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Getting around

Barcelona Sants Station

Written by Paula

Barcelona Sants Station was inaugurated in 1979 in the district of Sants-Montjuïc, quickly becoming the most important railway station in Barcelona and the second most important station in Spain. Each month the station receives more than 2,5 million passengers.

The station offers short and long distance trips that run inside the country and internationally. From Sants you can travel to Paris, Madrid, Sevilla, Málaga, Lyon, Marsella and Toulouse.


You can also use the station for medium distance travelling, going the main Catalonian cities, Aragón and Comunidad Valenciana.

sants3If you want to travel a shorter distance, you can use lines R1, R2, R3 and R4.

Sants is equipped with a series of cafés and restaurants like McDonald’s, Tutti Frutti, Caffé di Fiori, Ars and Divers Gourmet; various stores like The Body Shop, Yves Rocher, Imaginarium, Calzedonia, Desigual, Accessorize, Swatch & Swarovski, Parfois and La Botiga del Barça; and services like lottery houses, car rental services, ATMs, pharmacies, a tourism office, a travel agency, among others.

There is also the Hotel Barceló Sants, a four-star hotel with prices that start at 100€ per night.

Sants Station is located at Plaça dels Països Catalans. If you find yourself with some time, having to wait for your train to depart, you can visit the area surrounding the station, like the Palacio Balaña, an area with a taxi rank and a variety of cinemas or the close by promenade which has a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars.

At Sants Station you are within walking distance of Plaça Sants, Carrer de Sants and Plaça Espanya.

sants2If you have just arrived by train and are in a mood for a nice long stroll, you can get to the center by foot.  Passeig de Gràcia, for example, is only 29 minutes away. But if you are carrying luggage, the best option is to take one of the subway lines or buses that serve the station to get to the center.  

You can reach or leave Barcelona Sants by using the green (L3) or blue line (L5) of the subway, or taking buses number H10, V7, 27, 32, 78, 109 and 115.

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Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

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