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Public Transport in Barcelona

Barcelona’s public transport is excellent and, if you choose the right type of transport ticket, it can also be very cheap. This article includes all the necessary information you’ll need to know to get around the city.

Main means of public transport in Barcelona

  • Metro de Barcelona Barcelona Metro is the fastest and cheapest way of getting around the city. The metro network is very extensive and takes locals and tourists to most of the city’s top attractions.
  • Autobuses en Barcelona Barcelona has a fleet of 1,000 buses that will take you to the most touristic destinations as well as to the most remote parts of the city.
  • Trenes de cercanías en Barcelona Barcelona’s suburban trains not only connect the city center with nearby towns, but are also a good alternative to the metro.  
  • Tranvías en Barcelona The trams in Barcelona are not very useful for tourists, nevertheless they’re the most charming transportation in the city and a great way to see Barcelona while getting from one place to another.  

Tickets and Travel Cards

The following transport tickets are valid for the previously mentioned means of transportation:

Other transport for tourists

  • Teleférico de Barcelona Discovering Barcelona from up above while riding one of its cable cars is a unique experience. Find out about its routes, prices and opening hours.
  • Tranvía Azul de Barcelona The Tramvia Blau (Blue Tram) is one of the oldest surviving trams and tram lines in Barcelona. The line was inaugurated in 1901 to connect the Avenida Tibidabo train station with the Tibidabo cable car.
  • Golondrinas de Barcelona The Golondrina is a boat cruise that takes tourists along the Barcelona’s harbour and beaches. A very original way of exploring the city! 
  • Autobús turístico de Barcelona The Barcelona Bus Turístic is the city’s official sightseeing bus and one of the easiest ways of exploring Barcelona. It has three different routes and stops at various attractions so that tourists can hop off and get back on as they please.  

The Most Comfortable of Getting Around…

  • Taxis en Barcelona
    Although it isn’t the cheapest means of transportation, you’ll find that taking a taxi once in a while can come in handy. This article includes the latest information on rates and other useful tips.