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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.

1 – Reus Airport to Barcelona by bus
2 – Reus Airport to Barcelona by train
2 – Reus Airport to Barcelona private transfer
3 – Reus Airport to Barcelona by taxi
4 – Barcelona to Reus Airport by bus
5 – Barcelona to Reus Airport by train
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6 – Barcelona to Reus Airport by taxi
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 🙂

55 comments
  • July 18, 2022 at 5:24 pm
    Sarah
    Hi Ash Sun transfers are sold out when we travel in August - I have checked a few other sites and the reviews are hit and miss. We need to travel back to Reus Airport and there are 10 of us? Do you have any other recommendations of reliable transfer companies ? Thank you
    • July 18, 2022 at 9:02 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Sarah, The only other company I've booked with is Welcome Pickups, which I found quite reliable. I didn't do it for this particular trip, but it looks like they've got a Reus service as well. If they're also fully booked, and this could be possible as August is insanely rammed in all directions for Barcelona tourism, you may unfortunately have to take one of either the train or bus :( It won't be as quick, but it's actually quite easy. Cheers,
  • July 13, 2022 at 9:35 am
    Burcu
    Hi Ash, my flight is at 12:25 on July 21st from Reus. I need to take the 7:50 bus from Barcelona Sants. Is Hispano Igualadina window open at that time or should I buy the ticket beforehand? (Maybe one day before). Thanks in advance.
  • July 4, 2022 at 4:23 pm
    liz
    Hello Ash, we will arrive at Reus at 8:00 pm on Monday 18th July. Is there a bus or train to Barcelona at that time?
    • July 9, 2022 at 4:06 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Liz, Thanks :) There's a bus from the airport at 22:15 which is a bit late, however there's also a train leaving from Reus to Barcelona at 2119 so you'll easily be able to get that provided there's no delays with the flight. Cheers,
  • July 1, 2022 at 7:22 am
    Jack
    We attempted to get to the Reus airport from Barcelona. Everything we read said that public transport was easy and you could catch a bus directly to the airport. When we got to the bus station the ticket booth was closed and not opening for a few hours and we were unable to buy tickets online! Just be aware that although everything you read makes it seem very straightforward and simple but this was certainly not our experience!
    • August 29, 2022 at 8:01 am
      Jana
      Hallo I come to Barcelona reus about September .Do you think I need book to bus to Barcelona city?or train?thank you
      • August 29, 2022 at 10:17 am
        ashley
        Team Member
        Ash
        Hi Jana, No need to book either of these in advance as they cannot be reserved in this way. Don't worry - you can grab your bus or train tickets once you get to Reus. Cheers,
    • July 1, 2022 at 11:06 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Indeed, Jack! To simplify the process I recommend buying online as you did. Hope you got out of there alright :)
  • May 26, 2022 at 6:03 pm
    David
    The transfer from Reus sounds difficult. What about taxi to Camp Tarragona station and from there a high speed train to Sants? it seems to take 15 min in taxi and 37 min in the high speed train.
    • May 27, 2022 at 10:21 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi David, Yes, it's not the easiest airport trek in the world that's for sure haha. Anyway, the way you're suggesting is also an option but keep in mind these are travel times of the train and taxi themselves and don't factor in other wait times... the high speed train often runs just once an hour at off peak times and the tickets are double, sometimes triple the price. Unless you were in a real rush it doesn't seem worth it to save 20-30 minutes. Just my two cents!
      • June 19, 2022 at 9:08 pm
        Justine
        Hi Ash, just wondering if you could help with advice on the best way of getting from Reus airport to SB Plaza Europa? We're travelling with 2 kids so trying to keep it as simple as possible. Ive had a look at a few options and The bus time seem to be quite spaced out or maybe I'm looking at the wrong bus?
        • June 20, 2022 at 1:31 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hi Justine, I'm not sure what bus you're looking at, but being a fairly small airport there are buses timed to coincide with flights so you should be OK. You can check out the June timetable here, and you can expect it to be the same for July and August as well. This bus is definitely the simplest way, even if it by no means is simple! It's hard enough getting central from Barcelona without having to go to Plaza Europa which is quite far out. I would take the aforementioned bus because it drops you at the closest major transit HUB to your hotel. From Sants Station you'll probably be best off getting a cab as the metro/bus would be complicated. Cheers,
  • May 17, 2022 at 1:58 pm
    Paul Kin
    Hi, we arrive into Reus airport on 25th May at 8pm. We are travelling to Barcelona Sants - is the best and easiest option to get the Bus from the airport to Sants. I have 2 small kids with me so want to keep it simple
    • May 18, 2022 at 6:28 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Paul, Yes indeed, the bus will be the easiest option... Simple as it gets from Reus. Cheers,
  • May 4, 2022 at 3:08 pm
    Robin
    Hi, I am slightly regretting buying flights to reus for barcelona in a month. I have got a ticket from Camp Tarragona to barcelona 2 hrs after scheduled landing - are there plenty of taxis in order to make that journey or do you need to pre-book? Secondly, i have plenty of time on the sunday, but getting back to reus from barcelona there aren't any tickets i can book in advance. Can i just turn up to the station and get one of the trains? then get a bus/taxi from reus centre to the airport?
    • May 4, 2022 at 3:33 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Robin, Given it's a fairly short drive you'll be OK provided your plane lands on time. There are always taxi drivers out front so you shouldn't expect to wait long. As for the return trip - there's no need to book the trains online. Simply buy your ticket at the ticket windows or the machines at the train station. Once you arrive in Reus it's the same thing. It's impossible to screw up with all the signage etc. Plus, everybody else is likely doing the same thing :) Cheers,
      • May 4, 2022 at 3:38 pm
        Robin
        That's fantastic - i think train is actually 2.5hrs after landing so as long as there are taxis should be grant. Thanks so much for replying.
  • May 3, 2022 at 2:00 pm
    Sal
    Hi - I need to get to reus from Barcelona on Sunday 8th May to catch a 3.30 flight but the train says sold out online...is that actually the case or can i buy onboard?
    • May 4, 2022 at 3:29 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Sal, You can't buy them on board but you can buy them at the stations. It's a very standard sort of commuter train so no need to book way in advance. In fact, for a lot of these trains they don't even make them available, so no sweat :) Cheers,
  • April 11, 2022 at 4:17 pm
    Bilal
    Brilliant. Thank you Ash. Sorry just two more questions. How often do these trains run, and is there always seats available on the train.
    • April 12, 2022 at 4:03 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      No worries, Bilal :) During the day they run basically hourly, with service slowing down in the evening. You should be fine especially since it'll be early. Also, they're very big trains and Reus isn't that big an airport so you shouldn't have any trouble finding seats/tickets etc. Cheers,
  • April 10, 2022 at 2:46 am
    Bilal
    Hi Ash, I am planning to arrive at Reus Airport at 09:45 on May 5th. How much is the taxi from reus airport to reus train station , and how much will the train be to Barcelona Sants. Also, are train tickets brought directly from the ticket station and will there always be tickets available,and how often do these trains run.Thank you. :)
    • April 10, 2022 at 11:48 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Bilal, Expect to pay €20 to €25 from the airport to the train station. The fare from the train station to Barcelona is €9.55 - and yes, most of the tickets are not available electronically. You'll need to buy the tickets at the station either at the ticket windows or at the self service machines. Cheers,
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