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How to get there

By plane, car or train… even by boat! You can get to Barcelona by any means of transport. Here’s some information about all the available options to help you decide which type of transport suits you best.

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How to get to the airport

The airport is located 16 kilometres south of the city and is also known as El Prat, the town where it is located.

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Arriving by train

Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of important cities, including Paris, Zurich and Milan, and the high-speed train runs to Madrid, southern and eastern Spain. The city’s major railway stations and metropolitan rail network ensure you can travel to Barcelona and anywhere by train without any difficulties.

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Arriving by bus

The bus station in Barcelona that has the most national and international connections is Barcelona Nord Bus Station. Buses also depart from Barcelona Sants station and other areas of the city.

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Getting to the other airports

Barcelona can also be reached by transport links from other regional airports, including Girona, Reus and Lleida -Alguaire, which also offer services to their influence areas.

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Arriving by car

Barcelona has a large amount of car parks. The motorway and road network will take you anywhere in the city although it’s worth bearing in mind that traffic can be heavy during rush hour.

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Arriving by boat

Barcelona has become the Mediterranean’s foremost cruise ship harbour. It has nine passenger terminals, seven for cruise liners and four for ferries. It has connections with the Balearic Islands and the main Mediterranean harbours.

Getting around the city

Barcelona and its metropolitan area have a wide range of public transport and sightseeing transport options. There are different ticket types so that you can get to where you want to go in Barcelona easily and conveniently.

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Metro, FGC and Tram

Public transport such as the metro, tram and FGC are the quickest, simplest and most convenient way of getting around Barcelona. You can choose from the different ticket types and travel cards.

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A fleet of over 1,000 fully adapted buses serve all areas of the city. The integrated fare system means that travel cards can be used on the metro and trams.

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There are 11,000 taxis in the city which can be easily identified by their yellow and black livery. A green light on the taxi roof indicates its availability.

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Sightseeing transport

A delightful vintage tram, a journey through the air or a complete and original tour of the city. Find out about these other possibilities.

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Barcelona Bus Turístic

The double-decker bus Barcelona Bus Turístic is the easiest way to discover Barcelona city’s most attractive and interesting sights.

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Hire of adapted cars

A list of firms in Barcelona and its surrounding area that have adapted vehicles.

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