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Metro in Barcelona info and map of the metro network


Barcelona Metro Map :  map and info about the metro network



The Barcelona metro network consists of 5 metro lines (L1, L2, L3, L4, L5) and one FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat) line with two branches- U6,U7).


The Barcelona metro opens from Thursday to Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
On Fridays the metro schedule is extended until 2:00 p.m., while on Saturdays and some festive eves it offers a 24-hour continuous service.


The Barcelona Metro can be considered a real underground network as only a very short section of the whole network is above ground, between Mercat Nou and Santa Eulàlia (L1) and at Can Boixeres (L5). During summer 2002, the stretch from La Pau to Pep Ventura was converted to become part of L2. The total length of the network is 80 km with 111 stations (15 interchange stations). This does not include the Sarrià/Tibidabo-Line (L6,L7) which is about 7 km long and has 13 stations. This line is operated by FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat) together with their suburban service Metro del Vallès. The Barcelona Metro Network is thus one of the longest in Europe (after London, Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Stockholm and St.Petersburg). L2, L3, L4, L5 and the FGC-Lines (L6,L7) have European international gauge (1,435 m) whereas L1 has Spanish gauge (1,672 m) which probably makes it the world's broadest metro line (3.1m wide cars are therefore much more spacious).


Trains are always formed by 5 cars on L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, and 3 (longer) cars on the FGC-Lines (L6,L7). Trains on this line are the most comfortable of the system as they're prepared to run also on the out-of-town section of the line. They're equipped with well working air-conditioning, upholstered seats and blinds (useful when running outside the tunnel on the suburban section).


The metro is complemented by a suburban rail service (Rodalies/Cercanías) run by the Spanish national railways (RENFE), an extension of the Sarrià-line operated by the Catalan railways (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya - FGC) called Metro del Vallès, and a narrow gauge line (FGC) leaving from "Espanya" towards L'Hospitalet, Cornellà and further out to the southwest (Metro del Baix Llobregat).

This is a metroPlanet Europe page designed by Robert Schwandl.


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  1. Info - Ivana (1 Apr 2017 - 18:52)

    Hola quería saber que línea de metro tengo que coger desde el aeropuerto hasta la clínica baranquer (oftamologia). Gracias

  2. Trasporti - (16 Jan 2013 - 10:00)

    Come arrivo dall'aeroporto di Girona al l'hotel Turin?

  3. TRAJET - PEPITO (15 Oct 2012 - 12:15)


    Comment se rendre de l'aéroport de Barcelone à L’hôtel Acevi Villarroel?

    Merci d'avance,

  4. comment s'y rendre? - Azhara (12 Oct 2012 - 09:00)

    comment se rendre de l;aeroport de barcelone au centre ville :hotel Acta Antibes?
    quelle ligne de metro??


  5. toni - toni (20 Sep 2012 - 17:15)

    como llegar desde la estacion renfe de gava a plaza de las glorias

  6. metro - debs (23 Aug 2012 - 12:15)

    quelle ligne de metro prendre pour l hotel flor park ?

  7. URGENT DEPLACEMENT - Aurelie (20 Jun 2012 - 10:30)

    Comment se rendre de l aeroport de barcelone a calella de palafrugell ?
    merci d avance

  8. desplazamiento aeropuerto-camp nou - matilde (4 Jun 2012 - 22:15)

    hola,voy a barcelona y quisiera saber que lineas de metro tengo que coger desde el aeropuerto al camp nou,y posteriormente,del camp nou a la estacion del sant para coger el tren que va a salou para ir a port aventuras,gracias

  9. oficinas de metro de barcelona - Sandra (21 May 2012 - 20:15)

    Querria informacion, sobre la posibilidad de alquilar algun local, dentro del metro, quien es el que gestiona esto, y si se ha de pagar algun i mpuesto por tenerlo alli, gracias a quien me pueda contestar e indicarme adonde dirigirme

  10. Transport aeoport à hôtel - (21 Oct 2011 - 18:00)

    Comment aller de l'aéroport El Prat Barcelone à l'hôtel Tryp Barcelona Apolo

  11. transporte de aeropuerto - Gustavo (20 Oct 2011 - 09:45)

    Alguien me sabe decir como llego del Aeropuerto T2 (BCN) al Hotel NH Sant Boi?

  12. Trajet - (12 Oct 2011 - 10:00)

    Comment fais t on por aller de la gare de Sant a l aéroport.

  13. Transport - (22 Aug 2011 - 10:30)

    Comment se rendre à l'hotel AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott Paseo Taulat, 278, Sant Martí, 08019 Barcelone depuis l'aéroport de Barcelona.

  14. transport novotel sant cugat - celine monseur (24 Jul 2011 - 12:31)

    Comment se rendre de l'aéroport el prat à notre hotel le " novotel sant cugat" ?

  15. quien sabe.... - abel (8 Jun 2011 - 14:15)

    quien sabe como llegar desde cornella centro hasta la estacion del norte....?muxas gracias al que conteste

  16. OFTALMOLOGO - JARNI (24 May 2011 - 09:15)

    Como llegar desde el aeropuerto hasta la clinica barraquer ( calle muntaner )

  17. parada metro en el juzgado gran via de les corts catalanes - jesus (22 Feb 2011 - 13:30)

    quiero saber que linea coger y como ir desde av diagonal 568 a gran via de les corts catalanes 111 que está el juzgado

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