Barcelona tourist information

Are you planning to visit Barcelona? Here you can find some very useful information for your staying in the city. Before leaving discover how to move in Barcelona with you private car or with the public transportation of Barcelona, how to reach the city center form the airport of Barcelona, have look at the useful map of Barcelona, discover the tourist bus of Barcelona, find the tourist information offices in Barcelona, and much more:

◦ Tourist transport:

Tombus

Description: This bus (literally, "round trip bus") goes along the major shopping streets between Plaça Catalunya and Plaça Pius XII.
Route: Outward: Plaça Catalunya (outside El Corte Inglés) - Passeig de Gràcia - Diagonal - Plaça Pius XII.
Return: Plaça Pius XII - Diagonal - Passeig de Gràcia - Plaça Catalunya.
Operating times:

  • Departures from pl. Pius XII: First departure from Plaça Pius XII: Monday to Friday, 7.30 am Saturdays, 9.30 am. Last departure from pl. Pius XII: Monday to Friday, 21.58 (9.58 pm) Saturdays, 21.45 (9.45 pm)
  • Departures from pl. Catalunya: First departure from pl.Catalunya: Monday to Friday, 7 am Saturdays, 9.10 am Last departure from pl.Catalunya: Monday to Friday, 21.38 (9.38 pm) Saturdays, 21.20 (9.20 pm)

Frequency: Mon-Fri: every 7 minutes. / Sat: every 15 minutes.
Fare:

  • Regular ticket: €1.45 (sold on the bus)
  • Tourist ticket: €1.10 (sold on the bus to holders of Barcelona Card)
  • T-7 Card: €9,45 (7 trips, sold on the bus and at ServiCaixa)
  • T-Shopping Tourist Card: €4.25 (good for one day of unlimited travel, sold on the bus to holders of Barcelona Card)
Observations: The buses are all air-conditioned and there is space for packages.
Company: Transports Ciutat Comtal - Rambla Catalunya,123 - Tel. 93 415 60 20 / Fax:93 415 56 18

Calesses


Description: Servei de carruatges tirats per cavalls que fan una passejada per la ciutat.
Route:
Departures: from the Portal de la Pau (at the end of the Ramblas, near Columbus monument).
Schedules: Monday to Sunday and holidays, from 12 am to 20 h.
Length of time of the route: 1 hour or half an hour by request.
Information and reservations: Tel.: 93 421 15 49
Fax: 93 421 88 04

Orenata Park Train


Description:

This is a miniature train in the Parc del Castell de l'Oreneta (Oreneta Castle Park). The park is located at no. 45, Montevideo, in the district of Sarrià - Sant Gervasi. Access through Can Caralleu (bus no. 66).

Operating times: Sundays and holidays from 11 am. to 14 (2 pm).
Not operating:
- 25 and 26 of December.
- 1 and 6 of January.
- Setmana Santa
- Pasqua and August.
Fare: 1.20 € for children and also 1.20 € for adults.
Observations:

This is a permanent service in fine weather. If the weather is bad, there is no guarantee that the train will be running.

Information and reservations: Tel.: 629642348 (Circuit Tren Parc de l'Oreneta).

Tibibús


Route:
Runs between pl. Catalunya and pl. Tibidabo. Only runs when the Amusement Park is open.
Timetable: Saturdays and Sundays

Depart from pl. Catalunya:
10.20 h/ 11.10 h/ 11.40 h/ 12.30 h/ 13.00 h/ 13.50 h/ 14.20 h/ 15.10 h/ 15.40 h/ 16.30 h/ 17.00 h/ 17.50 h/ 18.20 h
Depart from Tibidabo:
10.30 h/ 11.00 h/ 11.50 h/ 12.20 h/ 13.10 h/ 13.40 h/ 14.30 h/ 15.00 h/ 15.50 h/ 16.20 h/ 17.10 h/ 17.40 h
Fare: Ticket: €2.30
Regular tourist ticket: €1.75 (for Barcelona Card holders)
Regular worker ticket: Free
Tibibusparc adults: 22 € (ticket and entrance to park)
Tibibusparc children under 1.2m height: 9 € (ticket and entrance to park)

Stops: Pl Catalunya (in front of Corte Inglés) -
Pºde Gràcia (Jardinets/Diagonal) -
Gran de Gràcia/Pl Lesseps -
Parc Güell/Baixada de la Glòria -
Ctra. de Sant Cugat 250 -
Ticià/ Pg Vall Hebron -
Pl Tibidabo (from where more buses run to the Collserola Tower)

Observations: This line provides buses adapted for disabled people.

