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Your guide to Barcelona

Barcelona metro – best way to move around!

Barcelona metro logo

Barcelona metro throughout the history

This video shows the evolution of the Metro network transportation in Barcelona, from 1924 to 2016.

Barcelona metro information

Barcelona metro / subway / tube transportation system was first built back in 1922. Since then, a lot of lines and railway kilometers have been added, in order to create one of the most modern transportation systems in Europe. Go here to see other means of transports in Barcelona.

You’ll find a metro station easily all around the city. In almost every part of the city you can access the underground train within a maximum walking time of 25 minutes. Each line is identified with a number and a color.

Some of the most important sightseings of the city have its own metro station such as:
Les RamblesCatalunya (Green / 3 Line)
La Pedrera / Casa MilàPasseig de Gràcia (Green / 3 Line + Yellow / 4 Line)
Sagrada FamiliaSagrada Familia (Blue / 5 Line + Violet / 2 Line)
Camp Nou FC Barcelona StadiumLes Corts (Green / 3 Line)
Picasso MuseumJaume I (Yellow / 4 Line)
Barceloneta BeachBarcelona, Ciutadella (Yellow / 4 Line)

Barcelona metro
Barcelona metro station of Navas, red line.

Barcelona metro price

  • Single ticket: €2.15
  • T-10 transportation card: €9.95 (10 trips, so €0.95 per trip)
  • The fine for traveling without a valid ticket is of €100

Barcelona metro opening hours

-From Monday to Friday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM
-Saturdays: doesn’t close
-Sundays: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Some facts about the Barcelona metro

  • It is more than 146 kilometers long
  • It’s divided into 12 lines
  • It has 180 stations or stops
  • The red, green blue and yellow the most used ones
  • There are some “ghost stations

Transfer with other TMB transportations

T10 transportation card
This card allows you to make 10 trips for €9.95

Whenever you use the metro, the bus or the tram in Barcelona with a T10 card, you can enjoy another different transportation system for the next 1.15 h. Let’s see this with an example if you want to go from Liceu to Verdaguer stops:

  • Take the metro from Liceu Green/3 Line
  • Switch to the Blue/5 Line in Diagonal
  • Go down in Verdaguer
  • You have 1.15 hours since you first validated your ticket in Liceu to enjoy the bus or the tram
  • You can’t take the metro again without paying
  • This free transfer system won’t work with a single ticket