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A walk through the downtown is a very good option to enjoy Barcelona. However, if you want to discover every corner of this amazing city, it will be really useful to know all the transports. We present you a little guide with the most important transports in Barcelona. With that, moving around the city will become very easy and handy.
It is the most expensive option but also the most comfortable. If you are looking for the address of your apartment, you have lots of baggage or you like to move freely taxi will be your choice.
Prices range depends on the hour and there are supplements such as going until the airport or carrying luggage. Find every detail about rates and prices here:
BarcelonaForRent Apartments offers a transfer service to customers. If you get to these airports: El Prat, Girona or Reus, the taxi driver will drive you until our office for check-in and then he will take you to your apartment. You can also hire a taxi back to the airport the day of your departure. Prices with all supplements included are:
El Prat – Barcelona City
1 – 4 people – 45€
4 – 8 people – 70€
Girona / Reus – Barcelona City
1 – 4 people – 160€
4 – 8 people – 180€
Are you arriving at El Prat? It will be really useful the Aerobús, the service connecting airport with city center. Is the fastest transport alternative. Aerobús works every day of the year every five minutes. The journey takes 35 minutes and the ticket costs 5,75 € (only accepted cash payment).
There is more information here.
Train is one of the cheapest options to move around the city and also to visit nearby villages. In Barcelona there are three main stations: Estació de França, Passeig de Gràcia and Sants, all them connected to the rest of the city by underground and buses. You can find maps, schedules and prices here.
You can also download the no official app for Smartphone with all the information about trains. Find it here or log in on Android Market.
SUBWAY AND FERROCARRILS DE LA GENERALITAT (RAILWAYS)
If you are ready to discover Barcelona, the subway and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (Railways) will be really useful to travel around the city. In Barcelona there are eight subway lines complemented by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC). Schedules of the subway and these railways are:
- Monday to Thursday and bank holidays: 5am – 24.
- Friday and eve of bank holidays: 5am – 2am.
- Saturday: the subway is open 24 hours.
If you like to move by public transport, there are integrated tickets which you can use in Subway, FGC, train, buses and tram. Using this kind of tickets you will greatly reduce the cost of each trip. All the information about tickets and prices is in this website.
TMB also offers an app for Smartphone that will be very useful to plan your routes, view your path or locate the closest stops. Get it here for iOS. You will find the Android version here.
All around Barcelona there are more than 80 daytime bus lines. You will enjoy the sights of the city while you are on the go. Each line has its own schedule, but most of them starts the round at 4am and service ends at 11pm.
A new feature this year has been the introduction of new bus lines that run vertically and horizontally through the city. This system is really efficient and allows movements through the city in a faster and more accessible way. Currently there are five operating lines, and it is expected to deploy 28 bus lines when the whole project will be implemented.
In this photo there are the five operating bus lines:
You will find all the information about buses on this website.
Moreover, with the BcnBus app for iPhone and Android you will know the waiting time in any bus stop in Barcelona. Download it for iOS here, or log in to Android Market to get it.
In Barcelona there are two Tram routes: Trambaix, which starts in Francesc Macià and gets until southern towns such as Sant Just Desvern and Sant Joan Despí; and Trambesòs, in the North that drives from Vila Olímpica until Sant Adrià del Besòs or Badalona passing by the Fòrum.
Tram is an ecologic and comfortable public transport. It is available from Monday to Thursday, from 5am to midnight, and Friday, Saturday and eve of bank holidays from 5am to 2am.
You will find maps, schedules, tickets and prices here.
If you are logging in from your Smartphone, your website is this one.
Finally, if you want to move around at night, your service will be Nit Bus. Nit Bus is the night bus fleet that circulates between 10.40pm and 6am. Most of them leave from Plaça Catalunya. We strongly recommend you to check the schedules in advance, because the frequency of transports is reduced. Check the bus lines and stops here.