Barcelona Transport

Trains From Barcelona Airport

The RENFE train service runs approximately every 30 mins to and from Barcelona airport to the city centre. Travel time approximately 25 minutes. When travelling from the airport to the city centre you can get off at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gracia or Clot which are serviced by metro stops. From these you can change for the Barcelona metro metro underground system to go to your final destination. If you have not bought a T10 ticket and just purchased a normal ticket then you will have to buy another ticket for the change at Estacio Sants Barcelona Sants. If you have a T10 ticket you can change without paying an additional charge. The metro runs directly from Barcelona Sants station and from Passeig de Gracia


Without a doubt the easiest way to get around Barcelona when you come to visit the city, the metro system stems from the city centre Plaça Catalunya and radiates out to the suburbs of Barcelona. Currently 9 metro lines run through the core of the city and by 2014 the metro will consist of 11 lines

A trip on the metro can cost from on average 1 euro, however, it is recommended that you purchase a T-10 ticket for best value during your stay. A T-10 currently costs 7,70 euros for 10 journeys within zone 1 of the city


The tram system covers the west and east of the Barcelona Diagonal. It links Barcelona (Plaça Francesc Macià) to several towns in the Baix Llobregat county, such as Esplugues, Cornellà, Sant Just Desvern and Sant Joan Despí. This system consists of 3 lines, which share a common stretch from Francesc Macià to Montesa in Esplugues, where T3 branches off towards Sant Just Desvern. Therefore, it is a fantastic way to visit the suburbs of the city.
Additionally the second tram system, opened on 8 May 2004 to provide service during the ‘Fòrum de les Cultures’, runs from Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes (L1) to Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica (L4).

Enjoy a trip to the modern addition of Poble Nou ´New Town´ and exhibition buildings top the south east of the city. The forum often holds international events, fairs and live concerts.


Discovering Barcelona by Bicycle. Barcelona offers a different way to discover its streets, squares and history, through organised bicycle tours. There are an infinite number of bicycle rental agencies which offer suitable itinerary and organise stops in different parts of the city : Old town, Gothic Quarter, sea front, Poble Nou, Olympic Barcelona (from Montjuic to the Olimpic Port) to Modernist Barcelona (Gaudí).
Tours can be organised during the day or at night, and all groups are accompanied by a multilingual guide.

Additionally the development of new and efficient mechanical bicycles provide further options for those who have physical restrictions as well as those that like a more relaxed tour

Trixi Carts

Trixi Carts, (three wheeled taxis) circulate in Barcelona. They offer spontaneous as well as arranged tours, for private people, companies or event agencies

GoCar Tours

GoCar is an entirely new way to explore a city. These nifty yellow convertibles talk to you and take you on a city tour you’ll never forget. The advanced navigational capabilities of the GPS deliver an informative tour, high-lighting specific locations throughout Barcelona as you drive. Just follow the friendly audio directions and relax. Unlike a traditional tour GoCar gives you complete autonomy over where, what and in what order you see sights and also how long you spend at any given point. The cars have a personality and a sense of humor, telling the stories that bring a city to life while guiding the way with clear driving directions

Segway Tours

Give your feet a rest and enjoy a new and exciting way to get to know Barcelona. Make better use of your time and get on one Segway to get to know one of the most comfortable and above all fun ways to see one of the most beautiful areas of the city


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