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?s about arriving Barcelona around midnt?

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?s about arriving Barcelona around midnt?

If our plane arrived at BCN around 12:30 a.m., would we have any problems finding reasonably priced transportation to our hotel? (Especially if it was located near Las Ramblas, Bari Gotica or the shipping port?)

Also, do most hotels accept such late checkin?

Thanks for any advice.

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1. Re: ?s about arriving Barcelona around midnt?

Las "Aerobus" departs at 1:00 am so if your plane lands at 12:30 you should expect no less than 20 min. for taking the luggage...

Taking a cab wouldn't be a bad option at that time...and there are no traffic jams.

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2. Re: ?s about arriving Barcelona around midnt?

Taxi, sounds a great idea at this time of night.

E-mail hotel to confirm check in at this time, would be a go idea too.

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3. Re: ?s about arriving Barcelona around midnt?

Thanks for your replies. Would you happen to know about what a taxi would cost at such a late hour if we were staying, say, somewhere near Las Ramblas or the old historical area of Bari Gotica? Or maybe we should find someplace closer to the airport at that time of night?Also, about how far is the aiport from these areas in drive time and kilometers?

Thanks again for any info!

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4. Re: ?s about arriving Barcelona around midnt?

Hi,

The taxi should cost you between €25 - €30, it is about 16 km depending on exactly where you stay and it shouldn't take any more than around 25 minutes at that time of night

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5. Re: ?s about arriving Barcelona around midnt?

Thanks a bunch! This info. helps when considering what we'll do.

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6. Re: ?s about arriving Barcelona around midnt?

Just one more thing to add: make sure that the taximeter is on. There is no flat fare in Barcelona. The total amount to pay will be the amount marked in the taximeter plus several supplements that can be:

1. airport

2. bags

The supplements are usually posted on the windows of the taxi

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7. Re: ?s about arriving Barcelona around midnt?

all fares and supplements MUST be posted in the window on the taxi (in the window of the 'passenger' door), they are obliged to. The official stickers with the fares are trilingual (Catalan/Spanish/English) so in case of doubt you should have no problems checking them. If you do not agree for any reason with the final fare, ask for a official detailed receipt to the driver

IMHO it makes little sense staying near the airport, there is nothing of interest there and the city s not so far away. Hotels near the airport offer 'free' shuttles from/to the airport, but these hotels are not cheap so it most probably works more expensive than taxi+budget hotel in the city centre

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