Access and Mobility

Barcelona, a capital city born two thousand years ago on the shores of the Mediterranean, is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Europe and boasts excellent transport connections to get you wherever you need to go.

By sea

There are daily ferries from the Port of Barcelona to the Balearic Islands as well as regular sailings to the ports of Genoa, Rome and Tangier. For information on the times and prices of ferry companies from the Port of Barcelona: GETTING TO THE CITY FROM THE PORT Blue bus / Metro (L3) The bus runs from all the port terminals to the Christopher Columbus monument and vice versa. The nearest metro station is Drassanes (Green Line, L3) which is a five-minute walk from the monument. Once on the metro system there are excellent connections to the rest of the city.

By Car

MOTORWAYS AND HIGHWAYS Barcelona is 150 km from La Jonquera at the French border. The network of French motorways and highways links up with the AP-7 toll motorway and the N-II and C-32 highways to Barcelona. The main access to the city is via the ring roads (Ronda Litoral along the coast and Ronda de Dalt higher up in the city) or via Avinguda Meridiana to the centre. From the south, if coming from the rest of Spain, access is via the AP-7 toll motorway and the C-32 highway and then by the ring roads or along Avinguda Diagonal. More information

By Taxi

Barcelona has no fewer than eleven thousand taxis in operation, easily identifiable by their black and yellow livery. Taxis available for flagging down have a green light showing on top of the vehicle. There is also a range of multipurpose taxis available for carrying people with reduced mobility. If you have specific requirements (e.g. certain languages, seven-seater taxis, etc.) we recommend that you use the telephone taxi services. MORE INFORMATION ON TAXI SERVICES IN BARCELONA Barcelona Metropolitan Taxi Institute Tel. (+34) 932 235 151 | More information

By Air

Barcelona Airport welcomes over 800 flights per day and more than 34 million passengers every year. GETTING TO THE CITY FROM THE AIRPORT
By the aerobus (A1/A2) / Every 5 minutes / Journey Time: 35 minutes Daily service from Plaça de Catalunya to Barcelona Airport and vice versa. Tel. (+34) 902 100 104 | More information
By train (Renfe) / Every 30 minutes / Journey Time: 18 minutes Daily service from Barcelona Airport (Terminal 2) to Sants mainline station and vice versa  | More information By regular bus (TMB) / Every 25 minutes Line 46 of Barcelona's public transport service links the Airport (Terminals 1 and 2) with Plaça d'Espanya  | More information Night bus (Nitbus) / Every 20 minutes Line N17 of the night bus service runs between Plaça de Catalunya and Plaça d'Espanya and Barcelona Airport's Terminal 1. Line N16 links Plaça de Catalunya and Plaça d'Espanya with Terminal 2  | More information

By Train

Barcelona has direct rail connections with major destinations such as Paris, Zurich and Milan and a high-speed railway line to Madrid, Girona, the eastern seaboard and southern Spain, amongst other regions. Barcelona Sants is the city's main railway station and where the majority of mainline trains entering or leaving the city converge. It is also the railway station for the high-speed trains (AVE) and a large number of local and regional destinations, including Barcelona Airport.
BARCELONA SANTS RAILWAY STATION Metro L5 and L3 / BUS 27, 32, 78, 109, 115, H10 and V7 The following connections are available  | More information Airport train (RENFE) / Every 30 minutes / Journey Time: 18 minutes Daily service to Barcelona Airport (Terminal 2) from Sants Railway Station  | More information

By Bus

The bus station with the most national and international connections from Barcelona is Barcelona Nord. There are also services from the bus station at Sants Railway Station and from other points in the city.
BARCELONA NORD BUS STATION Metro L1 (ARC DE TRIOMF) / Bus: 6, 40, 42, 54, 141, V21 This is the main bus station in Barcelona with services to all the main cities in Spain as well as Europe and North Africa  | More information BARCELONA SANTS BUS STATION
Metro L5 and L3 (SANTS STATION) / Bus: 27, 32, 78, 109, 115, H10 and V7 Right next to Barcelona-Sants railway station, various different bus companies provide nationwide and international services. Service station

Public transport in Barcelona

Barcelona's public transport network for the metropolitan area at a glance:



Barcelona has eight Metro lines which are identified by their number and colour: L1 (red), L2 (purple), L3 (green), L4 (yellow), L5 (blue), L9 (orange), L10 (light blue), L11 (light green), covering most of the city. More information


More than one thousand fully accessible buses ply every corner of the city. More information


Barcelona's tram system, known simply as the Tram, was re-launched in 2004 after having been shut down in 1971. It offers a comfortable, fast, easily-accessible, and eco-friendly means of transport. The system has 2 lines: Diagonal-Baix Llobregat and Ciutadella-Besòs. More information
Renfe - Rodalies

Renfe - Rodalies

The rail network of Renfe Rodalies has 6 lines plus 7 regional lines. There is a total of 236 stations on a total of 1,329 km of tracks. More information


The train is one of the modes of public transport with the highest capacity as well as being the most sustainable. The FGC comprises 13 lines with 103 stations and a total length of 271 km. More information