Transport to Barcelona

BY AIR: The Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport is located in the Southwest of the city, only 12 km from the city centre and 3 km from the Barcelona port, a Mediterranean reference in cruise and container traffic. Direct flight connections to/from international destinations.

BY TRAIN: Barcelona is also an important railway link, connected favourably with the rest of Spain and with Europe, constituing an advantageous link in the intermodal transport chain with regard to obtaining the greatest efficiency at a low cost.

Barcelona travel cards

There are different types of travel cards that are valid throughout the public transport network (metro, buses, tram, and suburban rail),  including a T-Casual (€11.35 card which is valid for 10 journeys). With this ticket, one journey is valid for a period of 1 hour and 15 minutes and with such a ticket, you can change from the metro to tram to the bus, etc. within this duration.
* 2022 prices


Aerobus is the official shuttle bus service that connects Barcelona Airport (terminal 1 and 2) with the city center (Plaça Catalunya) in 35 minutes.
The bus runs every day of the year with departures every 5 minutes.
Ticket Price: 5.90€
Official aerobus website:
* 2022 prices

Regular bus

Barcelona has over 100 bus routes connecting all districts in the city.
Maresme Forum buses are H16, 7, 136.
You can pay cash or use an integrated card of transportation from TMB, which allows travel in more than one mode of transportation, such as bus and subway, or train and bus, in a specific time frame.
More information can be found here:


Next to Plaça Catalunya, there is Urquinaona station or the metro yellow line (L4) that leads directly to the CCIB by Maresme-Forum station.
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The Trambesòs (T4, T5, and T6) covers a route from the Olympic Village to Sant Adrià de Besòs via the Forum site and arriving to Badalona.
More information can be found at


Taxis from Barcelona Airport offer their services 24 hours, waiting for passengers at the taxi ranks located in both terminals. A journey from the airport to the city center usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on several factors: a ride from terminal T1 will be longer than from T2, the final destination, the traffic conditions, and the speed limits in force on the outskirts of Barcelona.