Whether you go on vacation or for work, the best way to start the 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 the capital, Madrid, and presents itself as colourful, lively and cosmopolitan. Anyone travelling to visit this city will find everything they could possibly want: beaches, loads of museums, breathtaking buildings and lots of nightlife! We firmly believe that it is absolutely impossible to even think of “doing” the whole city in just a weekend as there are so many magical places to see in this city: the wonderful buildings designed by the architect, Antoni Gaudí, las Ramblas, the parks and let’s 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 different modes of transport 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. However, for those who arrive at the airport and need to get to their destination quickly, the best option is: a private transfer service in a car that is driven by a highly qualified driver with a regular licence for this type of service.
When talking about a taxi in Barcelona Airport you can easily mistake El prat Airport with Barcelona Airport in Girona.
What to see in barcelona
The capital of Catalonia offers a lot in terms of attractions to visit.
- Sagrada Familia, Designed by the brilliant architect Antoni Gaudì, it is still unfinished.
- Cathedral, in Gothic style, is dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Sant'Eulalia.
- Parc Guell, designed by architect Antoni Gaudì, it was included in 1984 among 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 center of Barcelona. After the Barajas airport of the Spanish capital Madrid, the one in Barcelona is the second largest in Spain.
It has 2 terminals: international flights arrive at Terminal 1, while Terminal 2 is essentially for low cost airlines. There is also a pavilion reserved exclusively for flights between Barcelona and Madrid, the complex of the so-called "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
Main distances between el prat and some points of interest
The taxi service in El Prat Airport is a classic private service transfer to reach the centre of Barcelona. It takes 20-30 minutes to get to the centre; depending on traffic, day and time of the day of course. This is an ideal transfer service for those travellers who do not know about distance from the Airport to the city.
For information purposes, we have provided below, the distances and corresponding journey times from El Prat to some of the places that are worth visiting:
- Barcelona Airport - Plaza de Catalunya: by using the C-31, you can reach the geographical centre of Barcelona in just 25 minutes with this being 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.
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 colors and numbers and it is obviously the fastest way to get around Barcelona.
Even buses are very comfortable and you do not have to wait long. However, they have the disadvantage of costing much (€ 2.20 if you are not in possession of a pass), and always being full of people. For more info, see the following site: Map Bus Lines Barcelona.
The touristic bus is a very fun way to see the city. There are 3 different color lines that perform as many city routes. In this way, you will have the opportunity to see many attractions in a little time.
Those who want to get around Barcelona by bike know that there are so many stations throughout the city.
Finally, those who want to travel by taxi between various points in Barcelona, must know that public taxis are yellow and black and there are many of them. Although they are quite cheap and very convenient for getting around the city, they are not equally cheap for travel to and from the airport; in fact, the cost varies depending on the travel time. On the contrary, the private taxi has a fixed cost and is very cheap for those arriving at the airport who want to reach their destination without taking various means of transport. Get around Barcelona with no worries: download our Barcelona transports guide.
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 regular license. Booking a service 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 therefore to know in advance the price to be paid to the driver, without facing unpleasant surprises when you will be accompanied at your destination.
Why choose Taxileader.net
Despite the top efficiency of the Barcelona public transport network, it is important to note that in the city more than 7 million tourists arrive every year; therefore, metro, bus and taxi can not face up the huge mass of people pouring into the Catalan capital. Not to mention the fact that the vehicles are overflowing and that it is not always easy to grab a public taxi. In this way, one can not say that a holiday begins in the best way. To avoid a series of inconveniences, Taxileader.net has thought of 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 and the name of the client;
- you avoid changing various public transport to get to your destination;
- no supplement required in case of flight delay;
- the total cost of transport is known in advance;
- no need to carry your luggage;
- you save a lot of time.
To save money, many travellers use of public transport to get to their destination in the capital, but on affronting the numerous changes of required, it seems that they move further and further away from their intended destination. Those travellers who venture into cities that they have not visited previously, tend to loose time and then upon realising they have not reached their destination need the taxi service to get to their accomodation. From now on, this problem is easily solved thanks to Taxileader.net's private taxis.