Transport from Reus Airport to Barcelona

Outside Barcelona, Transport on May 6, 2010 5:04 pm
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What? One of Catalonia’s most important airports, serving well over 1 million passengers each year.  The UK and Ireland count for 18 of the airport’s top 22 destinations.
Where? 7.5km from Tarragona and 80km from Barcelona.

We know the feeling. You’ve booked a flight to Barcelona that worked out cheaper than your bus ride to work each morning, but then you realised that you are actually going to Reus Airport, situated about an hour outside of Barcelona. Don’t worry, this is a popular choice nowadays, and many low cost airlines are flying into Reus. Here is all the information you need on how to get from Reus airport to Barcelona, or any of the other popular destinations it serves on the Costa Dorada, such as Salou or Cambrils.

How to get from Reus to Barcelona?

Bus
Train
Taxi
Costa Dorada

Bus

Airport barcelona bus transfer This is definitely the best option, with the bus stop being directly outside the airport building. This is run by a private company called Hispano Igualadina which makes sure they coincide with flights to and from the airport, so don´t worry if your flight is during the early hours because there will be a bus to suit your needs. Please note that the buses don’t tend to wait, so if you have delays, make sure you know what time the next bus is due.

- Reus Airport to Barcelona city centre: You get the bus from outside the airport terminal. Just get your tickets and head to the buses, but be quick if there isn´t much time between your flight landing and the bus leaving. This takes you to Barcelona Sants station. Buy your bus ticket at the Hispano Igualadina office in the airport.
- Barcelona city centre to Reus Airport: Just the opposite from above, take the bus from Barcelona Sants station. They are located in the bus station, which is located just over the road from the metro/train station. Buy your bus ticket at the offices in Sants station.
- For timetables, please see the PDF file for the latest timetable.

Advice: You cannot get on the bus without a ticket and you have to be quick- the buses run to a timetable and the drivers do not tend to wait much- if they see that there isn’t anyone waiting they will leave and you will have to wait for the next one.
Price: € 14.50 single or € 25 returnWhere to buy them from?

  • Reus Airport – inside the terminal at the Hispano Igualadina office
  • Sants Station from the ticket office
  • For more information, you can also contact Hispano Igualadina
  • Website: Click the RyanAir logo to buy bus tickets
  • Telephone number: (+34) 902 44 77 26 (call centre) or (+34) 93 339 63 63 (the Sants Station office)
  • Airport website

Please click here for more information about transport in Barcelona

Train

The train journey takes you from Barcelona city centre to Reus city centre or vice-versa, where you then need to take a bus or taxi to the airport. The trains generally run once an hour every day and the journey takes about 1 hour 37 minutes. Timetable

A taxi from Reus train station to the airport will cost around €15 – 20 and takes around 30 minutes. Otherwise, you can take the number 50 bus from outside the train station to the airport arrivals terminal, or vice versa.

Price: € 7.40 adults € 4.45 children – these prices are one way tickets and can be purchased at the station.

Train tickets can be purchased directly at Sants station in Barcelona or bought online from the RENFE’s official webpage, or alternatively by telephone.
The RENFE website
Timetables and bookings 
Telephone: (+34) 902 24 02 02 – for information and bookings

Taxi

Barcelonas taxi drivers killing time by playing chess by Ivan  Mlinaric.There is a taxi rank outside of the arrivals hall at the airport. However, bear in mind that it is a 110km journey and could take over an hour, probably making it more expensive than your budget flight itself. It will take around 1 hour is likely to cost more than 100 Euros, depending on the number of suitcases you have and which area of the city you are travelling to.

Which airlines go to Reus?

The main airline that goes to Reus from the UK and Ireland is Ryanair, with year round low cost flights. However, more and more airlines are deciding to fly to Reus during high season, and many charter flights go there to accompany package holidays to places on the Costa Dorada such as Salou.

Here is a list of some of the major airlines which go to Reus from the UK and Ireland:

Airline
Airport
Ryanair Birmingham, Bristol, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Glasgow Prestwick, Liverpool, Luton, and London-Stansted
Jet2 Belfast International, Manchester
Thomson Airways Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, East Midlands, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle
Thomas Cook Airlines Aberdeen, Belfast International, Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Other destinations on the Costa Dorada

Not everybody flying to Reus will be going to Barcelona. Many tourists head to the Costa Dorada to enjoy the beautiful beaches, especially during the summer months. This could be to the towns of Salou and Cambrils, to the capital, Tarragona.

There are several different buses to these locations, please see below for some useful links regarding them.

Reus Airport>Tarragona

Reus Airport>La Pineda >Faro>Salou>Cambrils

Car Rental

If you are going to the Costa Dorada, then it may also be an idea to drive using one of the car rental companies from the airport. These include:

Solmar
Hertz

EuropCar

Map of Reus Airport:


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Have a great trip to Barcelona or the Costa Dorada! Let us know how your trip went, and if you have any extra tips on transport from Reus airport, we’d love to update our article!

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3 Comments

  1. A khan says:

    So be aware that do your research before you go, even if you do go make sure what time the trains or buses go. Do not leave it last minute and take things for granted hoping that trains go every hour. You will be left stranded. The coach company from Barcelona Sants to Reus did not leave until 3pm on wednesday yet my flight to Manchester is at 10.15am from Reus. So the coach/bus is out of the question. Now is 2 option taxi or early morning train at 6.33 only 1 train going Reus next one after this will be arriving at Reus too late…..

    • Oh-Barcelona says:

      Hi!

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      I’ve just had a look for you on the official RENFE website at it is showing there is a train from Sants Estació at 7.30 which would get you to Reus at 08.55. You can buy tickets from the station for €8.90.

      The RENFE website is notoriously difficult to use but if you select tomorrows date, and select Origen: Barcelona (*), Destino: Reus then you can see tomorrow’s timetable.

      You can find the website here.

      Buses from the centre may be infrequent so you may need a taxi from the centre to the airport.
      Hope this has helped!

  2. A khan says:

    My flight is 10.30am wednesday 23rd., i went to days earlier to find out which bus I can catch but asking Sants bus office they informed me there is no bus or coach going to Reus airport until later on that day approx 3pm on wednesday., So I have no choice buy to get a taxi or early morning train at 6.33 which goes Reus centre. If I miss this train then there is no other train until 2 hours later which will be too late.,

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