How to get from Barcelona to Salou is a guide.
The Spanish resort town of Salou (Salou) is located 100 km southwest of Barcelona. Russian tourists attract extensive beaches, warm sea, developed entertainment industry. The only question is how to get from Barcelona airport to Salou. If your tour package does not include a transfer to the hotel, you will have to manage on your own. In principle, it’s easy – in Salou, there are trains, buses and taxis. Using our tips, you will easily reach your destination. Despite the bustle and crowdedness of the Spanish capital, all the services there are imprisoned for tourists.
How to get to Salou by train.
There is no direct train from the capital airport El Prat to Salou, first you need to get to the city center, to the Barcelona-Sants station.
Transfer from the airport to Barcelona train station.
The entrance to the railway platform is located in the second terminal (building T2B). The same escalators lead to the entrance as to the departure hall. Terminal No. 1 is 4 kilometers from T2B. You can get to it on a free shuttle that runs around the airport. The schedule of the shuttle is tied to the schedule of electric trains.
Basic information about the Aeropuerto-Barcelona-Sants route:
The trains leave every half hour. The first is at 5:42 am, the last at 23:38 pm. The journey takes 19 minutes. The ticket price is 8-9 euros. You can buy it in one of the five ticket sales terminals installed at the airport. The machine accepts bank cards and cash in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 euros. You can buy several tickets for one payment. In case of difficulty, you should contact an employee dressed in a reflective jacket.
Transplant to Salou.
We leave at Estacio Sants station. Here we need trains to Salou with a note Regional, Regional Express, Catalunya Express. The ticket costs from � 9. If you go by long-distance train, the ticket will cost 20 euros. Time on the road is about one and a half hours. To save money, travel documents can be booked in advance on the official website of RENFE – renfe.com.
A little cheaper will cost tickets to the stations of Port Aventura and Cambrils.
In Salou by bus.
This mode of transportation will take longer, as there are more than enough stops in the way. The advantage is that the beautiful white buses of the company Plana go to Salou directly from the airport El Prat. A one way ticket costs about � 15. Buy it right from the driver. Baggage allowance is free of charge.
If you arrived at the building of the second terminal and decided to go to Salou by bus, you need to get to the first terminal on the shuttle. The bus stop of the international terminal No. 1 is in the arrival zone, at the zero level (andanes inferiors). Time on the road is about two to three hours.
On weekdays, the bus runs 5 times a day, on Sundays and holidays – 4, on Saturdays – 3 times. The schedule hangs at the bus stop. In advance it can be found on the website of the company Plana, there are also prices for travel for 2017. At the stops are young guys in vests with a company logo (many Russian-speaking), they will prompt an exit in case of difficulties.
Private transfer.
If the plane arrives in Barcelona at night, when the transport activity is suspended, you can pre-order a collective or individual transfer to Salou. This company is engaged in the company Kiwitaxi, Flybus, on the websites of which you can independently reserve seats in the shuttle. One ticket costs 19 euros. The company informs the passengers about the time and place of the minibus parking in advance.
An individual trip with a driver costs from 190 euros. The journey takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.
We go to Salou by taxi.
In Spain, taxi drivers work on the meter. To get from the airport to Salou, they will spend no more than 50 minutes – Spanish drivers like to drive. Toll roads with an ideal surface are very suitable for fast driving. In the afternoon, the fare is 150 euros, at night – 200 euros. Parking lots are at the main exits from the terminals.
Car rent.
A good way for active travelers is to rent a car. Rent per day costs from 40 euros. At the airport in Barcelona, there are 5 car rental companies. In terminal No. 1, each of these firms has an office, and in the second terminal they have 2 offices in T2B and T2C. Parking lots are next door. It is best to book a car through the site in advance.
The main requirements of landlords:
Presence of national rights of a new model and an international driver’s license. Driving experience – at least a year. The minimum age of the driver is from 21 years. Tenants younger than 25 years pay an additional fee. A driver over 70 years old pays compulsory local insurance.
Before you leave the territory of the landlord, photograph the readings of the speedometer, as well as the machine itself (from all directions). Boldly point the manager to the slightest scratch, not entered in the scheme – when you pass the car you can put it in the account. Some firms impose restrictions on mileage. On your card will also be blocked funds in the amount of 600 euros – this is an insurance deposit. After the car is returned, the deposit will be unlocked.
Reviews of tourists.
We did not see the conductors. A guy came in, looked through the tickets through one, left the stop. We do not know the language, just the “Port Aventura” was told at the ticket office, we were asked: ida e wuelta (there and back)? We somehow intuitively understood the question and answered “know-how”. The majority communicate in this gibberish dialect and understand each other well. & # 187;
If from the variety of Salou hotels, you have not yet chosen a place to stay, we recommend you pay attention to the four-star Salou Park – comfortable, modern and well located relative to the airport and the coast.
Finally. The town of Salou is popular with tourists, and transport communication in this direction is quite developed. Regular flights from Barcelona give an opportunity to get to the resort quickly and relatively inexpensively.