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Approximate Travel Distance
4,400 miles
Approximate Flight Duration
8 hour 50 min
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(Chicago) 19°C / 12°C
Current Local Time in Chicago
GMT -5

Transportation to Barcelona Airport from the City Center

Barcelona Airport

Capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, Barcelona is one of Europe’s most important cities in terms of tourism and commerce. Barcelona is the 7th most populated city in the European Union and is home to Spain’s second busiest airport. Serving 40 million passengers annually, Barcelona Airport is one of the major factors that contributes to the city’s tourism economy. The airport is easily accessible from the city, which has undergone significant transformations since the 1900’s.  

Rail

You can easily get to the airport using the rail system from the Old City, Barceloneta, or Sagrada Familia, which is one of the city’s most important monuments. By transferring to the Barcelona Sants Station, which is 7 stops from Catalunya Square, and 5 stops from Sagrada Familia, you can get on the 30-minute long train to the airport. Barcelona has been using metro and railway networks for urban transportation since the 1920’s. There is a transfer point located between each rail line. Thus, you can get from locations outside of the city and within the city to the airport without having to deal with above ground traffic.

Airport Buses

Catalunya Square, a few minutes walking distance from the districts of Ciutat Vella, Barceloneta and El Raval, is the departure point for the Aerobus buses that provide transportation to the airport. The bus lines A1 and A2 provide transportation to the airport during the day; the trip takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour. At night the N16 and N17 bus lines provide transportation to the airport.

These buses operate between 5 am and 12:30 am. During peak hours these buses run every 5 minutes. The fare for these buses is cheaper than taking a taxi.

Taxi

Another convenient mode of transportation to the get to Barcelona Airport, which is located 12 km from central Barcelona, is by taxi.

However, transportation from central locations in the city, especially if you’re traveling alone, can be quite expensive.

Personal Car

Driving from the city center or coastal areas to Barcelona Airport takes around 20 minutes. To get to the airport all you have to do is follow the wide and long avenue Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes. Once you pass the bridge over Llobregat River you will enter the Castelldefels area and the road will continue to the airport access road. The airport is divided into 2 buildings; Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The airport stands out for its passenger capacity and parking capacity. The airport contains indoor and outdoor parking lots and has a total car park capacity of 19,000 vehicles.

Airport Information

Barcelona is a popular tourist destination, particularly for those coming from Northern Europe. Barcelona Airport, also known as Barcelona-El Prat Airport, offers a total of 42 restaurants, cafes, and pubs to ensure passengers have a pleasant time while at the airport.

Barcelona Airport also offers tax-free shopping services at the Duty Free shops. The airport also features free wireless internet connection and has an area dedicated to exhibitions and performances.

Last Updated: December 02, 2016

Transportation to Chicago City Center from Airport

Chicago Rockford Airport

Chicago Rockford International Airport is located in Winnebago County, 137 km northwest of Chicago. The airport serves Chicago as well as Rockford and the surrounding areas. The airport is served by three low-cost airlines, Allegiant Air, Apple Vacations, and Elite Airways. You can get to the city center from the airport by taxi, bus, and rental car.

Taxi

Taxis are the most convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from Chicago Rockford International Airport. Taxis fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. Taxi companies that you can choose from include Action Taxi, Speedee Taxi and Jack’s Transportation Taxi.

Bus

Another method of transportation to get to the city center from Chicago Rockford International Airport is by bus. Buses are a more affordable option compared to taxis. The Rockford Mass Transit District buses provide transportation to the city center. Buses operate every day except for Sundays and they are accessible next to the terminal building.

Rental Car

Renting a car is one of the most comfortable ways to get to the city center from the airport. There are various rental car offices located at the airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Hertz, National, Alamo and Enterprise. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Limousine

There are limousine services that provide door-to-door transportation from the airport to the city center, and vice versa. You have to book this service in advance. Limousine companies that you can choose from include Fantasy, D&E, A Touch, AAA Quality, Black Cadillac, Chicago Limo, Classic Limousine, Park Avenue, Party Transit, Stretch and Y Drive.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Gary International Airport

Gary/Chicago International Airport is located in Lake County, Indiana, 40 km from Chicago’s city center. Currently the airport only operates charter air service and cargo services however commercial service should be available in the future. You can get to the city center from the airport by train, bus, taxi, rental car, and personal car.

