Public transport in Madrid

The fare on public transport in Barcelona

The cost of tickets for public transport in Barcelona depends on the number of trips, as well as on the type of ticket. Tickets can be purchased at vending machines. so, first things first.

The following types of tickets:

A ticket for one trip

The cost of one trip on public transport will cost you 2,15 euro. And if you want to go to the lines T1 and T2 metro to Barcelona Airport, then the ticket price will be 4,5 euro. There is still a very exotic option with a ticket on the bus for the fans for 2,9 Euro Look, This option is very convenient, to get around the city after the soccer game. The ticket is valid for one train 75 minutes, ie. during 1:15 you can ride on public transport 2,15 euro. If we compare with Russia, Price certainly rather big ... , but if you compare the cost of travel from the richer countries of Europe, eg, Holland, England or Scandinavia, then this price will seem very low.

Types per train tickets

Travel T-10 and other Travel Rates

Already it is clear from the title, that these tariffs are tailor-made for you and me - travelers. The most popular tariff T-10 - by which you can make 10 travel within zones №1 on all kinds of urban transport, thus pay only 9,95 euro. The cost of one trip in this case is less than 1 euro! Another chip ticket T-10 is, he lack of a. ie. it can be used together, Only then naturally you must 2 once put it when passing the turnstiles in the subway and other means of transport. Each trip while also lasts a maximum of 75 minutes. again, If during this time you are transferring to another form of public transport, re-read the card T-10 do not need!

If you are traveling from the company 3-4 human, I would recommend T-50 ticket / 30, who for 42,5 Euro gives you the right to make 50 travel within 30 days. We have doubled in 4 day stay in Barcelona took about 30 trips, tk. ticket becomes profitable even two of the tourists, Provided in Barcelona more 5-7 days.

Ticket type T-10 and T-50/30

HOLA BCN! with an unlimited number of trips

Tickets HOLA BCN give the right to make unlimited travel on public transport within the city area №1. Including tickets valid on metro lines T1 and T2 to Barcelona Airport. The downside is that these tariffs, that they operate within a certain time, eg, as soon as you first prokompostiruete ticket, You can count down the time of its validity, which is not always convenient. Moreover, ticket must be purchased for every traveler, in contrast to the ubiquitous card T-10. Cost and description HOLA BCN tickets presented below.

The cost of tickets HOLA bcn

Barcelona card

Barcelona - a combined card, which allows free use of transport with various discounts at museums and other sights of Barcelona. Map sold on 2-5 days. The expediency of purchase of this card depends on so many attractions, that you want to visit these days. ie. buying it, you must have a clear plan to visit Barcelona. For more information about discounts can be found on the official website. Some of them cite the figure below.

Discounts in Barcelona museums Barcelona card

Cost Barcelona card

Urban transport

The most extensive transportation network in the Spanish settlements presented an abundance of buses, commuter train, trams, taxi. As in the other states, car rental in Spain is also widespread. But the fastest method of transportation - it, of course, Metro.
When it comes to the big cities, this method of travel is most convenient, because it covers not only regional centers, but also their suburbs. for instance, Passage in Barcelona on the metro has nine working lines, Madrid eleven branches - and you can not just drive around the city, but also to get to a nearby village. Tourists will be convenient to purchase the card directly to the 10 trips.
However, not a single metro. Spanish buses, eg, You can only envy: they go strictly on schedule 6:00 to 24:00, range of motion - up to a quarter of an hour. You can also buy a ticket for 10 trips or "unlimited" travel for up to five days.
the, who do not wish to use public transport, You can use the above mentioned car rental.
If you are interested in car rental in Spain, remember, that there are a number of strict rules:

  • you should be more 23 years;
  • International law must be available;
  • driving experience - not less than two years.

If all conditions are met - the roads of Spain will be opened for you.

Railway transport

Railway network in Spain has a length of about 15 thousands of kilometers, this transport is considered the budget in Europe. If consider, it does not affect the comfort of passengers, even on a limited budget level crossings will be an excellent way to explore the sunny country. If you go have a long, better to use trains of «Talgo», specializing in high-speed traffic. For the convenience of passengers here all the time boards work-stations of informants; Moreover, there are cars for non-smokers, TVs are present in the compartment. High-speed trains are accelerated to three hundred kilometers per hour, which means, that five hundred kilometers from Seville to Madrid will take you about two hours.


The roads in Spain are divided into:

national, They are marked on maps and road signs with the letter N (they are free).

municipal, designated by the letter C (also free)

speed, denoted by the letter A on a blue background (they paid). Fare is paid depending on the distance. You can pay either in special items, designated PEAJE, or take a special card when entering the fast lane, and at the exit pay.

