Trains, Trams and Railways in Barcelona

Route maps and booking information for the RENFE national rail service, FGV regional trains and trams and the urban train network, to help you find your way around the Catalonia region of Spain...

  • RENFE (La Red de los Ferrocarriles Españoles) is the Spanish national rail train service
  • Cercanías is the commuter train network which operates in all major cities in Spain
  • Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) is the high-speed, long-distance train network which operates from northern to southern Spain
  • Avant is the medium-distance train network operated by RENFE using high-speed trains customised for use over shorter distances
  • Rail Europe has information about travelling by train around the continent

Trains

Barcelona's main train station for national and international arrivals and departures is Estació de Sants. Tickets can be booked in advance from the RENFE website, by telephone or at the station itself.

  • For a national station finder: Click here
  • RENFE Information and Reservations 
    Tel
    : 902 240 202
  • RENFE booking service: Click here
  • RENFE train timetables and prices: Click here

The FGC Catalonia Railways

The FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Catalunya) operates the fleet of trains and trams in the Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona and Lleida provinces, which includes the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada regions.

FGC routes include:

  • Barcelona to Vallès
  • Llobregat to Anoia
  • Lleida to La Pobla de Segur
  • FGC also handles the Montserrat Line (Montserrat rack train and the funiculars of Sant Joan and Santa Cova), the La Molina and the Vall de Nuria lines

Maps of the route, the city, the zones and timetables are available online.

  • For a map of FGC Catalonia stations: Click here
  • For train timetables: Click here
  • FGC Customer Service 
    Tel
    : 932 051 515
  • Customer Service Desk at Pl. Catalunya
    At
    : Main Hall of the Barcelona-Pl. Catalunya station
    Open: Monday to Friday 07:00- 21:00
  • Customer Service Desk at Pl. Espanya
    At
    : Main Hall of the Barcelona-Pl. Espanya station
    Open: Monday to Friday 09:00-14:00 and 16:00-19:00 (In August, open mornings only)

Metro

There are seven metro lines to get around Barcelona. Information can be found on the Barcelona Metro website.

  • For maps of the metro lines: Click here
  • Click here to send an email, in English, for help with general queries
  • Use the interactive route finder to find how best to get around Barcelona; you decide how you want to travel and the route is mapped out for you: Click here
  • For information on metro travel for those with reduced mobility: Click here

Practical information

Bicycles can be taken on the metro on weekends and public holidays, and during July and August. From Monday to Friday, bicycles can be taken from 05:00-07:00, from 09:30-17:00 and from 20:30 until closing time.

Guide dogs and dogs accompanying security guards are permitted on the metro. Pets may not be carried on the metro unless they are crated or remain in a container.

It is not permitted to enter the metro on roller-skates or roller-blades.

Trams

There are six lines, three of which operate through the Trambaix offices:

Line T1 Francesc Macià to Cornellà and Sant Joan Despí (centre).
Line T2 Francesc Macià to Cornellà and Sant Joan Despí (Hospital Comarcal).
Line T3 Francesc Macià to Sant Just and Sant Feliu.

  • For information on these lines, showing the routes and timetables: Click here
  • Trambaix Offices
    At
    : Avenue Barcelona s/n, 08970 Sant Joan Despí
    Tel: 902 193 275
  • Office hours: Monday to Thursday 09:00-14:00 and 16:00-19:00 and Friday 09:00-14:00

Line T4 Estació de Sant Adrià Ciutadella to Vila Olímpica
Line T5 Glòries to Gorg
Line T6 Estació de Sant Adrià to Gorg

  • Route and timetable information: Click here
  • Trambesòs Offices
    At: Avenue Eduard Maristany, s/n, 08930 Sant Adrià de Besòs
  • Office hours: Monday to Thursday 09:00-14:00 and 16:00-19:00 and Friday 09:00-14:00

Trams run Sunday to Thursday and public holidays from 05:00-24:00, Fridays and Saturdays from 05:00-02:00. On days prior to public holidays trams run until 02:00.

Reductions and Discounts

  • Children under 6 years of age who do not occupy a seat travel free on Cercanías trains
  • Children under 4 years of age who do not occupy a seat travel free on Avant trains
  • A 40 discount is available for an Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) single or return ticket for children under 12 years of age. Children under 4 years of age who do not occupy a seat travel free
  • For further information about ticket reductions and discounts, see 'Trains, Trams & Metro'