Barcelona Transport Information and Guide
Barcelona has excellent public transport systems. bus services and Metro (Underground) system with stations scattered throughout the city.
Car hire and driving are not recommended because of heavy traffic and poor parking facilities.
The easiest way of getting around the city of Barcelona, and the least scenic is the Metro underground
The underground lines 1, 2, 3 etc are colour coded and depicted with icons L1 to L6
Metro tickets are the same price as bus tickets and the multi journey tickets can be used on either
Barcelona Multi Journey tickets available
- 10 journey T ticket approx €6 for 1 zone
- 2 day approx €8 €9
- 3 day approx €12
- 4 and 5 day tickets are also available
This method of travel allows you to see where you are going, but is subject to traffic holdups. Luckily there are exclusive bus / taxi lanes to help speed your journey. Route maps are displayed at bus stops and buses run from around 5:30 am to 11:30 pm. Multi journey tickets are much cheaper than buying single fares.
General information on public transport useful and trip planning can be found, such as
- Name and number of the stop.
- Routes going past the stop
- Underground map
- Night Bus map
- Tickets, travel cards, customer service telephone numbers and regulations information
Barcelona Bus Touristic Routes
There are 2 Bus Touristic routes. Your ticket allows you to use buses on either route changing routes if required at the 3 central common stops
This bus runs roughly every 25 minutes around the tourist sightseeing attractions, the complete journey takes approximately 2 hours per route. A one day ticket that can be purchased on the bus costs around €15.00, a two days' ticket is only a few euros more.
You can get off the bus to walk around the attraction and catch a later one to continue your journey.
Ruta Norte Roja. The Red route North
Ruta Sur Azur. The Blue route South
Forum Green route
Taxis are plentiful, can use the exclusive bus / taxi lanes.
Costs are reasonable, and are metered. Make sure the meter is on. Current fares are posted inside the cabs.
Extra charges and minimum fares:
- Day minimum fare around€1.20, night €1.35 (2004 prices)
- Airport supplement €2.10, with a minimum fare of €11.15
- Port supplement €1.85
- Oversized luggage supplement €0.85
National Rail Networks RENFE and FGC
El Clot Arago
Arc de Triomf
Pg. de Gracia
Sant Andreu Comptal
Sant Andreu Arenal
Estacio de Franca
FGC Ferrocarrils Generalitat de Catalunya Rail stations in Barcelona
More information from the public transport companies TMB FGC