Arrive happy with Barcelona rides & airport transfers.

From the striking pieces on display at the Picasso Museum to Antoni Gaudi’s vibrant Parc Güell, there are plenty of attractions and cultural highlights to explore in Barcelona. If you’ve booked your trip to the Catalan capital but still need to arrange your Barcelona Airport transfers, choose hoppa for a no-fuss journey to your accommodation.  

Our team of transport providers can take you to where you’re staying with ease – and they can take care of the journey back to the airport at the end of your break, too.

Booking your airport transfers in Barcelona

To book with us, fill out your travel information in the section at the top of this page and hit the ’Search’ button. You’ll then be given a choice of shuttle buses and private vehicles that are available for your Barcelona break.

Shuttle bus or private transport?

Both shuttle buses and private vehicles offer a smooth journey to your accommodation, but there are some differences between the two travel options. Here’s a quick-look guide to these differences to help you decide which option works best for you.

Shuttle buses

  • Your group will be accompanied by other passengers for this journey
  • Once you get into Barcelona, you might have to wait for up to 45 minutes before departure to allow your fellow bus passengers to arrive on flights that land after yours
  • There are set drop-off points on the route

Private vehicles

  • A scheduled pick-up time is listed on your e-ticket and this is the time that you will meet your driver and be escorted to your vehicle
  • You and the rest of your party will be the only passengers
  • You will be driven directly to your accommodation and there are no drop-off points along the way

How much do Barcelona Airport transfers cost?

Whether you want to know how much transfers cost from Barcelona airport to the city centre or you’re pricing up your journey to a nearby resort, the price you’re given on the site when you book your transport is what you’ll pay for your transfers.

It’s worth noting that the prices listed for the transport options available for your trip are live valuations, so they are subject to change based on the currency rates and resort pricing. Therefore, if you return to your search for transfers at a later date, the prices might be slightly different to those given for your original search.

Extra help

Once you’ve selected your transport, you will arrive at the ‘Extras’ stage of your booking. This includes the ‘Anything we can help with?’ box, which is where you can tell us about what you need for your transfer trip.

Should you need an adapted vehicle to accommodate your motorised wheelchair, a minivan for your additional luggage, or you’d like to let the driver know you’ll have a fold-up wheelchair with you, this is where you can let us know. We can then match your vehicle to your requirements.

Is there a luggage allowance?

We have a luggage limit of one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage per person on our shuttle buses and private vehicles. If you need to bring more with you, check that the vehicle has the capacity when you book.

The e-ticket

When you’ve completed your booking, we’ll send an e-ticket to the email address you give us. This lists key details about your transfers, including pick-up information and contact numbers, so we advise you to read through this carefully before your flight. You’ll also need to print it off before you fly so that you can show it to your driver on your inbound and outbound transfers.

Meeting the driver

When you reach Barcelona Airport, check the instructions in the ‘Find my pick-up’ section of your e-ticket to find your driver.

The joining directions can vary based on transport provider and whether you’re travelling by shuttle bus or private vehicle. Some instructions depend on the terminal you arrive at, while others simply send passengers to the arrivals hall where they’ll find a travel representative holding a sign displaying ‘hoppa’ or your name.

With so many possible instructions available, it’s important that you read through the ‘Find my pick-up’ section carefully. If you can’t see any information about where you will be collected for your Barcelona Airport transfers, call the number on your e-ticket to find out where you need to go.

Where is my driver?

If you reach your pick-up point on time and you can’t see your driver, call the number on your e-ticket. We’ll be able to let you know how long they’ll be.

I’m delayed getting into Barcelona

If you think you’ll be late to arrive for your pick-up time because your flight is delayed or you’re waiting a while for your luggage, don’t worry. Call the number on the e-ticket to let us know and our driver will wait for up to 45 minutes after the scheduled pick-up time. By calling us, you’re giving us some time to line-up another driver for you, just in case.  

We will have to send a different driver to you if you’re running over 45 minutes behind, and for delays over three hours, you’ll need to rearrange your Barcelona transfers with us and contact your travel insurer.

What’s at Barcelona Airport?

Ideally located just eight miles outside of Barcelona’s city centre, Barcelona Airport is perfectly located for the many visitors who make their way to the bustling Catalan capital each year.

It is the second largest airport in Spain behind Madrid. It is also the busiest, serving a record 50 million passengers last year. With so many people making their way to this gateway to one of Spain’s most popular cities, it has a plenty of people to cater for.

There is lots on offer here including shopping opportunities from big-name brands such as Burberry and Carolina Herrera, to essentials such as a currency exchange and a pharmacy. There’s also free Wi-Fi access throughout the airport and lots of children’s play areas to keep the little ones occupied.

Barcelona Airport transfer times

To give you an idea of how long your journey will take, we’ve created a guide to the transfer times some of the most popular resorts and destinations near to Barcelona. 



Barcelona city centre

25 mins


90 mins

Santa Susanna

60 mins

Lloret de Mar

70 mins


25 mins

Getting home

For your return Barcelona Airport transfer, the journey back will depend on the transport you have chosen:

Private vehicle passengers

  • Your driver will collect you from your accommodation at the time listed on your e-ticket
  • We’ll text you to remind you of your pick-up time if you’ve opted to receive SMS messages from us
  • We suggest you aim to be ready 15 minutes before your pick-up time and have your e-ticket with you

Shuttle bus passengers

  • You will be able to find your pick-up time online the day before your flight home
  • If you’ve chosen to receive SMS messages from us, we’ll also text you 24 hours before your flight
  • We recommend that you get to your pick-up point 10 minutes before your bus arrives and have your e-ticket ready to show them

If your driver doesn’t arrive at the pick-up time, whether you’re travelling by shuttle or private vehicle, you’ll need to call the emergency number on your e-ticket for an update.