The main point of reference for pedestrians
are the mountains
in the West and the sea in the East. A lot of main traffic
routes such as the Ramblas, Muntaner and Balmes run (virtually)
parallel. In the Eixample disrict, the streets are laid
out like a chess board and are easy to negotiate. A map
is very useful in the old town with its many narrow streets
and can be obtained free of charge from Corte Ingles.
Metro (underground): The metro network consists
of 8 lines, L1-L8 (L6, L7 and L8 had different names until
recently), running every 3-8 minutes according to the time
of the day. Running times are Mon-Thu, Sundays & bank
holidays 5am-midnight. Fri, Sat and days before bank holidays
5am-2pm. (Tip: Metromap in bcn inside Miniguide).
Buses: Apart from regular and night buses, there is also
the Aerobus (to the airport) and the Tomb bus (1st class
bus between Pl. Catalunya and Diagonal, Pl. Pius XII). The
public transport company TMB issues a free guide for all
bus lines at four of their service stations: Metro-stations
Universitat, Diagonal, Sagrada Familia and Sants Estaçió.
FGC (underground) The FGC network in Barcelona consists
of a total of 6 lines (U6, U7, S1, S55, S5, S2). Their operating
times are almost identical to those of the metro (For more
information & time schedules, please consult.: www.fgc.net).
) A one-way ticket including line changes for all urban
lines is available for €1,10. (A bus or metro ticket
also entitles you to use FGC trains and vice versa. (Tip:
The 10-journey ticket T10 for 6€ covers the whole city
and can be transferred to another person. For more info:
Taxis are available at the cities many taxi ranks (e.g.
Plaça Catalunya) and via taxi service lines (e.g.
Barna Taxi: +34 933 577 755 or +34 933 002 314). Yellow-black
taxis can also be stopped directly on the street. A green
light on the roof signals that the taxi is available. The
prices are a lot cheaper than in England, France or Germany
(Journeys within the city cost from 2,50€, plus additional
charges for luggage).