Barcelona El Prat Airport transfers (BCN)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis from Barcelona El Prat Airport 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 El Prat Airport?

Why do people book transfers at Barcelona El Prat Airport (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 El Prat Airport 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

Superorganized in every detail. ....The information before, upgrading the car without extra charge in advance, the fast and nice service at the pick up place and the reasonable price!
Ten out of ten. Both drivers were on time and professional. Would definitely use Kiwi taxis again. Communication was also good Keeping us informed of driver contact details
The driver was waiting for us at the exit, even with the plane arriving late. He was very polite, drove well, we could understand each other perfectly in english (even that it was not our first language). Everything went well and I definetly recommend the service.

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; and 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 to look 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 kms (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 in euro or dollars.

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 neighbouring 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 by the driver for cash. By the way, only 11% of population in Spain speaks English, which may cause much inconvenience. Booking the transfer, however, you get a guaranteed English-speaking 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).