Public Transport in Barcelona

Here you can find our Public transport in Barcelona Guide

Barcelona is a large place to visit, with iconic sites situated far from one another. Though this worries many visitors at first, the city is easy to get around thanks to the fast transportation links.  You can choose from a wide variety of different methods of public transport such as buses, metros, trains and much more. Wherever you plan to go to, you will be able to reach it within minutes; the fares are also very reasonable! Buses, Trains, and metros are the popularly used public transport in Barcelona, though there are other methods of transport; such as the tram, funicular and cable cars.


Public Transport in Barcelona: Buses

Using the bus in Barcelona is very easy as well as accessible in many parts of the city. Consisting of over 1000 buses operating on 80 different routes, the bus system is the largest method of transport in Barcelona. No matter where you would like to go, there is always a bus stopping nearby. Time-wise, the buses tend to follow a strict schedule and are expected to arrive at least 10 minutes after the previous one. During the night, buses are operating under the name “Nitbus”; this service has 17 services running around the city. Excluding the N0 Bus, all the buses go through Plaça Catalunya, allowing you to change to other lines.

Fare: One way* – €2.15; Ten-journey Card (T10)* – €9.95; Personal Three-Months Card (T-Jove)* – €105
Operating times:
All day from Monday to Sunday (operations may vary during holidays)

* Valid for Metro, Buses, Trams, and Trains in 1st zone


Public Transport in Barcelona: Metro

Just like the bus system, the metro is a vastly popular method of transport, with a total of 11 metro lines operating in the city. 8 of the metro lines are run by the TMB (City Transport Authority) and can be recognized with the M symbol; the remaining 3 lines are run by the Catalan Government. The fare ticket costs the same as the bus fare and it can be purchased in any metro station.

Fare: One way* – €2.15; Ten-journey Card (T10)* – €9.95; Personal Three-Months Card (T-Jove)* – €105
Operating times:
– Mon-Thu+ Sun: 5 am to Midnight

-Friday: 5am – 2.00am
– Saturday: Continuous service

* Valid for Metro, Buses, Trams, and Trains in 1st zone


Public Transport in Barcelona: Trains

There are two types of trains you can use in Barcelona: the urban and interurban connection system. Not only will you be able to access different parts of the city easily, but you are also able to access other major cities in Catalonia such as Girona and Valencia. The trains operate all week with a set schedule to follow; each timetable can be found online. Furthermore, when you plan to transfer from the metro to a train, there are no extra fees to be paid as long as you’re in the same zone. If you’re planning to spend your holiday in Barcelona make sure to make time to travel to other cities by train!

Fare: Varies on the destination
Operating times:

– Mon-Fri+ Sun: 5 am to Midnight
– Saturday: Continuous service


Public Transport in Barcelona: Trams

In Barcelona, you can find six tram lines divided into two biggest networks, the Trambaix and Trambesós. It’s a very comfortable and quick way to move around Barcelona, but available only in two areas of the city. The Trambaix lines (T1, T2 and T3 ) run trough the area of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Cornellà de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Just Desvern and Sant Feliu de Llobregat. With lines of Trambesós (T4, T5, T6) you will get from Port Olimpic to Badalona and Sant Adrià de Besòs. So, if you need a transport trough one of these areas, the tram can be a good alternative for metro o buses.

Fare: One way* – €2.15; Ten-journey Card (T10)* – €9.95; Personal Three-Months Card (T-Jove)* – €105
Operating times:
– Mon- Thu: 5.00 am until midnight.
– Fridays, Saturdays and  public holidays: 5.00am – 2.00am.
– Sundays: until midnight.

* Valid for Metro, Buses, Trams, and Trains in 1st zone


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 Public transport in barcelona
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Public transport in barcelona
The public transport used in Barcelona can be found everywhere in the city. They are all well organised as well as very convenient.
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Erasmus Barcelona
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