travelling by bus with Solmar Tours
from Holland through Belgium-France to Spain
The have cheap prices for a bustrip and hotel all included
The busses have good seats and you get out every 2-4 hrs for a break to eat/drink or smoke, videofilms can be watched during the trip.
There are regular trains from Barcelona to Blanes via Malgrat de mar.to access the timetables
then"ver plano" to access the rail map of this urban line set up.Pick Barcelona from the drop down menu and also Malgrat or Blanes ,thentipo del day for the day and fecha for your date and horario for the timetable etc.
BUSES:-www.transpujol.com will give you access to the timetables for Blanes to Lloret de mar and Tossa de mar via the URBAN&SUBURBAN link
This should give you transport along the coast and into pineda de mar santa Soussana Callela etc without hiring a car.
Malgrat de Mar is a great resort. We stayed at the Amaraigua Hotel last may and are going back again this May. I have 2 children aged 10 and 6 and they cant wait to go back to Barcelona. We went last year and had a great time and the kids didnt moan once about getting to and from. The train journey takes about an hour and it was about ten euros for all four of us to travel. Barcelona is a beautiful City. Dont go to Barcelona Train station, get off at Plaça de Catalunya that is the centre of Barcelona and you can get on the Tour Bus (Although I thought this was quite expensive.) But the metro and buses all stop here or you can take a walk up La Rambla to the Sea front. A tip don't exchange your money here the exchange rates were ridiculous. Hope you have a good time. I am really excited and cant wait to go back. We didnt stay at the Monteplaya last year but passed several times and it looks OK.
Malgrat has a very photogenic railway station being in the classic construction style.
From here you can travel to Blanes (albeit a good walk to the town). From there the tracks head inland.
In the other direction you can travel to Calella and stations to Barcelona.
'Ida y Vuelta' (pronounced - eeda ee vwelta) are the words for out and return but I found that the booking clerks do speak some English.
When you want to get away from Malgrat for a day I suggest you take the train. There are two railway stations in Malgrat, one in the new part of town and one in the old part. Traveling by train is very cheap in Spain. You'll only pay a couple of bucks for an hour and a halfs journey to Barcelona. But keep your dictionary at hand, because the personel probably don't speak English.
station Malgrat, trains are ok in Spain, good regular service, so u dont have to wait a long time.
Very comfortabla and not expensive at all.
And.......u have a great view at the coast and its boulevards:-)
A nice way to go through Malgrat or to Sankta Susanna are the trams or trains, dunno how to call them really.
Its cheap 1 euro 1 way, 2 euro around Malgrat.
Its comfortable and u can see the sea on one side and on the other side the boulevard with all the hotels and bars and shops.