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Travelling to Barcelona
How to Get there? ~ Arrival to Barcelona

Barcelona is 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.

By Air
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 airlines.

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 30 minutes.

By Sea
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 hours.

By Rail
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 metro service.

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).

By Road
The highway connection Barcelona to France is the AP-7 Barcelona-La Jonquera.


Transportation through the city can be made via public busses, taxis, underground metro, funiculars, trams and vehicle/car hire and rentals. Public transportation is very easy through the city. TIP : "You are able to buy 1-2-3-4-5 day travel card from metro stations for saving on your public transportation."

Visa Requirements
If you are from the Schengen countries; such as Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia or Sweden; then you don't need a passport or a visa to visit Barcelona. You may stay in Spain for 90 days.

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