As a major tourist destination and a business center, Barcelona is very well connected both with the rest of Spain as with the abroad, by car, plane, train or ship, as this are the most common ways to reach the city.
Getting to Barcelona by car:
Barcelona is very well connected city, and parking lots are numerous. The network of highways and roads will allow you to drive to anywhere in the city. It should be noted that traffic is usually pretty intense during peak hours as cars are trying to get to Barcelona. By road, Barcelona is located at a distance of 620 kilometers from Madrid, 350 km from Valencia and 300 kilometers from Zaragoza.
Getting to Barcelona by train:
Barcelona Sants Station is one of the busiest train stations in Spain. Barcelona has direct train connections to major destinations such as Paris, Zurich or Milan, and high speed-trains to Madrid, to the east and southern Spain, among others. It has major railway stations and a network of commuter trains that allows you to travel anywhere without problems. A cheaper option is the regional trains, although the duration and comfort are not comparable to the previous ones.
Getting to Barcelona by bus:
The bus station in Barcelona with more national and international connections is Barcelona Nord Station. Also buses from Barcelona Sants Station and from other parts of the city.
Getting to Barcelona by plane:
There is the Barcelona Airport, with several terminals, located sixteen kilometers from the city, heading south, and which is also known as Barcelona-El Prat. Barcelona is also connected through other airports in Catalonia, such as the Girona airport, the Reus airport and the airport of Lleida - Alguaire.
The Prat Barcelona Airport is the second busiest airport in Spain.
2. How I can get to Barcelona from the airport?
Traveling by taxi is a cheap and convenient way to reach the city center from the airport, especially if you're traveling with your family or if you are carrying many bags.
You will find a taxi rank in any of the main outputs of the terminal: Terminal 1 (T1) or Terminal 2 (and out of the 3 buildings of Terminal 2 - T2A, T2B or T2C).
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The Aerobus is an express bus service that links Barcelona airport to the city center. Typically, this service runs every 5 to 10 minutes within the preset operating hours. You can catch the Aerobus at the exit of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The Aerobus will take you to the city center where you can alight either at Placa Espanya or Plaça Catalunya.
3. What are the different types of public transportation available in Barcelona? Getting around Barcelona
Parking your car in Barcelona can be expensive and problematic. Our advice would be to avoid coming with your car to the city center. It’s better for you to use the public transport system.
Barcelona’s subway is in most of the city and if it does not reach your destination, buses or taxis are available without problem, offering a low-cost service and being a good transportation option. several tram lines crossing the city on Avenida Diagonal are also available.
TMB bus (number 46):
This bus operates during the day between 04:50 am and 23:50 pm and departs from both airport terminals.
The RENFE train service runs approximately every 30 minutes from the Barcelona airport to the city center and vice versa. The travel time is about 25 minutes.
4. Useful Phone numbers (for help or emergency during the stay):
What if I need help or I have an emergency during my stay?
Here are the phone numbers you should have on hand during your trip to Barcelona.
We have classified them by topic so you can quickly find the number you are looking for: emergency telephones, hospitals and health centers, pharmacies, transport, tourist information offices ...
Here you will find any phone number you need during your stay in the city.
● All general emergencies 112
● Medical emergencies 061
● Fire service 080
● Guàrdia Urbana 092
● Policía Nacional 091
● Guardia Civil police force 062
City information numbers:
● Tourism Barcelona 932 853 834
● Barcelona Information 010
● Lost and found items 010
● Consumer’s office 012
● Airport (information) 902 404 704
● metropolitan public transport bus and subway 010
● Railways of the Generalitat 932051515
● short-haul long trains and Renfe 902 240 202
● Balearic Maritime Station 932 959 100
● North Bus Station Barcelona 902 260 606
5. Addresses where to find informations of interest about Barcelona
Turespaña - national tourism agency responsible for the marketing of Spain in the world.
The official website of the city of Barcelona.