Metro and Bus Systems
Barcelona is equipped with a clean, punctual and air-conditioned metro system which connects all parts of the city and arrives quickly and cheaply to almost all of the major tourist attractions of the city center. Using the metro is highly recommended, mainly during the summer when it is quite hot to take long walks on the streets of the city.
Metro comes every 3 minutes during rush hours and every 7-10 minutes during the night (after 21:00). Take into account that it is busy in the afternoons.
Tickets can be purchased for different periods of times – hours or days. One can also purchase the T-10 card for 6.90€, which is valid for 10 trips including both metro and bus (tickets can be purchased at almost any station).
The city’s metro system is operated by two firms: TMB and FGC. In the following list you can find the final stations and operators for all of the metro lines in Barcelona.
The only problem with the metro is that some stations are not accessible by a wheelchair. Recently some improvements have been made and others are planned but accessibility is still a problem in some cases (for additional information – Accessibility in Barcelona).
Here is a list of the not accessible stations: Plaça de Sants (L1, L5), Espanya (L1, L3, L8), Urquinaona (L1, L4), Clot (L1, L2), Vallcarca (L3), Maragall (L4, L5), Verdaguer (L4, L5), Jaume I (L4), Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica (L4) and Virrei Amat (L5).
TMB also operates the buses in Barcelona, which together provides the tourist with all the options and possibilities to transport around the city, easily.
With the Barcelona Card you can travel for free by all buses and by the metro in Barcelona (for additional information – Barcelona Card).