As well as being one of the most amazing cities in the world, Barcelona also boasts one of the best public transport systems thanks to the integrated underground, bus, tram, train and bike networks.
And even though most of the tourist attractions are concentrated in the centre of the city, it’s a good idea to opt for public transport when visiting places further afield such as Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Camp Nou, the area of Montjuïc, the Barceloneta neighbourhood, and Tibidado as well as other favourite spots.
For visitors, Barcelona public transport offers travel cards with unlimited journeys over 2-5 days, which can mean substantial savings for your pocket. It’s important to bear in mind that the metro, bus, tram and train (both FGC and Rodalies de Catalunya) are all integrated in the same system, which means that you can use the same ticket on all transport and each journey is the same price. Tickets are available on sale from the machines in metro and tram stations, and single tickets on the buses.
Barcelona metro and train (FGC) times are: from Sunday to Thursday from 5am to 12 am. Fridays and on the eve of public holidays from 5am to 2am. Saturdays and the eves of 1/1, 24/6, 15/8 and 24/9, service runs throughout the night. For Rodalies de Catalunya (regional train service) consult the official web for times.
Bus operating hours: every day, all day. Some buses run at regular intervals and others to a set timetable.
Tram operating hours: From Monday to Thursday from 5am to 12am. Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 5am to 2 am. Sundays from 5am to midnight.