Travel to Barcelona: Cheap trains, buses and flights

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How to travel to Barcelona cheaply?

Flights

to Barcelona land at El-Prat Airport. The airport is connected to Barcelona’s city center by a 20 minute journey on the R2 train, which costs just €2.15 per ticket. Alternatively, travelers can also take the number 46 bus to Pl. Espanya, where the convergence of metro lines 1 and 3 make it easy to reach most destinations in Barcelona. If your flight to Barcelona arrives at night, the N16 and N17 night buses connect Barcelona El-Prat’s terminals with the city center. Taxis are also available in front of each terminal 24 hours a day. Taxis take approximately 20-40 minutes to reach Barcelona’s city center, while prices vary depending upon traffic, luggage, and final destination.

Trains to Barcelona arrive at Estacio de Sants train station which is connected to Barcelona’s metro system. Metro lines 3 and 5 connect Estacio de Sants to Barcelona’s city center. the H7, V7, 27, 32, 78, 109 and 115 buses also connect the train station with the city center. Short distance Rodalies trains also connect various stations in Barcelona and are often the most convenient way to travel around the city.

Buses to Barcelona arrive at Estacio del Nord approximately 2 kilometers or a 20 minute walk away from the city center. Alternatively, the Arc de Triomf metro station’s L1 line and the number 54 bus connect Estacio del Nord with Barcelona’s city center. Rodalies trains R1, R3 and R5 also depart from the bus station for the city center approximately every 12 minutes.

Useful information for your trip to Barcelona

  • What public transport options are there in Barcelona?

    Trains to Barcelona arrive at Estacio de Sants train station which is connected to Barcelona’s metro system. Metro lines 3 and 5 connect Estacio de Sants to Barcelona’s city center. the H7, V7, 27, 32, 78, 109 and 115 buses also connect the train station with the city center. Short distance Rodalies trains also connect various stations in Barcelona and are often the most convenient way to travel around the city.

  • Can I hire bikes in Barcelona?

    Yes, there are several private and city run companies that provide bike rentals. Bicing is run by the state and was an initiative put forth to cut down on pollution in the city and therefore is predomintely used by residence. There are, however copious other options for those wishng to hire bikes for short stays littered all around the city.

  • What is Barcelona known for?

    Barcelona combines world class food, architecture, and nightlife with one of the most pleasant climates in Europe. Barcelona’s beaches are the perfect place to soak in the Iberian sun, while those interested in exploring the city will be fascinated by the 2000+ years of history represented by Barcelona’s varied architecture. After viewing the works of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso in Barcelona’s numerous museums be sure to sample some Catalan cooking at one of the city’s world famous tapas bars. The variety of activities and experiences in Barcelona make it one of the world’s most captivating cities.

  • What cities are close to Barcelona?

    Located in the north east of Spain, the closest large cities to Barcelona are Madrid and Zaragoza which can both be reached in no time with Spains efficient rail network.

  • How long to visit Barcelona for?

    A weekend would be enough to cover all the essentials Barcelona has to offer, however to truly emerse yourself in the Catalan culture multiple returning trips would be necessary!

  • When is the best time to visit Barcelona?

    What’s the Weather in Barcelona like?

    Summers in Barcelona can reach heights of 40 degrees, but you often don't feel the severity of the heat due to its coastal location. Winters are also pretty mild and don't get as cold as the UK

    When’s the cheapest time to visit Barcelona?

    December is the cheapest month to fly to Barcelona, however given the amount of budget airlines flying to the city providing you book well enough in advance you can alwasy find cheap deals.

    What can’t you miss out on in Barcelona?

    Go and have a drink at the bunkers from the Spanish Civil War, which overlook the city and provide an amazing view.

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