Getting Around in Barcelona

By Taxi

A reasonably priced way of getting into the city is by Taxi and they are to found right outside the terminal arrival halls.  From Terminal 1 you can expect a journey of approximately 20 to 30 minutes and cost in the region of 25€.  From Terminal 1 the journey will take a little longer and the cost will be approximately 30€.  This way of getting to your accommodation is ideal if you are a family, or if you have a lot of baggage.

Express Bus Service

There is an Aerobus service outside both Terminal 1 & 2.  The service runs every 10 minutes within its fixed hours of service.  The bus takes you to either Plaça Espanya or Plaça de Catalunya in the City Centre.  Tickets cost 5.90€ one way and 10.20€ for a return ticket.

The Nitebus operates between the hours of 21:55 and 04:45 at a ticket cost of 2.15€

By Train

There is a RENFE train service which runs approximately every ½ hour and travel time are approximately 30 minutes.  The train will stop at Clot, Passeig de Gràcia or Sants Estacio.  These are all serviced by the metro so you can use the metro from these points to reach your destination.  A shuttle bus at the terminals will take you to the train station.

Getting Around in the City

There is a clean and efficient bus service which operates throughout the city.

The city is not really very big so walking is the easiest option, however, if you have a lot of ground to cover then your best bet is to opt for the Metro.  Metro trains run every 5 minutes so there is no waiting around.  Metro information

Walking in Barcelona gives you time to stop and admire the truly breathtaking architecture.  So get yourself a map and set out to really absorb all there is to see.

If you have included the Tibidabo Mountain in your itinerary you may like to travel there on the century-old tram the Tramvía Blau this you can catch at the Plaça Kennedy and it will take you to the bottom of the funicular to Tibidabo.

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