The easiest way to get to Blanes from Barcelona Airport (and back) is by train.

This Barcelona-Blanes train information is up-to-date as of January, 2015.

Going to Blanes, you can board the train at the airport. You will have to transfer to another train once, but doing so is fairly easy.

In Blanes, getting to your hotel or apartment is easy as well. A bus and taxis are available right outside the train station.

Returning to the airport is just as easy.

Barcelona Airport to Blanes

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Traveling by train from Barcelona Airport (IATA: BCN, ICAO: LEBL) 1 to Blanes takes about 2 hours and 5 minutes, and involves a transfer at Barcelona-Sants station.

At the airport you board the R2 train to Barcelona-Sants, a 19-minute trip. There you have on average 20 minutes to transfer to the R1 train, which will take you to Blanes.

The current cost for a single ticket is € 6.15

Blanes has a bus station with buses serving, among other places, the tourist district (where most of the city’s hotels and campings are located), the old village center, as well as nearby Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar.

Taxis are available as well. Check ahead of time to see whether your hotel provides a shuttle bus service.

arrow Timetable (English) Source: click ‘All Stations’ and select ‘Aeroport.’ Destination: click ‘All Stations’ and select ‘Blanes.’

Blanes to Barcelona Airport

The train station of Blanes

The train station of Blanes

Traveling by train from Blanes to Barcelona Airport takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes. Here, too, you transfer at Barcelona-Sants station.

In Blanes take the R1 train (the final station will show as either L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, or as Molins de Rei).

After about 1 hour and 20 minutes the train reaches Barcelona-Sants, where you transfer to the R2. You have on avarage about 25 minutes to do so.

The current cost for a single ticket is € 6.15

arrow Timetable (English) Source: click ‘All Stations’ and select ‘Blanes.’ Destination: click ‘All Stations’ and select ‘Aeroport.’

arrow This information is subject to change. We will apply necessary updates as often and as soon as possible.

Safety Tips

As is the case just about anywhere in the world, trains to and from airports are popular with pickpockets and luggage thieves.

  • Keep an eye on your luggage at all times — and be especially alert when you are using a ticket machine, are checking time tables, or asking someone for help. Thieves look for such moments when you put your luggage down and are distracted. Some thieves work together: a friendly man or woman will strike up a conversation or helpfully answer a question, while a second person will take off with your suitcase.
  • Once you are in the train, pay no attention if someone outside knocks on your window. The person will shout a question (“Is this the train to Callela?”), and while you are distracted another person will run off with your luggage
  • Keep your money safe. Use anti-theft money-pouches, bra-pouches, and bags.
  • On the train you’ll often see gypsies and others who play some music, show you a trinket, or hand you a written message saying their family is starving. If you can’t help but donate something to a busker or beggar, have some lose change handy — but keep your wallet out of sight.
  • If you are using a smart phone, iPad, notepad, or something else you wouldn’t want to part with, be especially alert whenever the train stops — particularly if you are sitting or standing near an exit. Grab-and-run thieves know how to time it just so that they can grab your stuff, and make it through the closing doors just in time. Even if you were able to run after a thief, it is not likely you’d catch him — and even if you did it’s more than likely he has already passed your gadget on to a companion.

Notes:

  1. Also known as Barcelona–El Prat Airport, or Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat. Website (English)