Finding your way around
Barcelona International Airport, or El Prat, (tel. 34 93 298 38 38) is located approximately 10km south of the city. This is where most international flights land and take off in Barcelona. Trains (RENFEwww.renfe.es) and shuttles (Aerobús, www.emt-amb.com) connect the airport with downtown Plaça Catalunya.
Estació de Barcelona Sants (Pl. Països Catalans s/n, www.elipsos.com) is the main railway station in Barcelona. Most of the national railway company's (RENFE) trains travel through here.
North Barcelona Station (Alí-bei 80, tel. 34 90 226 06 06, www.barcelonanord.com) is the city's largest bus station. It is serviced by many bus companies, including Eurolines (tel. 34 93 490 40 00, www.eurolines.com) and Linebus (www.linebus.com).
If you are arriving from the French border, which is some 180km north of the city, you should take Highway AP-7 and then Route C33 to get to Barcelona. Travellers arriving from other Spanish cities travel to Barcelona via Highway AP-2, and then Diagonal Avenue.
By Public Transportation
Metros, city trains and buses serve the city's various neighbourhoods. The city railroad is operated by the Generalitat de Catalunya (tel. 34 93 205 15 15, www.fgc.es) and encompasses six metro lines which mainly serve the nearby suburbs of Barcelona.