This page will give you an overall summary of Barcelona Sants station (Sants Estacio) 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.
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 Metro (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.
For train times and schedules, please visit the station's website.
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 91 218 0180. 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 www.renfe.com. You can always visit the station on the day of travel to buy tickets as well. English is spoken.
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 www.renfe.com.
There is disabled access both in the Regional rail station and Sants-Estacio 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.
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 www.renfe.com
In regards to baggage storage please refer to our page on baggage storage for a full summary of this.
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.
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.
There is also a car-hire service. Europcar, Avis car hire and Enterprise car rental are situated at the rear of the station.