When travelling to Costa Brava and the rest of Catalonia, Girona and Reus have a good offering of low-cost flights. But it’s Barcelona, big, beautiful and full of options, that sees most landings. So, thinking about the many people visiting the Costa Brava now that the sun is coming out, I’m sharing my tips on how to travel on public transport from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar.

Public Transport From Barcelona To Lloret de Mar


There are no direct trains from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar – sad face. There is, however, the option of taking the train to Blanes, about 8km south of Lloret, and completing the journey by bus. The total travel time is pretty much the same as the direct bus from Barcelona. The options are:

Trains from Barcelona Sants station to Blanes roughly every 30 minutes, from 5:46am to 10:54pm. The train journey between Barcelona and Blanes takes around 1.5 hours, and you can buy tickets at the station, starting at 6.15 euros one way.

From Plaça de Catalunya (central Barcelona): trains to Blanes operate between 6:17am to 10:47pm and take between 1.25 to 1.5 hours, departing every 30 minutes. The price of a single ticket starts from €6.15.

Bus from Blanes to Lloret de Mar: There are buses from Blanes Railway Station to Lloret every 20-30 minutes. Services are synchronised with the train arrivals and there’s no need to book it in advance. The journey takes around 20 minutes and cost €1.85.

Public Transport from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar

Plaça Catalunya, in the heart of Barcelona


Going by bus is the easiest option. Sarfa operates buses from Barcelona Airport T1 and T2 from 7:50am to 9:15pm, and the journey to Lloret takes nearly 2 hours. The same bus stops at Barcelona’s Estació del Nord station, before continuing to Lloret Fenals and Lloret Estació. Bus frequency is not very regular, but it’s roughly every hour. Tickets cost from €10.75 each way, and the journey from Barcelona Estació del Nord takes 1 hour. You can check the full timetable here.

Also: How to go from Barcelona Airport to the city centre

Public Transport from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar


If you want privacy, comfort and don’t mind paying for it a private transfer may be just right for you. Some hotels may offer the service, but you can also book it online. I used this website a twice and I liked their concept, so I became a partner – in other words, if you book through this link, I’ll receive a small commission and you won’t pay extra for it.

The main benefit is that you will know the price in advance, and you can choose whether to pre-pay in full or pay a small amount when you book and pay the rest to the driver. Sample fares are:

Barcelona Airport to Lloret de Mar: from 135 euros for up to four people and three bags.

BCN Sants Train Station to Lloret de Mar: from 135 euros for up to four passengers with three bags.

If you’re spending time in Barcelona, check out this post about what to see in the city, apart from the works of Gaudí.

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18 Responses

  1. Adam

    Great to know how to get around the Barcelona area … it’s such a beautiful area, so knowing all the routes is immensely useful!

  2. han solo

    Could you write another post on this going into a little bit more detail? I had some questions that weren’t answered here but I liked what you had to say on the subject. Love to hear more of your perspective.

    • Pedro

      It’s quite a nice place, contrary from what I was expecting. And just a few miles away you can also visit beautiful Tossa de Mar.

  3. Jagoda

    Barcelona… Beautiful La Rambla and Joan Miro Gardens. When I am back there I need to think on how to expand my trips. Thanks! Great advice 😉

  4. Krzysztof

    Hi Pedro could you tell me what about the public transport in 1-st November All Saints Day? They’re working normally?
    Thank you

    • Pedro

      Hi Krzysztof, I’m afraid I don’t know for sure, but I think there’ll be reduced service. I recommend you double check with the bus companies directly.


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