How to get there
Barcelona enjoys a strategic location in southern Europe, and has excellent infrastructures for air, sea and land transport which guarantee rapid access to the city from any Spanish or international destination.
El Prat Airport is Spain's second largest in terms of passenger volume, with 34 million travellers each year. It is located in the municipal district of El Prat de Llobregat, 12 kilometres to the southwest of the city. Barcelona's airport has daily flights to and from the main Spanish destinations, and particularly the Madrid-Barcelona air shuttle service, which has flights every 30-60 minutes between the two cities. Paris, Bordeaux, Munich, London, Milan and Rome are just some of the international destinations available from Barcelona.
You can reach the city from the airport by taxi, bus or train. The Aerobús is the express bus route that runs to Plaça de Catalunya square: it operates from 5:30am to 00:30am with a frequency of between 5 and 10 minutes, and a one-way ticket costs €5.75. Alternatively, the urban line L-46 runs to Plaza de España square, and each journey costs €2. The train goes to the Barcelona Sants station and Paseo de Gracia, among others, and runs every day from 5:45am to 11:45pm, approximately. In addition, there is a night bus (no. N17) to Plaça de Catalunya square, which runs approximately every 20 minutes between 11pm and 5am. Barcelona is also an important rail hub, and is a point of exchange between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe. The Estació de França station, located at the end of Barcelona Port has Elipsos Trenhotel rail services to Paris, Zurich and Milan. Other stations for long-distance services are Passeig de Gràcia and Sants, close to Plaça de Espanya. Euromed trains are outstanding for their speed and quality service, running between Barcelona-Sants and Valencia in less than three hours. Also worthy of special mention are the AVE high speed services between Barcelona and Tarragona, Girona, Figueres, Lleida, Zaragoza Madrid, Cordoba, Malaga and Seville.
By road, the A-7 motorway links the Mediterranean motorway with France and provides access to the tourist destinations of the Costa Brava and other regions in the province of Girona.
The A-2 motorway goes to Zaragoza and connects with Madrid and Bilbao. The Estación del Nord is the main station for scheduled bus services to Spanish and international destinations. Other companies use Sants Station.
Barcelona Port is one of the busiest on the Mediterranean and offers scheduled ferry services to and from Majorca, Ibiza, Minorca and Italy, with the option of travelling with your car. It is also a departure and stopping point for many pleasure cruises.
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