Barcelona has an extensive public transport network. The city has six metro lines (www.tmb.net), a local rail network, FGC (www.fgc.es), 80 bus lines (www.tmb.net), two tram lines (www.trambcn.com), and a fleet of 8.000 distinctive yellow and black taxis (www.taxibarcelona.cat, tel. +34 932 23 51 51). The Barcelona Card ticket, available from tourist offices (www.barcelonaturisme.com), gives users a discount on transport and monument and museum entry. The tourist offices also provide information about the Tour Bus which offers three routes around the city with 44 bus stops. An increasingly popular transport alternative among both tourists and residents is to use a bike; Barcelona has bike lanes throughout the city and the Council offer a free bike lending service (www.bicing.com).
Other means of transport connect the difficult access Montjuïc and Tibidabo areas: the Tramvia Blau, the Tibibus and the air ferry (www.tmb.net). A further transport option is offered by the so-called golondrinas ("swallows") a boat service with a 35 minute journey time from Colon to la Escullera, along Port Vell (www.lasgolondrinas.com). Motorbikes and cars are available for hire; the major car hire companies operate in the city. A listing can be found on the Barcelona tourism website (www.barcelonaturisme.com).
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