Barcelona is located 150 kilometres from la Jonquera on the border with France. The French motorway network connects to the AP-7 and the C33 to Barcelona. The city can be accessed via the roundabouts, or Avenida Meridiana, leading to the centre. From the south, travelling from elsewhere in Spain, access is from the AP-2 via Avenida Diagonal. Most of the motorways are toll roads.
More information from ACESA (tel. +34 938 45 90 75 / +34 902 200 320, www.autopistas.com), AUCAT (tel. +34 938 94 65 68, www.aucat.es), AUTEMA (tel. +34 938 33 11 11, www.autema.com) and TABASA (tel. +34 932 05 79 09).
Barcelona is the most important Mediterranean cruise port with nine passenger terminals, six for cruise lines, and three for ferries. There are daily sailings to the Balearic Islands offered by Transmediterranea (www.trasmediterranea.com), Balearia (www.balearia.net) and Iscomar (www.iscomar.com). There are also direct connections to Genoa ( CondeMar: www.gnv.it), Rome (Grimaldi Ferries: www.grimaldi-ferries.com, and Trasmediterranea), and to Alger-Oran (CNAN: www.cnan-dz.com).
More information about the Port of Barcelona: Pl. Portal de la Pau, 6; tel. +34 932 98 60 00 and www.apb.es.
Barcelona has direct rail connections to a number of major European cities. It has good railway station facilities and a metropolitan network that allows easy travel. Railway lines in the city are well connected to the French border. The city has four main train stations: Barcelona Sants (Plaça Països Catalans s/n), França (Avenida Marques de l'Argentera, s/n), Passeig de Gracia and Plaça de Catalunya.
Further informaition: www.elipsos.com and www.renfe.com.
Barcelona's El Prat airport is only 12 kilometres from the city centre. It has three terminals and all the major international companies operate there. Iberia offers a shuttle service for passengers travelling between Barcelona and Madrid, with 30 daily flights in each direction; there are four flights an hour at peak times and two an hour at less busy times of day. Trains leave the airport for Barcelona every 30 minutes (www.renfe.es); during the day, buses sun every six to twelve minutes (www.grupsarbus.com) and at night every 20 minutes (www.emt-amb.com).
Further information: www.aena.es
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