CHEAPEST TRANSPORT IN BARCELONA
Combine walk and bus/underground journeys
Only one T-10 card needed (9.95€)
9 trips used and explained below
CHEAPEST WAY FROM BARCELONA AIRPORT TO BARCELONA CITY CENTRE
From Barcelona's airport (El Prat), go to the train station and get a T-10 travelcard for 9.95€.
The city centre station is Plaça Catalunya.
T-10 gives you 10 trips via bus/underground/ferrocarril/tram in zone 1, so 0.995€ a trip.
You can transfer two different methods of transport for free within 75 minutes from the 1st journey made. E.g. a bus/underground, bus/bus wouldn't apply.
Other selling points: any underground and some newsagents or tobacco places, they can only charge you 9.95€
Aerobus costs 5,90€ single or 10,20€ return (15 days maximum).
Single zone 1 ticket by bus/underground is 2.15€.
Taxi can cost around 30 to 35€ approximately. They should not charge you until you get in, but some do from where they came from if you book by phone, which is not really legal…I never liked taxis...There is Uber but I never tried it.
MAXIMISE A T-10 TRAVELCARD IN BARCELONA
Please check the personalised Barcelona map so you get the exact locations and places names etc Trip 1 - From airport to accommodation. Trip 2 - From your accommodation to Lesseps station Metro L3 to visit Parc Güell. Trip 3 - Lesseps to either Fontana to visit Gracia's district, or Diagonal (directly to La Pedrera and Casa Batllo), walk all the way down (check map for hot spots) to the harbour. Trip 4 - Take Metro L3 Drassanes station (where Cristobal Columbus is) to Plaça d'Espanya. Trip 6 - Back to your accommodation. NEXT DAY Trip 7 - From your accommodation to La Sagrada Familia, then walk down "Marina" street to the beach. Trip 8 -Back to your accommodation. Trip 9 - From accommodation to the airport.
WALKING IN BARCELONA
Walking from Parc Guell (Lesseps) to Fontana (Gracia's district) 4 mins 400 metres.
Fontana to Passeig de Gracia (La Pedrera & Casa Batllo) 14 mins. 1.3 Kms.
Passeig de Gracia (La Pedrera & Casa Batllo) to Placa Catalunya 12 mins. 1 Km.
Placa Catalunya to La boqueria 7 mins. 550 metres.
La boqueria to Drassanes 9 mins. 800 metres.
Drassanes to the beach 30 mins. 2.4 Kms.
Beach to Placa d'Espanya 1 hour. 4.8 Kms.
Placa d'Espanya to Placa de Catalunya, 32 mins. 2.7 Kms.
A friend once came to visit, and she was happy for us to walk, we did 5.2 Kms from Lesseps to the Beach, and from the beach to my house, so nearly 6 Kms more.
From Parc Guell (Fontana) to the beach 5.3km or 1 hour (probably more).