Practical guide / Getting around the city

Getting around the city

Mobility in Barcelona and its metropolitan area is effortless, thanks to the sustainable public transport network that makes getting around Barcelona a breeze. The best way to travel around Barcelona is by utilizing the efficient metro, trams, buses, and the Catalan government's city and suburban rail service (FGC), all prioritizing clean energy. Additionally, public transport in Barcelona includes a public bike hire scheme with over 200 km of bike lanes, ensuring an eco-friendly experience. How to get around Barcelona is further simplified by the fleet of taxis, featuring hybrid, electric, and natural gas vehicles. Environmentally friendly electric vehicles are also available for hire, ensuring you find the means of transport that best suits your needs.

  • Metro, FGC and Tram


    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.

  • Bus



    A fleet of over 1,000 fully adapted buses serve all areas of Barcelona. The integrated fare system means that travel cards can be used on the metro, trams, FGC and Renfe trains (zone 1)

  • Getting around by bike


    Getting around by bike

    Bicycles are a healthy, clean and silent way of getting around the city. Barcelona has an extensive and well-laid out network of cycle lanes and all kinds of services that make it easy to get around by bike. You can cycle through Barcelona's open spaces and parks.

  • Taxi Class


    Getting around by taxi

    There are more than 10,000 taxis in the city which can be easily identified by their yellow and black livery. There are more than 300 bus stops in Barcelona and its metropolitan area providing convenient access to this service. A green light on the taxi roof indicates its availability.

  • Getting around with an electric vehicle


    Getting around with an electric vehicle

    E-mobility brings energy-saving, environmentally friendly and financial advantages. It is efficient, allows the inclusion of renewable energies, doesn't generate any emissions, and reduces noise pollution... Come and explore Barcelona with a rented e-vehicle.

  • Park your car


    Park your car

    Forget about your car and park it in one of our safe and convenient car parks. Public transport is the best, and most sustainable, way to get around Barcelona.

  • ZBE Rondes de Barcelona


    ZBE Rondes de Barcelona

    From 1st January 2020 vehicles that are not registered with the Spanish traffic authority (DGT) will not be permitted to drive in the low-emission zones (ZBE). Find out here if you meet the ZBE emissions standards.

  • Barcelona Bus Turístic


    Getting around on unique means of transport

    Barcelona has unique means of transport that will enable you to get around the city in a fun way on land, sea and in the air. You can discover the city on the Barcelona Bus Turístic, sail along the seafront on one of the Golondrinas pleasure boats, and ride up to the castle on the Montjuïc cable car.

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