Company: Transports Ciutat Comtal
Acronym: TCC
Adress: Rbla Catalunya, 123
Telephone: 934156020
Fax:934155618
District: Eixample
Postal code: 08008
City: BARCELONA

Tibidabo Funicular


Description:

Transport by cable car from the stop for the Blue Tram at the pl. Dr Andreu to the Tibidabo Amusement Park.

In January, February, April, October, November and December, the funicular railway will operate only when the amusement park is open. The rest of the year, the funicular railway will operate on specific days, even when the amusement park is closed.

Operating times:

  • January and February: Saturdays and sundays: de 10.45 to 18.30
  • March: Days 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 24 and 28: from 10.45 to 19.30 / Days 21, 22, 23: from 10.45 to 18.15 / Days 25, 26, 27: from 10.45 to 20.30
  • April: Saturdays 2, 9: from 10.45 to 20.30 / Sundays 17, 24: from 10.45 to 20.30 / Saturdays 16, 23, 30: from 10.45 to 21.30 / Sundays 3, 10: from 10.45 to 19.30
  • May: Thursday and friday: from 10.45 to 19.15 / Saturdays and sunday 15: from 10.45 to 21.30 / Sundays and monday 16: from 10.45 to 20.30

    June: Days 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 23, 29, 30 : from 10.45 to 19.15
    Saturdays, sundays and holidays : from 10.45 to 21.30
    Days 15, 16, 17, 21, 22 : from 08.45 to 17.30

    July: Mondays and tuesdays: from 10.45 to 20.15
    Wednesday and thursday: from 10.45 to 21.30
    Fridays and sundays: from 10.45 to 23.00
    Saturdays: from 10.45 to 00.00

    August: Mondays and tuesdays: from 10.45 to 20.15
    Wednesdays, thursdays and monday 15: from 10.45 to 22.30
    Fridays, saturdays and sunday 14: from 10.45 to 00.00
    Sundays: from 10.45 to 23.00
    Day 31: from 10.45 to 21.30

    September: Days 1, 2, 4, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25: from 10.45 to 21.30
    Days 3, 10: from 10.45 to 22.30
    Days 7, 8, 9: from 10.45 to 20.30
    Days 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23: from 10.45 to 19.15

    October: Saturdays 1, 8, 15 and wednesday 12: from 10.45 to 20.30
    Saturdays 22, 29 and sundays: from 10.45 to 19.30

    November: Day 1 : from 10.45 to 19.30
    Saturdays and sundays: from 10.45 to 18.30

    December: Saturdays, sundays and holidays and day 7: from 10.45 to 18.30
    Wednesday 7 and friday 9: from 10.45 to 18.30
    Frequency: Every 30 minutes.
    Fare:
  • Ticket: one way or return: 2,00 euros / round trip: 3,00 euros
  • Pensioners: one way or return; 1,50 euros / round trip: 2,00 euros
  • School groups: one way or return: 1,50 euros / round trip: 2,00 euros

Observations: Bicycles can be taken aboard the Tibidabo funicular at any time.

Aeroport

Aerobus (Airport Bus)


Description: Runs between the Barcelona Airport and pl. Catalunya.
Operating times: First departure from pl. Catalunya: Mon-Fri:5.30/Sat-Sun/holidays:6 h.
Last departure from pl. Catalunya: Mon-Sun/holidays:23.15 h.
First departure from the airport: Mon-Fri:6/Sat-Sun/holidays:6.30 h.
Last departure from the airport:: Mon-Sun/holidays:24 h.

Frequency: every 12 minutes.

Fare: One way: 3,75 €
Round trip: 6,45 €
purchase the ticket on the bus.

Lengt of journey: 30 minutes aproximately.

Stops:
plaça Catalunya (in front of El Corte Inglés, just in front of the Tom Bus stop) -
pg. Gràcia/Diputació-av. Roma/Comte d'Urgell-
Estació de Sants-
pl Espanya/Creu Coberta-aeroport (terminal A) -
aeroport (terminal B) -
aeroport (terminal C) -
plaça Espanya (torres venecianes) -
Gran Via Corts Catalanes/Comte d'Urgell -
plaça Universitat -
plaça Catalunya.

Observations: VISA and "Targeta 6000" credit cards accepted.
This line provides buses adapted for disabled people.

Company:
Transports Ciutat Comtal
Acronym: TCC
Adress: Rbla Catalunya, 123
Telephone: 934156020
Fax:934155618
District: Eixample
Postal code: 08008
City: BARCELONA

Port de Barcelona


Portbus



Description:

The Port Bus is not a regular service, but a service for passengers on cruise ships, operating with a variable timetable accoThe Port Bus is not a regular service.
It is a service for cruise ship passengers. Its schedule depends on the arrival time of cruise ships.

