The Barcelona Metro service is generally quick, efficient and frequent. It operates during these hours -
Day of Week
Lines 1,2,3,4 & 5 & 11
Mon - Thurs
5am to 12pm.
All Day (24 hours)
Sundays & Holidays
5am to 12pm.
5am to 11pm.
You can buy tickets for individual metro journeys, but if you intend taking more than 5 journeys on the metro (or buses) it is best to buy a T10 ticket. which allows for 10 journeys on the Barcelona's Metro, Buses and Trams.
There are different T10 tickets available for use on different Zones within the greater Barcelona area, and their use on other methods of transport may vary accordingly. For instance, one T10 ticket can be used to go to the Airport by train, but not by bus. But as a guide, most visitors to Barcelona will stay within Zone 1.
RENFE map of train services in the Barcelona area.
Here is a guide to running times, which may be subject to change -
Mon to Thursday 5:45am to 0:05am.
Friday and Saturday. 5:50am to 2:15am.
Sunday. 5:50am to 0:02am.
Some tickets cover Train, Metro and Bus services with Barcelona.
The main train station in Barcelona is the Estacio-Sants' (located to the west of the centre of Barcelona) and is the primary train station for national and international arrivals and departures. This station operates commuter and medium-distance train services, as well as the main inter-city train station for national and international destinations and the high-speed AVE service. There is also the 'Estacio de Franca' station on the other side of the city, and this has a further selection of services including regional and long-distance trains.
Currently, a new Main Station for Barcelona is under construction in the north of the city, and when completed will take some of the services from the other two stations.