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Getting to destinations outside Barcelona

Transfers to the Costa del Maresme, Costa Brava, Figueres, Costa del Garraf and Costa Daurada

Read here how to get to destinations in Catalonia from the city of Barcelona, Barcelona El Prat de Llobregat Airport and Girona Airport.

With public transport you can quite easily and conveniently get to Blanes, Lloret de Mar, Girona, Sitges, Castelldefels, Montserrat, Tossa de Mar and many other places.

Public transport in Catalonia is very well developed, the trains and buses are usually punctual and the fares are relatively cheap. Many places around Barcelona can be reached by commuter trains (Rodalies) of RENFE. Places without a train station can also be reached by bus. There are several bus lines that take you from the airport or downtown to out-of-town locations.

Why book a Private Transfer

Easier and more comfortable it is with a private transfer. You will be picked up directly in the arrivals hall and taken directly to your hotel or another destination. It eliminates the search for the right ticket for public transport at the machine.

We drive you for a fixed price, including all kilometers, taxes and fees, such as for the highway. In the vehicle you have enough space for your luggage and you do not need to carry it locally from a train or bus stop to the hotel or apartment. Likewise, the private transfer facilitates the return journey to the airport.

Getting to the places on the Costa del Maresme>

Malgrat de Mar, Blanes, Tordera, Santa Susanna, Pineda de Mar, Calella, Sant Pol de Mar, Canet de Mar, Arenys de Mar, Sant Andreu, Mataró, Premià de Mar, El Masnou, Montgat, Badalona

As "Costa del Maresme" is the approximately 60-kilometer-long stretch of coast from Barcelona in a northerly direction to the river of the Tordera called. The northeastern town on the Costa del Maresme is the popular seaside resort of Malgrat de Mar. Just a few kilometers away is another popular seaside resort on the other side of Tordera: Blanes. This is the first settlement of the Costa Brava.

Getting there by local train (Rodalies) from Barcelona

These places are all on the coast of the Costa del Maresme. From Barcelona there is a train line along the coast and through these places, so the train is recommended as a reliable means of transport from Barcelona. The Rodalis, depart from / to Barcelona daily with a timetable. You can reach the places without changing from Barcelona.

Timetable of the Rodalies

On the page of the Spanish Railways Renfe you will find the timetable, the prices and a route plan.

From Barcelona, ​​you can board the R1 train at Sants Central Station, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf, El Clot-Arragó and Sant Adria de Besòs.

The R1 departs from 5:45 pm from Sants Central Station in a tight cycle of about 30 minutes to 22:50. The drive to Blanes, the last place on the Costa del Maresme on this line, takes 1.5 hours. From Blanes the route leads inland. The next town is Tordera inland. The R1 line ends at Maçanet-Massanes station. There you can change and drive to Girona and Portbou, although the northern route is cheaper here.

In the towns just off the coast of the Costa del Maresme, the distances from the station to your hotel are shorter. Only in Blanes and in Tordera the train passes close to the town. Here you can take the city buses or a taxi. To get to the places inland, you can then take a bus from the station.

The one way trip to Ocata costs 2.50 € (last stop in zone 2), Vilassar de Mar costs 3.40 € (zone 3). To the last place of the zone 4, Canet de Mar you pay 4.10 €.

The simple ticket for the zone 5 with the places Santa Susanna, Blanes and Tordera costs 4.90 €

Directions for Arrival from Barcelona and Girona airports

Vom Flughafen Barcelona fahren Sie am besten mit dem Zug (R2) zum Hauptbahnhof Sants und steigen dort in den Rodalies R1 um, der Sie zur Costa del Maresme bringt.
Der Transfer vom Flughafen in die Stadt kostet 3,80 €.
Vom Flughafen Girona nehmen Sie den Shuttle-Bus zum Bahnhof Girona und von den Zug nach Maçanet-Massanes. Dort dann in die Linie C1 zu Ihrem Ziel.

From Barcelona Airport, it is best to take the train (R2) to Sants Central Station and change to Rodalies R1, which will take you to the Costa del Maresme. The transfer from the airport to the city costs 3.80 €.From Girona airport take the shuttle bus to Girona train station and from the train to Maçanet-Massanes. There get in the line C1 to your destination.

Private Transfer to the Costa de Maresme

The private transfer for example from the airport to Malgrat de Mar costs 149 €, to Badalona 69 € or to Pineda de Mar 195 € per vehicle.

