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Barcelona Airport to Train Station


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I am flying into Barcelona on Sept. 1st then planning to take a train to Pamplona. Does anyone know if the train station is far from the airport? How long should I give myself to commute from airport to train station? Thanks. Monique


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I took the bus from Barcelona Station Nord to Pamplona-- about 24 Euros and 4 hours. You can also take a bus from Barcelona Station Sans. I was very comfortable and it dropped me off at the bus station where I needed to be to then take the van service to SJPDP. The train was the same amount of time, but more expensive and I would had needed to find my way to the Pamplona Bus Station anyways. The bus option could not have been easier nor more convenient. Check http://www.vibasa.es

From the airport you can take the metro to get to either bus stations-- you can also take the huge Blue Bus at 5 Euros sitting outside the terminal(s) and leaving for Plaza Cataluña every 15 minutes. From Plaza Cataluña you can very easily take metro/bus to get to either Sants or Nord (check timetables to see which one is more conveneint for you). The bus leaving from Nord had quite a bit of biciclysts and pilgrims. I actually befriended a couple of pilgrims right away from the bus in Pamplona.



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Don't know about train station but the bus station is not far. €25 by taxi. Bus leaves from T2 to Madrid bus station. I think there is also a bus from airport to Burgos, there is certainly one the other way. Road and rail connections from Burgos are excellent


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I know that this is a bit off-topic question, but don't deserve a separate thread on the other hand I think. I'm asking this because I can't find this info on the official BCN airport web site.

My friend is returning from SdC tomorrow (Friday) evening with Vueling via BCN (arrival 23:50) and has connection flight on Saturday at 10:45. She heard that the airport is closed during the night between 00:00 and 06:00 and that you can not wait inside. That really sounds very awkward to me, because I have slept on the airports many times/nights myself, but never at BCN airport. Any info about that?

Thanks for help in advance!


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List of services
In order to attend to all the needs of visitors, passengers and accompanying persons, Barcelona-El Prat airport provides the following services:

  1. Operative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  2. Provision of access and means of transport.
  3. Public car park open 24 hours a day
  4. Luggage trolleys
  5. Customer information service:
    • Flight information (times, boarding gates, etc.).
    • Information on access and transport to airport (bus, taxi, train, etc.)
    • Airport services and facilities information.
    • Adaptation of facilities for people with reduced mobility.
    • Complaints.
    • PA system announcements.


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Thanks falcon, that was fast. I went through their website once more and again couldn't find what you've managed to so quickly :(


Thanks falcon, that was fast. I went through their website once more and again couldn't find what you've managed to so quickly :(
The Aena Aeropuertos websites are easily the best airport websites I've seen. Its still easy to get lost in the pages. It took me a while even with Falcon's post.

Official Website

Scroll to 'About the Airport'

Scroll to 'List of Services'

Roger Hogstrom

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It´s easy. I started walking from Pamplona ones. From the airport I took the metro to the trainstation, Barcelona Sants. Around 9:30 at night I took a nighttrain to Pamplona. Cheap and slept well. Arrived at 6 in the morning and found the yellow arrows about a kilometer from the trainstation.At least the nighttrain was a possible option last year.

Good luck, Roger

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