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5 Best Reus Airport to Barcelona Transfer Options from €16.00

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Sure, the 101 km trip from Reus airport to Barcelona doesn’t look all that great on paper.

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 won’t be all that bad.

Let’s figure out how to travel from Reus Airport to Barcelona city centre.

How to Get from Reus Airport to Barcelona City Centre

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Reus Airport to Barcelona Private Transfer – Fastest Way to Get from Reus Airport to Barcelona

Want a quick trip with zero hassle? The easiest thing to do is book a private transfer service from Reus Airport to Barcelona that’ll bring you right to your hotel.

I suggest grabbing a quote on the Suntransfer website for the best prices. Trustpilot, Tripadvisor, and Reviews.co.uk have them ranked as one of the most reliable transfer services in the world.

Basic Reus transfer services to Barcelona start from €267.00 for rides up to four passengers (from €66.75 pp).

Travelling in a group? They also have van transfers to Barcelona starting at €290.00 – with up to seven passengers included it ends up being around €40.00 per person.

Visiting Barcelona with Kids? Suntransfer also has car seats available.

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Bus from Reus Airport to Barcelona – Cheapest Way to Get to Barcelona from Reus Airport Direct

The Reus Airport Barcelona bus (aka the ‘Ryanair bus’) is found right outside the arrivals gate.

Reus Airport to Barcelona bus tickets cannot be bought online so look for the Monbus 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 Monbus website – specifically their July 2023 departures list.

Here’s the updated Reus-Barcelona bus schedule in pdf form.

Journey time: 90 minutes.

Ticket prices: €17.20 (€34.40 return).

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

Related: Plan the Perfect Barcelona Itinerary

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Reus Airport to Barcelona Train – Best for a Visit to Reus

First off, I need to mention there is no direct train between Reus Airport and Barcelona.

This Barcelona Reus airport to city centre option is only good for people who want/need to go through Reus first. You could visit the brilliant Gaudi Centre, for example.

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 Reus train schedule first.

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Reus Airport to Barcelona Taxi – Price for Speed

A list of Reus transfers to Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without taxis. Of course, I’m not putting taxis up front since Reus is an extremely small airport with a tiny taxi stand.

If you’re banking on just grabbing one outside, you could be waiting a while.

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.

Price: €170.00-€220.00.

How to Get from Barcelona City Centre to Reus Airport

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Barcelona to Reus Airport Private Transfer – Fastest Way to Get to Reus Airport from Barcelona

If you’re travelling with a group of 5 or more people it’s a wise choice to book a private transfer service that will take you from the terminal to your accommodation.

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

An example: the cost of a transfer from central Barcelona to Reus airport and vice versa can cost around €40.00 pp if you’ve got a group.

Suntransfer also has car seats for kids up to 4.

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Barcelona to Reus Airport Bus – Cheapest Way to Get to Reus Airport from Barcelona

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 Monbus 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: €17.30 (€34.40 return).

Departure schedules can be found on the Monbus website.

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Barcelona to Reus Airport Train – Best for a Stopover in Reus City Centre

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.

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Barcelona to Reus Airport Taxi – Speed and Convenience

This is a great Barcelona city centre to Reus Airport option if you’re looking to get in quick without splurging on the private transfer.

The taxi 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 the best Barcelona discount transport passes why not take a trip south and grab your taxi from a place like l’Hospitalet (home of the famous Camp Nou Stadium) or El Prat?

Journey time: 75-100 minutes.

Price: €180.00-€220.00.

Related: Best Things to Do in Barcelona

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Buy your tickets in advance from home or risk long lines + bigger prices.

Reus Airport to Barcelona 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.

🚌 Planning a big Barcelona trip? Make sure you know how to get around Barcelona on public transport.

Reus Airport to Barcelona FAQ

How to get from Reus airport to Barcelona?

To get from Reus airport to Barcelona city centre there are four options:

  • Private transfer (from €267.00, 75 minutes, private driver with sign/luggage help, up to seven passengers)
  • Taxi (from €180.00, 75 minutes, up to four passengers)
  • Bus (from €16.00, 90 minutes, up to four passengers)
  • Train (via Reus city centre, two hours, about €14.00)

How far is it from Reus airport to Barcelona city centre?

Reus airport is about 105 kilometers from Barcelona city centre. The average drive should take around 75 minutes in optimal traffic conditions.

How much is a taxi from Reus airport to Barcelona?

Taxis between Reus airport and Barcelona start at about €180.00 and can push €220.00 depending on traffic, luggage stowed, holiday premiums etc.

How easy is Reus Airport to Barcelona?

Compared to the main Barcelona Airport (El Prat), Reus airport is less convenient as you’re looking at almost three times the travel time under optimal conditions. For this reason it’s recommended to get a private transfer or taxi, though expect to pay a premium for it.

Still Wondering How to Get to Barcelona from Reus Airport?

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 Barcelona Reus Airport to the city centre any easier I would greatly appreciate it as I’m always trying to improve the blog.

