I purchased a t10 ticket which cost 9.95Euros. This entitled me to 10 individual trips, including from the airport to central Barcelona.
Just a word of warning though when I tried to use the ticket after about 2 days of storing it in my pocket we had trouble getting the machine to recognise the ticket.
Fortunately a ticket guard was nearby and he suggested that the ticket could have become damaged. He replaced it with a newer version with the same amount of credit. The advice therefore is to keep your tickets clean and flat; don't let them get damaged otherwise the ticket barrier will not let you through.
Barcelona has a very efficient metro system and you can reach anywhere in the city with the help of metro. It is also very easy to change to different lines within the metro system. The signs and labels don't give you any chance to lose your direction. If you will prefer walking and using metro combined as we did, you can get a T-10 ticket which gives you 10 rides in metro or bus within Barcelona. It costs 9.25 Euro and there are automatic ticketing machines where you can even get it with your credit card.
Santa Coloma is along the the red metro (subway) line (L1) and you can easily get there from any place in the city center. Since it is at the northern end of the line it will take you 20 - 30 min with the metro from the center. Lots of hotels to choose from in the city. You maybe want to check Google maps of the hotels location compared to the L1 metro stops. At http://www.tmb.cat/en/home you have a lot of information about the Barcelona public transportation.
In order to get from one general area to another, the subway is the best bet in time and money. The system has a very efficient run operation, and the cars are clean inside, with many running every few minutes to avoid long waits. the grid connects with the rail lines at Plaza Espanya, and all bus routes are next to the exit points. The subway lines are easily followed and the connection between routes is good.
A fare for one ride is 1,40 Euro, but a ten ride discount ticket then averages 80 Euro cents. There is a free time of 75 minutes that you cane take a bus to connect to subway line, or visa versa that is free if you get on within that time frame.
If I want to travel from Poblenou to Passeig de Gràcia , does that mean I only need to buy Single metro ticket?
If I coming back from Passeig de Gràcia to Poblenou, does that mean I buy another Single metro ticket?
How does the ticket work? tap or insert at the gate?
Barcelona has a very efficient,clean, and cheap metro system .... machines have English translation, only warning .... be careful of your possessions since this is where the pick-pockets come to work !!!!! And also be ready to climb stairs like you wouldn't believe ..... in all my travels, this has been the most challenging metro system to navigate because of the amount of stairs in all stations .... but the metro themselves are clean and never do you wait more than a couple of minutes for one. We paid 20 Euro's for a 4 day pass ........
It's quite easy to take the metro to go around Barcelona. Just purchase a ticket that's good for 10 rides for less than 10 Euros and you're good to go. If you don't read or speak Spanish, you might find the ticketing stations confusing. Lucky for me, I can understand a few Catalan/Spanish words so it was a breeze to get tickets from those automated machines.
Alternatively, you can always ask. :)
If you have a map, you are able to see that the tourist spots are located near a certain metro station, which is good. Just be careful of your belongings when you take the crowded metro, okay? :)
My husband and I Can’t walk very far therefore we found that by using the metro we could get all over Barcelona without hardly any walking.
There are metro stops everywhere it’s great, we bought a weekly ticket which meant we could cover most of Barcelona.
The other transport was good too.
The metro system in Barcelona is great and easy to use. On every stop there are maps of the whole system and it's very easy to navigate and find your way around. We used the T-10 ticket which allowed us to switch trains in one ride- every ride is good for 1h and 15 min.
The trains are fast and we didn't wait more than 4-5 minutes for a train. At the entrance of every stop there are machines to by a ticket in several languages- fast and easy, and maps of the stops of each train.
The T-10 is a transport ticket with 10 rides and is good for the metro and bus and several people can use it. Every ride is good for 1h 15 min (for zone 1- almost all the main atractions are within that zone) which means that for example you can use the metro and the bus in one ride. For 7 days in Barcelona we bought 2 T-10 tickets, every ticket costs 7.95 euro.
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