Metro, FGC and Tram
Public transport such as the metro, tram and FGC are the quickest, simplest, most convenient and most sustainable way of getting around Barcelona. You can choose from the different ticket types and travel cards.
Metro, Funicular and FGC
The Barcelona metro network and the Catalan government's city and suburban rail service, the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, are among the most accessible and efficient transport systems in terms of energy and air pollutant emissions. They run more frequently than buses and on some routes you can transfer from one train to another with the same ticket.
Barcelona currently has eight metro lines that can be identified by the number and colour of the line: L1 (red), L2 (lilac), L3 (green), L4 (yellow), L5 (blue), L9N and L9S (orange), L10N and L10S (light blue), L11 (light green) and serve most of the city.
The Barcelona funicular railway connects the city with Montjuïc Park from Paral·lel (lines L2 and L3) metro station. It is included in the integrated fare system and can also be used with multi-journey travel passes. The two-minute journey time makes it the quickest and most convenient way to get to Montjuïc.
It also has an urban and metropolitan rail network the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC), run by the Catalan government, which supplements Barcelona's metro network. There are three urban lines: L6, L7 and L8.
Metro (TMB): Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am-midnight. | Friday and evenings before public holidays: 5am-2am. | Saturday and evenings before public holidays on 1/1, 24/6 and 24/9: continuous service. | 24/12: until 11pm.
Autumn/Winter: Weekdays from Monday to Friday: 7.30am-8pm. | Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9am-8pm.
Spring/Summer: Weekdays from Monday to Friday: 7.30am-10pm. | Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9am-10pm.
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC): Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am-midnight. | Friday: 5am-2am. | Saturday and evenings before public holidays on 1/1, 24/6 and 24/9: continuous service.
For further information about Barcelona's metro, funicular and rail services:
TMB: Tel. 900 701 149 | www.tmb.cat
FGC: Tel. 012 | www.fgc.cat
The Tram works again in Barcelona from 2004. This means of public transport, an alternative to the metro, that had disappeared in 1971, is today an accessible, ecological, fast and comfortable system.
The Tram route provides easy access to Barcelona's major shopping areas and residential zones, connecting also the city with the towns in the metropolitan area. Trams are accessible and adapted to people with reduced mobility.
There are 2 Tram lines in Barcelona: the Trambaix (T1, T2, T3), which runs from plaça Francesc Macià to the towns of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Sant Just Desvern, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Cornellà. And the Trambesòs (T4, T5, T6), which covers a route from the Olympic Village or Plaça de les Glòries to Sant Adrià de Besòs via the Forum site and also to Badalona.
Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am-midnight. | Friday, Saturday and evenings before public holidays: 5am-2am.
For further information about Tram services:
Tel. 900 701 181 | www.tram.cat
Tickets: methods and prices
The public transport in Barcelona operates an integrated fare system, which allows you to transfer for free within one hour and fifteen minutes of validating your ticket to the different means of transport you'll need to get to your destination. There are different types of travel cards and transport passes in Barcelona that are valid throughout the public transport network (metro, buses, tram and suburban rail), including the T-casual card which is valid for 10 journeys, the T-Familiar, which is valid for 8 journeys or day passes (2, 3, 4 and 5 days).
Single ticket: 2,40 €
T-casual: 11,35 €
T-Familiar: 10 €
Day passes: Hola Barcelona
Accessibility in the Metro, FGC and Tram
People with disabilities can get around easily on our public transport network. 91% of metro stations offer step-free access and all of them have ramps at the platform edge to make it easier to board the trains. Trams are an accessible means of transport for people with different kinds of disabilities. And the FGC…
NaviLens smart tags provide visually impaired people with the necessary signage and information about metro and bus services. All they have to do is scan the tag using the app on their mobile device. Each tag contains a description of each area (access, hall, ticket machines, barriers, escalators, platform, boarding point…) so that visually impaired passengers can travel independently throughout the network.
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