Tourist Information Guide

Barcelona Sants Station (Sants Estació)

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This page will give you an overall summary of Barcelona Sants station (Sants Estació) with reference to what lines and services run to and from with special regard to travelling to Barcelona Airport, an over-view of what facilities the station offers you and how to get to and from Sants station.

Barcelona Sants station (Sants Estació)
Barcelona Sants station (Sants Estació)

Considered one of the most used transport hubs in the city, Barcelona Sants station is the primary train station for national and international arrivals and departures. Situated in the west of the city, it is easily reached by bus, taxi or the metroMetro (Blue Line, L5) and (Green Line L3) who's lines both have a stop here. If you are driving, there is outside parking behind the station.

Book a private transfer from Barcelona Sants

You can book a private transfer from Barcelona Sants by clicking the button below. The driver will meet you and help you with your luggage to the car and then take you to your destination.

Car parking

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Luggage transfer and storage services at Barcelona Sants Rail Station

Drop off your luggage with a baggage management service operating out of Barcelona Sants and have your luggage delivered to any location you want, e.g. your hotel, Barcelona airport or Barcelona cruise port.

Booking Your Tickets

For train times and schedules, please visit the station's website.

Website: RENFE

Ticket machines at Barcelona Sants
Ticket machines at Barcelona Sants

When booking, first class or business class will be under the term 'Clase Preferente' whilst second-class will be under the slightly less preferable title of 'Clase Tourisme' but don't worry; you certainly won't be seen as second-class citizens during your stay.

You can buy your ticket on-line up to sixty-two days before your time of travel by visiting the RENFE website.

See the following page if you're interested in buying your train tickets in advance via RENFE online booking system.

Please have ready the first eight digits of your passport number or, if you live in Barcelona, your NIE number.

You can also book in advance by ringing Tel +34 91 232 0320. Please be aware that reservations via phone are only valid forty-eight hours before travel.

If you need to buy your ticket earlier then it is best to either visit You can always visit the station on the day of travel to buy tickets as well. English is spoken.

Travel offered from Barcelona Sants station:

There are five major lines that run into or from Sants train station that cover the whole of Barcelona. For a full and up to date summary of what services are being offered, please visit

Barcelona City Pass

Facilities Provided

There is access for people with a disability both in the Regional rail station and Sants-Estació Metro station.

Sants station facilities include: a tourism office, cash dispensers (including the bank. 'Caixa Catalunya'), a pharmacy, a large newsagent (Tabac), Kodak photo shop, various gift shops including Swatch and Natura, sports shops, children's shops, a virtual games area, Barcelona FC shop, a flower kiosk and a large cafeteria.

Barcelona FC shop in Sants station
Barcelona FC shop in Sants station

In the rear of the station you will find: telephone rank, lockers, Movistar telephone shop, McDonald's, book shop and news stand, lottery shop, various other gift shops, sweet shop, car rental outfits, music shops and another café.

You will also find a police bureau for any advice or help that may be needed.

There is also a hotel within the station by the name of Hotel Sants. This is found near the back and is comfortable and inexpensive. For more information please visit the station's web site on

In regards to baggage storage please refer to our page on baggage storage for a full summary of this.

Car parking

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From Tuesday to Thursdays in the daytime there is an art fair found at the rear of the station. The vendors sell jewellery mostly, spanning vintage to modern for agreeable prices, perfect for that hour to kill whilst you wait for your train.

Transport On Leaving Barcelona Sants Station

Buses and taxis are to be found outside the Barcelona Sants station whilst the metro can be found inside and out.

The metro station has two lines that stop at Barcelona Sants: (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5). If you are staying for a few days in Barcelona, I would suggest you buy a T-10 rail card. You and your companions can use it for ten journeys and is an economical way to travel. Another option worth considering is the Hola Barcelona Travel Card that gives you unlimited travel on Barcelona public transport.

There is also a car-hire service. Europcar, Avis car hire and Enterprise car rental are situated at the rear of the station.

Our Insider Tip

Did you know you can enjoy unlimited travel on Barcelona public transport for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days?

Hola Barcelona Travel Pass

Barcelona metro
Barcelona Airport metro (Orange Line,L9)
Barcelona TMB buses
Barcelona Airport TMB bus
Regional railway (Rodalies de Catalunya train in Zone 1)
Barcelona Airport RENFE R2 train

Map showing location of Barcelona Sants station

Location map for Barcelona Sants Station.

Mercat Hostafrancs Car Park
Hotel Brick Barcelona
Acta Azul Hotel
Caledonian Hotel
Catalonia Hotel Barcelona
B Hotel Barcelona
Sant Angelo Hotel
AC Sants Hotel Barcelona
NH Forum Hotel
Acta CITY47 Hotel
Abba Sants Hotel
Barcelona Sants Hotel
Nobu Hotel
Catalonia Roma Hotel
Abbot Hotel
H10 Itaca Hotel
Expo Hotel Barcelona
NN Rocafort Car Park
Parc de Joan Miró
Carrer d'Arago, 2
Plaça España
Centro Comercial Arenas de Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373 - 385
Enteca Metro
Plaça del Centre Metro
Tarragona Metro
Sants Estació Metro
Sants Estació Metro
Plaça de Sants Metro
Plaça de Sants Metro
Hostafrancs Metro
España Metro
Gran Via Car Park
Entenca Car Park
PLAFER Abanto Car Park
NN Tarragona Car Park
Barcelona Sants Station
SABA Estación Barcelona - Sants Car Park
NN Master Catalonia Car Park
SABA BAMSA Tarradellas - Nicaragua Car Park
COPARK Sants-Numancia Car Park
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