Area: Catalogna
Place: Barcelona

Port of Barcelona

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The Port of Barcelona

The port of Barcelona is located in the north-eastern part of Spain, and is one of the most important commercial and cruise ports in the country and in the Mediterranean. 

The port area of ​​the capital of Catalonia is basically divided into three zonesMoll Adossat , World Trade Center and Port VellWhile the first two are intended to accommodate cruise ships, the old port is dedicated to large ships and pleasure boatsFrom Port Vell you can easily reach La Rambla via a drawbridge (the so-called Rambla de Mar). 

The port of Barcelona is connected to the Italian ports (GenoaPorto Vado, Porto TorresCivitavecchia) and to the North African ports (NadorTangier). From Barcelona it is also possible to reach the ports of the Balearics (Palma de MallorcaAlcúdiaMahón and Ciutadella). 

Numerous shipping companies operate within the Catalan port Among these, Grimaldi Lines and GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci).

How to reach the port of Barcelona

There are various ways to get from one point of the city to another (and in particular from the port to the center). If you don't intend to spend money on a taxi, here are the main solutions:


Barcelona is served by a metro network that will allow you to move easily during your stay. Most of the lines are managed by TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona); others (L6, L7 and L8), instead, from the FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya).

Near the port area there is Barcelonetaone of the stops on the L4 (yellow line) of the metro in the Catalan capital. Also near the port is Drassanesstop of the L3 (green line).

For info on lines, timetables, cost of tickets and passes , we refer you to the official websites of the two public transport companies.


The capital of Catalonia has a very widespread road transport service provided by TMBOn the company's website there is an interactive map of the lines that connect the city. 

Below we indicate the main lines that reach the port : D20H14V11V13V15V17V19214759 and 120.

The night rides (which we will discuss in the next section) are guaranteed by Baixbus.

Tourist bus

This service managed by the Municipality of Barcelona will allow you to admire the main places of interest of the Catalan city. You can choose between three linesred , blue and green (the latter is not available at the moment). 

For cruise passengers (and those who want to see Barcelona in just one day) we suggest choosing the red line, which also includes the World Trade Center and Port Vell among its stops.

Port shuttle

Once you have landed in Barcelona, ​​it is advisable to leave the port using the shuttle.

  • If you arrive at Molo Adossat (Terminal A, B, C or D) take the Cruise Bus (it is blue in color) which will take you to the Rambla in about ten minutes. The ticket (€ 3.00 one way / € 4.50 round trip) can be purchased directly on board the shuttle;
  • If your ship docks at the World Trade Center (North, South or East), as well as with the Cruise Bus you can walk to La Rambla in just 10 minutesNear the WTC there are the Drassanes metro stop (L3 green line) and the tourist bus stop (red line).

Airport connections - Port of Barcelona

The closest airport to the Catalan capital is Barcelona-El Prat . Located in the municipality of El Prat de Llobregat, it is about 14 km from the port area of Barcelona. 

From the El Prat airport it is possible to reach Barcelona by choosing between various solutions . 


At the airport you can rent a car with one of the agencies present on site. While it may seem like the most comfortable option for getting around the city, it is not entirely. And this is due to the fact that finding parking (especially in the historic center) is not an easy task. It is much more practical to rent a scooter once you arrive in the city.

Public transport

El Prat Airport is connected to the center of Barcelona by various means of transport

  • One of the most popular is definitely the Aerobus, which takes you to Plaça de Catalunya in 35 minutesFrom here take the L3 (green line) of the metro and get off at DrassanesThe Baixbus N16N17 and N18 night buses arrive at Plaça de Catalunya (the latter leaves from Terminal 1 and 2; the other two from Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 respectively).
  • An alternative to the Aerobus is the metroFrom Terminal 1 the L9S (orange line) leavesarriving in the University areaTo get to the port, take the L3 to Drassanes;
  • From El Prat also the Bus 46, which reaches Plaça EspanyaFrom here take the L3 metro and get off at Drassanes;
  • Finally, you can also travel to the center by R2N train, which leaves from Terminal 2 and arrives at Barcelona Sants stationTo reach the port, take the L3 to Drassanes .


If none of these solutions meet your needs, it is always possible to take a taxi or a transfer from El Prat airport to the center of Barcelona.

For more information, take a look at the website of the airport, the TMB company and the Baixbus .

Connections Train station - Port of Barcelona

From the Barcelona-Sants train station, take the underground L3 and get off at the Drassanes stopFrom here the port is just a few minutes walk away.

Services available on the Port of Barcelona

  • Cruise terminal 
  • Ticket offices
  • Tourist port
  • Info-point (in Plaça Portal de la Pau, near the Christopher Columbus Monument)
  • Cruise Bus
  • Tourist bus
  • Drassanes metro stop (L3 green line)
  • Bars, restaurants
  • Hotel, B&B

Ticket offices on the Port of Barcelona

Grimaldi Lines

Terminal Grimaldi, Muelle de Costa, s / n, 08039 - Barcelona Porto

Tel: +34 902 531 333

Tel: +34 93 502 04 00

Fax: +34 901 021 853


GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci)


Muelle San Beltrán S / N - 08039 Barcelona

Shops within (or near) the Port of Barcelona

Near the port area begins the famous Rambla, which connects the Port Vell to Plaça de Catalunya and other symbolic places of Barcelona. And it is right here, in the historic center of the Catalan capital, that you will find most of the shops where you can go shopping.

What to see near the port of Barcelona

Barcelona is a city so rich in things to see and experiences to live that it would take a very long stay to be able to say with certainty that you have grasped its essence. 

Once you arrive at the port, your tour to discover the capital of Catalonia can only start from Plaça Portal de la Pau, where the monument to Christopher Columbus stands in all its magnificence.

Beyond the square, you are at the beginning of one of the most famous streets in Barcelona: the RamblaAlmost a kilometer and a half long, this tree-lined avenue is undoubtedly one of the symbols of the city: it is animated by the presence of floristsstreet vendors and street artists that give it a certain singularity. To make sure you return to Barcelona someday, don't forget to take a sip of water from the famous Canaletes fountain, made of wrought iron. The Gran Teatru del Liceu , the Boqueria Market, the Flors Market and thePalau de la Virreina

La Rambla runs alongside one of the oldest and most important neighborhoods in Barcelona: the Gothic QuarterWithin its perimeter you will find the Ajuntament (= the Town Hall) and the Palau de la Generalitat (= the Region). On Plaça Nova and Plaça de Sant Just facing respectively the Barcelona Cathedral and Basilica Màrtirs dels Sants Just i Pastor, near which he was arrested Antoni Gaudí, guilty of refusing to speak Spanish with a member of law enforcement.

Woe to think that Barcelona is limited to just the Rambla and the Gothic Quarter! Not far from Plaça de Catalunya - and to be exact along Passeig de Gràcia - are Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (called La Pedrera ). These two buildings, built by the leading exponent of Catalan modernism Antoni Gaudí, are part of a serial site (comprising seven assets) included by UNESCO on the list of world heritage sites in 1984The other works that have received this important recognition (and which are almost all in the city) are Park and Palazzo Güell , Casa Vicens and the Crypt of Colonia Güell (in the Municipality of Santa Coloma de Cervelló).

The appeal we made is missing a good that for obvious reasons deserves a separate discussion: we are referring, for those who have not understood it, to the Sagrada FamiliaThinking of being able to describe fully and in a few lines the monumental and multifaceted masterpiece of the visionary Catalan architect is superb. According to some estimates, the work of the church - consecrated in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI - could end in 2026, or on the occasion of the centenary of Gaudí's death.