Barcelona metro has 11 lines, distinguished on network maps with different colors, many ticket options, timetables and several stations you will probably need to use at some point during your stay. Moving around in a new city can be tough sometimes, that’s why we want to help you. Here are our tips to get around in Barcelona by metro
1. Buy the ticket
Find the ticket that suits your needs:
– Just one journey: a single Ticket (2.15€). Watch out: this ticket doesn’t include transfers!
– More than 5 journeys: T-10 ticket (9.95€). It includes 10 rides and it can be used by several people.
– Multi-day travel cards: unlimited rides during a certain period of time, from 2 to 5 days (from 14 to 32€, depending on the number of days you choose). Visit this website to get a 10% discount on these travel cards.
All tickets, except the single ticket, include metro, bus, local train (FGC), tram and regional train. With one of these tickets you can make up to three transfers, with a time limit of 75 minutes after the first validation
– From Monday to Thursday and Sundays: 5.00am – midnight
– Fridays: 5.00 am – 2.00 am
– Saturdays & a few special festivities: open all night long
If you can, we recommend you avoid the rush hours (from 7.30am to 9am approx.): the metro is crowded!
3. The main stations
Download the map of Barcelona metro in this link. But if you only need to know the main station touristic takes note:
The city center: Pl Catalunya station Line 3 (green) and Line 1 (red)
Sagrada Família: Sagrada Família station Line 2 (purple) or Line 5 (blue)
Parc Güell: Lesseps Station Line 3 (green) or Vallcarca station Line 3 (green)
The beach: Barceloneta Line 4 (yellow) or Ciutadella station Line 4 (yellow)
The train: Sants Estació station Line 3 (green) or Line 5 (blue)
Twentytú: Glòries station Line 1 (red) or Marina station Line 1 (red)
And one last tip: people in Barcelona metro usually stand up and get close to the door much before the train gets to the station. If you want to make sure you get down where you want, take this into account and be prepared!
If you want to know more about Barcelona metro, we will pleasantly help you out: just ask! And if you want to read about other means of transport in Barcelona, check Sustainable Tourism in BCN: all you need to know about green mobility. Have a nice journey!