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Cruise Port and Ferry Transfers

Private transfers and instructions how to get to the cruise port

Barcelona is the largest cruise ship port in Europe: book transfers to the cruise port and Barcelona Airport here. We have put together a lot of information about the cruise port and how to get from the cruise terminal to the city and back on your own


Included services of Private Transfers

  • Transfer from / to the airport or cruise terminal to your desired destination within the entire urban area of ​​Barcelona.
  • You will be picked up directly in the arrivals hall of the airport or cruise terminal. The driver or guide is waiting for you.
  • No further costs or fees: Tariffs include all mileage, taxes and surcharges
  • The fixed price applies regardless of the number of people in your group (in the taxi up to 4 (recommended 3), People carrier to 6, minibus to 19, Midibus to 31 guests and in the coach up to 54 people) 
  • Official vehicles with "SP" marking. Our vehicles comply with the legal requirements.
  • The trunk of the taxi or people carrier or the holds of the buses are available for your luggage
  • The driver will take you to your destination on the fastest possible route. A claim to a specific route does not exist
  • We do not guarantee a specific time of arrival in Barcelona

Services of the Private Arrival Tour from the Harbor

  • 3- or 4-hour private city tour
  • You will be picked up directly in the arrivals hall of the airport or the cruise ship terminal
  • Further services can be found in the details on our booking page Arrival City Tour

Services Bus Turístic ticket

  • Use of the Bus Turístic on three lines (winter 2). You can get on and off as you like at the stations. The ticket is valid for one or two calendar days.
  • Further services can be found on the booking page of the Bus Turístic



Information about Excursion

Here you can find more information about land excursions in Barcelona

Booking Information

Information on booking the Arrival Transfer and Private City Tour

  • To make your booking, simply select the desired vehicle, indicate the date and scheduled arrival time of the aircraft or ship, and then click on "Add to cart"
  • You will receive the binding booking confirmation from us within 48 hours
  • Our driver will wait for you from 30 minutes after the scheduled arrival

Further information can be found on our product page Private Transfers and Arrival City Tours

Information on booking Bus Turístic tickets

  • Here you can get the tickets at a cheaper online price
  • Booking is easy: select the product on the top right (ticket or discount package "Bus Turístic + Telefèric de Montjuïc") and enter the number of tickets you want
  • Select the shipping method (mail or voucher by e-mail)
  • Then click on "Add to cart"

Free time selection and validity of the tickets

  • Full flexibility: You can decide yourself from when you use the tickets in the respective validity year. Our vouchers and tickets are valid for a full calendar year.
  • From the first use it is valid for one or two calendar days

Further information on booking can be found on the product page of the Bus Turístic

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy for Private City Tours and Private Transfers

  • Cancellations are possible free of charge until 5 days before the confirmed date. The amount paid will be refunded or charged on request for a tour on another date.
  • If canceled later or in case of no-show, no refund will be given
  • If a private city tour can not be confirmed, we will arrange an alternative appointment with you immediately or you will receive your money back

Cancellation policy Tickets Bus Turístic

  • Booking without risk:By shipping received bus tickets and vouchers for the Teleféric de Montjuïc that you did not used until 15.01. of the following year, we will refund the full purchase price
  • The booking for delivery by e-mail (voucher) can be canceled up to six weeks after the booking, but no later than 15 January of the following year
  • No cancellation fees

The cruise terminals in the port of Barcelona

There are seven jetties available for cruise ships in the port of Barcelona. The furthest from the city center are the terminals A, B, C and D, which are located on their own pier, the "Moll Adossat" or the "Muelle Adosado". Big cruise ships, e.g. the Aida or Carnival berth there.

Three other important quays for passenger ships are the south terminal S (minor 18C), the east terminal E (minor 18B) and the north terminal N (minor 18A). These three terminals are grouped around the "World Trade Center" at the Moll Barcelona. This is where smaller cruise ships dock. A striking building on the jetty is the large steel tower of the cable car middle station.

Boarding a cruise ship is similar to checking in at the airport. In front of the moorings are check-in halls where you have to check in with your tickets and drop off your luggage.

At Terminal M - in front of the shopping and leisure center Maremàgnum - no passenger ships dock, especially larger yachts.

Tips for Shore and Land Excursions

Barcelona has a lot to offer for a day trip from the cruise ship. You do not have to book expensive tours on the boat. Book here your Shore and Land Excursion at a reasonable price.

