Local Info

Getting to the City



Barcelona is served by Barcelona International Airport in the town of El Prat de Llobregat, about 3 km from Barcelona. The airport is connected to the city by Aerobús and taxis.

Aerobús connects the airport with the centre of Barcelona leaving every 5 minutes, every day of the year.

In approximately 35 minutes you can go from, or return to, Airport Terminals (T1 or T2), without having to change stations or stops. The route covers strategic stops in the city. The Pl Universitat and Pl. Catalunya stops leaves you within walking distance from most of the hotels listed in the accommodation section.

Fares you can buy your ticket from the staff at the bus stops and at the automatic sales machines (payment in cash or by credit card) or by paying the bus driver (cash only payments).

Single ticket: 5,90
Valid for one person and her/his luggage. All children under 4 years free ticket.
You can not book tickets in advance.

Round trip ticket: 10.20
Valid for one person and her/his luggage. Valid Return up to 9 days after purchasing. You must keep the ticket in order to exchange it for the return ticket trip.
Recommended stops:

more information: ( http://www.aerobusbcn.com/)

Taxi a taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost about 27/30 Euros.

All cabs are metered with additional charges from the airport and for baggage, which you can find detailed on the right rear passenger window. You will find taxi stops outside each terminal.



About Barcelona



A major European city with beaches and harbor sporting facilities in the city centre

The Mediterranean Sea nudges the coast of the city of Barcelona, while the Collserola ridge, borders the west side of the city, which a 8,000 hectares green island, which makes one of the largest Metropolitan parks in the world, with pine and oak woodland, fields and meadows, as well as wetland vegetation. This environmental diversity enables the existence of a rich, varied wildlife.
Close to the see, Montjuïc , a hill overlooking the port, offers a plethora of green areas and gardens, museums and cultural attractions, sports facilities and Olympic sites.

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city, which the Mediterranean opens to the rest of the world, establishing a bond with other cultures and producing a history marked by diversity. Magnificent examples of artistic trends throughout the ages can be found here providing a great Romanesque, Gothic and above all Modernisme legacy, the latter represented, among others, by the work of architectural genius Antoni Gaudí.

Barcelona is a city of contrasts, cosmopolitan, but with a lot of respect for its old traditions. It is a good example of a Mediterranean city, its streets full of life, commercial activity and interchange between its inhabitants.

One of the city’s major attractions is its mild climate, inviting you to take a stroll and ideal for enjoying the open air, on its beaches or in its parks and gardens. Barcelona is the only major European city with beaches and harbor sporting facilities in the city centre. Its Mediterranean climate, parks and hills make it an ideal place to discover on foot or by bike.

BCNWeather: Between 2,553.90 and 2,777.20 hours of sunshine every year!

The winters are mild, the summers humid and warm. Temperatures peak between mid-July and mid-August. Spring and autumn bring a few rainy spells, but the average rainfallamountstoascant90days.
Average temperatures in Barcelona during the month of November are about 18/12 C (High/Low)


Strolling the city

Barcelona has a highly efficient and affordable urban transport system. There are 4 main ways to get around the city: by metrobusFGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) and taxi.

The TMB (Transports Metrolpolitans de Barcelona, runs all of these forms of Barcelona transport) If you are visiting Barcelona choose your Hola BCN! for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days and plan your route around the city and metropolitan area on public transport. This includes metro, Montjuïc funicular and bus (TMB), local train (FGC), tram (TRAM) and regional train in Barcelona (Rodalies de Catalunya).

Exits, as well a multi-person travel card valid for 10 intermodal journeys from 1 ( Barcelona ) to 6 zones. In the case of one-zone cards, passengers have 75 minutes between the first and last validation when changing lines or mode of transpor

Points of sale

TMB bus and metro automatic vending machines

TMB customer service and information centres (Punt TMB)




Taxis in Barcelona are readily available. A trip within the city center usually costs around 6/12 eur. You can easily identify Barcelona taxis: black and yellow. A green light on top means that the taxi is free.

Phone taxi numbers: eco taxi: 93 278 3000 


The city hall of Barcelona has made a great effort to create a bike-friendly atmosphere: you’ll find bike lanes on many main roads, and you can take your bike on the metro (except during rush hour).


 Barcelona Bus Turístic

Barcelona Bus Turístic is the official sightseeing tour of the city. This sightseeing service is designed
so that you discover the city’s exceptional sites and experience Barcelona the way you want to.