Airport & Arrival Information

COVID-19 Travel Regulations

Depending on the national requirements in Spain, in October 2022, there will be several COVID-19 safety regulations that need to be followed in order to be able to travel to Spain.

Please check beforehand what kind of certificates and regulations apply to you: https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/before/

Due to the constant changes regarding the restrictions and regulations due COVID-19, before travelling, you must always check the current requirements, recommendations and travel warnings of the public bodies and national authorities from your country and from Spain.

You can check the current regulations either on the Spanish Ministry of Health website: https://spth.gob.es/ or https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/

 

Please note that not all available vaccinations will permit you to travel to Spain.

You can check here, which vaccinations are eligible coming from your country:

From within the EU:

https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/requirements-before-arriving-in-spain-from-eu-countries/

From outside the EU:

https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/requirements-before-arriving-in-spain-from-third-countries/

 

Please note that each individual participant is obliged to check the regulations that are in effect on date of entry. The EANM does not guarantee completeness of information stated on this page regarding current COVID regulations and is not liable for any short-term changes in said regulations.

Airport

The airport “El Prat de Llobregat” is located 12 km southwest of the city. It takes approximately 20-25 minutes by car to the city centre. There is a free bus shuttle between the two terminals T1 and T2.

For further information on the airport please visit: http://www.barcelona-airport.com

Alternatively, Barcelona can be reached by train or intercity bus from neighbouring countries like France or Portugal. For further information, please check with your national railway provider.

Public Transportation

Public transportation is by far the easiest way to get around the city.

The use of a face mask (FFP2) is mandatory at the public transport, on the subway and on the bus. The mask has to be worn covering your nose and mouth and should never be taken off (neither to talk nor eat nor drink).

The Barcelona subways, buses and trams are quick, cheap and all-around excellent. One can either buy a single trip ticket for € 2,40 or a T-casual ticket (10 rides in 1 zone) for € 11,35 or a T-dia (valid 24 hours in 1 zone) for € 10,50, which can be used for any transportation within the city. Alternatively, there is the Hola Barcelona Travel Card for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days which can be used for transportation and other travel operators.

For further information on the public transportation system please check the internet for: https://www.tmb.cat/en/home

Taxi service is everywhere in the city. However, on weekend nights the waiting time might be long.

Airport Bus

The blue Aerobus takes you every 5-10 minutes from the airport to the city centre (e.g. Plaça d’Espanya or Plaça de Catalunya) in about 20-30 minutes. The bus stops at both terminals, line A1 at terminal T1 and line A2 at terminal T2. Both buses stop at the same stops in the city. One-way tickets cost you € 5,90, return- tickets € 10,20. You can buy a ticket on the bus itself.

For further information please visit: https://aerobusbarcelona.es/?lang=en

Subway

The Metro line L9 connects the airport (both terminals) with Barcelona city. It takes about 30 minutes and leaves every 7 minutes. One cannot use the standard metro ticket but instead needs an Airport Ticket for € 4,60.

For further information please visit: https://www.tmb.cat/en/barcelona-transport/map/metro

Train

The train R2 Nord departs every 30 min at terminal T2 (from terminal T1, first take the free shuttle bus). It stops in the city at Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona Sants Estació and El Prat where you can change to the metro or city buses. One can use the normal public transportation tickets without any surcharge, which can be bought at the entrance of the RENFE gate at the airport.

For further information please visit: https://www.renfe.com/es/en

Taxi

To take a taxi into the city, please look for the signs for the nearest taxi stand when leaving the arrival halls. An average journey by taxi from the Barcelona Airport to downtown takes about 20-40 minutes and costs around € 29,00. The minimum fare from the airport is € 20.

Possible taxi numbers are:
Ràdio Taxi Barcelona : +34 933 75 55 55
Cooperativa Radio Taxi: +34 932 25 00 00
Barnataxi: +34 933 22 22 22
Radio Taxi Barcino: +34 931 18 18 18

Car

Barcelona can be reached by several main roads from France and Spain and traffic is usually relatively light outside of peak hours. Parking, on the other hand, is quite difficult and it is recommended to either park the car a few metro stops from the centre of the city or find a car park. Alternatively, the hotel might also have a private car park

Location and prices of the public car parks can be found here: http://www.parclick.com