Hola a todos! The topic of today's blog is Barcelona transport, how developed it is, what types of public transportation is there and how convenient is to use it! I swear, I never had any problems with it (apart from really rare cases), you don't even need a car, public transport will get you wherever you want. So, let's start :) First, let me cover the topic of tickets before going deeper into the transport topic. Click here if you want to find out more (TMB = Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona, is the main public transport operator in The Barcelona metropolitan area)
WHAT KIND OF TICKETS ARE THERE?
Well, the tickets can be bought in the machines which are placed inside the metro. Tickets can be used in all TMB operators (buses, metro, trums)
1) SINGLE TICKET - 2.15 euros - valid for one trip on any TMB transport
2) INTEGRATED TICKETS:
T-10 - 9.95 euros - valid for 10 journeys inside zone 1 i.e Barcelona (can be used by multiple persons)
T-50/30 - 42.50 euros - valid for 50 journeys within 30 days (INDIVIDUAL! Can be used only by one person) NOTE: you need your ID to buy this ticket
T-Mes - 52.75 euros - valid for unlimited amount of journeys within a month- INDIVIDUAL
T-Trimestre - 142 euros - valid for unlimited amount of journeys within 90 days - INDIVIDUAL
T-70/30 - 59.50 euros - valid for 70 trips over 30 days - MULTI-PERSON
Above I have covered most common ticket types, make sure to check the website to know more --> https://www.tmb.cat/en/home
SMALL TIPS FROM KATE
If you use T10, as an example, in the metro, and then within 1h15min use the bus or tram, your bus journey won't be counted as additional. So within this time you can use multiple transport means with still one journey taken from your ticket.
There are more than 1000 buses commuting around Barcelona and around 2500 stops! Impressive numbers, huh? Buses run 24/7, the only thing is the time interval at night is slight bigger, usually it is about 15-20 mins between the buses. On the bus stops in most of the times you will see the screen saying how long is to wait until the next bus. NIght buses and Day buses differ by the number and the routes they follow. Night buses are indicated by letter N and then a number (e.g. N0)
METRO NETWORKThe Barcelona metro has nine lines (five conventional lines and four automated), 156 stations and more than 140 trains running at peak times. The service also includes the Montjuïc funicular railway (running from metro Paralel to Montjuïc). NEW L9! Line which runs from Zona Universitaria to the Airport T2 and Airport T1. Integrated tickets ARE NOT valid. You need special Airport Ticket which is 4.5 euros (single).
Operating hours are:
Weekdays (Monday to Thursday): until midnight.
Fridays and eves of public holidays: until 2.00 am.
Saturdays: runs all night.
Sundays and public holidays during the week until midnight.
BARCELONA BUS TOURISTIC
The bus which runs throughout the whole city, showing the main tourist attractions. It is possible to take off the bus in any location you wish and then to take the bus over again. The price is 28 euros, but if you purchase online you will get 10% discount
Wow, that was a long full of information blog post! I still hope you find it useful!
Have a nice week and see you in other blogs
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose
sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide