Getting to & Around Barcelona

Getting to & Around Barcelona

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How to Get to Barcelona


Barcelona Airport, El Prat, is located just 16km outside the city. Girona Airport, north of the city, and Reus, to the south, are a little over an hour away. Lleida Airport, to the west, is just over two hours away.


Barcelona Sants Station
Metro: L5 and L3. Bus: 27, 32, 78, 109, 115, H10 and V17.

Barcelona Sants Station is the city’s main railway station and most trains departing and arriving in Barcelona stop here. The station is the terminus for the High-Speed Train and many Spanish and foreign destinations and trains to Barcelona Airport.


Getting Around Barcelona

Barcelona currently has eight metro lines that can be identified by the number and colour of the line and serve most of the city.

It also has an urban and metropolitan rail network the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC) which supplements Barcelona’s metro network. There are three urban lines: L6, L7 and L8.

Barcelona’s Metro Map:

The metro operates an integrated fare system enabling passengers to obtain a free transfer from one means of public transport to another within a period of 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are different types of travel cards and transport passes in Barcelona that are valid throughout the public transport network (metro, buses, tram and suburban rail), including the T-10 card which is valid for 10 journeys, or day passes (2, 3, 4 and 5 days).

The Tram route provides easy access to Barcelona’s major industrial areas, shopping centres and residential zones.

Barcelona Tram Maps:

Download helpful Barcelona apps here.