Getting around Barcelona
GETTING AROUND BARCELONA BY METROTwelve lines, 163 stations and a network over 140 kilometers long in the 2017. In all of Spain. Only Madrid can boast a more extensive metropolitan network. Like the Capital, the metropolitan network is highly efficient and able to connect the center and the periphery in a capillary way. The metro is managed by two different companies. TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona), manages 8 lines: L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L9, L10, L11. FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) manages 4 lines: L6, L7, L8, L12. Here is the complete list of 12 Lines:
- L1 Hospital de Bellvitge – Fund
- L2 Paral·lel – Badalona Pompeu Fabra
- L3 University Area – Trinitat Nova
- L4 Trinitat Nova – La Pau
- L5 Cornellà Center – Vall d’Hebron
- L6 Plaça de Catalunya – Sarrià
- L7 Plaça de Catalunya – Avinguda Tibidabo
- L8 Espanya – Molí Nou / Ciutat Cooperative
- L9N La Sagrera – Can Zam
- L9S Aeroport T1 – University Area
- L10 La Sagrera – Gorg
- L11 Trinitat Nova – Can Cuiàs
- L12 Sarrià – Reina Elisenda
- From Monday to Thursday, from 05:00 to 00:00.
- Friday, from 05:00 to 02:00
- Weekend with TIMETABLE CONTINUED by 05 00 on Saturday until midnight on Sunday.
In almost all the stations, there are billboards with the map of the metro lines. Trains travel at peak times, with frequencies of even 3 minutes. On Sundays and public holidays, the frequency is approximately 8 minutes.
GETTING AROUND BARCELONA BY BUSThe road network is managed entirely by TMB. The system is rather efficient and timely. The buses cover the center and the outskirts of Barcelona in a capillary manner over the 24 hours. From 05:00 up to 23:00 around, they are active over 140 Linee Diurnes; after 22:00, during the whole night, around 20 Nitbus lines are active. The buses are extremely efficient and modern. Most of the means, is accessible to disabled people and people with reduced mobility. The bus, compared to the metro, allows you to have an overview of the city. The subway, however, remains the fastest and most convenient way for getting around Barcelona.
FUNICULARThe funicular connects directly the Paral·lel Station, to the Parc de Montjuic, from which the Telefèric starts. The Paral·lel stop is connected to the L2 and L3 metro lines. The Tibidabo funicular, however, is one of the attractions of great appeal in the city. Like the centenary blue tram, that is, the Tramvia Blau. For all the info on the latter, our special is available through this link.
CABLE CARBarcelona boasts the presence of two cable cars. There Telefèric de Montjuic, connects the Funicular station to the top of the Montjuic mountain, at 750m in height. It is a really beautiful and evocative way to admire an absolutely unique city skyline. Look at the Sagrada Familia and Torre Agbar. The Teleferica observes the following times: From 1 January to 28 February, from 10:00 to 18:00. From March 1 to May 31, from 10:00 to 19:00. From the 1 June to the September 30, from the 10:00 to the 21:00. October, from 10:00 to 19:00. From November 1 to December 31, from 10:00 to 18:00.
Tickets: Adult, one way, 8,40€; return ticket, 12,70€. Children from 4 to 12 years pay 6,60€ (one way) and 9,20€ (round trip). Free for children under the age of 4. Info and updates on the official website, from this link.
Aeri del Port it is another city cableway, more suggestive than the previous one (picture above). It offers a magnificent panorama of the whole city and the port. The cable car follows the route from Torre de Sebastià, to Barceloneta, to Miramar Belvedere, located in the Montjuïc area. Two cabins travel the journey which takes about 5 minutes. Not having an excessive capacity, during the holidays and at the weekend the long lines are quite probable.
Aeri del Port observes the following times:
From October to February: from 11:00 to 17:30.
From March to May and from September to October, from 10:30 to 19:00.
From June to August, from 10:30 to 20:00.
One-way ticket costs 11,00€; return ticket, 16,50€. Info and updates on the official website, from this link.
ATTENTION: The timetables and frequency of public transport and taxis are subject to verification due to the current COVID EMERGENCY.
Therefore, the information provided is intended as purely indicative.