Happy travels 🙂

79 comments
  • October 5, 2023 at 7:29 am
    Tom
    Hi ash I’m arriving at Reus on Friday 13th at 10:20 would I be able to catch a bus to Barcelona? I can see the timetable you have on is for 2022.
    • October 5, 2023 at 7:34 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Tom, Apologies for this. I've just updated the bus info. If you click the link to the Monbus website you'll see there's a bus at 11:30 so you should be fine :) Cheers,
  • September 19, 2023 at 8:34 pm
    Gerry
    Hi Ash, our group of 3 adults land at Reus airport with Ryanair @ 17.30 on Thursday 05 Oct, do you think there would be a “Ryanair Bus” at that time?
  • July 16, 2023 at 10:28 pm
    Chris
    Hi Ash, Our flight from Reus is on Wednesday the 19th and leaving at 9am, what is the best option (I will be coming from Barcelona) Cheers.
    • July 18, 2023 at 4:38 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Chris, The earliest bus is 7:45 am so unfortunately buses are out of the question. You'll need to get the regional train from Barcelona Sants at 6:30 am and then get the shuttle (or taxi) from the Reus train station. Keep in mind though that I am merely relaying what I'm reading on the Spanish train website. I would definitely go to the train station the day/night before just to confirm the time of this train. Can never be too sure - I have seen conflicting info online in the past. Cheers,
  • July 16, 2023 at 8:19 am
    Emma
    We are leaving Barcelona next Sunday and have a flight out of Reus departing at 18:45 what bus would you recommend please?
    • July 18, 2023 at 4:29 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Pat, The 14:30 bus will get you there in plenty of time:) Cheers,
  • July 6, 2023 at 9:58 am
    Bev
    Hi Ash, I'm arriving into Reus at 16.20 on 15th July 23. There are 3 of us wanting to get to Sitges. Seems not much goes there except taxis. Do we have any other options to get to our hotel in Sitges.
    • July 9, 2023 at 3:37 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Bev, Unfortunately all the mass transit goes to Barcelona and Sitges is kind of left behind. You're looking at taking the bus into Barcelona Sants then taking a train to Sitges (it won't be too late for that, there are always trains running) or simply getting a taxi or private transfer. Cheers,
  • June 8, 2023 at 9:39 am
    Maz
    I will be leaving Barcelona on Monday 26 June from Reus (flight at 10am). What is the best option for me to get to Reus airport and what time should I be leaving Barcelona centro that morning? Appreciate any advice!
    • June 8, 2023 at 4:09 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Maz, Best option is always the private transfer as it involves very little effort and gives you more time in Barelona - if you need it. That said, taking the 0745 bus from Sants gets you there in plenty of time. I would opt for that if you're looking to save money. It's reliable and the most common way to do it. You can reach Sants from anywhere in the city in about 20 minutes. Cheers,
      • July 30, 2023 at 10:45 pm
        Katie
        Hi Ash, I am flying into reus airport on the 25th of august and land at 11:30am. My hotel is the ohla hotel in central Barcelona. Can I get a bus here? Thanks
        • July 31, 2023 at 5:49 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hello Katie, While the bus does not go directly to the hotel, you can grab the 1400 bus to the city centre. The schedule should be the same as the July schedule I've included above... though I will update it tomorrow (hopefully) once the August one is released. Cheers,
      • June 11, 2023 at 8:25 pm
        ashley
        Team Member
        Ash
        Hi Maz, My brain must not have been working that day - I actually was thinking you were catching a train from there, which really makes no sense at all given the topic of this post! ugh. Anyway, I've got the links above for a reliable private booking company (Suntransfer) - I don't use anybody else. Cheers,
      • June 8, 2023 at 5:14 pm
        Maz
        Hi Ash, thanks so much for the speedy reply! As my flight is at 10am I think that 7:45am train is probably much too tight (assuming it takes about 1.5/2hrs by bus!?) in which case private transfer is the better option….? Any suggestions for good reliable transfer companies? Thanks so much!
  • June 8, 2023 at 1:46 am
    Charmaine
    Hi Ash.. super helpful thanks. We land at 10.25 and the next bus is 11.00 this seems a bit tight do you think? Also where is the bus ticket office?
    • June 8, 2023 at 4:05 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Charmaine, Being such a small airport, the buses are basically timed to leave with the arrival of flights so I wouldn't worry about it. You can blitz through the customs here compared to El Prat so you should have plenty of time. The office is right outside arrivals,
  • April 19, 2023 at 12:12 pm
    Martin o sullivan
    We arrive in Reus on Sunday the 23rd of April at 21:45. And heading to Barcelona.No bustimes seem to be on the timetable at that time? Will there no bus option at that time ?
    • April 20, 2023 at 4:01 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Martin, The April timetable shows a Sunday bus at 11:00 pm :)
      • April 22, 2023 at 6:52 pm
        Martin
        Excellent, thanks for the reply Ash. Very helpful
        • April 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          No worries at all! Enjoy Barcelona :)
  • March 23, 2023 at 6:14 pm
    Suzanne Graham
    Hi! We arrive into Reus airport at 12.20pm on Sunday 2 April and depart 10.20am on 7 April, having looked at the bus timetable there doesn't appear to be suitable bus times for the dates and times of our travel. Is this correct or am I not reading the timetable correctly?
    • March 31, 2023 at 8:57 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Suzanne, I am seeing exactly what you're seeing and I'm inclined to believe that it's a clumsy design and that the weekend/holiday bus is simply an additional bus beyond the weekday timetable. In other words, there are three a day on Sudnays at 11:15, 2:20, and 5:05. That said, I could be mistaken. I would send a message the Monbus Facebook page for further clarification as best to get the info from the horse's mouth. The only time I used Reus was pre-COVID and there were three a day so everything could be changed now. Cheers,
      • March 31, 2023 at 8:58 pm
        ashley
        Team Member
        Ash
        Monbus Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monbusviajeros
  • 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,
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