How to get to Salou from Barcelona - El Prat Airport

Salou, 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

The schedule and frequency of coach departures depends on the time of year and the day of the week. Check the schedule here.


The journey from Barcelona - El Prat airport to Salou is approximately 2 hours.

Stops at the airport

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

Bus stops in Salou

The coach has up to 18 stops in Salou, check here where they are (101 KB PDF file).

Price per person (2024)

  • One way: 17,90 €
  • Round trip: 30,90 €

Going by train (with transfer in Tarragona)

NOTICE: The Salou urban train station is currently out of service. To get to Salou by train you have to get off at the Port Aventura train station. The new Salou station is in the project phase, it will be called Salou-Port Aventura and will be located in front of the current Port Aventura station. The Port Aventura station is 1.9 km from the Plaça Europa de Salou (20 minutes on foot), therefore, the future Salou station will also be at that distance, but it will have a taxi and bus stop to reach the Salou center. Anyway...

... also keep in mind that ...

...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 Express train to the train station in Port Aventura. 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. As you have understood, the best thing to do right now is to take the bus, but if you prefer the train in any case, here are the details:

Schedule and frequency of trains

The schedule may vary depending on the time of year but to give you an idea, the first train leaves at 8:30 am and the last at 8:30 pm. Only 3 or 4 trains run a day, depending on the time of year.


The journey from Sants station to Port Aventura is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Price per person 2024

The Regional Express trains cost € 8.80. 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 €176.00, 4 people (€44.00 per person)
  • From €210.00, 6 people (€35.00 per person)

Book a transfer from Barcelona airport to Salou


Bonjour, j’ai trouver dans la liste l’arrêt le plus proche de mon appartement, mais lors d’achat des billet il faut choisir un arrêt il propose que quelque hotel, sommes nous obligé de descendre a cette arrêt? , car il ne correspond pas,

Sat, 19/08/2023 - 22:12
Tatou (not verified)

Bonjour Tatoo,

Normalement au même prix ou moins du billet il ne devrait y avoir aucun problème pour descendre à un autre arrêt. Dans tous les cas, il serait préférable que vous contactiez Busplana.


Mon, 21/08/2023 - 06:40

In reply to by Tatou (not verified)

Comment nous rendre le plus facilement à l'hôtel belvedere depuis l'aéroport de Barcelone El Prat svp?

Thu, 23/02/2023 - 22:23
Henke (not verified)

Bonjour Damien,

Nulle part sur le site de la compagnie Bus Plana, ils n'indiquent que vous pouvez acheter le billet à l'aéroport (oui, à Salou, Cambrils, etc.), mais la chose normale est que le billet peut même être acheté directement auprès du chauffeur ou à un bureau de l'aéroport. La seule chose est que si le bus est plein, vous devrez attendre le suivant.


Sun, 22/05/2022 - 16:32

In reply to by Damien (not verified)


Je souhaite réserver un billet aller retour de l'aéroport de Barcelone à l'hôtel Eurosalou?

Merci par avance

BIen à vous,

Tue, 03/08/2021 - 18:33
Feriel (not verified)

Bonjour Feriel,

Pour réserver les billets vous devriez clicker sur le lien Busplana que vous trouverez dans cette page. Il y a un arrêt près de l'hôtel que vous mentionez. Veuillez demander au chauffeur à quel arrêt descendre.


Thu, 05/08/2021 - 08:42

In reply to by Feriel (not verified)

Je souhaite reserver sur internet mes billets de bus plana pour me rendre a salou. a quel terminal se trouve ce bus pour aller a lhotel Eurosalou merci

Fri, 23/07/2021 - 22:32
sonia (not verified)

Peux on réserver deux billet de bus aller et retour pour l’hôtel olympus palace a salou
ou doit-on les acheter sur place à l’aéroport de Barcelone

Wed, 19/05/2021 - 23:01
Herve (not verified)

Bonjour Herve,

Oui, il est possible de réserver. Pour le faire, veuillez cliquer sur le lien Busplana que vous trouverez dans la section ci-dessus "Se rendre en bus".


Thu, 20/05/2021 - 08:10

In reply to by Herve (not verified)


J'aimerai reserver un taxi privé pour 7 personnes et un bébé pour le 5 septembre arrivé à 8h30,
Qui puis je contacter?

D'avance merci

Wed, 28/08/2019 - 10:27
Elisa (not verified)

Bonjour Elisa,

Dans cette page cliquez sur le button Reserver un transfert. Dans la page de destination vous trouverez le chercheur pour calculer le prix selon votre selection. Si vous avez quelque question, veuillez clicker sur le lien Centre d'aide dans la page de destination.


Fri, 30/08/2019 - 14:29

In reply to by Elisa (not verified)

Le 9 septembre prochain, je dois me rendre à Salou, j'arriverai à l'aéroport Barcelone terminal 1, est ce que je pourrai prendre le busplana à l'aéroport terminal 1 ? où se trouve l'arrêt SVP ?


Mon, 17/06/2019 - 21:24
Annie (not verified)

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