Barcelona Bus Turistic
Because Barcelona is so big, we took a two day tourist ticket E21. There are three circuits with continuous double decker buses and guides, and you hop on and off. The first day we did the Red circuit to the northern part of the city and the Green circuit to the east and the Olympic boating area. The second day we did the Blue circuit and also a walk up to the fort.
BCN Highway Net
As a exception in Spain the most highways around BCN are full of Tolls as you can see in this pic
The best way to get to BCN is by plane (in my modest opinion) once here the transportation network will forget your need to take a car with some exceptions like Costa Brava small towns and maybe Andorra
In case you are coming to BCN i give you a catalonian web page with a the traffic situation in live with a original map ...see below
The highways are in good conditions ...expect to pay from BCN to Valencia 18€ each way
From BCn to the French border 9-10 € each way, and from BCN to Zaragoza more or less the same that in this last case
Barcelona south surrounding's map
The most locations in the map are residential areas or summer spots ... mediterranean sea offers shallow beaches in Castelldefels, Gavamar, Garraf and Sitges..large sandy strands with showers and keepers for soccer matches, nets for beach volley...and restaurants and hotels on the shore promenade...
one point is for Van travellers ..its a good place to park your caravan and take the train to get BCN... the question everyday is harder and more expensive do it in the city
Once in Barcelona there are a...
Once in Barcelona there are a lot of possibilities to moving around... i suggest the best for me and i hope it will be the best for you too
If you want to go to Costa Brava.. lloret, tossa de Mar, S'Agaro, Roses, Cadaques... the best way is SARFA: this is a bus corp that takes you to all this wonderful places near of France.
from North Station in Barcelona
street Ali Bei
subway Arc De triomf exit street Napols (red line)
Look for the ticket window typed with SARFA
Ferrocarrils Generalitat Catalunya
It is a public railway company that takes to you from Barcelona to Sant Cugat, Sabadell, Terrassa and other small locations to 30or 40 km from Barcelona. In barcelona there are a lot of station . its like a RER in Paris..
Here the maps with the train stations
This line takes to you from Barcelona , Catalunya suare to Sabadell a pretty city 25 km far away from the city
Getting your bicycle onto public transport
Despite Barcelona being a bicycle-friendly city, it's very difficult to find transport that will let you take a bike onboard.
When I decided to leave Barcelona I wanted to get to France, preferably up to Avignon, but none of the coach services would let my bike onboard, and the train station, França, was the same.
In the end, the only place that would allow bicycles was the train station, Sants, though that only went as far north as the French border, not into France itself.
Still, it seems to be your only safe bet for getting your bicycle onboard public transport, but if there is an alternative option I'd love to know!Related to:
Cycling in Barcelona
I found Barcelona was fairly easy to get around on bicycle. There are bike paths on most roads, and because of its spacious grid system it's not hard to find your way around. The only downside is that north of the centre it can get quite hilly in places.Related to:
Funicular, teleferico to Montjuic
From Metro:Parallel you can catch a funicular and then cable car (teleferico) to the Castle of Montjuic. When we were there it was less than 7 Euro for the two roundtrip. You get great views from the open cable cars. Of course I am such a tourist that I always enjoy these unusual forms of transportation. I have not seen a funicular in the US. Also, I sometimes have a bit of acrophobia but felt no uneasiness in either here. You could also take a taxi for not much more, but think of the fun you would miss!
They are open Mon-Sat 10:45-20:00. Closed on Sunday.Related to:
- Castles and Palaces
- Historical Travel
Hop on/ hop off tour on Bus Touristic
This is not a bad way to get an overview and see some of the sights of Barcelona as it makes 27 stops and you can get off an on wherever you want. You are given a little guide booklet that gives basic information about the sights. They also give you a little book full of coupons for various museums, attractions and transport. Cost when we were there was 14 Euro.
Cheaper than a taxi - easier than walking
Barcelona can be easily navigated on foot, and is by far the best way to get around the city. However, after two days of constant walking (including up and down various churches and monuments) it proved a very cost effective and fast way of getting around.
It's open from 5am to 2am most days so you should have no problems.Related to:
- Budget Travel
Great Metro System
The metro in Barcelona is safe, quick, relatively clean, and usually, on time. In my experience, the green and particularly, the older yellow line were the most likely to have stoppages. They're usually not too bad, I can't remember being stuck underground for more than 15 minutes. The newest line, the Purple Line, is by far the cleanest and probably the most efficient. Many interesting characters ride the BCN subway...so enjoy it, but hold onto your stuff!
As they claim: The Funniest Form of Transport
Here is the cutest and fun bicycle transport we have specially during summer. It´s a one man bike that peddles to wherever you wish to be driven. Well, let´s put it this way, it´s not that cheap at all. for fifteen minutes it would cost you 6 Euros, half an hour it would cost you ten euros and one hour eighteen euros...but it´s fun,two people are allowed in plus your humorous lookingm, nice strong driver...to see more of these please take a look at their website:www.trixi.comRelated to:
- Family Travel
Barcelona Bus from Girona
We flew from Glasgow Prestwick to Girona/Barcelona and got the Barcelona Bus from the airport. It's 19 Euros return (11 Euros single) per person and takes 1 hour 10 mins to get to/from Barcelona.
I think you can get tickets in advance but it's just as easy to get them at the airport, you can't miss it (the airport is tiny) - it's a small desk at arrivals - one point to note is that they don't take credit cards, so you'll need to get some cash out before hand.
The bus leaves just as soon as it's full (there were three of them sitting there when we got in) and was pretty comfy (no tv/toilet or anything though). It takes you into the bus station at the Arc de Triomphe Metro station. You can't ask better than that!Related to:
- Road Trip
- Budget Travel
The bus touristic is 21 euros for 2 day ticket which is quite reasonable, in hindsight it would be better to do 1 day and decide what things you want to visit then use the metro to go there.
The bad thing about the bus is that although there are 3 circular routes and several places on each route that you can swop lines once you pass them you have to go right the way round to get back which wastes a lot of time, they should consider a bus which intersects the 3 circular tours so you can get back quickly
Spoilt for choice...
There are several ways, either fly directly into Barcelona or overland by train or bus from other areas of Europe. Barcelona is one on the main transport hubs in Spain so there is no problem in getting here. Most places are within walking distance of a metro station and this is by far the easiest way to get around the city centre. Walking is also a great way of seeing all of the great architecture in the city.
Northern Bus Station
From the Northern Bus Station you may take a bus to Mardid. It takes about 7-8 hours, and fee is 25 euros (May 2005). There are boxes keeping your baggages 24 hours, but too few. So you may have to wait long time before having a free box.Related to:
- Budget Travel
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