Public Transport within Barcelona City
Barcelona and its metropolitan area offer a vast array of public transport and tourist transport options.
Barcelona has six metro (underground) lines, which are identified by their colour:
L1 (red), L2 (purple), L3 (green), L4 (yellow), L5 (blue) and L11 (light green). These cover most parts of the city. Two new lines (lines 9 and 10) are currently under construction (scheduled for 2014).
If you are going to make more than three journeys, then it is worth buying a T10 multi-journey ticket.
Price 2016: 8.25€ (valid for 10 journeys on bus and metro services). It is an integrated system which allows you to change between buses, Metros and trains on a single journey for up to 1/2 hours.
The T10 ticket can not be purchased on buses. You can purchase a T10 at the airport (at the entrance to the RENFE station) and at Metro stations, newsagents and tobacconists.
Timetable: Monday to Thursday, Sundays and bank holidays: from 5am to midnight/Fridays: from 5am to 2am Saturdays and on the eve of the local public holidays of 1/1, 24/6, 15/8 and 24/9: all-night service.
There is also an urban and metropolitan rail network that is operated by the Catalan government (la Generalitat). This service is called FGC and it complements the Barcelona Metro service.
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC)— www.tmb.cat
FGC is a public rail service. There are three urban lines within the city of Barcelona (L6, L7 and L8) as well as other lines (S1, S2, S5 and S55) which link the city with the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Bellaterra and with outlying towns such as La Floresta, Sant Cugat, Rubí, Sabadell and Terrassa, amongst others.
The Barcelona bus network comprises 109 lines which cover the entire city, with its characteristic fleet of red buses.
El Tranvía o Tram— www.trambcn.com
Trams, which disappeared from the city in 1971, were brought back into operation in 2004.
This modern and comfortable mode of transport complements the Metro and is an accessible, ecological, fast and comfortable way to move around the city.