The Port of Barcelona is at the foot of La Rambla – Barcelona’s most famous central boulevard, running through the heart of the city centre. There are as many as seven cruise terminals at the port, at three main locations. The port is the second busiest in Europe for handling cruise passengers after Venice, Italy. September the 13th,2015 was a record-breaking day for the port, when 26,770 passengers from four cruise shops arrived at the city in a one day.
Adossat Quay Cruise Terminals are terminals A, B, C and D. Terminal E is scheduled to open in 2018 as well. These are the furthest away from the city centre. You can catch the public bus T3 PORTBUS, often referred to as the “Blue Port Bus”, which will take you to the Memorial of Christopher Columbus, at the south end of La Rambla. The ticket is 2 Euro and can only be purchased with cash on the bus itself. The terminal is 17km to Barcelona Airport, or 26 min by car. At Adossat Quay Cruise Terminal, as well as at the rest of the terminals, you can find passenger facilities, such as telephones, a cafeteria, air conditioning, duty free and souvenir shops, shuttle and taxi services.
World Trade Centre Terminals is the second location where your cruise ship would dock. There are three terminals, called North, South and East terminals. There is a stop for the hop-on-hop-off tourist bus of Barcelona near the World Trade Centre. The foot of La Rambla is about 15 min walking distance and the airport is 13 min drive away. Here you can also find passenger facilities, such as shops, eateries, transfer services, air-conditioning and telephones.