Under the term Cercanías or Rodalies, in Catalan, all the public train transport that, radially, connects Barcelona with its metropolitan area is grouped together.
This service is operated by Renfe and allows not only convenient and quick access to the airport or nearby towns such as Castelldefels or Vilafranca del Penedés, but also, with medium distance or regional, to the Catalan capitals such as Tarragona or Lleida, reaching Puigcerdà and Portbou, and even Terres de l’Ebre.
The Renfe website allows you to consult all the time slots enabled from the station of origin to the station of destination at www.renfe.com.
In terms of fares, it is important to bear in mind that tickets compatible with the city metro and bus only allow you to travel at the same price to the municipalities in zone 1 of Barcelona’s Cercanías on certain lines (R1, R2, R2 Norte, R2 Sur , R3, R4, R7 and R8), and do not allow transfer to the integrated service of the Barcelona Area Metropolità Transport Authority (ATM), which reaches a total of 296 municipalities, segmented into six rings, which in turn They have different tariff sectors.
Local, regional, national and international trains.
Stations: Sants Central Station – Paseo de Station. Gracia – Pl. Catalunya Station – France Station.
Rates: single ticket €2.40 (Barcelona city).
Information: 902 240 202.