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BCN airport transfer to Barcelona City....

Old Feb 7, 17, 2:02 pm
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BCN airport transfer to Barcelona City....

I am finalising my plans to travel from IAD to BCN early May for the F1 race at catalunya.

For those who have gone, my question is if I am arriving laate say poast 5pm, how is traffic going from BCN airport to downtown Barcelona? I'd rather NOT take a taxi, and IF if have to, I'd take the aerobus and/or metro/train....but say I arrive at 3 or 4pm which is the beginning of rush hour (I think...) How is taking the aerobus from BCN airport to a landmark near hotel where I plan to stay? If I recall...even when I travelled to Tokyo and Milan luggage was put under the bus. In the case of Tokyo I was not too worried, but when I flew into MXP the 1st time, I took a bus and luggage was put under the bus for the drive from the AP to Milan. There were alot of people at the MXP pickup zone which I kept an eye on, as I had some funny vibes.

Nonetheless nothing was lost (luckily) - but for the instance when I get to BCN and take the aerobus from the BCN airport to near where I am staying....if there are several stops, I don't want my luggage to mysteriously walk away by itself (know what I mean?). Need I worry or am I being a 'worry wart' for when I travel to BCN.

I know there is taxi service but upwards of EUR30, but being able to save esp with the EUR at a 30% premium on the USD.....

So....whats y'alls take on this? TIA!!!
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Old Feb 7, 17, 2:06 pm
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You take your own luggage onboard Aerobus and put in on racks

It's good to be vigilant when travelling but you do need a sense of perspective
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Old Feb 7, 17, 2:53 pm
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I'd say that 5PM is early for it to be rush hour.
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Old Feb 8, 17, 11:54 am
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Agreed that 5pm is early for rush hour in Barcelona. Luggage is on the bus and in sight. Obviously you should pay some attention, but the Aerobus is in my mind the best way to get to and from the airport if you're staying near one of the places it stops.
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Old Feb 9, 17, 10:08 am
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as a generalasation I was using 5pm...as here in the dc area, 5pm is the beginning of rush hour...so yah, what's the rush hour time frame for Barcelona?
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Old Mar 13, 17, 4:13 pm
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Don't forget you also have the train to Barcelona Sants ( about every 30 mins and about 4€ ) and there is a metro link as well.

Be on guard on the metro.
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Old Mar 29, 17, 8:06 am
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I finalized my arrival plans, and I'll be arriving at BCN at ~2030H which I am guessing is going to be towards the end of rush hour.

I am planning to take the aerobus and avoid taxi/metro as who knows what the meter will be like on the taxi and how many people will be on metro for my expedition to the lodging portion.

Any other ideas/helpful points for a 1st timer to BCN (and GVA)?
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Old Apr 2, 17, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by QuesoDeCan View Post
I finalized my arrival plans, and I'll be arriving at BCN at ~2030H which I am guessing is going to be towards the end of rush hour.

I am planning to take the aerobus and avoid taxi/metro as who knows what the meter will be like on the taxi and how many people will be on metro for my expedition to the lodging portion.

Any other ideas/helpful points for a 1st timer to BCN (and GVA)?
I live here in BCN so I can advise on your questions.

Rush hour traffic is 6-8pm so by the time you arrive you will not have any traffic issues.

The Aerobus costs 10.20 for the return ticket and is an efficient service especially if you are staying nearby one of the 4 stops.

Taxis are not a bad option either if you wish to get to your accomodation quickly. Most drivers are honest.

Watch your belongings like a hawk when you are waiting at the Aerobus stop to return to the airport. Pickpocketing does happen at these stops as tourists are a prime target for petty crime in BCN. Theives are looking for easy targets, so don't be that person who is walking around with a wallet in your back pocket or it will be taken from you.

If you need any more advice just send me a PM
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Old Feb 1, 19, 8:48 am
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I have an overnight layover at BCN in early June, coming in 8PM and leaving the next day at 11AM. I am looking for a nice hotel close by with good eating options. I will already have spent a few days in BCN earlier in the trip so just looking for food and shelter close to the airport.

Can anyone advise? Thanks!
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