Getting to the places at Costa Brava

Blanes, Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Platja d'Aro, Figueres

"Costa Brava" means "wild coast". In the north, the Pyrenees sink into the Mediterranean, in the middle of the Costa Brava lives up to its name: here wild rugged bays dominate the coastline. In the south of the Costa Brava you will find miles of sandy beaches.

Getting by train from Barcelona to Blanes

Blanes is located on the R1 line of the Rodalies, the local trains in Catalonia. The station is located on the outskirts, in the center it is about 1 kilometer as the crow flies. To get from the train station to the city center or to your hotel, you can take a bus or a taxi.

How to get to Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar

The popular seaside resorts of Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar are no longer on the line connecting the coastal towns of the Costa del Maresme with Barcelona. You can take the train to Blanes and take the bus to get to Lloret or Tossa de Mar.

Timetable of Sarbus

On the page of the bus company Sarbus you will find the timetable, the prices and a route plan.

If you want to get to Lloret de Mar from Barcelona airport, it's easier: after Lloret de Mar there is a direct Sarbus bus from Terminal T2. The bus ride takes about 1:45 hours. You do not need to enter downtown Barcelona.

From the city center there are two bus stops available for transfer to Lloret or Tossa de Mar. Sarbus buses leave from the central bus stations Estació del Nord (metro L1, Arc de Triomf) and Ronda Sant Pere (north of Plaça Catalunya, metro L1, L3, Plaça Catalunya).

The one way trip to Lloret costs 10,75 €, to Tossa 12,15 €. The bus from the Estació del Nord to Tossa is a bit faster than the Ronda Sant Pere, as it does not stop in Lloret de Mar.

Getting to Lloret / Tossa de Mar from Girona airport

The Sarbus also goes directly from the airport to the bus station of Lloret de Mar. Choose the starting point "AEROPORT DE GIRONA" in the timetable on the Sarbus website. The approximately 55-minute drive to Tossa costs € 10.00. The same price you pay when you get off in Lloret de Mar.

Getting to Figueres (Costa Brava)

Timetable of Renfe

To Figueres leave different trains from Barcelona.

Getting to Figueres from Barcelona by train
From Barcelona, ​​a train goes directly from Sants Central Station to Figueres. The timetable can be found on the page of the Renfe. The drive there via Girona, takes about 2 hours, depending on the train and costs between 9.80 and 13.25 €, with the high-speed train Talgo 23.10 €.

Getting to Figueres from Giona

Directly from the airport in the evening a bus goes directly to Figueres. It is better to take the shuttle bus from the airport to the train station of Girona and then take the train directly to Figueres. Here you will find the timetables on the side of Renfe.


Getting to Platja d'Aro and Sant Feliu de Guixols from Barcelona

From Platja d'Aro or Sant Feliu de Guixols you can take the Sarbus from Barcelona (see timetable) from Estació del Nord. The 1.5-2 hour drive costs about € 9.80-23.30, depending on the train and class.

Getting to Cities on the Costa del Garraf and Costa Daurada

Castelldefels, Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Cubelles, Segur de Calafell, Tarragona

Timetable Renfe

On the page of the Spanish Railways Renfe you will find the timetable, the prices and a route plan.

Since the 90s, the approximately 50-kilometer stretch of coastline from Barcelona to Vilanova i la Geltrú is referred to as Costa del Garraf. Until then, this was part of the Costa Daurada. On the Costa del Garraf you will find many beaches around smaller bays. After the Costa del Garraf, the Costa Daurada joins in a southwesterly direction, which in contrast to the rugged coast of the Costa del Garraf has many long sandy beaches.

A railway line leads to Tarragona and connects the towns with Barcelona. The local train line C2 goes to St. V. de Calders. If you want to continue in the direction of Tarragona or Valencia, you have to change here. After Tarragona and Valencia drive but also several long-distance trains from Barcelona.

Book a Rental Car

A rental car is a cheap and convenient alternative to train and bus.

The commuter train stops at Castelldefels, Garaff, Sitges, Vilanova i Getru, Cubelles, Cunit, Segur de Calafell and Calafell.

In Barcelona, ​​the trains start in southwest direction at the station Sants, the local trains also stop in El Prat de Llobregat. If you are coming from the airport, change to the local train in El Prat de Llobregat or drive to Sants for the long-distance train. Depending on the class and the train, it costs between € 19 and € 31 to travel to Tarragona by long-distance train, and € 2.80 to Sitges.