The rate of road transport is limited on Human Settlements 50 km / h, of national roads 100 km / h, on the highways 120 km / h. Punished for exceeding the speed limit even by European concepts very seriously, so it pays to stick to high-speed mode. Fines are paid on the spot.

In all major cities, parking - a big problem, parking, primarily, paid.

police phone: 091. On high-speed roads every five kilometers of a telephone SOS.

Car rent.

To rent a car need a passport, international driver's license (It is often enough of our internal). Rent can be either in the rental office, or at the reception of the hotel. Upon receipt of the machine is usually necessary to leave some collateral. The local skating price is usually lower, than international offices, type «Hertz», "Notice", and other.

When renting for 3 day and more price falls. Try to take full insurance, Since the mandatory insurance, which is included in the rental price, it's only liability insurance.

Renting a car is cheaper taxis, also expand the freedom of action. Find the best option at this link.

Tourist train in Spain

Spain can be viewed including a train window: in the country there are a few so-called tourist routes:

  • Transcantábrico : train "cruise" in Northern Spain, от Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) в León (Castile-Leon).
  • El-andalú : "Palace" on the rails - see Andalusia from the luxury train.
  • La Robla express : tours in Northern Spain.

There are also one-day tourist train routes in Spain:

  • strawberry train: nice family tour of the Madrid region, historical train until Aranjuez.
  • Sóller: Train of the early 20th century, which goes around the island of Mallorca (Balearic Islands).
  • Poezd Cervantes: a literary train journey to Alcalá de Henares, town, the birthplace of the famous author of "Don Quixote".

Renfe Spain Pass

Travel Renfe Spain Pass - designed for non-residents in Spain (tourists, i.e), allowing you to travel on all high-speed trains AVE long and middle distance.

  • Renfe Spain Pass valid during 1 months from the date of first travel.
  • Renfe Spain Pass is of two kinds: Business/Club и Tourist (for business and leisure).
  • Tickets can be purchased a maximum 6 months in advance.
  • The ticket is valid for 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 trips.
  • The ticket gives you some discounts in different cities. More about discounts.

Keep in mind, that tickets for long distance trains also make it possible to use local trains Cercanías free, to reach the city center or at the airport of Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga.

Spain Pass Prices – Tourist

Cost Spain Pass - Tourist
Number of trips Adults Children
4 trips / 1 month 163 € 122 €
6 trips / 1 month 234 € 173 €
8 trips / 1 month 295 € 219 €
10 trips / 1 month 346 € 260 €
12 trips / 1 month 392 € 295 €

Prices Class Club

Cost Spain Pass - Club
Number of trips Adults Children
4 trips / 1 month 229 € 173 €
6 trips / 1 month 326 € 244 €
8 trips / 1 month 413 € 306 €
10 trips / 1 month 484 € 362 €
12 trips / 1 month 550 € 413 €

The children - aged 4 to 13 years; children up to 4 years can travel free of charge, if they do not occupy a seat.

By plane to Spain

Airplane, as you know, the fastest mode of travel. As I wrote in a previous article, Airports in Spain are in every major city. There are domestic airlines, connecting the major cities of Spain. Quite often such a domestic flight is less expensive in terms of money and significantly faster time, than moving by car, bus and train.

For example, flights from Alicante to Bilbao Vueling Airlines in October will cost 1857 rub. Takes flight 1.30 min. agree, it is not the money for such a rapid movement. Generally, loukost in Spain, as well as throughout Europe, convenient and cheap.

Search for flights to Spain

Spain owns the Balearic and Canary Islands. And fly to the islands by plane is the most. You can even get on the ferry, but this form of transport later. Minuses: Unfortunately, Airports are not the center of the city and will have to get them. And it will cost time and money. Yes, and it is necessary to come for 40 minutes prior to departure at least. I.e, Flight time will be less, than the rest of the process. But if you are swayed in buses or you do not know how to drive a car, the plane that is necessary for you!

And in order to get from the airport to the city, Use the fastest and most comfortable way to travel - Transfers. Very it is convenient, if the flight is early in the morning / late evening. Use the online form The following instructions. We use their services, We liked the service. At the time of booking you need to pay about 15% from the transfer value, the remaining amount to pay in cash to the driver.


Taxis in Spain - transport is relatively inexpensive, in different cities, they may differ in color, but all have a lighted sign with the word taxi. Taxi drivers in Spain do not usually ride around the city , looking for clients, so that it is easier to take a taxi in the parking lot, although no one stops, if you will fall, hail a cab on the street.

