Transfers from Barcelona airport «El Prat» (BCN)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Barcelona airport «El Prat» (BCN)?

Why do people book transfers from Barcelona airport «El Prat» (BCN)

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Barcelona airport «El Prat» (BCN) is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

Very easy to book, with option of car seat. Driver was friendly and was waiting for us as we came out of the baggage claim area. A great service all round. Thanks.
It was great. The driver offered a bottle of water, candies and free wi-fi on board. Helped with luggage to get into a cab. Thanks
The driver was awesome. My flight had gotten delayed almost an hr and we didn’t come out until past midnight. Driver was very courteous, waited for me with a name sign and was very professional. I would definite recommend kiwitaxi.
The driver was waiting right outside of the door. He helped us with our bags, he loaded the car, he stopped when we asked and he helped us again when we arrived. The car was lovely and clean. Ideal
An absolutely professional and friendly service. Highly recommend. I have received quick replies for my questions by email. The driver was waiting me, despite the flyight dealay ,very helpful, polite, drove responsibly. I will definitely use their service.
We're strongly recommend Kiwi taxi. Although we were late because of flight our driver was there waiting for us. His car was absolutely comfortable and clean, we're relaxed every minute of our trip. Totally professional service.
Driver was excellent. Car was like new. My flight was delayed but driver was still waiting. Would highly recommend
Your driver was, kind, professional and safe. The car was nicely kept and the Internet was a helpful touch. Would recommend.
5 hours delay on my flight but the driver was there when I arrived. I had informed Kiwitaxi on the homepage and the driver via sms and they arranged the changes, great job. Comfortable ride to destination and nice driver.
Well dressed driver, nice car, easy to find and comfortable driving!

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Barcelona El Prat Airport

Barcelona El Prat Airport is a popular destination spot for international tourists, who intend to visit both Barcelona and the nearest cultural and touristic spots: Salou, Capella, Lloret de Mar, and others. There are two big terminals T1 and T2 in the airport, connected by a free shuttle bus route.

How to get from Barcelona El Prat Airport to the city center and the other way round

Barcelona El Prat Airport is only 16-17 km away from Barcelona and one can get to the city in different ways:

  • by city buses N46 and N17 (night bus);
  • by RENFE trains to the platform El Clot in Barcelona;
  • by private shuttle buses Aerobus, which run to the city center without stops;
  • by taxi, called on site; 
  • by transfer, booked online in advance.

Barcelona Airport is almost the only one in Europe where you cannot call a taxi via the app. The reason is the difficulty to obtain the taxi service license in Spain and mass taxi drivers’ campaign against Uber company in Barcelona.

Transfer vs. Taxi from Barcelona Airport to city (booked on site)

Advantages of a private transfer

No need to wait in a queue. Note, that in El Prat Airport it is not possible to catch a car or make a deal with an unofficial taxi driver. If you try to flag a car down at the airport, you can get in trouble: the ground staff may give you a notice. So the only way to get a taxi is to join a queue and hope that the car will come to you soon. Unlike taxi, the transfer will not make you wait: you will be met in the airport and walked to the car.

No need to look for a parking place. At the airport, there are four car parks — near Т1 and near each of the three T2 sectors. Internet users recommend looking for a long line of people waiting for a car to drive up. However, an inexperienced tourist, who does not speak Spanish, can easily join the queue to Aerobus instead of a taxi queue. Our transfer at El Prat Airport has three simple meeting points:

  • a drivers meeting zone in Т1
  • near currency exchange office in Т2А
  • near the statue of a black horse in Т2В

You know exactly how much you will pay. Taxi fare from El Prat Airport is based on a starting fee (around €20), as well as additional fees: for driving out of the parking zone (€4,2), for km (1,03 from Т1 and 1,3 from Т2), luggage transportation, a weekend fee and a night fee. A sticker on a car’s rear window is intended to help you figure all this out — but it is in Spanish. If you want to know exactly how much you will pay – book a transfer from Barcelona Airport and pay a fixed price online.

Transfer vs. RENFE trains from Barcelona El Prat Airport

Advantages of a private transfer

Guaranteed seat. RENFE train tickets do not provide fixed seats, so in rush-hours the trains are crowded, and all seats are taken. In our transfers, the seat is saved for you.

Travel to other cities in Spain. RENFE trains from Barcelona El Prat go only to the city. There are no direct routes from the airport to the neighboring resorts, so you will need to change at the central station. With our service, you can travel from the airport to your hotel in another city.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

Transfer is more expensive. RENFE ticket will cost you only €3.

It can get stuck in a traffic jam. A train can’t.

Transfer vs. Buses and shuttle buses from Barcelona El Prat Airport

Advantages of a private transfer

Three times as fast. By transfer, you will get to Barcelona in 35 minutes, by shuttle bus in 1 hour, and by bus - in 1 hour 20 minutes, given the waiting time.

Not necessary to know Spanish. To buy a ticket for a public transport, you can use the ticket machines, which sell universal transport tickets for Barcelona (Т10). But, Aerobus ticket machines are often out of the service, and you will have to buy a ticket from the driver for cash. By the way, only 11% of the population in Spain speaks English, which may cause much inconvenience. On the contrary, most transfer drivers speak English, and so does our support service.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

The price is considerably higher than public bus ticket in Barcelona (from €2.15) or shuttle bus ticket (from €5,9).