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TRANSPORTSUSEFUL INFO22 OCTOBER 2019

 TRANSPORT Barcelona

  Airports

Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat (BCN) - National and International Flights

Distance from city center: 15km

Connections:

Means of transport

Estimated time to city center

Price

Bus (Express)

35 minutes

Regular ticket: €5.90

Roundtrip: €10.20

Taxi

20 minutes

€30

Train (Local R2)

22 minutes

€4.10

 

Vive Zone Services:

1. For further information about the airport: go to section Transports > Book Flights

2. Book your flight: go to section Transports > Book Flights 

3. Real time flight hours: go to section Airport

 

  Urban bus

Transporte metropolitano de Barcelona (TMB)

Barcelona has over 150 bus lines, 17 of them at night, keeping most of the city's areas and close municipalities connected.

Bus fares (Zone 1):

Type of fare

Prices

Regular ticket

€2.15

T-10 (10 trips)

€10.30

T-50/30 (50 trips for 30 days)*

€42.50

T-Mes (unlimited trips for 30 days)*

€52.75

T-Trimestre (unlimited trips for 90 days)*

€142

T-Jove (unlimited trips for 90 days for people under 25)

€105

T-Día

€7.60

Hola BCN! 2 days / 3 days / 4 days / 5 days

€14 / 20 / 25.50 / 30.50

Where to buy a ticket: the regular ticket can be bought on the bus. Keep your money, ticket or bus card within hand's reach once on the bus, in order to speed up the boarding of passengers, as well as the receipt in case there is any problem. If you buy the regular ticket, the driver will only be able to give you change for a 5€ bill. 

Daily line: 

Lines

Hours

Stopovers

Day

4:25 – 23:00

Every 15-30 min (depending on line and hours)

Night

 22:40 - 6:00

Every 15-30 min (depending on line and hours)

 

Vive Zone Services:

1. Map of lines: download PDF doc. click here>>

   

  Long-distance Bus

Bus Station Barcelona Nord / Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord: Calle de Alí Bei, 80 - C.P. 08013 - Barcelona

Telephone number: 902 260 606 (7am–9pm)

Connections (regional/national): Barcelona is one of the cities with the best transportation systems in Spain, offering great regional, national and international services. The station has a left-luggage office service, a shopping arcade and an information office. 

Where to buy a ticket: tickets can be bought at any information desk at least 5 minutes before the departure time or on the bus, if possible, or even online on the transportation company website.

Vive Zone Services:

1. Book your bus ticket: go to section Transporte > Reserva Autobus

 

  Underground / Subway

Barcelona has 11 metro lines connecting the city centre to the airport, the train stations and metropolitan areas. 

Metro fares (Zone 1):

Types of plan

Price

Regular ticket

€2.15

T-10 (10 trips)

€10.30

T-50/30 (50 trips for 30 days)*

€42.50

T-Mes (unlimited trips for 30 days)*

€52.75

T-Trimestre (unlimited trips for 90 days)*

€142

T-Jove (unlimited trips for 90 days for people under 25)*

€105

T-70/30 (70 trips for several people for 30 days)*

€59.50

T-Día

€7.60

Hola BCN! 2 days / 3 days / 4 days / 5 days

€14 / 20 / 25.50 / 30.50

 

*20% discount for members of a family with three children and 50% discount for members of a family with more than 3 children.

Where to buy a ticket: tickets can be bought at any ticket machine at the metro or tram stops. Once you get on the train, you must validate your ticket or you metro card for every trip you make. Please keep your receipt on hand during the trip in case you are asked for it by a ticket inspector or there is any problem with validation. 

Lines:

Lines

Hours

Stopovers

Monday-Thursday; and holidays

5:00 – 00:00

Every 5-15 min (depending on line and hours)

Friday; and holidays' eves

05:00 - 2:00

Every 5-15 min (depending on line and hours)

Saturday

00:00 - No closing down

Every 5-15 min (depending on line and hours)

Sunday

No closing down - 0:00

 

Every 5-15 min (depending on line and hours)

 

Servicios Vive Zone Services:

1. Map of lines: download PDF doc. click here>>

 

  Tram

Barcelona has 6 tram lines, the first three lines are called "Trambaix," and the other three are "Trambesòs." Lines T4, T5 and T6 go through the city centre.

Tram fares (Zone 1):

Type of fare

Price

Regular ticket

€2.15

T-10 (10 trips)

€10.30

T-50/30 (50 trips for 30 days)*

€42.50

T-Mes (unlimited trips for 30 days)*

€52.75

T-Trimestre (unlimited trips for 90 days)*

€142

T-Jove (unlimited trips for 90 days for people under 25)*

€105

T-70/30 (70 trips for several people for 30 days)*

€59.50

T-Día

€7.60

Hola BCN! 2 days / 3 days / 4 days / 5 days

€14 / 20 / 25.50 / 30.50

 

*20% discount for members of a family with three children and 50% discount for members of a family with more than 3 children.

Where to buy a ticket: regular tickets can be bought at ticket machines at the metro/tram stations. Once you are get on the train, you must validate your ticket or tram card for every trip you make. Please keep your receipt during the trip in case there any problem with validation or a ticket inspector asks for it.

