Q: I am arriving in Barcelona by cruise. Could you tell me how I can travel to Montserrat from the Barcelona cruise ports? I would also need assistance on how to buy my tickets on the same day.
A: From Barcelona cruise port you will need to get to Plaça España station. We recommend you take the metro since it is the fastest and affordable option.
First, you need to get to Drassanes metro which is the nearest metro from the cruise port. You can take the Cruise Bus from the port terminals then get off at Columbus Monument. Drassanes Metro is next to Christopher Columbus Monument. Then take the metro from Drassanes and get off at Barcelona Plaça España station.
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For information about the cruise port buses see our page Cruise Bus Barcelona Cruise Port Shuttle Bus Service.
Once you are at Plaça España station you can buy your Montserrat tickets at the automatic vending machines or at Montserrat ticket booths. The ticket booths are in front of Line R5 (Barcelona – Manresa).
There are different types of Montserrat tickets depending on what you prefer. You can choose one with train plus cable car (Aeri de Montserrat) or train plus rack railway (Cremallera de Montserrat). For more information about the different ticket types visit our page Barcelona to Montserrat by Train.
Organised tour to Monserrat with pickup from the Bacelona cruise port
Making your way from Barcelona Cruise to Montserrat on your own requires using 4 transport changes plus buying the tickets. This can be confusing and time consuming for your first time visitor to Barcelona. Therefore you may be more interested in an organized full-day tour and includes visits to both Montserrat and Barcelona with cruise pick-up. For your case, the organized tour may be more convenient for you because all transport and planning is done for you. This means you will see more in less time and most likely enjoy the visit more because due to less stress figuring out the different transport connections. In addition you will be picked up and dropped off directly at the cruise port making it convenient and easy for you if you are arriving on a cruise.
The Barcelona & Montserrat Day tour offers you the following:
1) Pick-up and drop-off at the Cruise port
2) Transportation fee
3) English-speaking tour guide
4) Admission to Montserrat
5) Skip-the-line ticket to Park Güell
6) Tour of Sagrada Família (outside), Park Güell walking tour, La Pedrera (outside), Casa Batlló (outside), Plaça de Catalunya, Montjuïc, Port Vell and Port Olimpic.
For more details about the train, Cremallera Rack Railway and Aeri Cable Car for Montserrat, see our detailed pages below.
How To Organize Your Train Journey From Barcelona to Montserrat
Cable Car in Montserrat: The Aeri de Montserrat Cable Car