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Barcelona city guide

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In the following links you will find information about Barcelona as well as some useful information and services we offer to our clients

How to get to Barcelona

The Catalonian capital really has an excellent transportation network – so however you prefer to travel, there is an easy way to reach beautiful Barcelona!


At least most international visitors might hop on a plane and arrive at Barcelona Airport El Prat. Even though it is located 12km outside the city, reaching Barcelona’s centre can be as easily as quickly since various transportations options are available.

Renfe is the Spanish national rail company and operates a train which is connected to the city centre

Line: R2
Departure Times: 6.13am to 23.40pm; every 30 minutes
Price: 4,10€ for a single ticket
Travel Time: ca. 25 minutes
Important Stop(s): Sants; Plaza Catalunya

Watch out: This option may be a very cheap way to get to the city, but it can also be a long journey since there are only two trains to catch in the hour – plus it is just connected with Terminal 2!

The Express Shuttle Bus Service provides comfortable big travel busses with enough room to store your luggage.

Line: Aerobus A1 & A2
Departure Times: 24h a day; every 5 minutes
Price: 5,90€ for a single ticket
Travel Time: ca. 30 minutes
Important Stop(s): Plaza Catalunya

If all of the above possibilities still don’t seem like the right choice for you, of course you can simply take a taxi to drive you exclusively and straight to your exact destination. Just choose one of the many black-and-yellow caps waiting in line directly in front of both terminals.

Price: ca. 35€ to get to the city centre

KEEP IN MIND: At Barcelona Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are not very close to each other since it takes around 12 minutes by transportation to get to one another. So always make sure you know your terminal. In the event you might need to get from one terminal to the other, don’t worry and just take one of the free and regularly driving green shuttle busses connecting T1 and T2.

If you are traveling with Ryan Air, you might arrive at Girona Airport, which is located 38 miles / 60 km northerly of Barcelona. Ryan Air runs a direct shuttle bus to the airport from the Estació de Nord bus station in Barcelona’s city centre.

Company: Sagales
Departure Times: check the Shuttle Bus Timetable
Price: 11€ for a single ticket
Important Stop(s): Estació de Nord

The schedule is usually adapted to the company’s flight times – so make sure to be informed in advance.

Another possibility is to reach Barcelona via the Reus Airport that is located near Tarragona and Reus about 90 minutes outside the Catalan capital. There is a bus company connecting the airport with Barcelona.

Company: Hispano Igualadina
Departure Times: 9.00am to 10.45pm (generally)
Price: 14€ for a single ticket
Important Stop(s): Sants

Of course there are also some other possibilities to reach Barcelona from Reus - feel free to visit the airport’s official website and get informed.

Barcelona not only provides one of the most famous but also one of the most important harbors when it comes to cruise ship travelling. For cruise liners alone there are not two, not three but seven terminals!  The port handles also a busy ferry traffic and frequently operates with the Balearic Islands and the main Mediterranean harbors.

From/to the Balearic Islands
Acciona-Trasmediterránea: Tel. 902 454 645 |
Balearia: Tel. 933 248 980 |
From/to Genoa, Sète & Tangier
Grimaldi Group Grandi Navi Veloci: Tel. 934 437 139 |
From/to Rome, Livorno, Sardinia (Porto Torres) &Tangier
Grimaldi Ferries: Tel. 935 028 163 |

If you arrived at the harbor looking for a connection to the city centre there are various options. The Cruise Port Shuttle Bus Service (Blue Bus) runs from every terminal to the famous monument of Cristopher Columbus. From there it is very easy to take openbaar vervoer to reach your preferred destination.

Nearest Metro Station: Drassanes (Line 3, green)
Price: 2,15€ for a single ticket; 10,30€ for ten rides
Important Stop(s): Plaza Catalunya; Passeig de Gracia

Whoever likes to travel “oldschool” can also reach the amazing city of Barcelona via train. Since this metropolis offers not only one but two international train stations there are various possibilities.

Station: Sants
Trains: various national and international trains
Public Transportation Connection: Line 5 (blue); Line 3 (green)

Station: França
Trains: various national and international trains
Public Transportation Connection: Drassanes – Line 3 (green); 5-10 minutes walk

Station: Passeig de Gracia
Trains: various national trains
Public Transportation Connection: numerous busses (7,6, 17, 22, 24, 50, 54, 62) & metros (L2, L3, L4)

The most independent way to travel is still by car. Since Barcelona is one of the most important cities in Spain as well as a great metropolis in Europe, it is a natural consequence that this town provides an excellent connection via freeway.

Barcelona’s location is 150km away from the French border, La Jonquera. The French highway system is connected to the AP-7, N-II and C-32 Barcelona freeway.  It is easy to enter the city via the ring roads or the Avinguda Meridiana which bring you directly to the centre.

If you’re coming from southerly direction take the AP-7 or C-32 and reach the city via the Avinguda Diagonal.

If you are not going to use the car during your stay in Barcelona and are planning on parking it for a few days, you might want to use the Forum parking option:

Plaza d’Ernest Lluch i Martin
08005 Barcelona
Phone : 93 356 11 99
Price: 45€ for up to 8 days

Keep in mind that if you remove the car from the car park your parking period ends and you will have to pay again.
The Forum car park offers good public transportation options from there on:

Metro: Line 4 (yellow) “El Maresme Forum”
Bus: 7 /36 /41 / 43 / 141 / N 6 / N 7 (Bus “N” means night bus)
Tram: T4 “Forum”
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