Taxis in Barcelona
Travelling by Taxi is a cheap and convenient way to get from the airport to the city centre, especially if you have a baby or toddler with you. You will find a taxi rank outside any of the main terminal exits Terminal 1 (T1) or Terminal 2 (and of the 3 buildings of Terminal 2 – T2A, T2B or T2C). However, most taxis will not have a car seat for your baby. You can pre-book a taxi with a car seat at Barcelona airport from a number of agencies. Expect to pay approximately €25.00 for the journey into the centre from T2 and €30.00 for your journey from T1.There are also shared mini van shuttle bus services.
The Aerobus is an express bus service that links Barcelona airport to the city centre. This service normally runs between 6 and 15 minutes within its fixed hours of operation. This bus stops at both the Plaça Espanya and Plaça de Catalunya. From there you can catch the metro. Tickets to both T1 and T2 cost €5.90 for a single and €10.20 for a return ticket (valid for 15 days).
Trains and Metros in Barcelona
The RENFE train service runs approximately every 30 minutes from Terminal 2 (if you arrive into terminal 1 you can catch a shuttle to the train station) to the city centre. Travel time approximately 25 minutes. You can get off at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia or Clot which are serviced by metro stops. If you have not bought a T10 ticket and just purchased a normal ticket then you will have to buy another ticket for the change at Estacio Sants Barcelona Sants if you wish to connect to the metro. A single ticket to Sants Station costs €4.10 or alternatively you can use the T10 Ticket which allows for onwards journeys around the city on buses or metro.
Barcelona has an excellent underground metro however some stations are not stroller accessible and you might find yourself having to carry your stroller up and down stairs. There are also buses around the city and a great option is a hop on hop off bus tour. These services are stroller accessible and will allow you access to all the major sights in the city. The city is very walkable and if you plan your days you will need to use public transport on very rare occasions if you are staying centrally.