GETTING IN

FLIGHT

Barcelona is well-connected to most European destinations with major airlines operating from the Barcelona El Prat Airport, situated about 17 km from the city centre. There are two smaller airports located near Barcelona, the Sabadell Airport and the Reus Airport. Tourists can board a direct flight to Barcelona from international airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The flight fare may depend on the airline chosen and the time of the year.

ROAD

Barcelona is one city where travelling would be the least of your worries. Intercity as well as intra-city commuting is rapid and relatively cheap. The beautiful Catalonian city is connected to other parts of Spain and Europe with several bus services. Eurolines is the main bus service in Barcelona, and is highly reliable. Other bus services like Megabus and Busbud are also efficient and budget-friendly. Intracity buses operate from 4:25 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., tickets for which can be purchased via ticket kiosks scattered all across the city or from the following websites: click here.

 

TRAIN

Barcelona has excellent connectivity with other parts of Spain and Europe, thanks to the amazing network of railways. Eurorail should be your first preference when it comes to rail commuting.  Barcelona Sants and Barcelona Franca are two main railway stations where you can find both regional and international train services. Apart from these two, three more stations ensure that rail commuting becomes easy and cheap for residents and tourists alike. However, considering the high number of tourists traveling to Barcelona, it is recommended that you book your train tickets in advance.  For Barcelona Train Map and Train schedule, you can refer to: click here.

GOING AROUND

Metro

METRO

One of the most efficient network systems in Europe, the Barcelona metro has two operators, viz. TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona) and FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya). Collectively, these operators operate the BCN metro on 11 lines that span over 120 kilometres and 169 stations. A single ticket costs €2.15, whereas, the same ticket to the airport is €4.50. 

 

T10 card/Barcelona Card

T10 CARD/BARCELONA CARD

With one T10 Card you’re eligible for 10 intermodal journeys from zones 1 to 6 within 75 minutes. The good thing is, this time increases by 15 minutes for each zone. Therefore, if you’re covering multiple areas in a day, it’s a good idea to get a T-10 Card from any TMB bus or metro vending machines. Ticket prices start at €10 and go up to €42, depending upon the zones you’re traveling within.
Barcelona Card, on the other hand, entitles you to discounts (up to 15%) on entrance fees to various destinations. The card entails unlimited number of journeys on public transport for the duration of your holiday (valid from 3-5 days), and saves you time and energy. Prices vary depending upon your holiday’s duration, and can range anywhere between €40 and €60. It can be picked up from all major tourist attractions and the airport.

 

Bus

BUS

Bus network in Barcelona is extremely efficient, with over 100 lines in the city, of which some connect Barcelona to nearby towns. The main operator is TMB – you will notice white and red buses everywhere on the streets – which cover various routes within the city. Buses are much more efficient than metro and other forms of transport as many of them have stops closer to destinations that metro or trams can’t reach.

Trams

TRAMS

The tram system in Barcelona was introduced back in 2004, and today, comprises 6 lines that stretch a total of 29.2 kilometres and 56 stations. You can use a T-10 Card, Barcelona Card or metro ticket to travel in trams as it is part of the integrated tariff system.

Taxi

TAXI

Just like any city, taxi is the easiest way to get to and from anywhere in Barcelona. The service is available all day everyday by reliable drivers. However, not all of them speak English, therefore, make sure that you write the full address on a piece of paper and show it to them.