Barcelona Metro Guide – Lines, Prices, Tickets

Transport on March 27, 2011 12:48 pm
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This Barcelona metro guide will help you join the millions of people that get around Barcelona by metro, the fastest and most practical way to travel around the city.

The metro network actually covers a total of 123 kilometres and has 165 stations in total with 8 different lines. There are 33 connecting stations, 9 of which are also linked to the rail system.

Barcelona Metro Map

The Metro Lines

The metro network in Barcelona has the following lines:

metro Hospital de Bellvitge / Fondo
metro Paral·lel / Badalona Pomepu Fabra
metro Zona Universitària / Trinitat Nova
metro La Pau / Trinitat Nova
metro Cornellà Centre / Vall d´Hebron
metro La Sagrera / Can Zam
metro La Sagrera / Gorg
metro Trinitat Nova / Can Cuiàs
Timetables

· Work days  (Monday to Thursday), Sundays and public holidays: from 05:00 to 00.00am

· Friday and bank holiday evenings: from 05:00am to 02:00am

· Saturdays and New Year’s Eve, 24th June, 15th August and 24th September there is a 24 hour service

· 24th December: from 05.00 to 23:00

Travel cards and special prices

The combined TMB tickets allow access to the day and night buses (Nitbus), train (Renfe ‘cercanias’, FGC) as well as the tram and metro. The following prices are valid for Zone 1, which covers the whole city centre.

 Single  2 €
T10 card. 9,80 €
T50/30 card. 39,20 €
T70/30 card. 54,90 €
T-Mes card. 52,75 €
T-Trimestre card. 142,00 €
T-Jove card. 105,00 €
T-Dia card. 7,25 €
T-12 card. 35 €
Where to Buy Travel Cards
  • Tourist information points
  • Metro stations (ticket offices or ticket machines)
  • A ‘Servicaixa’ bank
  • Newspaper kiosks and tobacconists
  • Iris ticketing website
Practical Information and Tips
  • Single tickets can only be used on the metro.
  • The T10 card can be used by more than one person.
  • T-Dia Pass can only be used by one person.
  • T50/30 card allows for 50 trips for 30 days. Only for one person.
  • T70/30 card allows for 70 trips for 30 days. For families or groups.
  • T-Mes card gives you unlimited travel for 30 days. Only for one person. ID is required.
  • Trimestre card gives you unlimited travel for 90 days. Only for one person. ID is required
  • T-Jove card gives you unlimited travel for 90 days. Under 25 years old. Only for one person. ID is required.
  • For people with limited mobility (handicapped, elderly, children in push chairs or travellers with luggage), the organization “TMB” has reduced or eliminated any obstacles. This is particularly the case on the newest metro lines: L2 and L11 that are fitted with lifts and have no obstacles for the public.
  • On the metro take particular care with your belongings. Pick pocketing is very common especially at rush hour
  • Before validating your ticket look at the arrow indicating how to insert your card or ticket in the machine.
Under Construction
metro La Sagrera – Can Zam
metro La Sagrera – Gorg
L9 and L10

The first section of Lines 9 and 10 have been operating since December 2009. Although work continues and new stations are being opened. The new line will be the longest in Europe and contains 52 stations of which 20 will be interchange junctions to connect to other transport systems in Barcelona such as metro lines; L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5, L6, L7 and L8 and FGC ), Cercanías Renfe, Trambaix and Trambesòs AVE.

The Line 9 Barcelona that is estimated to be finished in 2015, shares many features of the Line 10, and is therefore considered part of the same line 9.

For more information and updates on the new stations opened see the information at the Regional government website at Generalitat de Catalunya. (In Spanish).

For more information on city transport see Barcelona city transport (TMB)

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8 Comments

  1. hilda aram says:

    please i will arrive 11/8/2012 to baralona we are 4 person how mush and i want bus trsport from the airport to the hotel or near the hotel beach side

  2. Kayden Wood says:

    I want to stay in the SW area of Barcelona and be able to take the Metro to the Old City area (close to Jaume Station).

    I need a hotel with car parking and is close to either highway C-32 or E-90 going towards Tarragona. The hotel should also be walking distance to a Metro station.

    Then what Metro line runs from that Metro station to the City Center or Jaume Station?

  3. i have a conference in barcelona at CCIB
    please i need help to get the most cheaper youth hostel
    near ccib

  4. Roderick says:

    Hi, I am looking really forward for next week, because I will be going to Barcelona of course :) I only have one little problem, I will be staying very close to Liceu Metro Station, and at some point, I would like to go to Nou Camp. How can I do that using Metro? Thanks a lot for your help, Roderick

    • Oh-Barcelona says:

      Hi Roderick,

      From the Liceu Metro station take line 3 (green) towards the Zona Universitària. Get off at Maria Crisitina (9 stops) and go down Avinguda Diagonal (with the two big towers) towards Plaça de Pius XII. At this intersection turn left onto Avinguda de Joan XXIII, and the stadium will be down that road (about 700 metres). What else have you planned for your time in Barcelona?

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