Besides, Taxis can be called from the hotel, shop or restaurant with the help of the service «Radio-Taxi«.

Taxi paid by the meter, Extras luggage, on holidays and at night a taxi is more expensive, price list, you can ask the driver.

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Railway transport.

Railways in Spain belong to the state, carries out transportation company RENFE. Order tickets for this form of transport is possible for 60 days, and buy - at least, than five minutes prior to departure.

There are several types of trains in Spain, Moreover, there are two classes of cars.

The first type - Ave - it's high-speed train, the fastest ground transportation, plying between Madrid, Barcelona, Malagoj, Valencia and Sevilla. The price of the ticket from Madrid to Barcelona about 228 euro.

The second type of Talgo - is a fast train.

Third - Expreso. It makes a stop only in major cities.

Fourth Tranvia and Automotor, It stops at all stops.

In Spain, there is a reduced rate for rail transport, the so-called blue days, when tickets are sold at great discounts, they usually do not coincide with holidays, Pre-days, and high season.

There are also discount cards, eg, "Youth Card" - молодежная, It is designed for people from 12 to 25 years, on it you can get 50% discount, if you go to Blue Days.

"Tourist Card", t.e.turisticheskaya card is available to any tourist, and it is possible to go anywhere, they are, respectively, There are 1st and 2nd class, and are based on, on how many days are taken.

«Chequetren» - this is a subscription to a person or family, on it you can get a 15% discount on any ticket.

How to get to Spain

The fastest and most convenient way to reach
Spain - in the air. Two of the country's largest airport - in Madrid
(Jupiter) and Barcelona - are taking on a daily basis more than one hundred flights from around the world. following
airlines can reach Spain direct from Moscow and
St. Petersburg:

  • "Aeroflot" offers departures from Sheremetyevo 2 times a day to Madrid
    and 3 twice - in Barcelona.
  • Aircraft Company "Iberia" (Iberia) The flight from Domodedovo to Madrid every
    day. From the same airport to Barcelona once a week carries departures
  • Once a week from Vnukovo and Domodedovo every day because you can
    access to Barcelona planes "Transaero", who also delivered
    you once a week in high season from the last airport in Tenerife.
  • From the Northern Capital to Spain, you can get airline
    "Russia" 6 once a week.
  • The company Vueling
    not only offers regular flights to Barcelona and Madrid,
    but also some of the lowest prices on flights from Saint Petersburg.

The price of each airline may vary
Depending on various factors, so you need to be defined with a choice
directly, before you book your tickets in Spain. Central
airfare - about 10000-12000 rubles round trip.

If you go on holiday to Spain is not
from Russia, you might consider traveling by train or ferry. Of
Paris, Milan, Zurich can be reached by train to Barcelona, and from Paris and
Lisbon - to Madrid. From the coastal Spanish cities (Barcelona, Malaga,
Cadiz and others.) It can be reached by water from the nearest African (Morocco) and
Balearic Islands and in the opposite direction.

High-speed trains in Spain:

High poezdv in Spain called AVE. Their route takes a maximum 3 o'clock.

Existing high-speed train routes in Spain:

  • Madrid - Ciudad Real - Puertollano - Cordoba - Seville
  • Madrid - Saragossa - Lleida - Tarragona Camp - Barcelona
  • Madrid - Cuenca - Requena / Utiel - Valencia
  • Madrid - Guadalajara - Calatayud - Zaragoza - Tardienta - Huesca
  • Madrid - Cordoba - Puente Genil - Antequera - Malaga
  • Madrid - Segovia - Valladolid
  • Madrid - Cuenca - Albacete - Villena - Alicante
  • Barcelona - Girona - Figueres
  • Malaga - Antequera, Puente Genil - Cordoba - Zaragoza - Camp de Tarragona - Barcelona
  • Seville - Cordoba - Puertollano - Ciudad Real - Zaragoza - Lleida - Camp de Tarragona - Barcelona
  • Seville - Cordoba - Puertollano - Ciudad Real - Cuenca - Valencia

Public transport in Spain

Within communities of Spain points possible
travel on the subway, buses, taxi. In large cities - Barcelona and
Madrid - it's best to use the metro service, which on weekdays
working past midnight. You can purchase a single ticket, as a one-off, and
subscription, metro and buses. One advantage of the bus -
night routes. Moreover, Many interesting from a tourist point of view,
Spanish cities offer travelers enjoy special
buses, who pass by the main sights, and pay
per ticket you can once and enjoy unlimited bus at the same time
number of times during 3-5 days. Buses run frequently and adhere strictly to the

For faster and more comfortable travel
in the city, you can take a taxi, I caught him on the street or causing of
any restaurant, a hotel or a large store. A long wait do not have to - usually
taxi arrives within 10 minutes. Service - strictly by the meter. Night and
festive fare increases slightly.

