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TRANSPORT IN BARCELONA (taxi, metro, bus, etc... to the city, port and airport). All information and questions!!


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1 hour ago, d9704011 said:

Never used train but have taken Aerobus from BCN (and return) to Placa Catalunya then walked to hotel.  Used Metro a lot in Barcelona and never had any problems.

https://aerobusbarcelona.es/?lang=en

I looked at the Aerobus, but I think we would need to take it to Universitat and then still take the metro to Paral-lel station.  Is that better than taking the train to Passeig di Gracia and then the metro?

 

Or should I just eat the cost of convenience and take a taxi...

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5 hours ago, desibee said:

Has anyone here taken the train from the airport to Passeig de gracia and then the metro to their hotel?

 

It seems like this would be a lot cheaper than taking a taxi, I am just worried about logistics such as hauling luggage on the metro and avoiding pickpockets.

 

 

Hello:

It can really save you a lot of money if you use the rodalies (suburban) and the metro from the airport. The two "problems" you are going to have are arriving in a new city and having to get used to its transportation as well as a longer travel time. Nothing else.

About pickpockets....they are pickpockets, not thieves. Check your luggage, don't lose sight of it and don't have anything valuable that can be easily taken from your pockets or bags. Make it difficult.

The problem is not the insecurity of being robbed but of having something taken from you carelessly.

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3 hours ago, desibee said:

I looked at the Aerobus, but I think we would need to take it to Universitat and then still take the metro to Paral-lel station.  Is that better than taking the train to Passeig di Gracia and then the metro?

 

Or should I just eat the cost of convenience and take a taxi...

 

 

Aerobus+metro is more expensive than Rodalies (suburban) +metro. Time is quite similar.

 

To go to Paral.lel station do not get off at P.Gracia but just in Sants station. Take there line 3.

 

 

About fares for transport

 

Option 1, single ticket for suburban + single ticket for metro

Suburban: 4,10 euro  (Airport is in Zone 4)

Metro: 2,55 (single ticket)

 

total: 6,65 euro

 

Option 2, single ticket for metro to airport

You MUST use line 9 of metro instead of suburban. It takes 15 minutes more. Later, you change to line 3

 

total: 5,50

 

 

Option 3, 10 tickets Rodalies for airport

It cost 41,85 euro (for 10 tickets) and you can use all Rodalies (up to airport included) and metro for 10 times. Multiple travellers are accepted

If you are only two people it doesn't worth. If you are more than two people, it worth

 

 

Option 4, Aerobus + metro

 

You may add 2,55 euro to aerobus tickets

 

 

 

 

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There are "Taxi stand" in Barcelona cruise pier.

 

This means taxi can go there and just stand in a queue. For a user it is easier to go there and grab one taxi. As user you must grab first taxi in the queue always. 

 

As you can see in the image, there are taxi stands in front of Terminals A, B, C and D

 

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9 hours ago, alserrod said:

There are "Taxi stand" in Barcelona cruise pier.

 

This means taxi can go there and just stand in a queue. For a user it is easier to go there and grab one taxi. As user you must grab first taxi in the queue always. 

 

As you can see in the image, there are taxi stands in front of Terminals A, B, C and D

 

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Last time I was in Barcelona cruise port I waited over two hours in the taxi queue.  Is this normal?

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1 minute ago, dpm321 said:

Last time I was in Barcelona cruise port I waited over two hours in the taxi queue.  Is this normal?

 

 

Hello

 

Absolutely it is not.

 

In which terminal were you?

At what time on the day?

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1 hour ago, alserrod said:

 

 

Hello

 

Absolutely it is not.

 

In which terminal were you?

At what time on the day?

I don't recall which terminal we were in but it was around 9 in the morning along with two other ships.

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10 hours ago, dpm321 said:

I don't recall which terminal we were in but it was around 9 in the morning along with two other ships.

 

 

 

Hello:

 

At the taxi rank there is no "obligation" for taxis to be waiting. They are simply places where taxis can stop and it is a fixed pick-up point. In places where there is a lot of demand for taxis, it is more convenient for everyone to go to a taxi rank.

