27 June 2015

Taking the Aerobus From El Prat Airport in Barcelona to the City Centre

Traveling from El Prat Airport in Barcelona to the city centre is easy when you use Aerobus. It is a big bus that plies from the airport to major areas going to the city centre and stopping last at Plaça Catalunya.

I bought our return tickets online from the Aerobus site (www.aerobusbcn.com) and printed the confirmation to exchange at the Aerobus ticket booth in the arrival area or to the driver of the bus as indicated in the site.  I have paid €10.20 for return for myself and daughter.  A small receipt was printed for our return journey and I just had to keep them to use again on the return leg.

The bus is very easy to find. There is a big sign outside the arrival area in Terminal 2 where you can board the Aerobus. Waiting time is not much. There are buses leaving every 5 minutes. You can check the timetable from their site.

It stops in major areas in the city like Plaza Espana, Gran Via-Urgell, Plaza Universidad and lastly, Plaça Catalunya. And if you're planning a trip to Barcelona anytime soon, consider getting hotels around those areas so you can just alight on any of the major stops and walk towards your hotel which we did in Plaça Catalunya.

You can take other modes of transportation like taxi and public bus from the airport to the city but we preferred to use the Aerobus service because it has wifi, purchasing was like a breeze (and you can purchase directly from the driver as well), there is a wide luggage compartment inside the bus itself so you can keep an eye on your belongings as compared to other airport bus where you stash your luggages in a special compartment outside.

Using the Aerobus service is one of the cheapest, most comfortable way of getting to your city centre destination in Barcelona.

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08 June 2015

Salve and Hola Summer Trip

The travel bug has bitten once again and I have been very busy with work to finish so I can go on leave this coming Friday without any pending stuff to think of.

Yup, my daughter and I are off to Milan, Italy and Barcelona, Spain for a whole week. I have surprised my daughter about this trip because she thought we wouldn't be going anymore since she exchanged the Euro trip of 2016 to an 18th birthday debutante ball instead. Well, I don't think I can let this opportunity pass. I want to give this Euro trip to her, albeit, we are visiting only 2 countries this time due to my lack of leave credits. I would have loved to venture on other countries from East to West. Maybe next year.

We're staying in Milan for 4 days and will fly to Barcelona on the 15th of June via EasyJet. I wanted to go by rail but there are plenty of stops, changes and we won't be able to sleep within the 16 hours or so train ride.

I booked a not-so-fancy hotel near Plaça Catalunya. It's the last stop if we will ride the Aerobus from El Prat Airport in Barcelona. It's also walking distance to most notable tourist attractions in the area so it's a good place to start.

We'll be visiting Montserrat too and I'm mapping out our directions and budget as I plan to travel on our own so we can experience the train ride and the cable car ride towards the mountain top where the Monastery is and the Black Virgin of Montserrat's figure can be seen.

The weather is not as inviting anymore because it's hot. I don't like summer weather but hey, I plan to lose weight so maybe a lot of sunshine, perspiration and walking can do the trick.

So, I won't be blogging much again. I know I've been quiet lately. I haven't even posted much of the tours I have taken in Amsterdam and here's another one coming. Allow me to take it all in and will definitely share pics and posts about Barcelona. It's the 2nd time we are visiting Milan and we will be staying in my hubby's cousins' place. Hope to see the Milan Expo 2015 and Venice this time around. :)

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