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Montjuic cable car

The Montjuic cable care might be the funniest means of transport in Barcelona along with the Tramvia Blau, is a gondola lift that connects Montjuic Hill from bottom to top.There are magnificent views from the Telefèric as we call it, take your camera with you or simply enjoy the views will you get up to the top of the hill. The cable car was put into servic…

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Barcelona Bus turistic: the Sightseeing bus

Barcelona bus turistic is the official hop on and hop off sightseeing bus from Barcelona tourism, it has 3 routes through the city (green, blue and red lines) and it includes an audio guide in 16 languages that will be explaining the sites you pass by in your chosen route. The first departures go from 9am and 9.30am from any stop and last departures are …

Transfer to Barcelona airport
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Transfer to Barcelona airport

Barcelona airport transfers to your hotel or the city centre are common, you don't have to queue to pick up a taxi and your driver already knows where you are going so it is a trouble free journey.If you need some privacy and an easy way to get to the airport a transfer to Barcelona airport might be the perfect choice for you. The cars can accommodate up to…

My taxi Barcelona app
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My taxi Barcelona app

If you plan to come to Barcelona, a taxi might be a good option to go around the city fast and get to places where the public transport doesn't take you. Some others take it to go to the airport or locals who are in a hurry.I want to share with you a mobile app I have discovered called Mytaxi. Is a free app to ask for a taxi from your mobile that works ever…

Barcelona cruise harbour
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Barcelona cruise harbour

Barcelona is one of the first harbours of the Mediterranean, with 6 international passenger terminals and excellent services and facilities is one of the entrances to the city for many passengers every year. Barcelona is one of the top most visited cities in the world, so no wonder why now there are so many cruise routes that start in the city.How to get to…

Barcelona travel card: visit the city with discounts!
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Barcelona travel card: visit the city with discounts!

The Barcelona card is the city's official visitor card that allows you to visit Barcelona at your own pace and offers savings in different attractions. The card also features free travel on public transport and free and fast track entry to some museums. There are discounts on visits and tours, as well as restaurants and shops among others. The Barcelona car…

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Public and private transport in Barcelona

Barcelona is a metropolitan city with 1.6 million people living in it, the city offers a wide variety of transport options, public and private. Barcelona is a big city but not as big as London or Rome for example, so the more you can do walking the more you will experience the true city and the vibe in it.Barcelona is the perfect city to discover on foot bu…

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Barcelona train

You might use the train during your stay to go to the Barcelona surrounding area such as Sitges or even go to other big cities such as Girona or  Tarragona. Rodalies is what we call the regional rail system in Catalonia that goes around the Barcelona metropolitan area and Renfe is what the train company who runs to mid-distance or long-distance. There a…

Reus airport
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Reus airport

Reus airport is a tiny airport located 108km far from Barcelona city, and the third airport in Catalonia, mainly used by travel agencies, charter flights operated by Thomas Cook or Thomson Airways. Ryanair, Jetairfly and Jet2 also operate from Reus airport regularly and the destinations are very limited, at the moment London Stansted and Eindhoven.The airpo…

Barcelona buses
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Barcelona buses

The buses in Barcelona serve all areas of the city, local neighbourhoods but also the main monuments and tourist areas, so visitors can take advantage of the bus network in the city. The bus has improved a lot in Barcelona and now almost all buses have a screen with the name of the next stop, this helps passengers that don't know the are at first sight to g…

Girona Costa Brava airport
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Girona Costa Brava airport

Girona Costa Brava airport is 95km far from Barcelona city located in Vilobí d'Onyar, and one of the main airline companies operating from this secondary airport is Ryanair. After Barcelona airport, the Girona one is the second most important in the area.The Girona airport is also a good option if you are going to the Pyrenees or to South France. Among the …

Aerobus: bus to Barcelona airport
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Aerobus: bus to Barcelona airport

Aerobús is a direct shuttle bus service that connects Barcelona airport, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 with Barcelona city center in 35 minutes. There are public buses that go to the airport but those stop in different places so it is not a direct bus to the airport and it will take longer.The bus stops at Plaça Catalunya, Plaça Espanya, Gran Via-Urgell and Pla…

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Barcelona tram

Barcelona has different means of public transport, probably the most used ones are the metro and the bus but there are others such as what we call de tram, there are 6 lines that go around the city. However they don't link the main tourist areas so you will probably won't use it in your first visit to Barcelona.The TRAM linesThe TRAM has two different netwo…

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Barcelona taxi

Going around the city in a comfy taxi for your own in air conditioning might be a tempting choice, but it is not the cheapest option and sometimes not the quickest one either. So let me explain you how it works and give you my local tips to use the service only when there is an advantage for you.Barcelona's taxis might not be as famous as the ones in New Yo…

Bicing: use the bike to move in Barcelona
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Bicing: use the bike to move in Barcelona

If you are a bicycle lover, Barcelona has a public transportation service using bikes to move around the city. Bicing is a transport sharing service, very easy to use and sustainable that is used by the citizens to move around the city.There are two kinds of bicing services, normal bikes and electric ones, depending on how long is the duration and if you ar…

Barcelona night bus
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Barcelona night bus

Barcelona at night is also serviced by public transport, the metro runs in weekdays until 12 pm and at the weekends on Fridays until 2 am and Saturdays run all night. The bus lines that run at night are called Nit buses, they are different lines as the daytime ones and cover Barcelona city and the surrounding territory.Something to take into account is that…

Rent a bike in Barcelona
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Rent a bike in Barcelona

Barcelona is a flat city in the city center, so it is a good method to visit to go around on your bike, it is easy to park and gives you flexibility to go from one point to another one faster than walking. Renting a bike is a good way to visit the city and also do some exercise, why not?Barcelona has good weather all year around, even in winter we have mild…

The metro in Barcelona
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The metro in Barcelona

Barcelona metro is one of the favorite means of transport to go around the city as it is fast and easy to use since distances in Barcelona are not very big, the average    time for commuting from one place to another one is 20 minutes. The metro network goes around the city and gets into nearby cities too such as Cornellà, Santa Coloma and Badalona among ot…

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Barcelona Travel Card by days: Hola Bcn!

If you are visiting Barcelona for more than 2 days and you plan to use public transport my recommendation is to choose your Hola BCN! pass for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days and plan your route around the city and metropolitan area on public transport. This includes metro and bus (TMB), local train (FGC), tram (TRAM) and regional train (Rodalies de Catalunya). Use it on…

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Barcelona airport

Barcelona airport is located only 16km far from the south of the city and it is also known as el Prat which refers to the name of the town where it is located. The airport has two terminals, T1 and T2 (that is divided in A, B and C).Barcelona airport is the second largest international airport in Spain after Madrid airport called Barajas. El Prat is the fir…