the second largest city of Spain and the
capital of the Autonomous Region of
Catalonia. Barcelona is situated on a plain
extending from the mountains to the sea
between the Besós and Llobregat rivers.
Barcelona's airport is El Prat
International Airport and is located 12 km.
from the city center. There are a lot of
direct flights from many European and world
countries to Barcelona via variety of major
Train service connects the airport with
Sants railway station in every 30 minutes.
Also there is the Aerobús that departs from
the Plaza de Catalunya for the airport in
every 15 minutes.
The airport has 3 terminals: A, B and C. The
shuttle between Barcelona and Madrid is
operating from the Terminal C in about every
Barcelona has a big port with 8
terminals. 5 of these terminals are for the
cruise ships and the rest are for the
regular ships. There are ferries operating
to Balearic Islands and Genoa (Italy). Also
there is a fast ferry operating to Palma de
Majorca and it takes about more than 3
There are 8 daily train service
connecting Barcelona. Estación de Sants is
the central railway station.
The regional rail service is the Generalitat
and it has 2 main lines connecting Barcelona
to Sabadell and Terrassa, and also with
Montserrat. Also there is an urban service
within the city.
Underground rail network service, Metro, is
well equipped and offers access to all
regions of Barcelona. The public
transportation network has 5 subways and
International railway lines are; the
Eurocity to Montpellier ("Catalán-Talgo",
daily), Paris (Joan Miró train, daily),
Zurich ("Pau Casals" train, 4 trains in a
week) and Milan ("Salvador Dalí" train, 3
trains in a week).
The highway connection Barcelona to
France is the AP-7 Barcelona-La Jonquera.