From Barcelona to Andorra

How to get from Barcelona to Andorra – 5 Ways

Find out how to get from Barcelona to Andorra in 5 different ways. If you have a few spare days in Barcelona and you feel like a change of atmosphere, Andorra is the one of the best places to go. There nature is the protagonist and you can breathe a lot of peace. In addition, it is a top destination for ski lovers. We tell you how to get from Barcelona to Andorra by car, by bus, or even by helicopter. If you have little time in the Catalan capital, we suggest an itinerary to discover the coolest places in Barcelona in one day. (Prices in Euros)

From Barcelona to Andorra

1. Excursion to discover Andorra in one day

Estimated price of the trip: €139 for the excursion with transport and guide all daypletely stop worrying about the organization. You only have to show up at the starting point to go out and discover three countries in a single day: Spain, Andorra and France. You will be able to see a lot of monuments and beautiful landscapes at the stops in Bagà, Aix-Les-Thermes, Andorra la Vella and Sant Climent.

If you travel with two or more companions, it will be worth your while to book a private excursion to Andorra. The driver will pick you up directly at your hotel and will take you to the best places in Andorra before returning to Barcelona to rest. As the excursion is exclusive for you, you can always personalize the stops according to your interests.

2. Car, to have more freedom when moving around Andorra

Estimated price of the trip: €21 of tolls + fuel cost

The best way to go from Barcelona to Andorra is by car (own or rented). Basically to be able to move comfortably once you arrive in the country of the Pyrenees. There is public transport there but only between the main towns and ski slopes. So it is difficult to get to many points without your own vehicle. In addition, the journey by car is faster than by bus and you get all the views.

Andorra Santuari Meritxell

It takes a little less than three hours to go from Barcelona to Andorra by car, as long as there is not a lot of traffic. The fastest route is via the C-16, which has a toll of €8.40 at Manresa. You will also have to pay €12.65 to cross the Cadí tunnel when you are about to arrive in Andorra.

If you want to go from Barcelona to Andorra by car in winter, you should be prepared with snow chains. For the rest, you don’t have to worry about anything because the road is good. You just have to be patient at the border if you travel at rush hour, as there are usually queues.

To find the best rental car offer you will have to pick it up at Barcelona airport. But the best-known companies also have offices in the center of Barcelona. You can find cars for around €30 a day if you search in advance.

3. Bus, a practical way to go from Barcelona to Andorra

Estimated price of the trip: between €29 and €34

There are also buses to go from Barcelona to Andorra if you don’t have a driver’s license or just want to go more relaxed. There are various companies that offer this route, with departures from different parts of the city including Barcelona airport. Once in Andorra, the bus station is close to the center of the capital, Andorra la Vella.

3.1. From the Sants station

A central place where you can take the bus to Andorra is the Sants train station. It can be reached by train from Plaza Catalunya, getting off at the Sants Estació stop. You can also use metro lines 3 (green) or metro line 5 (blue) from any station in Barcelona.

The Directbus buses pass there, which do not stop until they reach Andorra. The trip lasts 3 hours and the ticket costs €31. The most practical is to book online and show the ticket directly to the driver on the mobile.

Check schedules and book your ticket online.

3.2. From the Nord station

Barcelona’s central bus station is next to the Arc de Triomphe. From there the buses of the Alsa company leave. There are between two and six buses a day. When booking your ticket online, pay attention to the number of stops on each route. There are buses that only make one stop and others make 30! Travel time ranges from 3 hours 15 minutes to 4 hours. The ticket costs €29. Although it is a tad cheaper than leaving from Sants, we believe that it is not worth it because it makes stops and the journey becomes heavier.

You can easily reach this station by train from Plaza Catalunya, getting off at the Arc de Triomf stop. You can also take line 1 (red) of the metro from any part of the city.

3.3. Buses to go from Barcelona airport to Andorra

If you land at Barcelona-El Prat airport and want to go directly to Andorra, it’s very easy. The Directbus company covers the journey in 3 hours and 45 minutes. There is only one intermediate stop to pick up more passengers at Sants Station. There are nine daily departures from the two airport terminals. The ticket costs €34.

4. Shared taxi, an alternative to the bus

Estimated price of the trip: about €300 per vehicle

A collective taxi is the perfect mix between the speed of the car and the comfort of the bus. There are various taxi companies to go from Barcelona to Andorra sharing a vehicle with other passengers. In fact, this is an option widely used by Andorrans who need to go down to Barcelona. The most convenient way to book this type of transfer is through Andbus.

You can select the starting point in Barcelona and the destination in Andorra (they have more than 100 stops!). It is a little more expensive than the bus, but it is a door-to-door service. They can pick you up at the door of your accommodation in Barcelona and drop you off at your hotel in Andorra.

There are also small companies that have their own hours for shared transfers. You must call to check availability and reserve.

5. Helicopter, a luxury journey to go from Barcelona to Andorra

Estimated price of the trip: €2600

If you want to treat yourself to go from Barcelona to Andorra, there is the option of traveling by helicopter. Of course, the prices are almost prohibitive. A flight with capacity for 5 people costs €2,600 with the Heliand company.

Andorra Aerial View

How long is the trip from Barcelona to Andorra?
It takes about 2 and a half hours to get to Andorra by car or 3 hours by bus.

How much does it cost to go from Barcelona to Andorra by bus?
Direct buses from Barcelona to Andorra cost €31 as long as you book online.

Are there tolls to go from Barcelona to Andorra?
Yes, you have to pay €8.40 on the C-16 near Manresa and €12.65 in the Cadí tunnel.

Ensana Team
Ensana Team