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Reus Airport to Barcelona Transfer Options

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Here’s a cold fact: the 100 km trip from Reus airport to Barcelona isn’t too convenient.

That said, if you’ve lived in a big city like London or New York a 90 minute airport trip is the rule rather than the exception and the ‘dreaded’ Reus Barcelona transfer isn’t all that bad.

You just have to know what you’re doing.

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2 – Reus Airport to Barcelona by train
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7 – Reus city information

Reus Airport to Barcelona by Bus

This convenient bus (which some call the ‘Ryanair bus’) is found outside the arrivals gate.

Barcelona transfer tickets cannot be bought online so look for the Hispano Igualadina sign in the terminal – you’ll be able to grab your tickets at their ticket office or on board the bus.

Buses are timed to leave with arrivals: check the July bus timetable on the Hispano Igualadina website.

Journey time: 90 minutes.

Ticket prices: €16.00 (€28.00 return).

The bus arrives at Barcelona Sants station and from here it’s an easy metro or taxi to your lodging.

There’s also a stop at Maria Cristina metro station so if your hotel or hostel is on the green line you should get off there.

Reus Airport to Barcelona Train

First off, there is no direct train. This option involves first taking a bus or taxi from Reus Airport to Reus train station. I only recommend it if you want to see Reus or visit the brilliant Gaudi Centre.

Train via Bus

To get from Reus Airport to Reus train station take the number 50 bus outside the terminal (every 20 minutes between 8:00 and 20:05) – from here you’re free to explore the city before your train to Barcelona Sants.

Journey time: 1 hour 43 minutes up to 2 hours.

Single ticket: €3.00 (bus 50) + €9.55 (train) = €12.55.

Return ticket: €6.00 (bus 50) + €19.10 (train) = €25.10.

Trains leave once or twice an hour but make sure you check the schedule here.

Train via Taxi

If you’re going from Reus Airport to Barcelona by train you can save time taking a taxi – if you’re willing to spend more money. In fact, after 20:05 this is your only option to get from Reus Airport to Reus train station.

The trip is approximately ten kilometers and should take about 30 minutes depending on traffic. Simply grab your Reus taxi outside the arrivals terminal.

Price: €20.00.

Reus Airport to Barcelona Private Transfer

If you’re travelling with a group of 12 or more people it’s a wise choice to book a private transfer service that will take you from the terminal to your accommodation.

I suggest grabbing a quote on the Suntransfer website for the best prices.

An example: if there are 8 adults, 3 children, and 1 infant the cost of a transfer from the Reus airport to central Barcelona and vice versa costs around €222.40 euros (€18.53 pp each way).

Suntransfer also has car seats for kids up to 4.

Reus Airport to Barcelona Taxi

Any Reus transfer to Barcelona in a big group benefits from the quickness of taking a taxi.

The 106 km journey from Reus airport to Plaça de Catalunya in optimal traffic conditions takes 78 minutes but expect it to take a bit longer during peak periods. Again, the taxi stand is just outside arrivals.

Make sure to talk to the driver about baggage and night surcharges to avoid nasty surprises, though the official blue-striped taxis won’t rip you off and comfortably fit 4 people with luggage.

Can’t find one outside? Call +34 97 734 5050.

Price: €150.00-€180.00.

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Barcelona to Reus Airport Bus

To grab your Reus bus from Barcelona head to Sants bus station. It’s right by Barcelona Sants train station so you can get to your bus by metro: the green line (L3) and blue line (L5) stop here.

Buy your tickets at the Hispano Igualadina window at Sants Station (no online purchase).

When exiting Sants take a right if you’re on the Mcdonald’s side or a left at the main entrance (a big square with the Torre Catalunya) and walk about 50 metres for the Barcelona Reus bus. Allow about 30 minutes to get to Sants from anywhere central.

Journey time: 90 minutes.

Ticket prices: €15.50 (€24.00 return).

Departure schedules can be found on the Hispano Igualadina website.

