How to get to Barcelona
If you’re flying to Barcelona and not renting a car, there are three easy ways to get from the airport to the city centre.
Aerobus: The Aerobus connects Barcelona – El Prat airport (Terminals 1 and 2) with the Place de Catalunya in the city centre. It’s fast (35 minutes), inexpensive (less than €6), and has three strategic stops on route: Pl Espanya, Gran Via-Urgell, and PL Universitat.
Metro: The Barcelona airport metro (L9 sud) runs from both airport terminals to the south-west of the city. The metro departs every 7 minutes (more frequently at peak times) from 5am to 12am Monday to Thursday, 5am to 2am on Fridays, and non-stop from 5 am Saturday to 12am on Sunday. There are 15 stops on the line, namely Airport T1, Airport T2, Mas Blau, Parc Nou, Cèntric, El Prat Estació, Les Moreres, Mercabarna, Parc Logístic, Fira, Europa-Fira, Can Tries-Gornal, Torrassa, Collblanc, and Zona Universitaria.
Taxi: There are taxi ranks at both terminals at the airport. A taxi from Barcelona airport to central Barcelona takes about 30 minutes and costs approximately €35.
Getting around Barcelona
Getting around Barcelona is never a problem, thanks to the variety of transport options available.
Walk: Barcelona is a wonderfully walkable city, and walking’s a great way to see all the little details you would miss if you went whizzing past in a car. Some of the main streets that offer access to several neighbourhoods and areas include Las Ramblas, Via Laietana, Avinguda Diagonal, and Passeig de Gracia.
Metro: The Barcelona Metro is a fast and convenient way to get around the city. You can purchase a Metro card that offers unlimited rides for two, three, four, or five days.
Scooter: Many Barcelonians love the ease of zipping around their city on two wheels. Blend in with the locals by hiring a Vespa or another scooter while you’re in the city.
Rental car: A rental car’s a good option if you prefer driving yourself and have the nerves of steel you need to cope with the city’s chaotic traffic. You may prefer to hire a rental car if you’re planning to do day trips out of the city.
Buses and trams: Barcelona has an extensive network of buses and trams that run regularly. You can find routes and schedules on the Transport Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) website.
Where to stay in Barcelona
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