Taxi

The fastest and most comfortable transportation alternative to get to the city center from Gary/Chicago International Airport is by taxi. Taxis are available at the terminal exit. Taxi fares are based on the kilometers traveled. Taxi companies that you can choose from include All Around Taxi and Classic Taxi.

Bus

Another method of transportation to get to the city center from Gary/Chicago International Airport is by bus. Buses are a more affordable transportation alternative compared to taxis. You can use the Gary Public Transportation Corporation buses. For more information on bus lines and routes visit Gary/Chicago Airport’s website.

Train

Taking the train is another convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from Gary/Chicago International Airport. The South Shore Railroad provides transportation between the airport and downtown Chicago. For more information regarding the train schedule and fares you can visit the airport’s website.

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies located at the terminal building. Renting a car from Gary/Chicago International Airport is a very convenient way to get to the city center, and explore the city during your trip. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Enterprise and Hertz. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Airport Information

Gary/Chicago International Airport is located in Lake County Indiana, 40 km from downtown Chicago. The airport contains one terminal and currently only serves charter flights and cargo air services. The airport contains health services, rental car offices, a lost and found, and various eating and drinking venues. There are also shopping areas nearby.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Midway Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport is located 13 km from the city center. The airport is dominated by Southwest Airlines but also serves other airlines as well. You can get to the city center from the airport by personal car, rental car, taxi, bus, and train. 

Taxi

The fastest and most comfortable transportation alternative to get to the city center from Midway Internatoinal Airport is by taxi. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. 

Bus

Another method of transportation you can use to get to the city center from Midway International Airport is by bus. Buses are more affordable than taxis and are accessible from the main terminal building. Pace Buses provide transportation between the airport and the city center, running along 7 different routes. The route you need to take will depend on your destination in the city. You can get more information on each bus route by visit Midway International Airport’s website. 

Train

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Orange Line train provides transportation between Midway International Airport and downtown Chicago. For more information regarding this train line you can visit the CTA’s website or Midway International Airport’s website. During off hours CTA buses are available.

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies located at the airport. Renting a car at Midway International Airport is a convenient way to get to the city. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty and Rent A Wreck. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

O'hare Intl Airport

Located 27 km from the city center, you can get to the city center from O’Hare International Airport by taxi, bus, metra, rental car, and personal car. O’Hare International Airport is the main international airport serving the city and it is among one of the busiest airports in the world. 

Metra

Chicago’s Metra is a commuter railroad that operates throughout the city. The North Central Service runs from the O’Hare Transfer station to various parts of the city. The Metra operates every day of the week, running more frequently during peak hours in the morning and evening and less frequently in the middle of the day. Stops along the North Central Service include, Antioch, Wheeling, Lake Villa, Prospect Heights, Round Lake Beach, O'Hare Transfer Station, Washington St./Grayslake, Rosemont, Prairie Crossing/Libertyville, Schiller Park, Mundelien, Belmont Ave./Franklin Park, Vernon Hills, River Grove, Prairie View, Western Ave, Buffalo Grove, and Union Station.

Taxi

One of the fastest and most comfortable methods of transportation to get to the city center from the airport is by taxi. Taxi stands are located in front of each terminal exit. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled and are an affordable option. You can find out more about specific taxi companies and their contact information by visiting the airport’s website.

Bus

Another easy transportation alternative to get to the city center is by bus. Pace buses are located in the main parking area. You can easily access the buses by using the inter-terminal shuttles. Pace buses provide transportation to various parts of the city. There are also regional buses that provide transportation to areas outside of the city center. Regional buses that you can choose from include Act II Transportation, Coach USA/Tri-State/United Limo, Illini Shuttle, PCC/Peoria Charter Coach, and Express Air Coach.

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies located at the airport that provide free shuttle service to and from the terminal building and the rental car area. Renting a car is a great transportation alternative to get to the city center. It is also an ideal method of transportation to explore the city during your trip. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Ace, Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Firefly, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Last Updated: May 22, 2017
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