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BARCELONA TRANSPORT - TRAINS, METRO, TRAM, TAXI

Barcelona TrainsBarcelona Transport - It is highly recommended that visitors use public transport and alternative means of transport such as bicycles in order to get around the city. There is no better way to discover the city than by walking through its streets. If you come to the city by car your best bet is to leave your vehicle in a car park and enjoy your visit by bus, metro or taxi.

The Barcelona Metro currently has six metro lines covering a total of 85.7 kilometres and passing through 121 stations. It also has a city railway network, the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat-FGC, run by the Catalan government, which supplements the metro network. There are a number of travel passes which can be used throughout the public transport network (metro, city railway and buses). An integrated fare system was recently introduced which makes it possible to use different means of transport with the same ticket.

Barcelona has a fleet of 865 buses which operate on over 80 routes and connect all the city’s districts. Most buses are adapted for people with reduced mobility. Transport passes can be used on the metro and city-centre lines of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat.

Recently, Barcelona has offered a new form of transportation, which is the Tram. The Barcelona Tram, a modern mode of transport for all citizens. Tram users can enjoy a system of transport that satisfies current needs in terms of mobility by offering an integrated service which has a secure tariff system, is punctual, accessible, quick, modern, comfortable and environment-friendly.

In one single ticket it is possible to benefit from all the means of transport previously mentioned. Nonetheless, it is highly recommended that before coming to Barcelona, you do a little research to find out which ticket suits you the best. You wouldn´d want to buy a ticket that later will not use. For example, of you are staying in Barcelona for only two days, the Two-Day Tourist and Leisure Ticket is recommended, as is also the 10 Journey Travel Card. To determine your ticket enter www.tmb.net

Barcelona TaxiBarcelona has a fleet of 11,000 taxis which can be easily identified by their yellow and black livery. A green light on top of the taxi indicates its availability. There is also a fleet of taxis adapted for people with reduced mobility. If you want to hire specific services (drivers who speak foreign languages, seven-seater vehicles, etc.) we recommend you use the telephone booking service. If you would like more information refer to the website www.taxibarcelona.com.