Arrival to Barcelona

By Plane

Barcelona airport is the main airport of Catalonia. One of the advantages of Barcelona airport is that it is really close by the Barcelona city center, at just 14 km. It is specifically located at El Prat del Llobregat, the town that gives the name Aeroport del Prat. If you arrive at El Prat, you have 2 possibilities to get to the city centre:

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1) There is an airport shuttle bus connecting El Prat with the city centre. It's a blue bus called Aerobus. It stops in front of the terminal and takes you to Plaça Catalunya (€ 5.90).

2) You can also take one of the many taxis that wait for passengers in front of the terminal. The taxi ride shouldn't cost you more than € 35.

Girona Airport is 103 km from Barcelona city centre or approximately 1 hour 30 minutes by car. It is important to note that Girona Airport is not situated in the city of Girona. If you choose to take a train from Girona, it will first be necessary to get to Girona city centre via taxi or bus.

Anyway, from Girona Aiport to Barcelona city, a shuttle bus will take you to the bus station, Estación del Norte. From Arc de Triomf you can take a metro towards Hospital de Bellvitge and get off at Plaça Universidad, which is the 1 Station before plaça Catalunya.

Take a Train to Barcelona

Considered one of the most utilized transport hubs in the Spain, the Barcelona Sants Train Station is the primary train station for national and international arrivals and departures. Situated in the west of the city, it is easily reached by bus, taxi or the metro. It is well connected to public transportations and is easily accessible. From any part of Europe to Barcelona, you can find a railway ticket on

By Boat to Barcelona

Getting to Spain by ferry is relatively simple with numerous choices worth considering, both direct and indirect. The crossings are quite long (when comparing mode of transport) and aren’t especially low priced but it is a good option to arrive to the port of Barcelona for those cannot take the plane. All Barcelona's cruise ship terminals are very close to Barcelona's city centre (the Ramblas).

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By Bus

Another method of traveling is by bus. It is easier, cheaper and will let you in the center of the city (Estación del Norte, close to Arc de Triomf, or Estación de Sants, near to Plaça de Espanya). You can find your ticket in

By Car

If you had a valid drivers license and a minimun age, you can think to come to Barcelona by car. It is a good option for those who want to discover new places during the trip.

Transportation in Barcelona

By Bus

One of the most cheapest methods. There are more than 100 of bus routes that tour around the entire town. Some of them go right through the center of the city, the Barceloneta beach or the Camp Nou stadium.

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By Tube

The most common method. Faster than buses, it lets you get outside the city. If you buy a ticket for the tube, you can also use it for buses (€ 2.15 for a single ticket, € 9.95 a ten-trip ticket).

By Bike or Scooter

Bicycles are a large and important part of Barcelona's public transport system. There are three options: buy a bike, rent a bike for a day (from € 1.50 per hour) or using bicing system. This third option is mostly used by residents of Barcelona because it is intended as a public transport service for short bicycle journeys of maximum 30 minutes in duration. You can also rent a scooter and go for a ride.

By Foot

The best way to know the city and enjoy all the beautiful places. Barcelona city center (Gothic and Raval districts, Borne area, Exaimple) deserves to be discovered by foot.

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