Arrival from the airport to the cruise port

From Barcelona Airport (BCN) to the city center (Drassanes)

If you arrive by plane from Barcelona El Prat de Llobregat Airport, take the blue Aerobús or bus 46 to Plaça Espanya (details on the two buses can be found on the Arriving by Plane page). At Plaça Espanya, take the subway and take line L3 (green line) in the direction of "Trinitat Nova" until the station "Drassanes". From the station "Drassanes" it is about 100 meters to the Columbus Column.

Tickets for the Aerobús can be booked online, for the bus 46 you will receive individual tickets from the driver and for the metro at each station at the ticket machines.

Arrival via Girona Airport (GRO) and Reus (REU)

Book a Private Transfer

With our private transfers we take you directly from the airport to the harbor or from the harbor to the city center - of course also in the opposite direction. Depending on the size of your group, you can choose the appropriate vehicle size: taxi, people carrier, minibus, midibus and coach. And all at a fixed price.

If you arrive via Girona airport, take the shuttle bus to the final stop in the city at "Estació del Nord". From there you can take the metro L1 and change at "Plaça Catalunya" to the L3 in the direction of "Zona Universitària". Get off at Drassanes station and continue as described below.

Arriving via Reus Airport, get off at Sants Estació Central Station and take the L3 metro line towards Trinitad Nova; then get off at the station Drassanes.

From Drassanes to the port by the Portbús 

If you want to get to the cruise terminals AD - from here most of the major cruise liners depart - we strongly advise you not to walk there: the footpath to the cruise ship is long, runs alongside a busy road with heavy traffic and is currently in the Noon heat anything but pleasant to go.

On the harbor side of the square, where the Columbus Monument is located in the middle of a roundabout, is the terminus of the blue shuttle buses "PortBús". You buy the bus ticket directly from the driver - the ticket you bought for the metro does not apply here. The Portbús are also accessible by wheelchairs. Also all other facilities of the port are suitable for wheelchair users.

The travel times of Portbús are tailored to the cruise times of the cruise ships, there is therefore no printed timetable. There is a bus every 20-30 minutes. If several ships are in the harbor and with correspondingly larger passenger volumes, these also drive more often. If a ship stays overnight in the harbor, the Portbús leaves until about 23:00.

To the terminals N, E, S it is from the Columbus Column about 600 meters on foot. You can also wave a taxi everywhere. For taxi rides from / to the port, an extra port fee is applied.

Taxi from Barcelona airport

The taxi prices are based on weekend / weekday and day / night rate. In addition, luggage costs a surcharge and there is a surcharge for the port and the airport zone. The current taxi rates and surcharges are clearly visible in each taxi. For the trip from the airport to the port you have to expect about 25-30 €, depending on luggage and time of day more.

The taxi stands are located in front of the arrivals terminals, here you have to line up and occasionally wait for a long time for a free vehicle.


Private Transfer from the airport to the port or from the harbor to city center

With our Private Transfers we take you directly from the airport to the harbor or from the harbor to the city center - of course also in the opposite direction. Depending on the size of your group, you can choose the appropriate vehicle size: taxi, people carrier, minibus, midibus and coach. And at a fixed price.

Book the Private Transfer here.

Arrival by car to the ferry and cruise terminals

The access by car to the departure areas of the ships is well signposted. Whether coming from the north, west or east, be sure to head for the B10, the Ronda del Litoral. This leads past the beach directly to the ferry port.

From the north, the A2 becomes the B10 as soon as the highway reaches the urban area. From the west it is the C-32 that crosses the A2 / B-10 on the outskirts. Coming from the east, take the C-32 - which then turns into the C-31 or B-20 in the city area. Take the C-31, which later crosses the B-10. If you have accidentally taken the B-20, that's no problem: it also crosses the B-10.

Parking near the port

To check in your luggage, short-term parking is available at the A-D cruise terminals, but no long-term parking is available. Two parking garages are located near the cruise port:

Here you will find information about parking in Barcelona and tips for cheap long-term rates. Also, the shipping company where you have booked the cruise can tell you if and where discounted parking rates are included.

Book a Private Transfer from the Cruise Port to Barcelona or to the Airports

  • Private transfer from the cruise port to the city of Barcelona and airports
  • All fees and tolls included
  • Pick up directly at the arrival hall of the ship terminal
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