Lines:

Lines

Hours

Stopovers

Sunday-Thursday

 5:00 – 00:15

Every 5-15 min (depending on line and hours)

Friday-Saturday

05:00 - 3:00

Every 5-15 min (depending on line and hours)

 

Vive Zone Services:

1. Map of line: download PDF doc. click here>>

 

  Taxi

How to order a taxi: 

Radio Taxi 033:

Tel: 933 033 033

Web>>

Taxi Barcelona:

Tel: 931 131 920

Web>>

Barnataxi:

Tel: 933 222 222

Web>>

Fares: 

 

Daytime urban service on working days (8:00-20:00) 

Nightly urban service on working days (20:00-8:00), weekends and holidays (6:00-20:00)

Nightly urban service (00:00-6:00 and 20:00-00:00) on weekends and holidays

Initial fare:

Price/km:

Stop time

€2.10

€1.07

€21.23

€2.10

€1.30

€21.70

€2.10

€1.40

€21.70

Advice/Customs: check if the taximeter is on and have a look every few minutes during the trip. The taxi's way back after you get off will not be charged, only the trip the customer does. Usually people do not leave a tip, even though the final quantity to pay is slightly rounded. There will not be luggage transportation charges.

Vive Zone Services:

1. Taxi stop: find your closest taxi stop in section Transporte > Taxi 

 

  Bicycle

Barcelona has a wide network of cycling lanes all around the city, as well as a public bicycle rental service with automatic rental stations. This means of transport, less used than the others, has been gaining followers recently. 

Bicycling and Electric Bicycling

Rental: 24 hour services all days of the year.

Rental method: use your cycling card, which you need to order online or at offices, at the bicycle station. Take the bicycle when you hear a beep after using your card and make sure the red light turns into green and there is a confirmation beep for when you give back the bicycle.

Rental points: 420 stations all around the city among which 45 are electric bicycling stations. 

Rental prices: 

 

Bicycling

Electric Bicycling 

Annual Subscription

€47.16

€14

30 first minutes of a ride

Free

€0.45

Rest of fractions from 30 min to 2 hours

€0.74

€0.80

Penalization for 2 hours time exceed

€4.49

€5 per hour

Penalizations:

New issue of a card: €4.54

Not returning a bicycle 24 hours after taking it from a station: €150 (bicycle) or €250 (electric bicycle), as well as the fares corresponding to to its total use. 

Unfulfillment of the service requirements: inactivity of the card for almost 4 months. 

A contracted service will be cancelled after exceeding 2 hours: after 3 warnings.

 

  Train

 Estación Renfe/AVE Barcelona Sants

Connections and types of trains:

High Speed Train: Until the finalisation of Barcelona-La Sagrera, Sants Station is the departure point of High Speed Trains with destinations such as París, Madrid, Sevilla, Málaga, Lyon, Marseille y Toulouse.

Long-distance Train: trains Alvia and Euromed connecting Barcelona to Madrid, Zaragoza, Valencia, and the main cities of Navarre, Galicia, Andalusia and the Basque Country. Also, Talgo trains offer connections to Murcia and Seville. Nightly trips are included to Andalusia and Galicia. 

Medium distance Trains: Regional, Regional Express and Catalunya Exprés connecting Barcelona to the main cities of Catalonia apart from those of the Community of Aragon and the Community of Valencia. 

Local and surrounding areas: 4 lines for surrounding cities connecting to Barcelona

R1 (Molins de Rey – Massanet/Massanas)

R2 (San Vicente de Calders - Massanet/Massanas)

R3 (Hospitalet - Vich / Latour de Carol)

R4 (San Vicente de Calders – Manresa)

Where to buy a ticket: it is recommended to buy your ticket in advance online, at the information desk or at a ticket machine. If you did not have time to buy it because you are in a hurry, you can buy it on the train from a ticket inspector.

Vive Zone Services:

1. Book your train ticket: go to section Book Train above. 

2. Train Stations: find the closest station to you on section Train above.

  

  Ferry

Barcelona's Harbour

Barcelona has regular ferry lines to Mallorca, Ibiza, Mahón, Formetera, Tanger, Genova, Civitavecchia, Livorno y Porto Torres; as well as it is a regular harbour for cruises. 

(Terminal Drassanes)

Baleària

Tel.: 93 324 89 80

Web>>

Service, hours, days and prices:

Destination

Service Frequency

Departure Time

Duration

Price

Ibiza

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

21:30

10 hours

€110

Mallorca

Sundays-Fridays

Sundays

23:00

8:00

7 hours 30 minutes

8 hours

€110

Menorca

Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays

Sundays

23:30

8:00

7 hours

10 hours

€110

(Terminal Ferry of Barcelona)

Trasmediterranean

Tel.: 93 295 91 22

Web>>

Service, hours and prices:

Destination

Service Frequency

Departure Time

Duration

Price

Ibiza

Tuesdays and Thursdays

22:30

9 hours

€66

Mallorca

Sundays-Fridays

23:00

8 hours

€61

Menorca

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

23:00

8 hours 30 minutes

€61

Formentera

Tuesdays and Thursdays

22:30

9 hours

€80

(Grimaldi Terminal Barcelona)

Grandi Navi Veloci

Tel.: 93 443 71 39

Web>>

Service, hours and prices:

Destination

Service Frequency

Departure Time

Duration

Price

Genova

Monday

Thursday

Saturday

20:00

13:00

18:00

19 hours 30 minutes

€60

Tanger

Tuesday

Friday

Sunday

17:00

10:00

16:00

32 hours

€80

Grimaldi

Tel.: 902 531 333

Web>>

Service, hours and prices:

Destination

Services Frequency

Departure Time

Duration

Price

Civitavecchia

Monday-Saturday

22:15

18 hours 30 minutes

€70

Livorno

Wednesday

23:59

19 hours 30 minutes

€70

Porto Torres

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

22:15

12 hours 15 minutes

€61

Tanger

Sunday

23:59

10 hours 30 minutes

€81

Where to buy a ticket: you can buy it by calling to the telephone number above, on the ferry station website or at the information desk at the station, which opens at least  2 hours before the ferry departure (Monday-Friday 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-23:30)

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