Barcelona Transport

Barcelona Transport : Metro, Buses, Trains, Bikes, Cable Cars & Ferry

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and well known for being a bicycle friendly city and having great transport.

Barcelona Transport ~ Public Transport Ticket

Hola BCN: 2, 3, 4, or 5-Day Public Transport Ticket

holabarcelonaWith a public transport ticket that offers unlimited travel for 2 days or more, you’ll be able to get around Barcelona and the surrounding area and save yourself time and money.

Discover Barcelona at your leisure as you travel by the metro, buses, and trams as many times as you like.

Your public transportation ticket is valid for 2, 3, 4, or 5 consecutive days after the validation date (depending on the option chosen).

What’s Included  ~ Metro and buses operated by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB)Trains operated by Generalitat city network Tram and Renfe suburban trains (pass to connect with the Barcelona airport is included)

What’s Not Included  ~ Night transportation

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Barcelona Metro

Barcelona Transport - Metro Passeig de Gracia The Barcelona metro is easy to locate as it has a huge sign with an (M) above it.

The square is red and inside is a white diamond shape with the red M in the center,  as in the photo on the left

The metro is  air-conditioned, clean, cheap and the quickest way to get around town.


Barcelona Trains

Estacio Franca Barcelona Barcelona trains include the main local suburban train service FCG (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya).

Spanish trains are modern and comparatively cheap when compared to other European countries.  All Spanish trains are operated by RENFE Barcelona Trains

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Barcelona Airport Train

Although there is no metro at the Airport the Renfe Train is just a few minutes walk from any terminal and trains run from  to Barcelona city every 30 minutes (6:00-23:00)

You can catch the train from Clot, Passeig de Gracia, or Barcelona Sants (Sants Estacio). The name of the stop you want for the airport is Aeropuerto.

If you are traveling from the airport to the city centre,  you can get off at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gracia or Clot and take the metro from there.

Barcelona Buses

Barcelona Buses Barcelona buses are modern and clean and very good for traveling around town.

It’s an inexpensive way to go sightseeing and the airport shuttle bus is the most popular of Barcelona transport to reach the airport.

If you’re not in a hurry, this is a great way to see the sights of Barcelona.



  • The TRAMVIA BLAU (blue tram) takes you to the funicular railway at Tibidabo.
  • The tram leaves from Plaça del Doctor Andreu and arrives at Plaça de Kennedy/Avinguda del Tibidabo.


Airport Bus

Barcelona Airport Bus The blue airport bus runs every six minutes during the day and is one of the best ways to get to and from the airport.

Should your flight arrive in the evening there is also a nightbus (NITBUS).


Barcelona Taxi

Barcelona TaxiBarcelona taxis are yellow and black and have a green light on top of the car when free.

Information on how to find a taxi, fares, where the lost and found is and how to make a complaint.


Barcelona Bikes

Barcelona BikesAnother excellent and very popular way to get around town is by hiring a bicycle.

There are many places where you can hire a bike and also many bicycle lanes, so it’s safe and easy to get around town.


Barcelona Tourist Bus

Barcelona Tourist BusIf you’re only here for a few days then a good way to get to know the city is by taking the Barcelona Tourist Bus which runs daily from 9.00am in Plaça Catalunya.

Should you prefer to see the city by night take the Barcelona Bus Turístic by Night.


Barcelona Cable Car

Barcelona Cable CarAnother form of Barcelona Transport is the Air ferry (Barcelona Cable Car Transport Service).

This links the Tower of Sant Sebasti (Sant Sebasti beach) with the Jaume I Tower (World Trade Center) and Hotel Miramar at Montjuïc.  Not to be confused with the Montjuïc Cable Car.


Barcelona Ferries

balearic ferryIf you feel like taking a trip to one of the nearby Balearic Islands then head for the port.

You’ll find it at the end of La Rambla not far from the Columbus monument.  From here you can take one of the many ferries to Majorca, Menorca or Ibiza.


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