 

Taxi drivers own their own business and as "entrepreneurs" they decide whether they prefer to be waiting at taxi stops or driving around the city. They will go where they believe there is more demand.

 

At a train station or airport you will always see taxis because trains or planes are constantly arriving. They know that sooner or later they will have clients. At the port they know that the ships arrive in the morning. Quite a few will come until a certain time. At nine o'clock it will be difficult for any taxi driver to risk driving empty for several kilometers so that... there may not be anyone who wants a taxi and they will have to turn back.

 

Therefore, if there are no taxis, you do not have to wait for them to arrive. You simply have to call any taxi company in Barcelona and they will send you the closest one (booking by taxi has a small additional cost, but really little compared to the total cost). Years ago they consulted by radio which one was available. Nowadays a computer will send the request to the nearest taxi and you will receive it in a very short time.

 

It is even possible that there were taxis waiting at other stops in the port (there are several, one in front of each terminal). If called, go to one of those stops to pick you up.

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Had two bad taxis today. Wanted to go from the terminal to Sagrada Família. First taxi agreed to go there and then while driving through the port claimed he only operated in the port and would drop us by the port bus stops. He had a 9.50 surcharge on the meter and wanted the 17.50 it was showing for that short trip. The second taxi we hailed from there turned the meter off when we got in and wanted 35 to go the cathedral. The total trip should be around 23 so be careful. We used buses for the rest of the day, they take Apple Pay so it's very easy.

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7 hours ago, jay1283 said:

Had two bad taxis today. Wanted to go from the terminal to Sagrada Família. First taxi agreed to go there and then while driving through the port claimed he only operated in the port and would drop us by the port bus stops. He had a 9.50 surcharge on the meter and wanted the 17.50 it was showing for that short trip. The second taxi we hailed from there turned the meter off when we got in and wanted 35 to go the cathedral. The total trip should be around 23 so be careful. We used buses for the rest of the day, they take Apple Pay so it's very easy.

 

 

It is a pity they do not give a good service.

Next time call police. It is enough to dial 092 from any phone. Taxi driver knows that if police proves he doesn't want to drive your query he would be fined

 

Best side... you noticed you could use buses (and underground). It is easy and... cheaper.

 

 

 

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On 6/27/2024 at 2:12 PM, Bask said:

Hello

I know that this has been discussed before, but any recent Barcelona Cruise Terminal disembarks that had non-Schengen flights same day?

I am trying to make a 11:15am to US flight out of BCN and wondering how risky that flight time really is. I plan to walk off with the earliest group possible and pre-book transportation (if necessary). Cruise line itinerary shows ship arriving at 5am, but know that nobody will be off the ship anywhere near that time.

 

Thank you 

 

 

Hello.

 

Barcelona has five terminals all of them lined. For a passenger it is absolutely the same where you get off but it could be fine for a taxi driver.

 

As soon as ship is stopped in Terminal, check your mobile to know in which Terminal you are. Northern one (and nearest to the city centre) is Terminal A, Southern one and nearest to the parking is Terminal E (it is enough to check it at google maps)

 

As soon as you get off the ship you should have there a taxi stand (one in each terminal).

Just in case there's no taxis at that hour call for one (and you will have to say to which terminal).

 

A taxi from Barcelona port to airport costs 45 euro. A small additional fee for the service of calling it (but it really worths!!!)

 

Just google "radio taxi Barcelona" but as an example

 

+34 93 303 3033

 

 

In case of traffic, no more than 30 minutes from the port to the airport

So early, without traffic and with a crazy driver, maybe 15

 

Good luck

 

 

 

 

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We will be stopping in Barcelona on our cruise next year. I do not wish to take a tour. I would like to visit the Sagrada, what would be the easiest way to get there from the port? Are taxis’ easily available at the port? Roughly how long to get there, as I would be requesting tickets beforehand? From Sagrada, is it easy to get to Las Ramblas, is it a long walk or easier to get a taxi, and again, would they be easily available from the church? From the bottom of Las Ramblas, is there much to see around the area, and is it far from the port? Neither my husband and sister in law are great walkers, so I am trying to be somewhat mindful of that, me I can walk and walk. We are all in our late 60’s, although I hate for that to stop us. Thanks very much for your help!

