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
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
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 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.
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.
Barcelona TRAMVIA BLAU
- 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.
- There is also a bus from Plaça Catalunya which takes you there.
Should your flight arrive in the evening there is also a nightbus (NITBUS).
Information on how to find a taxi, fares, where the lost and found is and how to make a complaint.
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
If 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
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.
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.