For more information on our visit to Barcelona itself click here.

There has, certainly for us, been some confusion with regards to Parking and Aires in Barcelona and we wanted to try and clarify where it is that we stayed and what other information regarding taking a motorhome into Barcelona is available.

The site that we stayed at is located on Carrer del Taulat and the GPS Co-Ordinates for the entrance gate is GPS: 41.415589, 2.223723.

The site is able to hold 40 vans and the charge is €30 per 24 hour period so in that respect it is worth planning when you intend to arrive and depart. The cost is high but the proximity to the city is great with no need to get on a bus or train for an hour as with some orbital campsites, with a tram stop and ticket point just outside. The Metro station is just a short walk away passing a huge shopping centre ‘Diagonal’ with a large Primark as well as the Natural History Museum being just outside. In season it is also possible to pick up the Barcelona City Tour bus from just outside the shopping centre, the stop is named ‘The Forum’ Link to Barcelona City Tours depending on how you wish to explore the city.

The best ticket for travel using Metro, Tram or Bus is a T-10 ticket which costs €8.25 for 10 journeys lasting a maximum of 1hr 15. The ticket can be used for multiple passengers provided each passenger validates it in turn (so pass it back behind you before you enter via the gates).

The aire itself is essentially a truck / lorry park with an area in one corner sectioned off for motorhomes. There is electricity available in with the charge and there is a water / waste disposal point at one corner. There are also showers and toilets but the standard of these was average to poor and we didn’t see anyone using them while we were there.

The site does however seem to be very secure with regular high-visibility patrols and a CCTV system which could probably read your book over your shoulder when it was proudly demoed by the friendly guard when we rolled up late that evening.

This is not a campsite, it is fairly close to the road but given that you’ll be spending most of your time outside of your van this shouldn’t ordinarily be a consideration.

If you are approaching Barcelona from the West and are looking for somewhere to stay overnight before arriving early morning at the Aire with a view to visiting the city the same day I can recommend the aire at Sitges – GPS 41.25056, 1.81389:  This is  €5-7 depending on season but when we stayed nobody came to collect the money and we didn’t leave until 9am. We didn’t find anywhere suitable to stop on the East of Barcelona.

There are a number of other options for Barcelona which we can’t comment on as we didn’t use them personally; these appear to be cheaper at €20/day if booked online. I have listed these below in the Google Map – the large Green logo is where we stayed. The rest of the sites have information available if you click on the P they will give you a link to the relevant information either on Camping Car Infos or the Barcelona booking site.

View Barcelona Aire's in a larger map

Finally here is a video of a walk around of the aire at night, the sound is poor until after 1 minute as I had my finger over the microphone but gives you an idea of the noise from the motorway on an evening:

For more information on our visit to Barcelona itself click here.

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  1. Very informative. Thankyou

  2. Wonderful blog and info - thanks

  3. East of Barcelona is a very nice site at El Masnou. Not cheap, but an easy walk to train station and, as you say T-Dia is cheap enough. Also, very nice train ride along the beach.