Barcelona to Reus Airport Train

Again, this is not optimal as it takes at least 30 minutes longer than the bus journey, but if you’re looking to visit Reus first before your flight this is a great option.

Take the RENFE train that runs twice an hour from Barcelona Sants to Reus train station. From here you can take bus number 50 to Reus Airport or take a taxi (€20.00).

Journey time: Over 2 hours.

Single ticket: €3.00 (bus 50) + €9.55 (train) = €12.55.

Return ticket: €6.00 (bus 50) + €19.10 (train) = €25.10.

Train schedules can be found here.

Reus Airport to Barcelona Private Transfer

If you’re travelling with a group of 12 or more people it’s a wise choice to book a private transfer service that will take you from the terminal to your accommodation.

I suggest grabbing a quote on the Suntransfer website for the best prices.

An example: if there are 8 adults, 3 children, and 1 infant the cost of a transfer from central Barcelona to Reus airport and vice versa costs around €222.40 euros (€18.53 pp each way).

Suntransfer also has car seats for kids up to 4.

Barcelona to Reus Airport Taxi

This is a great option if you’re travelling in a large group or simply don’t have a minute to spare.

The journey from Barcelona to Reus Airport is over 100 km so don’t expect it to be cheap, but you can save €10.00-€20.00 already by calling your taxi to a south eastern part of the city.

If you’ve got rides left on your discount transport passes why not take a trip south and grab your taxi from a place like l’Hospitalet or El Prat?

Journey time: 80-100 minutes.

Price: €150.00-€180.00.

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Reus General Information

This up and coming airport serves nearly 2 million passengers a year, the majority which are sunseekers from northern European cities like London, Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham, Edinburgh and more.

It’s about 8 km away from Tarragona and striking distance to beach resorts like Salou and Cambrils. It’s also super close to one of Europe’s largest theme parks PortAventura.

The city of 104,000 is famous for being the birthplace of wonder architect Antoni Gaudi.

Today it’s an important wine producer and rock-climbing spot.

Get at Me in the Comments Below

If you’ve still got the Reus Barcelona transfer blues make sure you get after me with your flight times, Barcelona hotel location, and any worries you have in the comments below.

Also – if you’ve already made the trip and have any tips on how to make your trip from Reus airport to Barcelona any easier I would greatly appreciate it as I’m always trying to improve the blog.

