I live in Barcelona and I have taken a taxi from the airport lots of times. Taxi system is a very regulated sector in Barcelona. Fares of official regular taxis are controlled by the IMET, the Metropolitan Taxi Institute which depends from AMB (Barcelona Metropolitan Area). Specially at the airport, you won't find a "cheapest way" to take taxi, you will find ...
The cheapest way to take a taxi, is not from the airport (which include the fees someone already mentioned).
Happen that just 1 week ago I had a friend who came at midnight too, so I know pretty much what would be the safer/cheapest way.
Your best shot is to take the Aerobus, that goes from the Airport T1/T2 to Catalunya square (center of the city) and ...
You can stay in both airports. I have slept once in CDG due to a very early flight. It wouldn't be possible to get from Paris to the airport with public transport. No one will bother you. It's not a uncommon situation. The only annoyance that I had was around 2, I think, the cleaning personal cleans the floor, and the machine although not loud is noisy.
Since you are in Terminal 2B it is handy to take the train to go to the city center.
The train stop is 10 minutes walking from the terminal. You just have to walk through a long-elevated corridor (it crosses a big road).
You can find the timetables in Rodalies Renfe's webpage. Select Aeroport as Departure Point and Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia as ...
Assuming a non-US date of 3 June, according to flightstats it arrived at 21:14, 214 minutes late. It was scheduled to arrive at 17:40. Runway arrival was 21:09, but that is not relevant for EU261 compensation purposes. According to recent rulings (and perhaps earlier ones too!), arrival time means the time the doors open on arrival at the gate.
It really depends on the time you are arriving.
As others have already mentioned, you can use Aerobús to get to the city center. The last one is at 1.05, as they say in Timetable:
From 05:35 h to 07:20 h every 10 min
From 07:30 h to 22:20 h every 5 min
From 22:25 h to 01:05 h every 10 min
since the night transport is not too convenient
The easiest way would be to take a taxi right at the airport. But it will be also the most expensive.
BCN airport is quite bad connected with train, and the trains arriving at the airport link with Barcelona, not with other cities. On the other hand Barcelona is well connected with Tarragona by rail; maybe you looked for "Camp de Tarragona" station? This is ...
According to the El Prat airport webpage, there are indeed left luggage facilities in both terminal 1 and 2. The former is open 24h whilst the latter is open from 0600 to 2200. The linked website carries information on directions and prices:
Luggage storage and management service located in the intermodal lobby of terminal T1 (floor P0), ...
You can take a regional / commuter train, called Rodalies in Catalunya. Train line R2 goes from the Terminal 2 at the airport to Barcelona Sants (the main station in Barcelona) where you can change to the train to Tarragona (line R14, R15 or R16). The complete trip costs €7 and takes around 1 hour 30 minutes, and trains run at approximately 30 minute ...
Will you have a smartphone? Many hotel booking sites (Hipmunk, Kayak, booking.com, Expedia, hotwire, etc...) have mobile apps and/or websites that work on mobile phones. You can also find hotels online and call them to make a reservation. Most hotels in Barcelona should have someone who speaks English to assist you.
Or, if you were just staying in Barcelona,...
Another question: are there buses or trains around 5 a.m. that go to
the airport from the city center?
Important note: check carefully what is the terminal you are flying from. It really matters!
There are local trains from Renfe running from the city center to the airport of El Prat de Llobregat. You can find the timetables in: http://www.renfe.com/EN/...
There are plenty of hotels at CDG, including one right in the middle of Terminal 2 (on top of the train station, between halls ABCD on one side and EF on the other), and a bunch at Roissypole, from where you can reach Terminals 1 and 2 via the free inter-terminal light rail line, and Terminal 3 by foot.
There are more hotels a bit further away. I believe ...
It's definitely worth checking out how far your hotel is from the Metro. You pay a bit of an airport premium taking it from BCN. For a lot of people, it's still going to be the sweet spot between cost and convenience, unless you have an excessive amount of baggage.
Given the current political situation (as of the 15th of October), I'd watch carefully the news to see how events unfold. Do not assume infrastructure will work according to plan.
There are plenty of political rallies against Catalan separatist leaders' prison terms. Some of these demos turn violent, and they are blocking partially the roads to the airport ...
Most efficient way
The most efficient way is to take a taxi which costs around £25 one way. (Around £6.25 per passenger). The taxi takes 14 minutes.
Alternatively, if you want a cheaper way, you can take the bus A2/46 which takes around 30 minutes and can cost as little as £2.
Alternative routes can be viewed on Rome2rio.
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,...
The other answers are all things you should do first, but if all else fails, and you have no access to a phone or a computer, almost all international airports have a 'travellers aid' or similarly named desk, who are there to handle situations like this. Talk to them. They will speak English and will almost certainly book a hotel for you.
There is a list of hotels close to the airport on the airport's official site.
You can try to call them, otherwise they most probably will be able to help you at any information point. Also tripadvisor shows a list of hotels close to the airport.
We rented a car when we did that exact same trip. The car rental was inexpensive and the journey itself very easy now that Google maps works everywhere. The only problem was that parking in Tarragona itself was a pain and the hotel downtown in the tourist area charged us through the nose for their parking. If we were to do it again, we'd still drive (such a ...