Reus airport lies just 4km from the town of Reus and 15km from Tarragona. It serves as the gateway to the resorts of Spain’s Costa Dorada, most notably Salou, and the Port Aventura theme park which is one of the region’s main tourist attractions. Some arrivals have flown to Reus in order to go to Barcelona which is about 105km away although price permitting they’d be better off flying directly to Barcelona’s El Prat Airport or even Girona which is 90km north of the Catalan capital.
Ryanair were the first budget airline to start offering cheap flights to Reus but have since reduced their services significantly. There are holiday charter flights available with some major tour operators during the summer months but limited scheduled services.
Airport Transport Options
Shuttle Bus & Private Transfers: You can pre-book shuttle bus or private Reus airport transfers and have a vehicle waiting for you on arrival. You can get a quote from the search engine at the above link. Prices are very competitive to all the most popular holiday destinations along the Costa Dorada including Salou and the service is available for all group sizes.
By Bus and Train: There is a bus stop in front of the airport arrivals area from where you can take a bus to Reus Coach Station (20 mins). From Reus there are train connections to Barcelona which take 90 minutes. There is also a bus which goes to Barcelona’s Estació Sants station in about 1½ hour. Bus times depend on flight arrivals. You can check the train timetable on the RENFE website.
By Taxi: There is a taxi rank outside the arrivals hall and they will take you to any of the resorts on the Costa Dorada. Taxi prices to Barcelona are a bit steep if you’ve only selected Reus for the cheap flight in which case you’d probably be better off taking the private transfer or flying directly to Barcelona in the first place.
Car Rental at Reus Airport: If you’re only going to Barcelona then it’s not a good idea to rent a car from Reus and drive there. You’re bound to run into traffic problems and get lost as you approach the city and overnight parking charges are extortionate. However, if you’re holidaying on the Costa Dorada or touring around then Zest Car Rental are a good option for finding good rental deals from Reus airport. You can get a live quote below.