How to get to Barcelona?
A fast train link between Barcelona and Madrid (3-hour trip), classic lines also connect Barcelona to many Spanish cities: Valencia, Seville, Vigo, Bilbao… among others.
France is fairly well connected to Barcelona, with regular courses for Perpignan, Béziers, Narbonne and Montpellier and night from Paris-Austerlitz train (departure 20 h 32, arrival 8:24).
There are also several trains per day to and from Cerberus at the French-Spanish border, as well as to the Pyrenean town of Latour-de-Carol (transfer to/from Toulouse). The Catalan capital has three train stations (soon four with Barcelona Sagrera), the great Barcelona Sants station West of the city, Barcelona-Passeig de Gracia and Barcelona Franca. You can get information for guides in Barcelona in Tours 10 web.
Eurolines provides connections to Barcelona from of many city French, for 20 euros you can reach Barcelona from cities in the South of France, Toulouse, Montpellier… If you book more than a month in advance tickets prices almost twice cheaper.
There are three airports around Barcelona; the international airport of Barcelona (14km from the Center), the airport of Girona and Reus airport, the latter being located about an hour from Barcelona and receiving mainly low-cost airlines.
Barcelona international airport is connected to downtown by an Aerobus, departure every 30 minutes from 5: 00 to midnight (€5.75, departure from Placa de Catalunya, Plaça Espanya or Urgell). The journey time is about 30 minutes, an hour in case of traffic jam. The airport shuttle stops at Plaça Espanya, Gran Via – Urgell, Plaça Universitat and Placa Catalunya. If you land after midnight nothing is lost, there are also night buses; line N17 to T1 commuter train or line N16 to T2.
Girona airport is connected to Barcelona with a shuttle with Estació del North. A one-way ticket costs 16 euros and 25 euros round-trip, count one hour and ten minutes
Reus airport is served by buses from Barcelona Sants bus station. A one-way ticket costs 13 euros and round-trip 24 euros, count one hour and forty-minute ride. An alternative is to go by train to Reus and then take the bus n ° 50, slower but less expensive.
You will probably arrive by motorway AP-7 from the France or Valencia, and by the AP2 if you come from Madrid. The main point of passage between France and Spain being the Perthus pass. It is advisable not to return in the city centre with his car, traffic and parking very expensive, leave your vehicle in the peripheral areas, the University District is safe is well connected to public transport.
It is also possible to arrive at Barcelona by ferry; from Genoa and Rome in Italy, Algiers and Oran in Algeria, from Tangier to the Morocco, Sardinia and the Balearic Islands.
Guide: getting around in Barcelona
Barcelona public transport (bus, metro) are managed by the company TMB (transport Metropolitans de Barcelona).
By metro: the mode of transport most popular to move to Barcelona, there are eleven lines fast and effective. The metro works from 5: 00 to midnight during the week and until 2: 00 Friday and Saturday
-Card T-DIA: €7,25 / 1 day, unlimited
-T-10 card: €9.45 / 10 trips
-5 days: €28,50
-Travel a month/50: 37 euros.
The bus network is very dense and covers the whole of the city, there are over 108 lines as well as three tourist lines. The buses run from 6:30 to 22: 00, there are a few lines that work 24/24 on major roads of the city.
Six Barcelona tram lines complete the network of subway lines and serve the outlying areas of Barcelona.
Very many, one recognizes them by their yellow and black colour. The minimum price of a race is 7 euros, this is what will cost you roughly a day Downtown crossing. For the airport count at least 25 euros.
Not a good idea to go by car in the centre of Barcelona, the traffic is dense and the rare and expensive places, about 2 euros now, more police is intransigent on cost overruns of hours of parking meters, it is impounded almost all the shots. One solution to park outside the city centre in free areas, the University District is recommended, safe and well connected to public transport.