If you are renting a car, be sure
Wear a seat belt, watch out for the local drivers - Spanish
prone to speeding. Do not be afraid to use toll roads: for
the expense of good quality and a smaller number of machines you do not spend much
more (costs are offset by lower fuel costs).

Spain - convenient for traveling the country: good ones
roads, developed transport infrastructure, both urban, and on
intercity lines, the choice of a suitable method for you
travels, - Each traveler will be satisfied.

Helpful information


on 27.02.2020

In Spain, available unleaded petrol 95 and 98 (Unleaded Gasoline) and diesel oil (Gasoil 'A’ or Gas-oil). Leaded gasoline is not.

Note, that the price of gasoline in the Canary Islands at € 0.20-0.22 smaller, than the national average.

Average prices for all kinds of fuel on 27.02.2020:


  • Gasoline 95 — € 1.294
  • Gasoline 98 — € 1.432
  • Gasoil - € 1.194
  • Gas GLP — € 0.721

Dynamics of changes in gasoline prices in Spain in recent years.

On the territory of the country in a car allowed to carry in cans no more 10 liters of fuel.

The changes compared with the previous period. Update once every two weeks.

mandatory equipment

Equipment, you want to have in the car:

  • Warning triangle - in the event of an accident it is recommended 2 mark (otherwise local authorities may impose a fine, If only one)
  • Spare tire - or the set for repair
  • Reflective vest - required when leaving the vehicle, stopped on the roadway or roadside. However, not necessarily carry it in the car. Spanish police can not penalize foreign drivers, which does not have a reflective vest in the car. Penalty - € 200.

equipment requirements, which must necessarily be in the car in different European countries.

winter equipment

Winter tires

The use of winter tires in Spain is not compulsory. Nonetheless, It recommended that upon the occurrence of winter weather conditions in some regions in the north of the country.

Anti-skid chains

Snow chains must be used, if the corresponding traffic sign.

Requirements for the use of studded tires and winter in different European countries.

Recommended equipment and other rules

It is recommended to equip their vehicles with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit.

For environmental reasons, restrictions will be imposed on the movement of certain roads for certain types of vehicles. Thus in Spain may appear similar environmental zone Germany.

In the summer time, the police drew attention to the “dress code” driver. for instance, for driving with a naked torso in flip-flops or the driver can be fined from € 80

Brushed on the dashboard passenger's feet, sitting in front, could cost € 100.

Tow trucks have a preferential right movement.

Permission is granted to use navigation software, indicating the location of fixed speed cameras.

At the same time management of navigational equipment while driving is punishable by a fine of € 200.

The use of radar detectors in May 2014 It has been banned. In the case of using them - a fine of € 200. For the use of anti-radar is much more serious punishment - up to € 6,000.

If radar detector is combined in one device together with the navigator, then it must be deactivated.

Other articles in this section:

  • Instructions for payment of fines for traffic violations online
  • Parking in Barcelona


At night in rural areas an additional risk factor – livestock on the roads, poor lighting and road markings.

Never anything even for five minutes, do not leave in plain sight in parked the car. Out of the car, let us say, at a gas station, carefully remove the key from the ignition lock. Keep the trunk closed with a key. Do not park in dark and deserted places.

classic Barcelona “recipe”. If you find a puncture, and furthermore cut the wheel of your car – be ready, that then there will be people, dearly wishes you to help. In reality puncture in Spain – extremely rare. Beware of becoming the object of staging: It is a common method in the hectic deprive you of things and documents from the open trunk or passenger compartment.

Another method, special, if you are in the car one / one: at the traffic lights running a car for you slightly hit your bumper. Naturally, You are in the hearts out of the car deal: (cm. previous scenario).

Bolder circuit. Your car can catch up on the highway, anxious gestures urge to stop, or simply crop and pressed to the side of the road. then these “well-wishers” will pretend, We noticed that you have a terrible fault, will entice you out of the car, inviting look back, under the car, etc.. Strongly recommend that you leave the car. Immediately close all the buttons, Note the number of the benefactors, and pretend, that call to someone's mobile. Usually they quickly leave…

Stop on the way to help "neighbor" in Spain is absolutely not accepted, as for this purpose there are the police and emergency service. Be also careful with people, asking for help on the road under the pretext of failure of the machine. Willingness to help can cost you your own car, If you gape.

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