Q: Do you have any information on the Montserrat Express train tour by FGC? I would like to know more about this service.
A: The Montserrat Exprés (officially the word express has a single "s" in its title) is a service operated by FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Catalunya.) The service run each day from central Barcelona Plaça España rail station to Montserrat mountain during the peak season.
Unlike the normal train service, the Montserrat Exprés guarantees you a seat on the train. If you have ever travelled on the regular train service to Montserrat you will be aware that sometimes the train is full and you may have to stand for part of the journey. Standing can be quite uncomfortable especially as the ride back to Barcelona is over one hour.
With your tickets you will receive a tourist pack. This pack includes the following:
An audio guide and player.
The audio guide is available in the following languages:
A printed tourist guide : With useful information to assist you with your trip to Montserrat
Complimentary Montserrat biscuits
Discount vouchers that can be used once you arrive in Montserrat
This service is more a more exclusive service than a regular train service in that you are guaranteed a seat on the train - something you may not have if you go via a normal train to Montserrat. You also have the audio guides which give you valuable insights and enable you to do your own self-guided tour of Montserrat.
The train tour in the morning as follows:
Departure Plaça España: 08:35
Arrival in Montserrat: 10:05
Departure from Montserrat: 08:15
Arrival in Plaça España : 09:45
Ticket Price: €35.65