I am travelling back to my country from Venice, Italy next month, and I have a 8 hour lay over from 11h to 19h at El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain.

My First question : Do the airline company automatically transfer my luggage the next flight (since is the same company) Or do I have to grab my luggage and go again through customs and airport-security? if so, is there any luggage storage available?

My Second question : if the airline company automatically transfer my luggage the next flight (hopefully) is it possible to go outside the airport and what are the tourist attractions that I can visit during the 8 hour window?

I did some research and i found that there is three affordable options : Aérobus, public Bus, and the train, but it's my first time in Barcelona and I don't have a good estimate on the transportation time.

I have to mention also that the flight is assured by the same Company (Vueling) and I do have multi-entry Schengen visa.

  • Are both flights on the same ticket?
    – CMaster
    Commented Jun 16, 2016 at 14:47
  • yes, the both are in the same ticket Commented Jun 16, 2016 at 15:08

1 Answer 1


1) Yes, Vueling transfer the luggage automatically for connecting flights according to question 7 in their customer service FAQ.

2) Yes, you should be able to get out of the airport and into the city. (You could do this even without a multi-entry Schengen visa, as you're not leaving Schengen in going from Italy to Spain.) All of those transport methods work, and they all take 30 - 40 minutes, so the best one depends on where you're going in the city. I would probably take the Aérobus as it goes directly from Terminal 1 (where Vueling operate from) to Plaza Cataluña (at the top of Las Ramblas, within easy walking distance of most of the sights).

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .