Barcelona travel guide




Barcelona Travel Guide

How to get Barcelona

Getting Barcelona By Air

The Barcelona airport is located in the township of El Prat de Llobregat, 12 kilometers southwest of the city. A train connects the airport with the railway station, Estació de Sants, every 30 minutes starting at 5:43 a.m. to 10:13 p.m.

The ride takes approximately 30 minutes. Bus service is also available from the Plaça de Catalunya, departing every 15 minutes all year around.

Getting Barcelona By Train

Talgo trains depart for Paris, Geneva, Zurich and Milan from the railway station Estació de França, located at the port.

Other stations with long-distance train service are the Estació de Passeig de Grŕcia and the Estació de Sants (main railway station).

Getting Barcelona By Road

A–7 highway connects the Autopista del Mediterráneo (Mediterranean highway) with France and provides access to the tourist centers of the Costa Brava and Girona province.

A–2 highway connects Barcelona to Zaragoza (Aragón), Madrid and Bilbao in the Basque country. All the autopistas leaving Barcelona are toll roads.

Buses in Barcelona

The old bus station Estació del Nord is the main terminal for regular routes; some routes depart from the railway station Estació de Sants and other points. Bus service also covers the regions of Girona, Tarragona and Lleida.

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