In this short article we want to tell you how to get from El Prat Airport to Barcelona city centre for less than 1 euro per person.
Get T-10 transport card
This is the secret for travelling on a budget around Barcelona. T-10 transport card costs €10,20 and allows you to take 10 journeys on this card. This means €1,02 per journey.
Each journey can take up to 1.5 hours and you can change between buses, metro and trains inside the Barcelona city area. You can use T-10 for multiple persons, that means that you just need to validate it more times and you can travel with your friends.
Where can you buy T-10 at Barcelona El Prat Airport?
You can buy T-10 on both terminals: at the entrance of the Renfe Railway Station (Terminal 2) and Metro Station (Terminal 1). Another place to buy the card is at Tobacco Shop at Terminal 1 just next to Arrivals. In this way, when on Terminal 1, you won’t have to walk that much around.
How to find Tobacco Shop (Estanco) at Terminal 1?
When on Arrivals, just go straight passing by Taxi, Buses, Metro exits. You should see a sign at some point that will indicate 20m straight. You will find it just outside the door.
How to get to Barcelona city centre from Terminal 1?
The most recommended and cheapest option is to take the bus 46. It stops on main transfer points where you can take train, bus or metro to your destination, for example: Plaça Europa, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunya.
It leaves every 15-20 minutes and it takes approximately 40 minutes to get from Terminal 1 to Barcelona City Centre (Link to TMB official site: https://www.tmb.cat/es/web/tmb/barcelona/autobuses/-/lineabus/46 ).
How to get to Barcelona city centre from Terminal 2?
As we already mentioned in our previous post, if you arrive on Terminal 2, the cheapest option is to take the train that goes to Sants Estacio or Plaza Catalunya. The journey takes approximately 20-25 minutes. The train leaves every 30m approximately. You can find more details on official site of Renfe here: http://www.renfe.com/
We hope this post has been useful for all of you travelling on a budget. Now you know how to get from El Prat Airport to Barcelona city centre for less than 1 euro. How about you? Have you been to Barcelona? How did you travel from the airport to the city centre? Please share your comments with us 🙂 Safe travels!