January 1, 2010, Newsletter Issue #12: Traveling in Barcelona

Tip of the Week

The subway is one of the easiest ways to explore Barcelona, with five different lines to help you get around. The FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) has two lines that operate within Barcelona and can be a great choice if you want to make a day trip to a nearby town.

If you’re traveling a short distance then the bus may be the way to go. Buses will usually arrive every fifteen minutes and can allow you to see parts of the city while you are traveling to your next destination. Most of Barcelona’s attractions are located within walking distance from the bus line. You can also take the bus to explore the Barcelona nightlife. But remember two things: Buses operate during the night on limited schedules and on Friday and Saturday nights buses will fill up quickly, so plan ahead for your weekends.

If taxis are your preferred method of transportation, they are readily available. Cabs in Barcelona work much like they do in other countries. Cabs will show a green light when they are free and will use a meter to determine the cost of your ride. If you take a cab to the airport or have luggage with you during your ride then you will often be changed an additional fee.

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