How to get to Salou from Barcelona - El Prat Airport

How to get to Salou from Barcelona - El Prat AirportSalou, capital of the Costa Dorada, is located 10 km from Tarragona and 113 km from Barcelona. If you have decided to spend your holidays surrounded by its excellent beaches and coves to enjoy its Mediterranean climate, and you are going to travel by plane to Barcelona - El Prat airport, keep in mind that Salou is 98 km away from that airport. It is possible that you have not yet decided, and that you want to verify the transport options you have before booking your flight and your hotel. Here we explain in a simple way the 3 options you have to get to Salou without getting lost: bus, train, and shuttle transfer or taxi service.

Going by coach

The company that offers the service is BUSPLANA. During the spring - summer season, the number of coaches available and the frequency is higher than during the low season, in autumn - winter.

Schedule and frequency

  • In high season (May 1 to November 1) the first bus leaves the Barcelona airport at 9:15 a.m. and the last one at 12:0 a.m. The frequency varies according to the hours (buses leave every 45 minutes / 1 hour 15 minutes).
  • In low season (November 2 to April 30) the first bus leaves the Barcelona airport at 10:30 a.m. and the last at 20:05 p.m. Buses leave approximately every 2 hours 15 minutes. Keep in mind that departure times and frequency may vary on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.


The journey from Barcelona airport - El Prat to Salou is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.


  • Terminal T1. Floor 0. Arrivals (ticket sales)
  • Terminal T2 B. Technical block

Price per person (2019)

  • One way: 16,90 €
  • Round trip: 29,90 €

Going by train

There is no direct train to Salou from the Barcelona - El Prat airport. If you want to use this means of transport you must first go to the Sants station in Barcelona and there take a Regional train or a Talgo train to Salou. To get to the Sants station you have two options: the airport train that leaves from terminal T2 and AEROBUS (the nearest bus stop to the station is at Plaza Espanya which is about 10 minutes by walk). If your option is the airport train and you arrive at T1 you have a free shuttle that connects the two terminals.

Schedule and frequency of trains

The schedule may vary depending on the time of the year but for you to have an idea, the first train departs at 6:03 in the morning and the last at 9:03 in the afternoon and the departure frequency is from 1 to 2 hours.


The journey from Sants station to Salou is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes for Regional Express trains and 1 hour 5 minutes for Talgo trains.

Price per person 2019

The Regional Express trains cost € 8.80 and the Talgo cost around € 19.90. Keep in mind that in Talgo trains you have reserved space but not in the Regional Express. You can check the schedules, prices and book here.

Shuttle service - transfer by private taxi, minivan or bus

Without a doubt it is the most comfortable and fastest option, so as you are thinking, it is the least cheap option. However, as the number of passengers increases, it can be even cheaper than the train or coach. And best of all, a driver waits for you inside the terminal with a sign with your name. It accompanies you to the vehicle, which will be parked next to the terminal, and from the parking of the transfer vehicles will take you to the door of your hotel or apartment building. Afterwards, you will only have to unpack your suitcase, put on your swimsuit and take the first dip.

Indicative price

  • From € 149.00, 3 people (€ 51.66 per person)
  • From € 170.00, 6 people (€ 28.33 per person)
  • From € 215.00, 12 people (€ 18.00 per person)
  • From € 258.00, 16 people (€ 16.12 per person)

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