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Metro Station Exits at Estació Passeig de Gràcia. How To Find Your Way Around

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Passeig de Gràcia metro station contains both a train station and an underground metro station. It is one of the largest metro stations in Barcelona, with three different metro lines running through it: the purple, yellow and green lines.

This page will provide you with an overview to Passeig de Gràcia station, with information on the different station entrances, how to get from one to the other and what you can find in each station entrance. You will also find detailed advice of changing lines within the metro system.

In reality, Passeig de Gràcia metro station is more like two metro stations joined by one long underground tunnel. It is often easier to think of it this way as it makes it easier to figure out how to get around the station. Therefore, we have split the descriptions of the station into two separate sections - the part of the station that sits at the bottom of Passeig de Gràcia and the part of the station that sits at the top of Passeig de Gràcia .


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Metro exit at the bottom of Passeig de Gràcia street.

The metro station section of Passeig de Gràcia that is at the bottom of Passeig de Gràcia only has one entrance. It is located at the left hand side of the street if you are walking up from Plaça de Catalunya, just after crossing the large street Gran Via.

Station entrance/exit: Passeig de Gràcia / Gran Via

The two metro lines that arrive into the station that sits at the bottom of Passeig de Gràcia are:

  • Yellow Line, L4
  • Purple Line, L2

There are stairs and an escalator leading from the street to the entrance to the two metro lines. In the station entrance building you will find the following:

  • 2 x TMB ticket machines (for purchasing your metro tickets).
  • 1 x TMB ticket desk.
  • 2 x vending machines selling confectionary, crisps and drinks.
  • 1 x Passport photo booth (where you can have photos done for passports, identity cards and just for fun)
  • 1 x small stall selling sweets, drinks and crisps.

Metro exit at the top of Passeig de Gràcia

The part of the metro station for Passeig de Gràcia that sits at the top of the street has a grand total of four entrances. They are all directly opposite each other, sitting in a square at four corners along Passeig de Gràcia .

The station entrances/ exits are as follows:

  • Calle Arago / Rambla Catalunya
  • Passeig de Gràcia / Valencia
  • Calle Arago/ Valencia
  • Calle Arago/ Pau Claris

The two lines that arrive into the station that sits at the top of Passeig de Gràcia are:

  • Green Line, L3
  • Over ground station (for Cercanias and Media Distancia trains)

There are stairs and an escalator leading from the street to the metro station. In the station entrance building you will find the following:

  • 7 x TMB ticket machines (for purchasing your metro tickets).
  • 1 x Passport photo booth (where you can have photos done for passports, identity cards and just for fun)
  • 2 x bars selling drinks and food.

Tip For information on what you can expect to find in the station section for the over ground trains, see our page on facilities at Passeig de Gràcia station.


Getting between metro lines

If you are considering taking a metro journey that involves changing lines at Passeig de Gràcia , it is worth noting that this might involve a relatively long walk at the station. As you can see above, there are two sections to Passeig de Gràcia station joined by a long tunnel. The walk along the tunnel takes approximately 4 - 5 minutes (although it can feel longer as it is one long straight tunnel). Therefore, changing between some lines will be quick, whereas other transfers may be slower.

Below you will find approximations of how long it will take you to walk between lines. It is worth remembering that these are only estimations so they are subject to lots of variations.

Transfer options:

  • Yellow Line, L4 to Purple Line, L2 (and vice versa): 3 minute walk
  • Purple Line, L2 to Green Line, L3 (and vice versa): 8 minute walk
  • Yellow Line, L4 to Green Line, L3 (and vice versa): 8 minute walk
  • Purple Line, L2 to Over ground (and vice versa): 8 minute walk
  • Yellow Line, L4 to Over ground (and vice versa): 8 minute walk
  • Green Line, L3 to Over ground (and vice versa): 3 minute walk

Getting from the metro station to the train station

If you are coming up from the metro to the over ground station, it can be quite confusing to find your way. The entrance to the over ground sits at the end of one of the Green Line, L3 platforms. The walking instructions are as follows:

  • Follow signs to the Green Line, L3 Trinitat Nova direction.
  • Walk along the Green Line, L3 platform until you see the stairs leading to 'Sortida Arago'.
  • Head up these stairs and turn right at the top.
  • You will need to head through some gates and follow the tunnel around until you arrive at the main station building.

Chances are that during your holiday in Barcelona you are likely to come across Passeig de Gràcia station at one time or another. It is arguably Barcelona's most confusing station. But it is not impossible to tackle. Simply follow signs and perhaps print out this page so that you can refer to it as you make your way around the station.


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