- By Kevin
- On Sep 5, 2017
- Travel Tips
Barcelona has grabbed headlines for years as one of the world's most happening and fashionable cities,and the capital of Catalonia has a shopping scene to match its trendy reputation.Getting around Barcelona,Barcelona city travel guide.
By Metro&Public Transport
Barcelona's metro is both cheap and easy to use and will get you pretty much anywhere you need to go in town–including La Sagrada Familia(metro Sagrada Familia on L5 and L2),Camp Nou(metro Les Corts or Maria Cristina,both on L3)and Park Guell(metro Lesseps on L3).A single journey costs 2 euros and daily tickets are also available(although these are only good value if you plan on making more than six or so journeys in one day).
The best value for money ticket is the T-10 which gets you ten journeys for under 10 euros.These are valid for 30 days or so,and perfect if you're here for a short stay.You can also use your T-10 on all standard buses and trams.
The one place the metro doesn't go is'el aeropuerto'however click here for trains to Barcelona Airport and more.
Taxis are relatively cheap in Barcelona,compared to say London,and they can be hailed down on the street.Look out for the black-and-yellow-mobiles and prepare to pay extra for luggage,night journeys,Sunday travel or going to and from the airport.Any excuse really.
Bikes can plausibly pass for public transport in Barcelona,thanks to the Bicing initiate run by the city,but are only available for long term residents.Register for around 50 euros a year and you can pick up a natty red and white bike at any of the docks and drop it off on the other side of the city-there are stations everywhere.If you are simply passing through then hiring a bike is a great option for exploring-the city is mostly flat with a decent amount of cycling paths,or alternatively opt for a guided bike tour.
By Motorbike or Car
If you want to zip around town like the locals do then you could opt for hiring a scooter for a day or two(known locally as'motos').You'll have to contend with the Barcelona traffic,but they are quick and convenient and perfect for day trips.Cars of course offer a bit more security,although parking can be a pain-and expensive.If you do opt for four wheels then take a look at our car rental page for some reliable hire companies.