R2 airport train Barcelona. Called R2 Sud (southbound) from Barcelona to airport and called R2 Nord (northbound) from airport to Barcelona. The R2 is not a direct fast train to Barcelona city centre. There are no fast direct train connections from Barcelona airport to the city centre.
The only train to and from Barcelona airport is Renfe line R2 train on the cercanias/rodalies rail network. The name for this rail network is "cercanias" in Spanish and " rodalies" in Catalan. The train to Barcelona airport is cheap, but it can be a long journey because the train only leaves twice an hour and only goes to T2 airport terminal. If you are going to T1, you can take a free shuttle bus to the T2 terminal where the R2 train departs.
From 2016 there is a new L9 Sud (south) metro which has 2 stops at Barcelona airport called Aeroport T1 and Aeroport 2. But the new L9 Sud metro is not a direct line from the airport to the city centre either. A single L9 Sud airport metro ticket is €4.50.
Read more about metro L9
The best and cheapest way to connect from Barcelona airport to city centre in our opinion is Barcelona taxi or by Aerobus airport bus.
Guide to getting to Barcelona airport
The R2 train leaves every 30 minutes from 3 different stations in Barcelona, which you can find further down this page. The train station nearest Barcelona city centre, where you can catch the R2 airport train to Barcelona Airport, is the Passeig de Gracia station, which is also connected to the Passeig de Gracia metro station. This airport station location on Passeig de Gracia (also called Paseo de Gracia in Spanish) is on the corner of the streets Arago and Passeig de Gracia. See map link below.
If you are connecting to the R2 airport train by metro, then you can go from the Passeig de Gracia metro station to airport station underground, but there are many steps and long tunnels, so if you have heavy luggage, it is hot and hard work and it might be easier to exit the metro station at Passeig de Graica, then walk up the street of Passeig de Gracia and re-enter the AGIF airport railway station, but then you will have to buy a new metro ticket to use for the airport train.
If you are not connecting from a metro, then just go straight to the ADIF station on the corner of streets Passeig de Gracia and Arago. Remember a metro ticket or one clip on a metro travel card will take you all the way to the airport. You will arrive by the T2 terminal.
For the T1 terminal take green shuttle buses to terminal T1, which you can see as you get off the train. Map location ADIF airport station Passeig de GraciaRailway timetables BarcelonaWays to get to Barcelona airport
The R2 northbound line from the airport is designated R2 Nord "Norte Aeropuerto - Sant Celoni/Maçanet." These two names are the stations at each end of the R2 northbound line.
There are three ADIF train stations in Barcelona (highlighted in yellow below) where you can take the R2 line to Barcelona airport. They all have metro connections.
Station: El Prat de Llobregat Station: BellvitgeStation Barcelona - Sants Station Barcelona - Passeig de GraciaStation Barcelona - El Clot AragóR2 Nord train journey
duration to airport:
Barcelona Airport to station Sants - 19 minutes Barcelona Airport to station Passeig de Gracia - 26 minutesBarcelona Airport to station El Clot Arago - 32 minutes
R2 Nord train timetable:
From the airport from 06.08 to 23.38.
Trains leave every 30 minutes.
R2 airport train ticket price: (2016 prices)
Single ticket: € 2.50
The aeroport station is in the ticket system (zone 1) of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area so you can also use a normal metro travel card which costs €2.15 or one clip on a TMB travel card. Barcelona Travel cards
10 Journey Travel card T-10 €9.95
Information telephone Renfe.
+34 902 240 202