For those who wish to be greeted directly inside the airport and start their time in Barcelona as smoothly as possible, the ideal solution is to book the Taxi service from El Prat.
There are different transport options for tourists, but the most comfortable is undoubtedly a private driver who will take you to your accommodation or point of interest. This way you avoid the exhausting journeys with the suitcases behind you and therefore allowing you to immediately start your holidays in Barcelona in the best possible way.
The most multifaceted Spanish city, global reference for being a cultural and artistic centre. It is simultaneously multi-ethnic and conservative. Barcelona is this and more.
It is also an industrial, economic, tourist and cultural centre. It is too charming not to fall in its embrace. Located to the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula, just over 150 km from the nearest French city, it manages to tap into the freshness of the nights coming from the Pyrenees and the warm, humid temperatures of the Mediterranean Sea, with views of the Olympic port (built for the 1992 Olympic Games), the city is a true tourist attraction and the heart of the Catalan economy.
Second only to Madrid by number of inhabitants, the Catalan capital hosts millions of people each year from around the world and arrivals come as tourists, students, business people or simply curious.
Distance and Places
Whoever lands in El Prat, can choose from a wide range of attractions to visit, among which are the following:
- Park Güell: This magical place is 20 km away which takes 31 minutes (in the absence of congestion).
- Casa Batlló: 23 minutes are enough to reach this masterpiece by the architect Gaudi.
- Sagrada Familia: The symbol of the city can be reached via the C-31 road in half an hour.
- Camp Nou: If you want to tour this mythical stadium, you will reach your destination in about 20 minutes, travelling 16 km.
- Plaza Catalunya: Barcelona's geographical centre is about 17 km from the Catalan stopover, along the C-31 road.
El Prat Airport
How to get to the Catalan capital? Through the main entrance, obviously! Barcelona's International Airport, or better known as "El Prat de Llobregat" (different from Girona Airport which is more than 90 km north of the city centre), is located to the southwest about 14 km from the historic city centre.
Originally divided into two places separated by a few hundred metres (El Remolar and El Prat), it was only unified in 1941, launching its first non-continental flight to New York.
In 2012 alone, almost 35 million passengers passed through the gates of the Catalan airport. Today it is home to low-cost and regular airlines, which travel to and from anywhere in the world. A single building is reserved for the "Puente Aéreo" ("Air Bridge") between Madrid and Barcelona, with flights departing every fifteen minutes to and from the Iberian capital.
How to get from El Prat Airport to the city centre
Barcelona airport is connected seamlessly to the city. The Aerobús leaves from two terminals every 10 minutes and arrives in the centre in 35 minutes and at the final destination in Plaza Catalunya in about 60 minutes.
The train also takes you to the centre: it leaves every half hour and makes its journeys from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
If you choose to travel by metro, you have to take Line L9 to get to the Airport. However, being the only line that connects the airport with the city, it is always very crowded and leads passengers to change lines depending on where their accommodation is located.
There is also the possibility of reaching the centre via Barcelona's black and yellow public taxis, but despite the comfort, in reality they are dirty vehicles and in the case of travelling with more than 4 people, it is necessary to wait some time before a larger vehicle passes.
Indicative Taxi fare from El Prat Airport
|El Prat Taxi||1-3 passengers||4-8 passengers|
|El Prat Airport - Plaça Catalunya||from 42€||from 55€|
|El Prat Airport - Sagrada Familia||from 41€||from 57€|
|El Prat Airport - Camp Nou||from 41.50€||from 56€|
Private Taxi Service at El Prat Airport
The real problem for first-time visitors to the city, who often rely on public transport to get from the airport to the city centre is risking wandering more than half a day in the heart of the traffic (Barcelona is also a metropolis of 3.5 million inhabitants, including the suburban area) or relying on unlicensed and unscrupulous taxi drivers. Not to mention that we often get dropped off far away, instead of getting close to the destination. Huge suitcases and children's cries make up the rest.
The quickest, cheapest and most convenient way to avoid all these problems is to book the Taxi El Prat service through the Taxileader.net form. You can choose arrival and departure dates, vehicle capacity and category and calculate the final price per person. You can choose a driver who will pick you up directly at the airport door with a sign with your name on it.
Taxileader Service Benefits
One of the advantages of using a service with Taxileader.net is that it is never shared with anyone other than the group members. Also with the El Prat Taxi package, the booking price does not undergo any changes or penalties due to delays if the service terms are respected.
To lock in the price and consequently the booking, it will be only necessary to deposit a small amount by credit card or prepaid. The balance is paid in cash to the driver.
A further convenience is the sending of a free SMS confirming the booking and providing an emergency number to contact the driver directly.
Furthermore, if you book a private transfer with Taxileader.net, you do not run the risk of driving around with an abusive taxi driver, thus arriving at your destination with complete peace of mind.