Both terminals (T1 and T2) at the airport in Barcelona are connected to the underground network, which is called the metro 🙂.
You’ll have no problem spotting the signs for the underground stations, which are at the exits for terminals T1 and T2. The T1 station is just outside the arrivals’ hall. If you’re flying into Terminal 2, you’ll have to walk for ten minutes or so from the arrivals’ hall. Whichever terminal you’re at, just follow the red M signs for the metro.
The underground isn’t actually as convenient as you might expect it to be because Line 9 (L9 Sud) doesn’t go directly to the city centre. It ends at the Zona Universitària station near the university campus on the outskirts of the city.
You could always change at Torrassa and take the red line L1 to the university in the city centre or Plaça Catalunya. Or you could change at Collblanc and take the blue line L5 towards Provença, Diagonal or Sagrada Família.
Whichever way you look at it, you have to change to travel into the city centre on the metro. This could still be a good option, though, if you happen to be staying near one of these metro stations.
This metro line is fully automatic. Stand right at the front for an exciting journey through the tunnel.
How much does it cost? EUR 5.15
Buy your tickets from a ticket machine or order them online (Airport Ticket): www.tmb.cat
Journey time: It takes around 30 minutes to get the end of the L9 Sud line. Then you have to add the time it takes you to change and travel into the city centre.