This page provides you with the official web site information for the Barcelona transport system including the metro (underground), buses, local trains (TMB), and long distance trains RENFE. Most of these sites have translations into several languages.
You will find up to date timetables and routes at each one of the following sites.
See our overview of the Barcelona transport systemBarcelona local transport train, Metro, and bus operator (TMB) - Find timetable information, and plan your routes with this site. Site available in several languages (including English)
RENFE Train Barcelona transport - (Trains Inter-city and long distance Trains) -RENFE
Timetables and further information Tel: +34 91 218 0180 Translations available - look for the flag for your country on the site.
Barcelona Taxi Firms That Also Have Handicapped adapted Taxis
Tel: +34 93 322 2222
Tel: +34 93 307 0707
Tel: +34 93 420 8088
There are a number of car hire firms based at Barcelona airport including Europcar, Hertz, Avis and Sixt. Visit the following page if your are interested in comparing rates and booking your car hire for pick up at Barcelona Airport.
The Barcelona Transport system however is excellent and we recommend that for many of your journeys around the town you won't need to hire a car.
Aerobus web site (Airport Express Bus Service). - Special bus service that links Barcelona airport to the City centre. This site includes up to date timetable information. Once there, select "Aerobus" from the drop down menu and then click on the word "Ver".
The airport train only stops at the following stations in Barcelona centre:
Barcelona Sants (Estació Sants),
Passeig de Gràcia ,
The link below goes to the RENFE train website for you to look up timetable information. Note however that RENFE list other stations where you can alight in the city centre e.g. Plaça de Catalunya and França station however they do not make clear you must first change trains at Estació Sants to arrive at these stations. You will notice in their timetable the phrase "Transbordo en Llegada" which means change trains once you arrive.
There are a number of car hire firms based at the airport including Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Sixt and Budget cars. Booking your car hire
Review on how to find a cheap flight to Barcelona
EasyJet is the leader in offering no-frills cheap flights to Barcelona and other European destinations. Not only do they offer the widest destinations but they also offer the most flexibility when you're booking your ticket.
Offering you flights from Teesside, Manchester and East midlands airports to Barcelona.
Jet2 offer cheap flights to Barcelona from Leeds Bradford airport. Note like many of the "no frills" airlines they don't offer a refund if you want to cancel your ticket - but they do have a rescheduling system.
Ryanair do not fly directly to Barcelona International airport but they do fly to Girona Airport which is only 1 h 20 minutes north of Barcelona by train.
To find timetable information from Girona to Barcelona see the RENFE trains link above.
See our special article on Barcelona Transport for the disabled.