Best route from Barcelona Airport to Boulou by train or bus

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Best route from Barcelona Airport to Boulou by train or bus

Post by Nigel Bright » Sat 07 Mar 2009 01:55

Has anyone any ideas how I can get back to Le Boulou from Barcelona Airport (Le Prat) by train or bus after dropping of a hire car. Last year I took the train via Port Bou and it took all day?
I noticed the Frogbus runs from Girona airport to Perpignan via Le Boulou but I don't know if there is a connection from Barcelona.

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Post by Robert Ferrieux » Sat 07 Mar 2009 02:23

Helen Ferrieux suggests:
Phone PERPI' CAT private, reliable and very reasonably priced bus service. He usually does the Girona-Perpignan-Girona run,(25 euros single, 45 euros return) but can accommodate Barcelona-Boulou-etc. etc. too.
06 87 70 29 32 (he speaks English & 3 other languages) or
04 68 80 69 98 - Madame will answer the phone & probably tell you to call him direct.
Excellent service. PLEASE TELL HIM I passed on his name!

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Post by Kathy » Sat 07 Mar 2009 09:04

Why do you not drop the car off in Figueras? This is what our neighbours do as they have a car and only need transport from the airport to their home.
Or you could do the Barcelona drop off first then drop the car at Gerona and take the Frogbus.

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Post by Kate » Sat 07 Mar 2009 10:09

Would second what Cathy says Nigel.
I used to get the train quite regularly from Figueres to Barcelona El Prats (what a great name!!!!). If you can get to Figs, take the Catalunya express (only 8 or 9€ to Barcelona) which leaves hourly. I used to get off at Passieg des grazias (sp) just before main station Sants, and there was a link directly to airport which left from same platform two mins after my train arrived so perfect and took me right into airport. Last time I went (at least a year ago as they now do Leeds - Gironà) this link wasnt available but you can get off at Sants and take the airport bus or train from there. There is a thread about this somewhere........

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Post by Nigel Bright » Sun 05 Apr 2009 17:34

[quote="Robert Ferrieux"]Helen Ferrieux suggests:
Phone PERPI' CAT private, reliable and very reasonably priced bus service. He usually does the Girona-Perpignan-Girona run,(25 euros single, 45 euros return) but can accommodate Barcelona-Boulou-etc. etc. too.
06 87 70 29 32 (he speaks English & 3 other languages) or
04 68 80 69 98 - Madame will answer the phone & probably tell you to call him direct.
Excellent service. PLEASE TELL HIM I passed on his name![/quote]

Helen, thanks for the info. In the end I used some of each of the recommendations i.e. I dropped the care off in Figueres and caught the bus back to Le Boulou, but I will be using Ben? to get back to Barcelona later this month. (€90 for 2 people plus luggage)
Thanks again.
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Post by Nigel Bright » Sun 05 Apr 2009 17:36

[quote="Kathy"]Why do you not drop the car off in Figueras? This is what our neighbours do as they have a car and only need transport from the airport to their home.
Or you could do the Barcelona drop off first then drop the car at Gerona and take the Frogbus.[/quote]

Thanks for the info. In the end I used some of each of the recommendations i.e. I dropped the care off in Figueres and caught the bus back to Le Boulou, but I will be using Ben? to get back to Barcelona later this month. (€90 for 2 people plus luggage)
Thanks again.
Nigel
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Post by Nigel Bright » Sun 05 Apr 2009 17:38

[quote="Kate"]Would second what Cathy says Nigel.
I used to get the train quite regularly from Figueres to Barcelona El Prats (what a great name!!!!). If you can get to Figs, take the Catalunya express (only 8 or 9€ to Barcelona) which leaves hourly. I used to get off at Passieg des grazias (sp) just before main station Sants, and there was a link directly to airport which left from same platform two mins after my train arrived so perfect and took me right into airport. Last time I went (at least a year ago as they now do Leeds - Gironà) this link wasnt available but you can get off at Sants and take the airport bus or train from there. There is a thread about this somewhere........[/quote]

Kate, thanks for the info. In the end I used some of each of the recommendations i.e. I dropped the care off in Figueres and caught the bus back to Le Boulou at a cost of €4.5 , but I will be using Ben? to get back to Barcelona later this month. (€90 for 2 people plus luggage)
Thanks again.
Nigel
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