HOW TO USE PUBLIC TRANSIT IN BARCELONA
One issue difficult to figure out when planning your sightseeing is how to move around. Is it going to take long? How good and safe the public transportation will be?
This week tips will help you deciding what’s the best way to move around Barcelona for you.It really depends a lot on your style and budget, but here are some ideas to take into account.
How the public transportation in Barcelona works:
Bus and Subway
Unless you have been advised to take a specific subway line for a particular ride, subway is not the best option for foreigners because it’s hard to tell what’s your stop (although Google Maps is making things way easier if you have internet connection!). Subway will be your way to go most of the time. In our blog we share our best Barcelona metro tips.
A 10 minute ride shouldn’t be more than 5-10 euro, a longer ride across the city is around 15 euro, and a ride to the Prat airport is around 25-30 euro plus the fee per suitcase. Our blog also covers the best tips to use taxis like a Barcelona local and avoid being cheated.
Unless you are planning to go out of town, I don’t recommend you rent a car… Or you’ll be paying to park everywhere and get stuck in rush hour traffic jams… Waste of time. If you had to come by car, leave it parked in your hotel.
There are often long lines in the main stops, and they only run in one direction and that means that when you get tired and you are ready to go home… you are right across the city and have to wait another hour or so before you approach the center again…
Plus a considerable part of the itinerary takes you through neighborhoods that are only mildly interesting if you don’t have much time to explore Barcelona. But if it’s still your favorite choice to get acquainted with the city, get your tickets in advance here.
Here are my 5 cents! I hope they were helpful!
What’s your favorite way to do your sightseeing when you are visiting a city?
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