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Barcelona Getting Around, Spain
Barcelona boasts a modern and efficient public transportation network managed by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB).
Information: TMB Customer Service, Tel. +34.93.3187074 or at the website www.tmb.net.
Barcelona Subway (Metro): Barcelona has a subway system with six lines and 123 stations, along with an urban railway line (FGC) and 4 streetcar lines, which make it possible to move comfortably and quickly around the city. TMB Transport Map
Bus routes: a widespread network of more than 80 bus lines to arrive in any part of the city.
Tickets: a variety of types are available from single tickets to passes. Two to five day tourist tickets are available, used for unlimited subway and bus travel.
Sightseeing bus tours
is a service designed for tourists, with three fixed routes (Blue line, Red line and Green line) which explore all the main sights of the city. You can get on and off when you want with the same ticket. The one or two day tickets can be purchased on the bus or in main tourist information centers and in TMB customer service centers.
a cable car which leaves from Montjuïc hill (from the Costa i Llobera gardens) and goes to Torre de Sant Sebastià, near the beach, crossing the entire pleasure boat harbor of Barcelona.
The cableway was inaugurated in 2007 and it is by far the fastest and most original way up to the Castle and the Belvedere, at the top of the Montjuic mountain. You can take it at Avenida Miramar and it stops in: Parc de Montjuic, Mirador and Castel. From the cableway you can enjoy a fantastic view over Barcelona. Opening times: April, May and October 10 a.m. -7 p.m; from June to Sempember 10 a.m.- p.m ; from Noember to March 10 a.m- 6p.m.
La Tranvía Azul
(blue streetcar) is the old streetcar line used to climb the Tibidabo mountain crossing one of the prettiest residential areas of Barcelona. At the end of the line is a connection with the Tibidabo funicular which goes to the Tibidabo amusement park. Tickets can be purchased on the streetcar.
Barcelona has a good network of bike paths and parks where it is possible to cycle safely. CicloBus Barcelona is a service which lets you explore the city by bike. You can rent a bike for a few hours or several days, and pick it up and drop it off in different spots. Rental shops:
- Plaça de Catalunya / Ronda Universitat
- Mirador de Colom (Portal de la Pau)
- Passeig Joan de Borbó / Almirall Cervera