Catalunya rail station is located in Plaça Catalunya, at the heart of Barcelona. It has two platforms and is also linked to the Catalunya metro station (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3). On this page I will be referring to Catalunya over ground rail station, rather than Catalunya metro station. The over ground trains that operate out of the station are all local trains i.e. heading to a location in Catalunya. Although the trains are over ground trains Catalunya station itself is situated underground. The company that operate Catalunya's trains is called Cercanias (part of the RENFE group) and you will notice that the trains are called Rodalies.
Map showing exact location Placa Catalunya station
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This page will provide information on the facilities within Catalunya station: location map, parking, toilets, lost property, information desks, where to buy tickets, disabled facilities, police station, photo booths, public telephones and lockers.
The Catalunya station building
Opening hours: 05:30 - 00:00
Unfortunately, there are no lockers or left luggage facilities at Catalunya station. For lockers, head to Barcelona Sants Train Station.
Is there a lost property office at Plaça Catalunya Station?
There is no lost property service at Plaça Catalunya Station. If you have lost something in Catalunya Station and it has been found, it will have been sent to the lost property department at Barcelona Sants station. For details on how to contact lost property at Sants, check our Lost Property at Barcelona Sants station page.
There is a station information desk in Catalunya station called 'Atencio al Cliente'. Throughout the station there are signs pointing you to the Atencio al Cliente office. Atencio al Cliente can provide you with information on the trains running from the station: ticket prices, timetables, how to buy tickets etc.
Daily 07:00 - 21:00
If you are looking for a Tourist Information point, there is one right next to Catalunya station. You will need to leave the station (at the Rambla de Sant Pere exit) and it is just across the road. For further details of opening times, location and the facilities on offer at Plaza Catalunya Tourist Information, check our Barcelona Tourist Offices Guide page.
Throughout Barcelona there are TMB customers services desk. These are the desks where you can ask questions related to Barcelona's metro system. These are located at the following stations: Universitat, Diagonal, Sagrada Familia, La Sagrera and Sants. Unfortunately there is no TMB help desk at Catalunya Station.
There are only two ticket booths at Catalunya station (located next to the 'Atencio al Cliente' office - see above) and these are often closed. However, there are ticket machines throughout the station where you can buy your train tickets. If you have any questions about how to use the ticket machines, it is best to ask at 'Atencio al Cliente' (see above). For further details on how the ticket machines work, check the Cercanias and Media Distancia Ticket Machines section on our Ticketing at Barcelona Sants page.
You will also notice ticket machines in the station for a company known as 'TMB'. This is where you can buy your tickets for the metro.
The toilets at Catalunya station are located in-between the lottery ticket desk and the Peter's Confectionary shop (see above), 10 metres from the Atencio al Cliente office (see above). There are male and female toilets and one disabled toilet.
Toilet operating hours:
Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 22:00
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 06:00 - 00:00
There are a total of five entrances to Catalunya station. One of these has a lift, making it wheelchair accessible: the Rambla Universitat entrance.
There is also a lift that can accommodate limited mobility travellers that goes from the main station floor to the platforms, that are on the floor beneath.
There is a disabled toilet in the station building (see above).
The police station that deals with metro-related crimes is located in Plaza Catalunya Station. For a full explanation of the services offered at the police station and advice on what to do if you get robbed in Barcelona, see our What To Do If You Are Robbed in Barcelona page.
If you are heading to the police station from the main station building, head towards the 'Centra Plaça' exit and you will see it on your left before you leave the building. There are different types of police in Barcelona (see link above for an explanation). The police in Catalunya station are Mossos d'Esquadra - they deal with crimes such as robberies.
In the police station there is a help desk, a public telephone, vending machines and seating.
Police station operating hours:
Daily 06:00 - 11:00
Dotted throughout the station building you will find public pay phones. There are three telephones located next the Relay newsagents and four located opposite the Punt de Control desk.
If you need photographs for a passport, identity card or even just as a souvenir, you will find a photo booth at the start of the 'Rambla de Catalunya' exit from Catalunya station. There are options for different photographs: ones that are the correct size for passports, ones that are the correct size for DNI cards and ones that you can make more fun with different borders.
There is a 24 hour underground car park located next to Catalunya station, with access directly from the main station building. Access to the car park with your vehicle is located outside Hard Rock Café at the top of the Ramblas.
The car park is open 24 hours. It offers a floodlighting system throughout the car park, showing where there are empty parking spaces. It also offers mobile phone coverage throughout the car park.
Car park spaces fill up rapidly in Barcelona so if it advisable to make an advanced reservation online for your car parking space.
To learn more about the Placa Catalunya car park facilities and location and how to make an advance reservation see our page:
For listings of the shops, see our Guide to Shopping at Catalunya Station.
For listings of the cafes, restaurants and fast food joints, see our guide to eating at Catalunya station.
You should have no problem navigating your way around Catalunya train station and using its facilities. If you have any questions, make sure to speak to the friendly staff in the Atencio al Cliente information office.