As we outlined briefly in our Barcelona main page, there are many options for travel in and out of the city and the area in general, both for residents and for visitors to the region.
Here are some more details for you…
Barcelona airport is called Barcelona-El-Prat, is located 17 kilometres from the centre of the city and is the second largest in Spain, making domestic and foreign travel very easy. Some of the airlines which use this airport are Aer Lingus, American airlines, Air China and Aeroflot plus many more. This airport connects with 27 other airports within Spain and its islands plus many more over the rest of the world.
Girona airport to the north and Reus airport to the south are both just over an hour away from Barcelona, while Lleida airport to the west is two hours away.
Visit the Aena website HERE for more information.
The Port of Barcelona is Catalonia’s largest port and the ninth largest container port in Europe, it is also one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean.
There are also two additional yacht marinas to the north of the port as well as a fishing port and a ferry station. The ferry station transports people travelling to the Balearic islands as well as other Mediterranean destinations.
Within the port complex is a shopping mall, nightclub and a cinema plus Europe’s largest aquarium which is why it has been designated a tourist zone.
Have a look at the website HERE.
There are several RENFE train stations in Barcelona including a stop at the airport for easy transfers to and from the city.
Look at the RENFE website HERE.
There is also a high speed AVE train service from Barcelona which can take you to major cities such as Madrid, Malaga and Seville. You can find more information about that on the RENFE website.
There is an underground system here too and you can purchase individual tickets or buy multiple journey cards at discounted prices.
More information about that HERE.
There is a TMB bus service which can take you all around the city and you can buy combined bus and underground discount passes together.
The TMB website is HERE.
Barcelona is well connected and has a large amount of car parks. The motorway and road network will take you anywhere in the city by car. The city is located 150 km from La Jonquera, the French border. The French motorway network connects to the AP-7, N-II and C-32 Barcelona motorway. You can enter the city via the ring roads or the Avinguda Meridiana which leads to the centre. From the south, if you’re entering from the rest of Spain join the AP-7 or C-32 and enter the city via the Avinguda Diagonal.
Barcelona has a large number of car parks for cars, many of them located in the city centre. Parking rates range from 2 and 3€ per hour to around 35€ for a whole day.
There are also paid parking areas in the street (blue zones + green area) and charges vary according to the zone of Barcelona.