Route: Departure: Escullera (cruise ship arrival point at the breakwater).

Fare: One way ticket: 1,50 €
Round trip ticket: 2,50 €
Purchase tickets on bus.

Company: Transports Ciutat Comtal.
Rambla Catalunya,123
08008 - Barcelona
Tel.: 93 415 60 20
Fax: 93 415 56 18

"Trimar" and "Ómnibus"



Description:
The catamaran "Trimar" sails from the statue of Christopher Columbus to the
Bogatell beach. The bottom of the sea can be seen from the catamaran.
Adapted for persons with disabilities.

Operating times: The company closes for holidays from the 16 December 2005 to the 2 January 2006

Winter: January, February and March 2006 Mon-Fri and holidays: 11.30h /12.30h /13.30h /15.30h /16.30 h

Fare:
9,70 € (round trip adults)
6,80 € (round trip pensioners and students with Student Card)
4,10 € (round trip children between 4 and 10 years old)
Free for children under 4 yeras old .

Observations: The catamarans will not sail if the conditions at sea do not permit.
It is recommended that you call 93 442 31 06 to confirm the schedule

Boat Company: Las Golondrinas - Sirenas S. A.
Pl Portal de la Pau, 1
Tel.: 93 442 31 06

Helicopter (Bcnskytour)


Description:
The service Bcnskytour, allows you to fly over the city of Barcelona in a helicopter.
They can carry a maximum of five people.

Route:
The helicopter leaves from the heliport in the port of Barcelona, at the end of bridge
Europa (where the cruise ships berth)
Port - Torres Mafre and Hotel Arts - Olympic Village - Forum - Sagrada Família -
Parc Güell - Tibidabo - Camp Nou - Anilla Olímpica - Port

Summer timetable: Mondays to Sundays and official holidays: from 10:00 to 19:00

Price: The price is 80 € per person

Duration of flight: The flight lasts 10 minutes

Information and booking: Tel: 93 224 07 10

Company: CAT Helicòpters
Moll Adosat s/n
Tel: 93 224 07 10
Fax: 93 221 82 71
e-mail: info@cathelicopters.com
http://www.cathelicopters.com

Air ferry from the Port


Description: Cable car transport service linking the Tower of Sant Sebastià (Sant Sebastià beach) with the Jaume I Tower (World Trade Center) and Miramar (Montjuïc mountain).

Operating times: 24/10/05-28/02/06: Mon-Sun/holidays:10-18 h.
01/03/06-12/06/06: Mon-Sun/holidays:10.45-19 h.
13/06/06-18/09/06: Mon-Sun/holidays:11-20 h.
19/09/06-23/10/06: Mon-Sun/holidays:10.45-19 h.

Fare:
Return: €9 / Groups (+15 people): €7.50
Single: €7.50 / Groups (+15 people): €6.00

Observations: Not to be confused with the Montjuïc cable car or the Montjuïc funicular railway.
TIMETABLES MAY BE MODIFIED SUBJECT TO PREVAILING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Company: Servei gestionat per Teleféricos de Barcelona S.A.
Telephone at Torre de Sant Sebastià: 93 225.27.18

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Montjïc Train



Description: The Montjuïc Train is a small tourist trailer-train that goes up and down Montjuïc. It is made up of two trailers and holds 58 people.

Route: The trip lasts an hour and goes by the most popular places on the mountain. Departure and arrival is at Torres Venecianes (Venetian Towers) in pl. Espanya.

Operating times: From 1 November to Easter, 2006, the train will not operate.

Frequency: Trains leave every 30 minutes.

Fare: adults: 3,20 €
children:2,50 €

Length of the trip: 1 hour.

Route and stops:

Pl. Espanya, Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion, Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village), Camp d'hipica "La Foixarda" ("La Foixarda" riding field), Institut Botànic, MNAC (Catalonia National Art Museum), Joan Maragall Gardens, Picornell Swimming Pools, pl. Europa, Torre Calatrava (Calatrava tower), Palau Sant Jordi, Olympic Gallery, Jardí Botànic, Montjuïc Castle (Military Museum), Camp de tir (Firing range), Mirador de l'Alcalde (Mayor's Viewpoint), Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer Gardens, Amusement Park, Joan Miró Foundation, Museum of Ethnology, Museum of Archeology, pl.Espanya.


Company: Transports Ciutat Comtal.
Tel.: 93 415 60 20
Fax: 93 415 56 18
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