Sitges is known as the ‘Jewel on the Mediterranean’ and offers many facets to cater for all tastes. Reputed to offer 300 days of sunshine a year, it is a quaint little coastal town surrounded by the hills of the Garraf National Park.
Sitges old town has narrow streets leading down to a palm tree lined promenade that runs along an open bay with it's many beaches.
The town has been built on an industry of fishing, commerce and wine, and has been much favored by artists, the bohemian crowd and more recently has developed a large gay community. A tourist resort since the 1800s, Sitges offers much more than just a beach resort.
Sitges is located just to the south of Barcelona, and is about a 20 minute drive from Barcelona’s El Prat international airport.
Sitges itself has a compact centre, easy to walk around, yet large enough to hold lots of interesting sights and attractions; offering an excellent variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars to suit all budgets, museums, art galleries, Sitges market, Port d'Aiguadolc and various sporting activities, including water sports, golf, tennis and horse-riding. Sitges is also a lovely place to take a stroll and enjoy the sights and sounds of local life.
Barcelona is easily accessible both by the train and bus. Explore the local villages and countryside. The medieval town of Montblanc, Roman city of Tarragona and the attractive landscape of the Penedes and Conca de la Barbera, Monestir de Montserrat are all easily accessible trips.
If you are a wine connoisseur then you will enjoy visiting the local vineyards and bodegas of Torres and Cordoniu.
From Barcelona "El Prat" airport by bus
There are coaches that run directly from Barcelona Airport to Sitges. The Bus Garraf runs from outside Terminal 1 (T1).
If your flight arrives at T2, you will need to get the free shuttle bus from T2 to T1. Once you are at T1 you will be able to get the coach to Sitges.
The times provided will be either for Monday - Friday, Saturdays, Sundays or Night time.
Please check the online schedule as busses can change particularly as the season changes. https://www.busgarraf.cat/en/horaris/
From Barcelona "El Prat" airport by train
There are no direct trains from Barcelona Airport to Sitges. Therefore, it is necessary to take the C2 RENFE train from Terminal 2 (T2) to El Prat de Llobregat which is the first stop after the airport. You can then catch a train to Sitges from this station.
If you are arriving at Terminal 1 (T1) of Barcelona Airport, there is a free shuttle bus that will take you to the train station which is located at Terminal 2 (T2).
If you are arriving into Terminal 1 (T1) you will not be able to walk straight to the train station, as it is 4km away. You will need to take a shuttle bus from outside the terminal.
For more detailed information on train timetables see
From Barcelona "El Prat" airport by taxi
Sitges is approximately 25 mins in a car from Barcelona Airport.
A taxi is roughly €70 euro from the Airport and is by far the most convenient option. Also note that Taxis are available at all times from the airport, so will be convenient for late arrivals.
Another option to consider is booking private transfer in advance. Some private transfer companies are:
As in all popular tourist resorts around the world, well trained pickpockets are on the lookout for unwary tourists, so keep you wallets, purses and telephones out of sight, and keep your eyes on your luggage.