Airport Transfers to Barcelona

The closest airport is Barcelona El Prat Airport, with a transfer time of around 30 minutes.

Other nearby transport: Girona Airport is 60km away, with a transfer time of 1 hour 10 minutes.


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Getting there

Barcelona El Prat Airport is 12km south-west of Barcelona City and 3km from shipping and cruise liners. The main airlines from the UK are: EasyJet, British Airways, Jet2, Ryanair, Monarch and AerLingus. The Spanish airline Iberia also flies here (code sharing with BA) and KLM flies from Cardiff and Norwich. Airports you can fly from include: Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London (Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Luton and Stansted), Manchester and Southend. Transfer from the airport to the city centre takes 30 minutes, your Sea-Lifts representative will pick you up from the Arrivals Hall.


City (main sights)

Barcelona has mountains on one side and the sea on the other.  In between is a mixture of the medieval and modern. It is most famous for buildings designed by modernist artist Gaudí including: La Sagrada Familia – a dreamlike cathedral; Park Güell – with stunning views of the city; La Pedrera; and Casa Batló. There are also fabulous art museums such as Museu Picasso and Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. Other sights include: La Rambla – Barcelona’s most famous road, and Camp Nou – home to Barcelona football club. Sea-Lifts can arrange transport between all of these spots and more.



There are 4.5km of sandy beaches only minutes from the city centre including: Barceloneta Beach, the first and therefore often busiest, windsurfing and kite surfing are popular here – metro stop Barceloneta; Icaria Beach – a ten-minute walk from Ciutadella Vila Olimpica metro stop; Mar Bella – a nudist beach, 20 minutes walk from Poblenou metro station; Sitges – outside Barcelona accessible by train from Sants station, journey time 30 minutes.



Barcelona Marathon (March); Sant Jordi fiesta, or St George’s Day, is the Catalan equivalent to Valentine’s Day (April); Sant Joan, the summer solstice (June); Feast of the Immaculate Conception, marking the start of Christmas (December).



Barcelona was founded on the Mediterranean coast between two rivers more than two thousand years ago. Romans, Arabs and Christians all influenced Barcelona throughout the centuries. Traces of this diverse history with contrasting cultures can be found all over the city – from the Gothic Quarter built on Roman ruins to its Art Nouveau Eixample district dominated by Gaudí’s exuberant architecture. The 1992 Olympic Games were a watershed for the city, prompting a decade of re-development particularly along the sea front.

Airport transfer types to suit all budgets



Share the vehicle with other passengers with similar flights & destinations.


One of the most cost effective and efficient ways of getting to the resort.



Similar to a shared transfer, except this runs to a set timetable, so you’re required to book a service that works for your flight times.


Generally not door-to-door but cheaper.



Book a driver and vehicle for your sole use.


No sharing with others, no waiting at the airport and a direct door-to-door service, with no additional stops en route.



Similar to a private transfer the only difference is that it is using a larger vehicle.


Perfect for larger groups wanting to travel together.


Exec & Limousine

Enjoy vehicles such as a top-of-the-range Mercedes minivan or an S-Class Mercedes limousine.


Like a private transfer, but with the additional benefit of travelling in style.

Truly flawless door-to-door service

  • Relax knowing that someone will be waiting at the airport
  • 24/7 assist while you’re travelling
  • Get to your destination safely and comfortably

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