Public transport is well organized in Barcelona. Barcelona is a big city, but it has well-developed public transport to get quickly anywhere in the city. The metro, bus and tram all run at a very tight pace and until late into the night. Public transport such as the metro, tram and FGC are the quickest and most convenient way of getting around Barcelona. You can choose from the different ticket types. Bicycles are also great way of getting around the city. You may also use the cable car in order to reach certain destinations.
A several companies are entrusted with managing public transportation in Barcelona. Public transport includes bus, metro, tram and cable car transport. The metro idea for Barcelona was proposed during the 1929 Expo. Barcelona’s metro network is called Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), and they are joined with 3 lines of the Catalonia Railway (FGC).
Tram lines were recently introduced in Barcelona, and it has been functioning perfectly since 2004, and it is used as much as the metro. Trambaix trams covert the western part of the city, and TRAUBESOS the eastern part. Tram lines connect Barcelona diagonally. The tram network consists of 6 lines: T1, T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6. You can buy tickets at a newsstand, and the prices start at 1.5 EUR.
Bus lines are very popular means of transportation, even though it is not the fastest one. There are 4 lines in the city – Purple, Green, Red and Blue. At each bus stop you can check the time and the number of the coming bus, as well as its final destination. RET BUS is a very fast bus system that supports common buses which are much slower. Locals mainly use it when they are in a hurry.
By cable car you may get to the hills around the city which means you will avoid gridlock traffic in the city and get there faster than by bus or tram. Cable tramway Funicular de Montjuic goes from Montjuic Hill and Funicular de Vallvidera, as well as Tibidadao cable tramway which is also the name of a hill that offers a beautiful view of the city.