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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.Barcelona El Prat Airport is Spain's second largest in terms of passenger volume, with 44 million travellers each year. The city is also connected to major destinations by means of the AVE high-speed train. 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 parts of the province of Girona. The A-2 motorway goes to Zaragoza and connects with Madrid and Bilbao.Barcelona Port offers scheduled ferry services to Majorca, Ibiza, Minorca and Italy. It is also a departure and stopping point for many pleasure cruises.

By car

AP-7 motorway France. Mediterranean destinations in Spain.AP-2 motorway Zaragoza, Madrid and Bilbao.More information:Travel through Spain by car

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By air

Connections: Direct flights with many European cities and major capitals around the world. Madrid-Barcelona air shuttle with flights every 30-60 minutes. Daily connections with major Spanish cities. Location/Services: Located 12 kilometres from the city. Taxi, bus, metro, and train services to the city.Fares: Taxi: Supplement for arrival/departure airport €3.10.Metro: L9 Sud, stops at T1 and T2, €4.60Bus (35-minute ride): One-way: €5.90. Return: €10.20 Rodalies light railway/Train: Line R2N. Airport - Maçanet/Massanes €4.10More information:Flying to Spain.Get around Spain by air

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By bus

Barcelona Nord stationConnections: Domestic and international destinations.Services: Regular metro, bus and taxi services.Barcelona Sants stationConnections: Mainly regional and national destinations.Services: Regular metro, bus and taxi services.Barcelona Fabra i Puig bus stationConnections: City of BarcelonaServices: Commuter railway-metro-bus transport hub  

By train

Renfe Spain PassThis pass offers the chance to travel around Spain for all non-residents. This system is very practical, as it can be used on all AVE long-distance and mid-distance high-speed trains. The Renfe Spain Pass is valid for one month from the first trip and comes in two formats (Business/Club and Tourist). It can be purchased up to six months in advance, and is available for 4, 6, 8, or 10 journeys.More information: Renfe Spain PassWhat's more, remember your long-distance tickets also entitle you to use –at no extra charge– the local Cercanías trains that take you to the city centre and to the airports of Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga.  Barcelona França stationConnections: Connections with domestic destinations.Services: Regular metro, bus and taxi services.Barcelona Sants stationConnections: International high-speed trains to Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, and Marseilles. AVE to Tarragona, Girona, Figueres, Lleida, Zaragoza, Ciudad Real, Cordoba, Puertollano, Malaga, Seville and Madrid. Euromed to Valencia and Alicante. Long-distance trains.Services: Regular metro, bus and taxi services.More information:Travelling to Spain by train.Getting around Spain by train.

By sea

Connections: Regular scheduled ferry services to Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca, France, Algeria, Morocco, and Italy. Departure and stopover point for pleasure cruises.Services: Regular metro, bus and taxi servicesMore information:Travel to Spain by ferry or cruise ship.Travel around Spain by ferry or cruise ship.

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