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How To Navigate The Metro System In Barcelona

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

Barcelona's metro system is one of the best metro systems I've used in the world. It's reliable, cheap and connects the city in a clear and uncomplicated way (which is great for me as my sense of direction is awful!).

Here's a breakdown of the Barcelona metro system:

  • An individual ticket costs 2.40 euros whereas the T-Casual ticket costs 11.40 for 10 journeys. So, if you're going to be in Barcelona for longer than a weekend, I'd highly recommend purchasing the T-Casual ticket as you'll save a lot of money!

  • All of the stops in the Barcelona metro network are in Zone 1 - this is what it will state on your ticket. This is different to the London underground system which has many different zones with different prices.

  • There are eight lines in the Barcelona metro system - L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L9, L10 and L11.

  • The metro is open Monday - Thursday 5am to midnight, Friday 5am to 2am and weekend is Saturday 5am throughout the whole weekend (essentially a 24hr service).

  • The metro trains usually arrive every 3-4 minutes whilst at night it can take up to 10 minutes for a train to arrive.

  • Here are some notable tourist hotspots and what line they're on: the Bunkers is on the L5 line, Placa de Catalunya is on the L1 line, Arc de Triomf is on the L1 line, La Sagrada Familia is on L2 and L5 and Universitat (University) is on L1 and L2.

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