Getting Around Barcelona

You can choose from trains, buses, metros and taxis in Barcelona. There are also rental cars if you desire to drive about the city of Barcelona on your own.

There are tolls involved on the roadways that you’ll need to consider if you’re planning to drive to the different sights around Barcelona. Renting a car is easy over the internet and you’ll find your car waiting for you at the airport.

Car Hire desks can easily be found at the Arrivals Section and there is usually a special car rental car park.

You can also take one of the many exceptional tours offered in Barcelona to take you around the city so you can become familiar with the city.

Metro in Barcelona
Metro in Barcelona

A Barcelona Card will give you free transport in the city and immediate surrounds for the Metro and buses and trains. A Card costs around €25 for an adult for two days and gives you admission to many attractions either free or for a discounted price.

You can also get a two day travel card for less than €10 for an adult and this gives you any number of trips on the metro, tmb buses and FGC urban train journeys over two consecutive days.

You can also buy a 10 journey booklet for use on metro or buses and some trains – for a cost of from about €7 up to €28 euro depending on the number of zones you want to cover. Single tickets are about €1.50.

Tickets can be bought at any Metro station or Barcelona Tourist Information Offices. You can get your map of metro here.

Buses run hundreds of routes throughout the city and your hotel will help you with initial information.

Metro de Barcelona

There are several metro lines L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L11 all are colour coded to help you make your way around.

Walking the streets of Barcelona
Walking the streets of Barcelona