Happy travels 🙂

15 comments
  • February 10, 2020 at 6:40 pm
    Mark
    Hi i have booked fly for my family 2+2 on 04 May on Reus we should be at 07.40 PM we need to get to hotel Novotel Barcelona in town centre. It want be easy to get there but cuold you syggest the best option?
    • February 11, 2020 at 12:25 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Mark, If your plane lands on time you can use the bus + train (explained above) option but if you're a bit late (after 20:05) you'll need to get a taxi to the Reus train station and then grab the train from there. Other than this you're looking at a private transfer which will be very expensive! Cheers, Ash
      • February 15, 2020 at 10:56 pm
        Mark
        Ok, thanks for honest answer. I am a bit warry about trains schedule after 8:00 p.m. I cant find any train from Reus to Barcelona after that hour? What is te ticket pricw per adult and children? I have alternative private transport directly from Reus airport to Novotel Barxelona but for 4 ppl have to pay 80 EUR
        • February 17, 2020 at 10:48 am
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hi Mark, Without knowing your exact arrival date I can't tell you (there are more trains in summer for example) but I would put your dates in here: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/horarios.html There are trains well into the evening until at least 9:20 even in low season. Tickets are €9.55 one way. For 4 people you'll be paying €40.00-€50.00 so if you don't mind forking out the €80.00 it's not the worst decision if you're tight on time. Cheers, Ash
  • January 19, 2020 at 8:32 pm
    james mitchell
    Hello, Firstly, great information. I am bringing out 25-30 chaps around the 5th-7th June 2020. We probably won't do much other than drink, am I correct in thinking El Gotico is the best areas for stag bars and restaurants? When I search online the gothic element of that area seems to dominate rather than the bars?? If this is the best area where do you suggest to stay?, (I would like more than a hostel but nothing fancy!). We will probably go to the beach for 1/2 a day on the Saturday morning before drinking again and if I'm correct you suggest that is 40 mins walk from El Gotico? I am struggling to get return flights on Sunday that aren't 7:30am or 22:15pm! If we come during the week days will the nightlife and vibe be as good? Thank you for your help, Kind regards, James.
    • January 20, 2020 at 9:20 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi James, Thanks for writing! First of all you're correct: the Gothic Quarter is by far the best area for drinking/bar crawls and this type of thing. I actually have an article dedicated to stag dos in Barcelona where you'll get all sorts of tips. I do suggest staying there as well if you're looking to be in the thick of the party... but if not, if you're looking for a bit more peace and quiet you could also pick a hotel in the nearby Born area which will be more quiet and night yet still close to the action. The beach is about a 40 minute walk from the Gothic Quarter, yes. As for vibe... during the week it won't be as good as weekends naturally, but in June you'll be good pretty much any day. There is something going on almost every night so don't worry :) Ash
  • July 8, 2019 at 10:45 pm
    lorraine
    We are landing at Reus airport 14th July '19 from Manchester at 20.50pm. We are hoping to get the bus, looking at the timetable for La Hispano Igualadina there doesn't seem at arrivals for Manchester flight? Also I have read the bus stops out the Marina Cristina metro L3 green our hotel on this line. Not sure if you could clarify this? Many thanks
    • July 9, 2019 at 10:47 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Lorraine, According to this pdf there is a bus that leaves at 22:30, which isn't optimal but at least you've got the option. Unfortunately since there aren't many Sunday arrivals they have to stagger the buses even more. Last I checked (and I can't find otherwise) it stopped at Maria Cristina... though keep in mind that Sants is also on the green line, which may even be closer to your lodging since it's more central. Ash
  • June 18, 2019 at 7:24 pm
    Paige
    Hello I am travelling to Barcelona city centre from Reus Airport. What would be the best cheapest way to get there ?
    • June 19, 2019 at 11:02 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Paige, As shown above, the cheapest way to get there is taking the number 50 bus outside the terminal (every 20 minutes between 8:00 and 20:05) to the Reus train station and from here you can grab the train to Barcelona Sants. Ash
  • May 29, 2019 at 3:49 pm
    Sandra
    Hi, we are travelling to Barcelona in May 31.05. We are arriving at 7:40pm and have one case so I guess we will be ready by 8pm. According to the bus time table I see that there are no buses after 8pm. Is this right?
    • May 30, 2019 at 10:21 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Sandra, Indeed, unfortunately the last direct bus will have gone at 8... but if you miss it, I see on the Renfe site that there's a late train departing from Reus at 9:22 pm... it is not showing up on for May 31st but is for other days. You should be able to grab this to get back to the city after taking the city bus or taxi to the train station. Cheers, Ash
  • April 1, 2019 at 2:34 pm
    Dee
    Hello. Please could you help me with transport query. I'm staying at the golden tulip hotel in Barcelona. What would be the best way to get there quickly and what is the cheapest way? I don't want to taxi as I think it might be too expensive! I would really appreciate you're help. Dee.
    • April 1, 2019 at 2:55 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Dee, I would grab the Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya and then change for the red line of the metro there. You'll ride it till Glories and get off there where it's about a 5-6 minute walk. In all should cost you about €8 and take just over an hour :) Ash
  • February 22, 2019 at 9:37 am
    melanie parr
    Hi we're travelling to Barcelona in May and flying in to Reus. Our flight is due to land at 7.00pm. Do you think this gives us enough time to go through the airport to get the last bus at 8.05pm? We only have hand luggage so don't need to wait for cases.
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