Getting around in Barcelona

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There are lots of different forms of transport and travel tickets for getting about easily and conveniently in Barcelona and its metropolitan area. Below are the four best ways of discovering this fabulous city.

 

Metro

The Barcelona metro has eight underground lines, each one identifiable by its number or colour: L1 (red), L2 (purple), L3 (green), L4 (yellow), L5 (blue), L9 (orange), L10 (light blue) and L11 (light green) and which cover most of the city. There is also a city network of trains run by the Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), that complement the metro system. The three city lines are: L6, L7 and L8.

 

Buses

Barcelona has a fleet of over 1,000 buses that cover more than 80 routes that can take you anywhere you want to go in the city. Buses are single decker and are adapted for people with reduced mobility. The same transport ticket is valid for all means of transport: metro, tram, city buses, city train lines (FGC), and local trains (Renfe) in zone 1.

 

The bus service to Barcelona airport (BCN-El Prat) leaves every five minutes, 365 days of the year and takes about 35 minutes. This service is a fast, convenient and cheap way to travel from either of the airport’s two terminals (T1 and T2) to the centre of Barcelona (Plaça Catalunya) in just three stops. The bus stops at the city’s hubs: Plaça Catalunya, Sepúlveda-Urgell, Plaça Espanya, Gran Vía-Urgell, and  Plaça Universitat.

 

Cycling

Barcelona is equipped with bike lanes that are perfect for cycling through the city’s parks and open spaces. An original and ecological way to get to know the city.

 

Taxi

Barcelona has eleven thousand taxis, which are easily recognisable by their black and yellow cars. Taxis which are available for hire display a green light on their roof. There is also a taxi service for people of reduced mobility. If you wish to hire a taxi for a specific purpose (language service, seven-seater, etc) we recommend you book your taxi by phone.