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Hi, I disembarked at Barcelona, Terminal A last month. It just took me 30 seconds to grab a taxi. I though there was some queue but.... they were looking foward an 8 people taxi. I was the only customer for a regular taxi so just arrived, just got in.

 

You can search in this thread about fares.

 

I took a taxi because we disembarked and had a lot of baggage.

 

If you do not mind to walk...

 

Port bus from the terminal to Barcelona WTC

600m walking to Drasssanes underground station

Line 3 and Line 4 to Sagrada Familia station. If you have moved in any other underground it will be very easy

 

I always think knowing and using a transport system in these cities is part of visiting them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi, my partner and I will be spending 4 nights in the Gothic section before our cruise on Nov. 3. I see there are taxi stands along La Rambla, but as my partner is blind, I'd like to have a better plan for getting to our cruise ship. Do you think we should book a car service or roll our luggage (we'll only have one suitcase each) to the nearest taxi stand? We are staying on Carrer de Ferran about half a block from La Rambla. Thanks!

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3 hours ago, Podie said:

Hi, my partner and I will be spending 4 nights in the Gothic section before our cruise on Nov. 3. I see there are taxi stands along La Rambla, but as my partner is blind, I'd like to have a better plan for getting to our cruise ship. Do you think we should book a car service or roll our luggage (we'll only have one suitcase each) to the nearest taxi stand? We are staying on Carrer de Ferran about half a block from La Rambla. Thanks!

 

 

Hello Podie

 

you can ask for a taxi to your hotel. Never mind distance to the taxi stand.

 

Ask frontdesk people to call for a taxi and it is enough. Quite fast to the cruise terminal

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17 minutes ago, Podie said:

Thank you. We are in an apartment rental building so I'm not sure we will have a front desk person to ask.

 

 

Call to any "radio taxi". There are different ones, all of them are enough for travelling. Just say exact address and they will say you in how much time you will have your taxi (it could be in less than one minute, it could be several minutes no more).

 

It has an additional fee to your fare but it really deserves for you.

 

In this thread I posted several phone numbers to call but enough to google "radio taxi barcelona"

 

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We arrive in Barcelona October 2 at 9:10 AM.  There are 4 in our group.  Are there plenty of taxis to accomodate 4 people with luggage (4 large, and 4 small)?  We will be taking the taxi to H10 Catalunya Plaza.  Would that fall in the 30-35 euros price range?  Thank you so much for your help!

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On 7/18/2024 at 9:30 PM, SharonK said:

We arrive in Barcelona October 2 at 9:10 AM.  There are 4 in our group.  Are there plenty of taxis to accomodate 4 people with luggage (4 large, and 4 small)?  We will be taking the taxi to H10 Catalunya Plaza.  Would that fall in the 30-35 euros price range?  Thank you so much for your help!

 

 

Hi Sharon.

 

I grabbed a taxi for four people in Barcelona last month.

I was really worried about all luggage but I didn't had any problem

 

First trip in taxi, it was a taxi for disabled people. This is, It was a van where in the trunk they have enabled an area to go in a wheelchair without having to get out of it.

Full of space

 

Last day, I asked a taxi driver if all our luggage fit in his taxi (I pointed all the baggages). He said no problem. Enough space too.

 

There aren't extra fees for over baggage

 

Airport to port is a fixed fee too

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, alserrod said:

 

 

Hi Sharon.

 

I grabbed a taxi for four people in Barcelona last month.

I was really worried about all luggage but I didn't had any problem

 

First trip in taxi, it was a taxi for disabled people. This is, It was a van where in the trunk they have enabled an area to go in a wheelchair without having to get out of it.

Full of space

 

Last day, I asked a taxi driver if all our luggage fit in his taxi (I pointed all the baggages). He said no problem. Enough space too.

 

There aren't extra fees for over baggage

 

Airport to port is a fixed fee too

 

 

 

Muchas Gracias!

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