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What is Barcelona Aerobus?

Barcelona is one of Spain’s biggest cities and the fifth most populous urban area city in the EU. Its warm and mild climate, eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and developed tourist infrastructure makes it one of the best cities in the world to visit. Aerobus is an express shuttle service that runs between Barcelona’s airport and city center. One of the most convenient ways to transverse from the city to the airport, it is one of the most feasible options you can take. The Aerobus offers a lot of space for luggage, has more frequent shuttles, and is faster than the other travel options between the airport and the city! Learn all about your Barcelona Aerobus Tickets and what you can do with them!

Operating Hours

Aerobus Barcelona operates from 5 AM - 12 AM.

Aerobus Barcelona Reopens with COVID-19 Safety Measures 

Following a closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aerobus is now fully operational in Barcelona with the following precautionary measures.

  • All visitors must wear masks in Barcelona. Please bring your own masks, since masks are not provided on the bus. 
  • A distance of 2 meters must be maintained between passengers inside the Aerobus. 
  • The Aerobus is operating at 100% occupancy (47 seats).
  • Cleaning and disinfection of the common touchpoints and the Aerobuses have been increased. 
  • It is recommended that visitors purchase their tickets online via credit card. Cash is accepted as well.

Why Buy Barcelona Aerobus Tickets

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The Aerobus is the quickest and most convenient mode of transport between from the airport to Barcelona’s city centre. It is available all days of the year, including public and national holidays. An Aerobus departs every 5 minutes, which completely eliminates any waiting times.

The shuttle service takes just 35 minutes to travel between El Prat Airport and the city centre of Barcelona, making it one of the fastest ways to travel between these points. The Barcelona Aerobus is also equipped with ramps that make it accessible by wheelchair users. It also has WiFi onboard that guests can use for free. 

The shuttles are available at both terminals of the airport and will take you to Pl. Espanya, Gran Via Urgell, Pl. Universitat, or Pl. Catalunya. You can easily reach your accommodation from these strategic drop-off points. 

Your Barcelona Aerobus Tickets Explained

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  • Hassle-free, easy transfers between the Barcelona-El Prat Airport and the bustling city centre are just a click away!
  • You can either opt for a single one-way trip to the city centre from the airport, or a round-trip to the city centre and back to the airport. 
  • You’re given a one-way/two-way ride between the airport and one of the 4 stops in the city.
  • Tickets are valid up to 6 months after the date of purchase and cannot be cancelled. Round-trip transfer tickets are valid until 15 days after the date of travel.

Discounted Aerobus Barcelona tickets

Children under the age of 4 can travel on Aerobus Barcelona for free. 

Best Way to Buy Barcelona Aerobus Tickets 

The best way to buy Aerobus Barcelona tickets is online.

  • Convenience: You can avoid long queues and hassles by purchasing a ticket in advance.
  • Extended Validity: Purchasing online tickets gives you a validity period of 6 months, compared to the 1-hour validity you get with purchasing tickets at the site. 

Aerobus Barcelona Logistics

Here's some technical information you need to know about the Barcelona Aerobus.

Aerobus Barcelona Timings
LINE A1 (city centre) - TERMINAL 1 (airport)
TERMINAL 1 (airport)- LINE A1 (city centre)
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Does the Barcelona Aerobus run everyday?

Yes, Aerobus Barcelona operates 365 days a year, rain or shine. 

How many lines of Aerobus Barcelona are currently operational?

Currently only one Aerobus line is operational, from and to terminal 1 of the Barcelona-El Prat Airport.

What is the average time per journey from/to airport terminal 1?

The average travel time per journey is about 35 minutes.

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Pl. Catalunya (Barcelona) - Terminal T1 (Airport BCN)

  • Runs from 5 AM to 10:24 PM, approximately every 15-17 min
  • 2 stops along the way: Sepulveda - Urgell & Pl. Espanya
  • Board from Pl. Catalunya, Sepulveda - Urgell or Pl. Espanya to reach Terminal 1
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Terminal T1 (Airport BCN) - Pl. Catalunya (Barcelona)

  • Runs from 5:43 AM to 11 PM, approximately every 15 min 
  • 3 stops along the way: Pl. Espanya, Gran Via - Urgell & Pl. Universitat
  • Get off at any of these stops

Handy Tips

  • Pets are allowed onboard the Aerobus. Please make sure to keep them in appropriate carrier boxes.
  • An on-board TV is available within the Aerobus to give you some useful information regarding Barcelona and its must-see destinations. 
  • All the buses are adapted for people with reduced mobility. Wheelchair users can access the Aerbosu with the help of ramps. 
  • There is free WiFi available on board.
  • The Aerobus operates between 5:45 AM and 11 PM from Terminal 1 of the airport to Placa Catalunya. If your flight lands at any other time, you will need to find an alternative means of transport to reach Barcelona. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Barcelona Aerobus Tickets

Is it safe to use Aerobus Barcelona post-COVID-19?

Yes, it is to travel on Aerobus Barcelona, thanks to the safety measures in place. Aerobus Barcelona also only accepts online reservations at the moment. 

Are Barcelona Aerobus tickets available to purchase online?

Yes. You can book your Barcelona Aerobus tickets online as they now accept only digital reservations.

What is the cancellation policy on my Barcelona Aerobus ticket?

Your Barcelona Aerobus ticket cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

Are there any discounted tickets available for my Aerobus Barcelona ticket?

Children under the age of 4 can travel on Aerobus Barcelona for free. 

Do children have to purchase Barcelona Aerobus tickets?

Children under the age of 4 can travel free of charge on the Aerobus, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Children above the age of 4 must pay a full price ticket. 

Does Aerobus Barcelona run daily?

Yes, Aerobus Barcelona runs 365 days a year, rain or shine. 

Can I carry bulky luggage such as a stroller on Aerobus Barcelona?

Yes, you can carry bulky luggage such as a bicycle or stroller on the Aerobus. However, do note that if the bus is full, you must wait until the next bus to transport your luggage.

How many stops does the Barcelona Aerobus make?

On the way from the airport to Barcelona’s center, there are 4 stops. In the direction from Barcelona center to the airport, there are a total of 4 stops, including the airport.

What are the 4 stops in the city center?

The 4 stops in the Barcelona city centre are Pl. Espanya, Gran Via Urgell, Pl. Universitat, and Pl. Catalunya. 

Do I need to print my ticket to take Aerobus Barcelona?

You are not required to print your ticket to use the Aerobus. Just display the PDF of your ticket on your mobile phone to the bus driver while boarding.

Does Barcelona Aerobus operate late at night?

No, the Aerobus does not operate after 11 PM.  

Can pets be transported on Barcelona Aerobus?

Yes, pets are allowed on Barcelona Aerobus, as long as they are carried in cages or boxes that don’t disturb the other passengers of the bus. 

Is the Barcelona Aerobus accessible by wheelchairs?

Yes, Aerobus Barcelona is accessible by wheelchairs with the help of a ramp. The bus is also adapted for individuals with reduced mobility.