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Montserrat express. The train tour from Barcelona direct to Montserrat by FGC

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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 train service run each day from central Barcelona Plaça España rail station to Montserrat mountain.

Cremallera de Montserrat
Cremallera de Montserrat

 

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:

English
Catalan
Dutch
German
French
Japanese
Russian
Spanish

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

There are trains leaving Barcelona Plaça España for Montserrat seven days a week every hour. Below is the train schedule to and from Barcelona to Montserrat.

Train Timetable Barcelona To Montserrat

The train timetable below shows the trains schedule from Plaça España to either the starting point to take the Cable Car ride (Aeri) or the starting point for the Rack Railway (Cremallera) which are at the foot of Montserrat mountain.

Barcelona Plaça Espanya Arrival time at station: Aeri Montserrat (Cable Car) at foot of mountain Arrival time at station: Monistrol Montserrat (Rack railway Cremallera Funicular) at foot of mountain
08:36 09:37 09:41
09:36 10:37 10:41
10:36 11:37 11:41
11:36 12:37 12:41
11:56 12:57 13:01
12:36 13:37 13:41
12:56 13:57 14:01
13:36 14:37 14:41
13:56 14:57 15:01
14:36 15:37 15:41
15:56 16:57 17:01
16:36 17:37 17:41

You have to take the R5 Line (Barcelona - Manresa) and get off at Monistrol de Montserrat train station. Once you arrive there, the Cremallera Rack Railway is waiting to bring you up to the Monastery.

Train Timetable Foot of Montserrat mountain to Barcelona.

This is the schedule for trains leaving the foot of Montserrat mountian going back to Barcelona Placa Espanya. You can see both train schedules either from the Cremallera rack railway station or cable car station (Aeri de Montserrat).

Departure time from station: Monistrol Montserrat (Rack railway Cremallera Funicular) at foot of mountain Departure time from Aeri-Montserrat station at foot of Montserrat mountain Arrival time at Plaça Espanya Barcelona
06:41 06:45 07:45
07:41 07:45 08:45
08:41 08:45 09:45
09:41 09:45 10:45
11:41 11:45 12:45
12:41 12:45 13:45
13:41 13:45 14:45
14:41 14:45 15:45
15:41 15:45 16:45
16:41 16:45 17:45
17:41 17:45 18:45
18:41 18:45 19:45
19:41 19:45 20:45
20:41 20:45 21:45
21:41 21:45 22:45
22:41 22:45 23:45


Then here is the schedule for the Cremallera rack railway leaving Monistrol de Montserrat at the foot of the mountain going up to the Monastery.

Rack Railway From Monistrol de Montserrat To Montserrat Monastery

Month Day Time
January - March Monday - Friday 08:48 - 17:48
Saturday - Sunday 08:48 - 18:48
April - June Monday - Friday 08:48 - 18:48
Saturday - Sunday 08:48 - 19:48
July - September Monday - Sunday 08:48 - 19:48
October Monday - Friday 08:48 - 18:48
Saturday - Sunday 08:48 - 19:48
November - December Monday - Friday 08:48 - 17:48
Saturday - Sunday 08:48 - 18:48

For the return journey to Barcelona, the Cremallera Rack Railway leaves Montserrat every hour at 15 minutes. See schedule below

Rack Railway From Montserrat Monastery To Monistrol de Montserrat

Month Day Time
January - March Monday - Friday 08:15 - 18:15
Saturday - Sunday 08:15 - 19:35
April - June Monday - Friday 08:15 - 19:35
Saturday - Sunday 08:15 - 20:35
July - September Monday - Sunday 08:15 - 20:35
October Monday - Friday 08:15 - 19:35
Saturday - Sunday 08:15 - 20:35
November - December Monday - Friday 08:15 - 18:15
Saturday - Sunday 08:15 - 19:35

Ticket Price: €36.85

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