Barcelona is an easy city to explore. Its beautiful centre can be discovered on foot and a good network of buses, metro and trains help tackle longer distances.
Getting around Barcelona by metro and FGC
Barcelona has a good rail system made of metro lines and the FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat) rail network. The system is fast and efficient and easy to use even with kids: tickets are available for purchase in all stations where usually both cash and cards are accepted.
Children under 4 go free while kids 5+pay full fare. ID may be required and must be shown on demand.
Barcelona by tram
Barcelona is served by 6 tram lines and connect the city centre to the outskirts.
Single tram tickets can be bought at the tram stations, equipped with vending machines while integrated tickets allowing you to transfer on buses and metro are available in metro stations.
Barcelona by taxi
Taxis are an easy and fairly inexpensive way to get around Barcelona. They are a convenient option inside the city and to/from the airport: they do not usually cay child seats to do make sure you travel with your own.
How to get from Barcelona airport to Barcelona city centre
Taxis are stationed outside Barcelona airport and are a convenient way to get downtown. At the time of writing they operate with a flat fee of 3o Euro from Terminal 1 and 35 Euro from terminal 2.
Bus transport is offered by Aerobus, which connects the airport too Placa de Espana and Placa de Catalunya, in Barcelona city centre.
Barcelona airport is also connected to the city centre by metro. There are two stops at Barcelona airport which are called: Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2: tickets can be bought at the vending machines in the main station hall.
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