Getting Around in BarcelonaEdit This
The modern part of the city is built on a grid system and the old town (from Plaça de Catalunya to the port) is a labyrinth of narrow winding streets. Bring a good map to find your way or get lost and see what the city has to offer. You can explore the Barcelonian sights by foot or use one of the many other possibilities, such as the metro, taxi or cable car.Rail: http://www.raileurope.com/us/train_stations/barcelona.htm Metro: http://www.tmb.net Taxi: http://www.vitoriataxi.net Bus: http://www.tmb.net
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City buses run daily from 5:30am to 11:30pm and the route maps are displayed at the bus-stops. They do not drive very carefully, like the rest of the traffic in Barcelona, so beware. The ones with a red band always have a stop at a central square and blue bands indicate night buses. The single ticket costs 1,10€, so it's better to take a 10-ticket card for 6,00€. If you will stay just a couple of days and want to use it a lot a unipersonal ticket for 2 days costs 8,40€ and the 3 days card 11,80€. To see the best-known sights in the city, take the Barcelona Bus Touristic more..
The subway is the fastest and cheapest way to get around and also the easiest to use. You can get almost everywhere for €1.25. When you take a T 10 (ticket for ten trips for metro and bus) card you save a lot of money (this costs €6.90). The trains run until 12pm or 2am on weekends.
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You can make short harbor trips from the Portal de la Pau, near the Columbus Monument. For a half hour trip with a Golondrinas harbor boat you pay ± 350 pts.
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During your stay in Barcelona why not opt for a private English-speaking chauffeur at your disposal to take you around the city? Pick up and drop off from your Barcelona hotel, airport, cruise ship port, or a location specified within city limits is available. You can customize your own chauffeur driven tour for a day. You may choose from a wide selection of car types, ranging from luxury vehicles to standard sedans or minivans. Services range from airport transfers, drivers at your disposal for 2 to 8 hours or more, and extended vacations.
The Telerifico de Montjuic (aerial cable car) takes you up to the Montjuic Castle and costs 675 pts retour.
The cable car operates daily 11:30am-9pm in summertime and weekends and fiestas 11-2:45 and 4-7:30.
Barcelona's funiculars operate to Tibidabo from Plaça Dr Andreu (350 pts one way) and to Montjuic from Avda. Paral.lel (215 pts one way).
During all the year 2005, the Cable car will remain closed and it will be opened again approximately during the first quarter of the year 2006.
In Barcelona, it won't be a problem to get a taxi and the taxi-stands are scattered all over town. The taxis are priced reasonably (3 km = ±600 pst, especially when you travel with more persons (the maximum is four persons). The telephone number of the main taxi service is: 93 225 00 00 or 93 330 03 00.