE train service, and the underground lines. There are plenty of public taxis in the city, and it is usually easy to find one that will take you around the city centre with ease.
For those who arrive at the airport and need to get to their destination quickly, the best option is a private transfer service (a taxi service) in a car that is driven by a highly qualified driver with a state-approved licence for public-passenger service. If you are looking for a taxi in Barcelona Airport, do not mistake the El prat Airport with the Barcelona Airport in Girona.
What to See in Barcelona
The capital of Catalonia offers many tourist attractions that you can visit.
- Sagrada Familia - Designed by the brilliant architect Antoni Gaudì, it is still unfinished.
- Cathedral - In Gothic style, it is dedicated to the patron saint of the city, who they called Sant'Eulalia.
- Parc Guell - Designed by architect Antoni Gaudì, as of 1984, it is among one of the world's few UNESCO protected sites.
The international airport of the Catalan capital is known as "El Prat", named after the town with the same name, which is about 10 km south-west from the centre of Barcelona. After the Barajas airport in the Spanish capital Madrid, the El Prat in Barcelona is the second largest in Spain.
El Prat has 2 terminals. International flights arrive at Terminal 1, while Terminal 2 is for low-cost local airlines. There is also a pavilion reserved exclusively for flights between Barcelona and Madrid, known as the "Air bridge," which allows you to reach the capital in about 20 minutes.
"El Prat" is Vueling's main hub and at least 38 million passengers pass through its gates every year.
Public Taxi Rates in Barcelona
Saturday Sunday and holidays from 8:00 to 20:00.
In the days following the holidays from midnight to 8:00
Distances Between El Prat And Points of Interest
The taxi service in El Prat airport is a private taxi service that will help you reach the centre of Barcelona and your hotel. It takes 20-30 minutes to get to the centre; depending on traffic. This is an ideal transfer service for those travellers who are not familiar with the city and are not sure of the distance from the Airport to the city.
Below are the distances and corresponding journey times from El Prat to some of the places worth visiting:
- Barcelona Airport - Plaza de Catalunya: By using the C-31, you can reach the geographical centre of Barcelona in just 25 minutes. This is the quickest route into the city.
- Barcelona - Camp Nou: If you’re coming to watch an exciting football match and need to cover the 14 kilometres between these two locations, our recommendation would be to take the C-31 which will enable you to reach your destination in about 20 minutes.
- Barcelona - Montserrat Abbey: The monastery and the fabulous scenery that surrounds it is some 63 kilometres from the airport, which should take about 1 hour to reach.
Different Barcelona Transport Options
There are various ways to get around the city. For those who want to know all the available options, you can get the information you are looking for on our Barcelona transport page.
The underground is made up of 11 lines of different colours and numbers. Since it is a subway system, it is often the fastest way to get around Barcelona.
Buses are very comfortable and you do not have to wait long. However, they have the disadvantage of their fares costing more than other towns in Spain. A ride may cost €2.20 if you are not in possession of a pass, and the busses are often very busy. For more info, see the following site: Map Bus Lines Barcelona.
A tourist bus is a fun way to see the city. There are 3 different coloured lines that give you the opportunity to see many attractions during a single day. Those who want to get around Barcelona by bike may ties them up at the many bike stations dotted around the city.
Finally, those who want to travel by taxi between various points in Barcelona should know that public taxis are yellow and black, and there are many of them all around the city. They are quite cheap and very convenient for getting around the city, but they are not equally cheap for travel to-and-from the airport because most taxi firms charge a premium for airport travel; plus, the cost varies depending on the travel time. On the contrary, a private taxi such as TaxiLeader has a fixed cost, and is very cheap for those arriving at the airport and who want to reach their destination without taking various means of transport. Download our PDF Barcelona transports guide and get around Barcelona with no worries.
Taxileader Service at El Prat
The private taxi service to and from the Barcelona airport is carried out by professional drivers in possession of a public transport licence. Booking a taxi is very simple, just fill in the appropriate form by entering the details of your transfer, after which the system will calculate the exact cost.
The main advantage in booking a private transfer with Taxileader.net is that you know in advance what the entire cost of the taxi fare with be. This means there are no unpleasant surprises when you reach your destination.
Why Choose Taxileader.net
Despite the efficiency of the Barcelona's public transport network, it is important to note that in the city has more than 7 million tourists arrive every year; which is why the local metro, bus and taxi services cannot cope with the huge mass of people pouring into the Catalan capital. Not to mention the fact that the roads are already overflowing with vehicles, which is why it is not always easy to grab a public taxi.
To avoid any inconveniences, Taxileader.net has a personalized service that allows you to reach your destination easily. Here are the benefits of our service:
- A driver greets at the airport with a sign that has your name on it
- You avoid using various public transports links to get to your destination
- No additional cost is added in case of flight delay
- The total cost of transport is known in advance
- No need to carry your luggage unless you want to
- You save a lot of time rather than lining up for a premium-rate airport taxi
To save money, many travellers use of public transport to get to their destination in the capital, but on affronting number of bus or metro changes are required, and it is no fun getting on a bus or train with luggage.
Travellers who venture into cities that they have not visited previously will often have a hard time finding their hotel. This problem is easily solved thanks to Taxileader.net's private taxis, as they will take you straight to your hotel from the airport.