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 to and 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 shuttles are available at both terminals of the airport and will take you to Pl. Espanya, Gran Via Urgell, Pl. Universitat, or Pl. Catalunya.
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Your Barcelona Aerobus Tickets Explained

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Aerobus Barcelona - Single Ticket

  • Hassle-free, easy transfers between the Barcelona-El Prat Airport and the bustling city centre are just a click away!
  • Opt for a single one-way trip to the city center from the airport at an affordable price.
  • Drop-off can be at one of the 4 stops in the city.

    Cancellation Policy - Aerobus Barcelona tickets cannot be cancelled.
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Aerobus Barcelona - Return Ticket

  • The two-way ride enables visitors to travel to and from the airport and the city.
  • You can choose to get down at any of the 4 bus stops in the city. When departing, you can board from any of the 3 bus stops to reach T1 or T2.

    Cancellation Policy - Aerobus Barcelona Return tickets cannot be canceled.

Barcelona Aerobus Tickets | Visitor Information

  • Once the booking is complete, you will receive an email confirmation with your mobile voucher.
  • Display it at the meeting point with a valid photo ID to the driver, who will be waiting with a name card.
  • If you choose the Round Trip variant, please save the redeemed ticket received at the beginning of your journey and show the same before embarking on your return trip.

Validity

Your tickets are valid up to 6 months after the date of purchase. Return tickets are valid until 15 days after the date of travel.

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. 

Discounted Aerobus Barcelona tickets

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

Barcelona Aerobus Experience

Barcelona has an enviable public transport system and this tight network features many options for you to travel around the city. Most popular amongst these is the city's Aerobus experience. Now travel conveniently to and from the Barcelona Airport and the city centre at an affordable price. Choose between a single or return transfer tickets depending on your choice and hop on A1 from Terminal 1 or A2 from Terminal 2 based on where you arrive. The buses arrive every 5 to 10 minutes and run 365 days a year.

Equipped with ramps accessible to wheelchairs users and free Wifi facility on-board, visitors can now make the most out of their experience whilst enjoying the stunning view of the city.

Find out everything you need to know about the Barcelona Aerobus timetable

Aerobus Barcelona Logistics

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

Aerobus Barcelona Timings
Travel Lines & Timetable
Fares
Facilities
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1. What is the Barcelona Aerobus operating hours?
A1 Schedule - City to T1
Jan to Dec, Mon to Sun, 5 AM to 10:30 PM, every 15 mins
T1 to City
Jan to Dec, Mon to Sun, 5:37 AM to 11 PM, every 15 mins
A2 Schedule - City to T2
Jan to Dec, Mon to Sun, 5 AM to 12:30 AM, every 10 mins
T2 to City
Jan to Dec, Mon to Sun, 5:35 AM - 1 AM, every 10 mins
2. 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.
3. 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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Itinerary from T1 & T2

Airport T1 or T2 (depending on where you arrive)
Plaça España
Gran Via - Urgell
Plaça Universitat
Plaça de Catalunya

Itinerary from City Center
Plaça de Catalunya
Sepulveda-Urgell
Plaça España
Airport T1 or T2 (depending on which terminal you depart)

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  • Barcelona Aerobus ticket prices start at €5,90 for a single ticket. It is €10,20 for a return ticket.
  • Both tickets cannot be cancelled, however, are valid for 6 months. Return tickets are valid for 15 days after the arrival date.
  • Please note that there are no special children tickets. But children under 4 years travel for free.
  • Public transport tickets and discount cards including the Barcelona Card or the Hola Barcelona Transport Card are not valid on the Barcelona Aerobús.
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  • Wifi - Visitors can access free Wifi inside the Barcelona Aerobus
  • Wheelchairs - The Barcelona Aerobus is wheelchair access to all users
  • Television - Passengers can catch the latest news and entertainment highlights via the television service provided inside the Barcelona Aerobus
  • USB - Charge your phones with the handy USB installation made inside the Barcelona Aerobus.

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 Aerobus with the help of ramps. 
  • There is free WiFi available onboard.
  • 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. 

All Your Questions About Aerobus Barcelona Answered

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.