Getting Around

Barcelona has a reliable and frequent metro system. They offer a "Barcelona Card" with unlimited journeys, depending on the period you choose to use it. The "T10" is another ticket that lasts ten trips, which you can share with others. The metro opens at 5a.m. and runs till 2a.m.

Buses are less trustworthy, but take the same tickets as the Metro. At night, it is hard to find a taxi and the night buses can be crowded with a long wait at the stops. I found it easier to walk home!

From the airport, trains run every half hour and only take 20 minutes to Plaza Catalonia. There is also a shuttle bus service outside each terminal every 15 minutes that takes you to the same square, but cost around twice the price. The taxis take half an hour and cost €15–20 plus a supplement for each item of luggage.