Barcelona - Essential Information
Aeropuerto de Barcelona (BCN), Barcelona’s airport, is located 13 km southeast from the city center. Several bus companies serve the different terminals every 15 minutes before leaving for the city’s centrally located Plaza de Catalunya Square. Local trains leave for Barcelona every 30 minutes. Taxicabs are available and charge a bit more on weekends.
Girona airport lies about 100 km from the center of Barcelona, there are three ways of getting between the two places.
Buses will take you to Estacio d’Autobusos Barcelona Nord.
A taxi is expensive so a better option might be to stay overnight at Girona and travel by bus the next day.
There are also trains to and from Barcelona, but then you also have to organize transport between the center of Girona and the airport.
For car rental:
Tickets for the underground can be bought from travel information booths and from stations. They are valid for one trip. Bus tickets are bought from the driver.
Barcelona’s black and yellow taxis can be hailed on the street, at stations or called by telephone. Standard fares apply between 06.00–22.00 from Monday–Friday at all other times, including public holidays, fares are higher. Remember that drivers often have minimal small change and do not take credit cards. Radio taxi companies:
Barnataxi: +34 933 581 111
Fonotaxi: +34 933 001 100
Ràdio Taxi: +34 933 033 033
Servi-Taxi: +34 933 300 300
The post office in Spain is called "Correos", (Correu in Catalan). Stamps can be purchased from post offices and kiosks - "Estancos". The main post office at Plaça Antoni López is open Monday-Saturday 08:30 to 21:30 and for some services even Sunday 9:00 to 13:00. Other offices are generally open Monday to Friday 08:30 to 14:30 and Saturday 9:30 to 13:00.
Chemist shops in Barcelona take turns at operating the after-hours service. The nearest chemist shop that is open at night will be posted on the door of an adjacent chemist shop. Chemist shops with 24-hour service are:
Passeig de Gràcia 26
+34 933 021 124
La Rambla 98
+34 933 012 843
220 volts (125 volts in some older buildings), 50 Hz
Country code: +34
Area code: 093