Trains are 30% more expensive in Berlin than in Barcelona.
A meal in Berlin is 10% cheaper than a meal in Barcelona.
Taxis are 30% more expensive in Berlin than in Barcelona.
Coffee is 47% more expensive in Berlin than in Barcelona.
Barcelona, Catalonia's capital, is an important economic and cultural hub. It is also the site of the Barcelona-El Prat Airport, the primary airport serving the city. Annually, the airport receives over 44 million passengers, making it one of the busiest in Europe. It has three runways, two terminals and 70 jet bridges. There are 83 airlines operating at the airport serving 199 destinations and 57 countries. Restaurants, duty-free shops and VIP lounges are available at El Prat. The efforts of airport management to improve its services and facilities have not gone unnoticed, with Barcelona airport receiving numerous awards by ACI such as Best Airport (over 25 million passengers) in 2010 and 2014.
The airport is located 12km from the centre of Barcelona. Note that the two terminals at the airport are 7km apart so it is wise to know where your flights from Barcelona to Berlin will leave to avoid wasted time. Taxis are a practical way to get to the airport from the centre. Alternatively, you can also use the Aerobus shuttle from Barcelona centre, Placa de Catalunya. A cheap and quick transport option is to take the RENFE train from the city to El Prat. You can also arrange for airport transfers from your hotel, as well as drive back your rental car to El Prat.
A visit to Berlin can quickly become a lifelong affair with so many things to discover and experience. There are things about the city that are addictive, from its innovative architecture to cool art. It is also about the openness of Berlin welcoming everyone to its chic neighborhoods and hipster clubs. Berlin is about history too, from iconic landmarks that adorn the streets to walls that depict of radical changes. Explore museums, visit parks, fashion shop or just enjoy a lovely meal. At night, you will not have time to catch your breath as Berlin offers some of the most exciting happenings on the planet from lavish parties to eclectic concerts.
The city of Berlin has two airports. Schonefeld is about 18km from central Berlin; it is accessible by taxis and car hire that you can easily arrange at your accommodation. The S-Bahn railway offers two routes (S9 and S45) taking you to Pankow and Sudkreuz. You can also take the Airport Express train (RE7/RB14) to Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central station). By bus, get on X7, 163 S, 164 S or 171 U to the city centre. If you plan to drive to the centre, use A113 and A10. Tegel is nearer to the centre. To reach the city, you can take taxis, buses (JetExpress Bus TXL or JetExpress Bus X9) and train.