Barcelona International Airport (also known as El Prat de Llobregat Aeropuerto) is the closest and busiest airport to Barcelona city centre. Below are several ways to reach the city centre from the airport:
Taking a taxi from the airport is a low cost and convenient way to get to the city centre, especially if you’re travelling in a large group or you have a lot of luggage. You will be able to find a taxi rank outside any of the main terminal exits.
The RENFE train will take you from Barcelona airport directly to the city centre where you can change for the metro system at either Barcelona Sants (Sants Estació) or Passeig de Gràcia stations. The train station is based at T2 in-between T2A and T2B.
You can also get to the airport via the L9 metro line. There are two stops at Barcelona airport which are called: Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2.
Tip: When travelling by train or metro, you cannot purchase a regular ticket to get to and from the airport. Instead, you must buy an airport train ticket for €4.60, or a metro airport ticket for €5.15.
Another option is to take the Aerobús, the official shuttle bus service which connects Barcelona Airport T1 & T2 with Plaça España or Plaça de Catalunya in the city centre. You can either purchase tickets online beforehand or when you get on the bus, prices are €5.90 for a single or €10.20 for a return ticket.
The TMB bus no.46 bus travels from the city centre stopping first at T2 and then continuing on to T1. The big advantage of using this bus is that you don’t have to purchase a special ticket and you can use the T-Casual ticket.