When talking about a taxi in Barcelona Airport you can easily mistake El prat Airport with Barcelona Airport in Girona.
The taxi service in El Prat Airport is a classic private service transfer to reach the centre of Barcelona. It takes 20-30 minutes to get to the centre; depending on traffic, day and time of the day of course. This is an ideal transfer service for those travellers who do not know about distance from the Airport to the city.
For those less attentive travellers this situation may change considerably when travelling to and from Girona-Barcelona Airport.
Often people confuse Girona for a district or area near Barcelona. It is typical with all low cost airlines, when choosing the destination, there is the questionable option of “Girona- Barcelona” which for those who are not well informed would suggest that the two locations are near each other. Not at all! In fact, there is a distance of 90 kilometres. For any tourist this could be considered a much negative point, given that the journey from Girona Airport to the centre of Barcelona by public transport can take up to 80 minutes. Plus the unpleasant surprise of paying extras.
Transport fees can be more convenient when travelling in a private taxi with a minimum of 3 people, especially when considering all the benefits that are mentioned below:
- A driver will collect you from the Airport Arrivals with a sign with your name on it.
- It is not necessary to change different modes of public transport in order to get to your destination.
- The total cost of the transfer is given in advance.
- Subsequent time will be saved.
- Taxi or minivan will not be shared with strangers
To save money, many travellers use of public transport to get to their destination in the capital, but on affronting the numerous changes of required, it seems that they move further and further away from their intended destination. Those travellers who venture into cities that they have not visited previously, tend to loose time and then upon realising they have not reached their destination need the taxi service to get to their accomodation.