Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)

The airport has it's own RENFE railway station, but it's only availabe from Terminal 2 in 2010.

It will take half an hour to reach the city center of Barcelona by train and there seems to be service once every half hour.

If you arrive at the brand new terminal 1 in 2010, you will first need to use the free shuttle between the terminals at the airport if you want the use the railway service to the city center.

This rail service serves different railway stations in the city center: Sants (Sants Estacio) and Passeig de Gracia.

If you get off the train at Passeig de Gracia railway station, you are really downtown Barcelona, right near Las Ramblas and in the Eixample district, which is the shopping district of the Barcelona. Eixample is located right next to the old town. When in the 19th century the old town became too small, the Eixample district was a new extension of the city, with a straight lines street patern. Today you can enjoy the masterpieces of 19th century architecture in this district, which is the city center.

There is no metro station at the airport in 2010.

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