If you are booking a package holiday, your tour operator will arrange transportation. Otherwise there are plenty of taxis at the airport. Remember to book a taxi with a car seat in advance to ensure availability however, you will more than likely be able to arrange one on arrival if you forget. There are also car rental agencies at each of these airports but again pre book your car seat if you are not bringing your own with you. For further information on driving in Spain, see ‘General Information’.

From Barcelona-El Prat Airport, trains run from Terminal 2 to Barcelona Sants, Barcelona’s central railway and bus station. From there, you have several options. If you want to discover the coasts in the southern vicinity of Barcelona, you can take the Cercanias Line 2 sud, which is a commuter service, to villages like Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltrù, and Sant Vicenç de Calders (Coma-Ruga).

If you want to go to places that are more to the south, like Tarragona and Salou, you’ll need to take the ‘Media Distancia’ lines 14, 15 or 16 for Tarragona, and 16 for Salou. These trains are more expensive than the commuter trains and are prised according to the amount of stations they call at. Slower, regularly stopping trains are called ‘Regional’ and faster services are called ‘Regional Exprés’ or ‘Catalunya Exprés’.