Arriving to Lleida

How to get to Lleida

By plane

Both major international airports, Barcelona-El Prat and Madrid-Barajas, are located in cities with a good connection with Lleida-Pirineus station by High Speed Train (AVE) and other fast trains (AVANT, Alvia or AVLO). It takes about one hour from Barcelona-Sants Station and a little more than two hours from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Station.

From Barcelona-El Prat airport

Take the R2 Nord line (Airport – Sant Celoni/Maçanet Massanes train from the airport railway station situated at Terminal 2 to go directly to Barcelona-Sants station. 

There are trains every 30 min (from 5h40 to 23h38). The R2 line, which connects Terminal T2 with Sant Celoni / Maçanet Massanes, stops at: Airport – El Prat de Llobregat – Bellvitge – Barcelona-Sants Station. 

The trip takes 19 minutes. As the train station Aeroport is located outside Terminal T2, a free shuttle bus is in function 24 hours a day to transfer from Terminal T1 to T2. 

You can also take the Aerobus to Plaça d’Espanya, and then L3 metro in direction of Zona Universitaria and get off at Estació Sants.

Once at Barcelona-Sants station, take a High Speed Train to Lleida-Pirineus station (see “by train” section for more details).

From Madrid-Barajas airport

The airport is connected to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station by metro with some line transfers as shown below:

  1. Pink Line (Number 8) from Barajas to Nuevos Ministerios.
  2. Grey Line (Number 6) from Nuevos Ministerios to Pacífico.
  3. Light Blue Line (Number 1) from Pacífico to Atocha RENFE station.

The trip will take about 45 to 60 minutes. The Terminal 4 is also connected to Puerta de Atocha by train with the line C-1 or C-10. There are trains every 15 minutes (from 5h46 until 0h01) and the trip takes 30 minutes. Train is free for those who have an AVE ticket. You can also take the express bus line 203 (from T1, T2 and T4 to Atocha, every 4 to 20 min, journey up to 40 min).

Once at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station, take a High Speed Train to Lleida-Pirineus Station (see “by train” section for more details).

By train

Lleida Pirineus Railway station – Pl. Ramon Berenguer IV. s/n – 25006 LLeida High speed train is the fastest way to reach Lleida from Barcelona and Madrid. Travel time is about 1h from Barcelona and 2h15 from Madrid. Make sure to verify the time table before to buy your ticket (slower trains are also scheduled!). Schedules can be consulted online and online purchase can be done on Renfe website. Instructions for online purchase with the voucher can be found here.

By bus

Lleida Bus Station – carrer Saracibar, 2 – 25002 Lleida There is a direct bus connection from Barcelona-El Prat airport to Lleida with ALSA. The same bus can be catch up at Barcelona-Estació del Norte. However, it is important to notice that the journey from the airport is about 3h because the bus stops really often on the way to Lleida. Schedule can be consulted online and online purchase can be done on ALSA website.

By car

Lleida is well connected by car to Barcelona and Madrid. From Barcelona airport, Autopista AP-7 (free motorway) which connects to Autopista AP-2 (free motorway) or Autovia A-2 (free motorway) will bring you to Lleida, while Autovia A-2 (free motorway) will take you from Madrid.
Others important national roads crossing Catalonia pass by Lleida. You may consider the possibility of renting a car in any airport.

Barcelona1742 h.A-2
Vielha1612 h.N-230
Andorra1502 h.C26 / C14 / N-145
Zaragoza1521 h. 30 min.AP-2
Pamplona3263 h.AP-2 / AP-7
Valencia3493 h. 50 min.AP-2 / AP-7
Madrid4704 h. 50minAP-2 / A2