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Hotel Rec

Barcelona, Spain
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Hotel Rec

Is it easy to catch bus to this hotel from airport,where do you get off,and how far to walk,thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Hotel Rec

Their website states:

Getting Here:

From the Airport:

Aerobús: The Aerobús makes routine stops at both terminals of Barcelona’s El Prat airport. Ride to the Plaza Catalunya stop, and take the L1 (Red Line) on the Metro, to the Arc de Triomf stop. The hotel is just 300 meters from the station exit.

Metro: From Barcelona’s El Prat Airport (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2), you can take the L9 (Orange Line) to the Torrassa stop. Then, transfer to the L1 (Red Line) and ride to the Arc de Triomf stop. The hotel is just 300 meters from the station exit.

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2. Re: Hotel Rec

It's easy to catch the bus, the train and a taxi are also good options (the metro not so much as it's with a big detour and more expensive than the bus or train but it is possible).

A taxi is the most convenient and fastest way - about 30€.

The airport bus will take you to Pl. Espanya and from there you´ll need to take the metro (L1, stop "Arc de Triomf", about 250m) or the bus (H16 - stops right next to the hotel). The airport bus is 5.90€ one way or 10.20€ return (valid or 15 days).

The regular 46 bus (from either terminal 1 or 2) + the mentioned H16 bus. The change is easy, from the "Gran Via - Química" stop to the "Pl Espanya - FGC" (5 stops) you can get off at any stop and wait, at the same stop, to the H16 bus. Regular bus is 2.20€ for a single ticket (no changes), Driver gives change but will not accept notes larger than 10€. You can also use the T-10 card (the recommended option - see at the end) but you cannot buy one on the bus (only single tickets on the bus). In T1 you can buy the T-10 at the tobacconist shop in the arrival hall, in T2 you can get it at the train station but if you'll walk all the way to the station take the train.

Train from the airport (near T2, from t1 you'll need the free shuttle to T2) to Barcelona-Sants and there change to the commuter trains R1, R3 or R4 to the "Arc de Triomf" station, it's 250m from the hotel. A single is 4.20€ but you can use, and should use, the mentioned T-10. You can get it from the machines.

As for the T-10 - it's a 10 rides, 10.20€ card. Each ride includes up to 3 changes to different transport means -you have 75 minutes to make the changes from the first validation of each ride- and you can share it - just pass it one for each passenger. You will need to validate it on each change (again, once for each passenger) but as long as it's within the 75 minutes time frame it will still be only one ride.

With changes inside a closed system, like the metro, where you do not leave the system through the turnstiles, you do not need validate and it won;t count as one of the 3 changes allowed. If you reuse the same transport mean (leave a closed system and go back, get n the same bus or tram line) it will be considered as a new ride even if you're still within the 75 minutes frame.

With the mentioned metro, you can take it (L9S) to "Torrassa" and there change to the L1 and go to "Arc de Triomf" but due to the detour it's will take more than 1h and the you'll need a single 4.60€ as the airport stations is the only place where you cannot use the T-10.

Barcelona, Spain
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3. Re: Hotel Rec

Thanks both,is it far to walk from the aero bus stop,also will the buses be running on Dec 8th,thanks again.

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4. Re: Hotel Rec

Downtown Barcelona is the Plaza de Catalunya. Use Booking.com to screen hotels or apartments in Downtown Barcelona. A good place to stay is the Eixample, the modern barrio of the city built in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a square grid of streets.

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5. Re: Hotel Rec

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Barcelona
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6. Re: Hotel Rec

It's about 1km

Public transport works all year long 24/7/365 (during the night there are night buses replacing the regular buses and other transport means, on Fridays metro closes at 2am and on Saturday and the eve of some holidays it works nonstop).

Barcelona, Spain
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7. Re: Hotel Rec

Thanks think I will walk to the hotel rec,it's only about 10 mins,just a bit concerned about the 8th Dec,as I have found out it's a public holiday.my flight leaves at 11am.

Edited: 14 November 2018, 05:45
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8. Re: Hotel Rec

As I said, public transport works every day, including Sundays and holidays (all holidays). The frequency on Sundays and holidays is lower but transport to the airport has the same frequency, with very few minor changes on the train and 46 bus. The Aerobús has the same schedule all year long, including Sundays and all holidays.

Edited: 14 November 2018, 10:07
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