Barcelona is the perfect city to stroll for hours and hours without getting tired. However, this metropolis is quite big, and in order to get to certain areas, you will need some kind of vehicle. In this article we will tell you about the different transportation means to move around the city of Barcelona and its surrounding areas.
Public transportation bonus in Barcelona:
If your trip to Barcelona will last several days, your best choice to move comfortably around the city is to get a public transportation card. It will allow you to use the subway, the tram, the trains and buses in Barcelona for free.
The first thing you need to know about the public transportation cards in Barcelona is that the price is set in accordance to the number of areas. If you are interested in moving mainly around the most centric area of Barcelona, then a public transportation card for the area 1 should be enough.
It is important to differentiate between the two main types of transportation cards in Barcelona: the ones that cover a limited amount of trips, and the ones that are limited by a period of time. The cards that are limited by the number of trips, include up to 10 trips and have a price of 10.20 euros for the area 1. There is also the 50/30 card, which allows you to take up to 50 trips during a period of 30 days for a price of 43 euros. If your stay In Barcelona will be shorter, you can obtain a 1 day transportation card from 8,60 euros for the area 1.
If you need a single ticket for the subway, the bus, the tram or the train, the cost is 2.20 euros. A great choice for tourist who visit Barcelona is to obtain (online) the card Hola BCN which allows unlimited use to the entire network of public transportation in the city of Barcelona. It will give you access to the subway, urban buses, and railways of the Generalitat (Area 1), suburban trains, trams, a train to the airport of Barcelona and to the area of suburban trains in Renfe 1. The card will start its countdown only after the first use. The Hola BCN card for 2 days has a cost of 15 euros, for 3 days, 22 euros, 4 days 28.50, and 5 days, 35 euros.
Other means of transportation
Bicycle: There are many private companies that rent bikes. You can rent a bike for two hours for the price of 5 euros, or you can rent one for the entire day for 15 euros. The city has several neighborhoods with bike paths, meaning that renting a bike during your trip to Barcelona could be a very fun option to discover its best spots, especially during the months with good weather.
Tourist bus: this is the perfect choice if you don’t have a lot of time to discover Barcelona. A bus tour will allow you to get an idea of the entire city, so you can later explore the areas that you enjoyed the most.
Aerial tramp: it joins the San Sebastián Tower (La Barceloneta) to the Miramar lookout at the top of Montjuic. It offers a different viewpoint of the city and it costs 11 euros.
Taxi: if you are in a rush to get somewhere in the city, a taxi is always a good choice. Although the price will always be higher when compared to other means of transportation in Barcelona. Just so you get an idea: the minimum fare starts at 2.15 euros and the price per kilometers goes from 1.13 to 1.40 euros, depending on the time and the day of the week. In Barcelona you can also find other platforms such as Uber or Cabify, which usually offer lower prices.