By car, by road
Connect the GPS of your car or mobile phone, and let yourself go. If by chance you do not have it or if for some reason you do not want to activate it, or in case a solar storm leaves the satellites temporarily unusable, we indicate here the main accesses to the city of Barcelona.
AVINGUDA MERIDIANA: This is the access from the North of the city. Connects with the motoway (autopista) C-33, and the C-33 connects with the A-P7, main motorway (autopista) that leads to the North of Catalonia and France. La Avinguda Meridiana takes you to Plaça de les Glòries, which connects with the Avinguda Diagonal, Aragó street and Gran Vía.
GRAN VIA: Crosses the city from South to North. In the South connects with the motorway C-31 (the C31 connects with the C-32). In the Norht with the motoway C-32. Gran Vía leads to Plaça Espanya, Plaça Universitat, Plaça Catalunya and Plaça de les Glòries
AVINGUDA DIAGONAL: Connects with roads and motorways to the South and East of Spain AP7, A-P2, A-2/N-II and N-340.
LES RONDES: These are fast ring roads with access to different places of the city. There are three.
- Ronda de Dalt: Runs roughly north-south and lies west of the city on the mountainside. This is the fastest route to and from the airport and the autopista north to France.
- Ronda del Litoral: Completes the ring around the city, following the coast.
- Ronda del Mig: Runs diagonally across the city from south-east to north-west.
By bus (coach)
You can get to Barcelona by coach from several European countries. There are several companies that offer long-distance bus transportation. Among them we highlight two: FlixBus, which was born in 2013 bringing the low cost concept to the private road transport sector, without forgetting other important aspects such as comfort, safety and environmental protection. With FlixBus you can get to Barcelona from €8.99 and from Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and from other cities in Spain. The countries mentioned have direct routes to Barcelona, but you can also reserve a seat on routes with transfers from other countries such as Great Britain. Holland and others.
Another of the main coach companies that provide service in Europe is Eurolines. The countries from which it provides service to Barcelona are: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and Slovenia. The price is also from €8.99. Eurolines coaches arrive at Sants Station and Nord Station. At the Sants station you can take two metro lines (L3 and L5) and next to the Nord station the L1 Arc de Triomf station.
Currently, with high-speed trains (AVE, in Spain and TGV in France), you can reach Paris in 6h 20min, Lyon in 4h 55min, Toulouse in 3h15min and Marseille in 4h 40min. Other cities with stops on the routes from Barcelona to France in high-speed trains are: Figueres, Girona, Perpignan, Narbonne, Agde, Sete. Béziers, Montpellier, Nîmes, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Valence, Lyon and Paris. From Paris and Lyon you can change trains to the French high-speed network to reach cities in other European countries (London, Brussels and Geneva) and other cities in France.
AVE and TGV trains depart from Barcelona from Sants station, which can be reached by metro lines L3 and L5. To check schedules, prices and buy tickets online, visit the renfe website. If your journey starts in Spain, you can also visit the site for information how to get to Barcelona by train from spanish other cities. On the joint website of Renfe and Sncf there is a wider selection of high-speed routes in Europe, with direct trains and transfers.