Tourist Information Guide

Barcelona Railway and Bus Stations Travel Services You Can Arrange in Advance of Your Trip

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This page will list useful services that you can arrange in advance of your trip to ensure you have peace of mind and a smooth arrival at the train and bus stations of Barcelona, which include:

  • Barcelona Sants train station
  • Plaça España train station
  • Plaça de Catalunya train station
  • Passeig de Gracia train station
  • França train station
  • Nord bus station

We list each service below with a short description and provide you with an online booking link to make your reservations. It is good to know you have these essential services arranged in advance so that you can relax on your train or bus journey knowing that everything is arranged and ready for you when you arrive. No need to worry about finding the right cash or if you are being overcharged or to waste your holiday time figuring out what is the best travel or city pass for you. Everything below can be booked and paid for online before your trip.

Transport from Barcelona railway and bus stations to your hotel

There are two different transport options from Barcelona railway and bus station that you can arrange online:

Barcelona private transfer
Barcelona private transfer

  • Private door to door transfer in a comfortable and clean vehicle with a professional driver that waits with a sign with your name at the station, assists you with your luggage and takes you to your destination. Private door to door transfers are only available from Barcelona Sants train station and França train station station. You will need to book the service at least 24hours in advance.

  • Private door to door taxi transfer, in a comfortable and clean official taxi with a driver that waits with a sign with your name at the station, assists you with your luggage and takes you to your destination at a fixed price.

Our Insider Tip

The platforms at the railway stations are not accessible for non-travellers therefore your driver won’t be able to meet you directly at the platform and will wait for you at a designated meeting point at the railway station. The exact meeting point will be indicated on the instructions you’ll receive by email with your booking confirmation.

Hola Barcelona Travel Pass: Unlimited travel on Barcelona public transport systems

Hola Barcelona Travel Card
Hola Barcelona Travel Card

The Hola Barcelona Travel Pass will give you unlimited travel on Barcelona public transport (metro, TMB buses, regional railway and urban railway in zone 1, tram, Montjuic funicular).

Our Insider Tip

Railway and bus stations are all well connected to the Barcelona metro and bus system. Most of the metro stations have elevators and escalators, which is helpful if you have your luggage with you.

You can book the Hola Barcelona Travel Pass until the very last minute as you’ll instantly receive a redemption code to your email that you’ll need to insert in a ticket vending machine at any metro or train station.

Barcelona Card: Unlimited travel on Barcelona public transport + free entry and discounts at Barcelona museums and attractions

Barcelona Card
Barcelona Card



Besides unlimited travel on Barcelona public transport, the Barcelona Card will give you free entry on more than 20 museums in Barcelona and discounts on other more than 30 museums and attractions, tours and flamenco shows.

You can book the Barcelona Card until the very last minute and pick it up at the Tourist Information at Plaça Catalunya.

Opening hours:

Month Day Time
January - December Monday - Sunday 08:30 - 20:30

Barcelona Flexi Card: Barcelona top attractions

Create your own City Card choosing amongst pre-selected Barcelona top attractions and receive your mobile tickets to your email.

Left Luggage & Luggage transfer

Bags&Go service at Barcelona Sants station
Bags&Go service at Barcelona Sants station

If you are traveling with extra luggage you don’t need for you stay or if you want to go straight from the station to another location without your luggage, or if you arrive earlier than your check-in time, a left luggage might be the solution for you. Please note that some of the left luggages listed below can be in shops and hotels. These shops and hotels offer a left luggage secure area.

There is also a luggage transfer and delivery service available from Barcelona Sants railway station that we have listed below with the nearest left luggage from each station.

Sants railway station

Plaza España station

Plaza Catalunya station

Passeig de Gracia station

França station
There are no left luggage that we know of near França Station.

Barcelona Nord stations

Hop On Hop Off Bus Turistic

Barcelona Hop On Hop Off Bus Turistic
Barcelona Hop On Hop Off Bus Turistic

If you want to start enjoying the city right after you arrive at Barcelona, it is possible to do so with the Hop On Hop Off Bus Turistic as there are bus stops at a 5 minute walking distance from all the train stations.

The Hop On Hop Off Bus gives you access to three different routes (red, blue and green routes) and around 45 stops to see all the highlights of Barcelona.

Note that the buses are not equipped with luggage racks however you can take your luggage on board if you wish to. You will have to leave your luggage in the central space on the lower deck of the bus and stay near your luggage for security reasons.

You can book your Hop On Hop Off Bus tickets until the very last minute as you’ll instantly receive your mobile voucher to your email. The tickets only get activated when you take the Hop On Hop Off for the first time.

Below we have listed the nearest Hop On Hop Off stops from each station:

Sants railway station
Estacio de Sants stop (Red route)

Plaça España station
Plaça España stop (Red route)

Plaça Catalunya station
Plaça Catalunya stop (Red and Blue route)

Passeig de Gracia station
Casa Batllo or Passeig de Gracia stop (Red route)
La Pedrera or Fundació Antoni Tapies stop (Blue route)

França station
Pla del Palau - Parc de la Ciutadella stop (Red route)

Nord station
There is no stop next to the Bus station, the closest stop is a 15minute walk distance:
Barri Gotic stop (Red line)

Other useful services in Barcelona that you can book in advance

Bags&Go Barcelona
Bags&Go Barcelona


Left Luggage & Luggage transfer
Do you need to store your luggage before checking in or after checking out your accommodation? Do you need a safe place to a backpack, shopping bags or a pushchair during a few hours? Or would you like your luggage picked up from your accommodation and delivered at the airport or cruise port?

There is a left luggage with individual lockers near Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona City Center and a luggage transfer and delivery service that picks your luggage up at your accommodation.

If you’re hiring a car in Barcelona, you might want to know where to park it safely and to book your parking in advance to secure your spot as car parks fill up quickly or have limited spaces.

Most popular city passes & activities people book in advance

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