Visitors often ask, ‘How long does it take to get to the city centre from the Airport?’
The short answer is usually, ‘About 30 minutes’.
However, this doesn’t account for time spent in immigration, baggage claim, orientation, and wandering around trying to make sense of it all after a long flight.
What you need to know is how long does it really take to get to the city centre after landing.
I have travelled in and out of Barcelona airport more than sixty times and know how to move in, around and about the departure and arrival areas at all four passenger areas.
Realistically, the total time from touch-down at Terminal 1 to city centre is between 1 hour 45 minutes and 2 hours 15 minutes.