How to get around Barcelona

How to get around Barcelona

Barcelona has one of the best public transport systems , as it combines a large number of means of transport that allow you to move quickly and comfortably around the city and its surroundings. It also has integrated tickets and subscriptions, that is, you can use it indiscriminately in any of the transport: metro, bus, tram, train, etc. If you want to know more about the different ways of moving around this city, do not miss this article on how to get around Barcelona.


The extensive metro network of the city of Barcelona makes this transport one of the most recommended to move around the city and reach even the neighboring towns (Hospitalet de Llobregat, Badalona, ​​Cornella, Santa Coloma de Garment, SentREC…). There are currently 9 metro lines that are operational in Barcelona and the schedule of this transport varies depending on the day:

  • From Monday to Thursday and holidays: from 5.00 to 24.00
  • Friday and the eve of holidays: from 5.00 to 2.00 h
  • Saturdays and the eve of important festivities (January 1, June 24, August 15 and September 24): opening at 5:00 am and continuous service all night
  • Sundays: continuous service until midnight


The bus is another of the most widespread transport in the city of Barcelona, ​​since it has more than a hundred lines between urban transport (red buses) and interurban (yellow buses).

The hours vary depending on the line, but are usually: 5 h. or 6 h. in the morning until 10 pm or 23 h. of the night. You can see here a map of the bus lines of Barcelona.

Trolley car

It is also possible to travel around the Catalan capital by tram, although they do not connect the entire city. It is the Trambaix and the Trambesós, each of them with three lines, located at both ends of the city.

This transport circulates between 5 in the morning and around 12 at night, although some lines extend their schedule until 2 h. in the early morning on weekends. You can check the Trambaix and Trambesós timetables here.


Barcelona is a city enabled the bike and not only offers bike path to travel with your own green transport, but also has a municipal bicycle: the Biking. But it should be noted that for the use of this service is necessary an annual payment, so it is not a good option if you are only going to spend a few days or weeks in the city.

Touristic bus

This is an option for those who visit Barcelona during their holidays or on a business trip and want to know all the tourist attractions of the city. It is a bus with 3 different routes, with a total of 44 stops in strategic places of the city. A single ticket allows you to get on and off the bus as many times as you want during a day, and even change routes. It also has explanatory audio in 10 different languages ​​and informants on board the bus. You can see all the information on the tourist bus website.

Nit Bus

The Nit Bus (Nocebo in Catalan) is, as its name suggests, the night bus service that operates daily between 11pm. at night and 5 o’clock. Am. There are 18 Nit Bus lines and they all pass through Plaza Cataluña, the nerve center of the city, so you can go out at night and return home or your accommodation without worry.


The taxi is another option that will allow you to move around Barcelona and its surroundings. Barcelona taxis are black and yellow and it is not a problem to take one, as there are stops or we can directly stop them on the street. You can also call them by phone, but it usually has a surcharge, as well as the nocturnal supplement, transportation to the airport or for carrying suitcases.

Tickets and passes

When choosing the ticket or subscription for public transport, you can choose between different tickets or subscriptions, which you can use in most transports as there is an integrated fare system. You can buy them in the automatic machines of the subway or in kiosks and tobacconists. The most common transportation titles are:

Simple ticket: it will allow you to make a single trip by subway, bus, tram, funicular … but it is the only one that is not integrated, so it does not allow transfers.

T-10: this is a multi-person bonus (you can use the same number of people) valid for 10 trips.

T-Day: this title is unipersonal (only one person can use it) valid for a whole day to make unlimited journeys in all means of transport.

Barcelona Card 2, 3, 4 or 5 days: the same option as the T-Day but valid for two, three, four or five consecutive days.

There are also other subscriptions such as the monthly or the quarterly, you can see here all the transport tickets to move around Barcelona.

Transportation plan

The Barcelona Metropolitan Transport website offers you the possibility of downloading a transport map of Barcelona in PDF format.

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                Article Source: Tape Daily

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