From the airport by metro
Metro line L9 Sud (South) takes you from the two terminals of Barcelona airport (El Prat) to Barcelona in only 30 minutes
From the Airport to Barcelona by metro: L9 Sud
Metro line L9 Sud connects the airport terminals T1 and T2 with the city of Barcelona, every 7 minutes. There are three stations in this line where you can transfer to other lines of the network: Can Tries | Gornal (L10 Sud),Torrassa (L1 and L10 Sud), Collblanc (L5 and L10 Sud) and Zona Universitària (L3). It also goes to Fira de Barcelona (Fira station). The journey from the airport to Barcelona city center by metro takes you 32 minutes. See the Barcelona metro operating hours.
The stations in this metro line are: Aeroport T1, Aeroport T2, Mas Blau, Parc Nou, Cèntric, El Prat Estació, Les Moreres, Mercabarna, Parc Logístic, Fira, Europa | Fira, Can Tries | Gornal, Torrassa, Collblanc and Zona Universitària.
Metro tickets to the airport
When travelling on the L9 Sud you can use the same travel cards as on the other metro lines. However, to travel to or from Barcelona-El Prat airport (Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 stations) not all tickets and travel cards are valid.
Specifically, to get to the airport on L9 Sud, you can use the tickets and passes that enable you to access and exit Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 stations.
Hola Barcelona Travel Card, takes you to and from the airport and make unlimited journeys on public transport in Barcelona over 2 (48 h), 3 (72 h, 4 (96 h) or 5 (120 h) consecutive days. Great for getting around the city quickly and freely.
However, the following are not valid to get to the airport:
- Single ticket
- Other travels cards such as event tickets, the T-Escolar, FGC Tot Montserrat aeri, Trans Montserrat Cremallera or Tot Montserrat Cremallera tickets.
Passengers wishing to travel to or from the airport (Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 stations) on the L9 Sud who have these tickets or travel cards should buy an Airport ticket.
If you get to Aeroport T1 or Aeroport T2 stations on an invalid ticket, you will have to purchase am Airport ticket in order to exit the station.
This is a single ticket for the metro. It entitles you to go to the airport from any metro station or from the airport any metro station.
If you travel to the airport without a valid ticket, you will have to purchase an airport ticket in order to get out of Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 stations.
For more details on travel cards, go to the tickets and fares page.
Barcelona airport to city
Up-to-date information on public transport from Barcelona airport to the city centre. Airport buses and trains reach the centre of Barcelona in 30-40 minutes and link up to the transport network:
- Official shuttle: Aerobús
- Conventional bus line: 46
- Local mainline train: R2
- Night-time buses: NitBus