Barcelona Nord Station
One of the many advantages of coming to Barcelona, is that you can easily move to any city in Spain and even any country in the European Union, which is why Barcelona is not only the favorite of Spain to spend its summer in beautiful landscapes, museums, nightlife and their recreational activities. But, par excellence, it is a key city for the arrival and departure of thousands of destinations throughout the European continent.
For this reason, in this Blog, we will tell you about the largest bus station in Barcelona, which although it is true, there are three bus stations (Fabra i Puig Bus Station, Sants Bus Station and Nord Bus Station). , none surpasses the great leader Barcelona Estació del Nord.
Estació Nord bus station, also called “Barcelona Nord” or “Nord Estació”, is close to the Arc de Triomf monument that is located in the Eixample Dreta district of Barcelona. The bus station is easily accessible through: metro, taxi or bus. In this blog, we will tell you how to get to Barcelona Nord bus station, what options do you have when embarking on a new direction, how to save in the attempt, and many other things.
The station in the north of Barcelona, formerly known as the Zaragoza and Barcelona Vilanova stations, is the most important in Catalonia in terms of the influx of travelers and national and international connections.
In its origins it was a railway station, but currently it forms a multimodal interchange with the metro station and Renfe Arc de Triomf, it shares a building with a barracks of the Guardia Urbana and among its facilities it has a sports center that at the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992 the table tennis competitions. It also links with the L1 lines of the “Marina” metro, with three lines of proximity (Renfe) such as R1, R3 and R4, in addition to a line of regional R12. In the space occupied by the tracks of the old train station, the Park of the Estación del Norte, of 3.16 hectares (Ideal for waiting, before the departure of your bus) was built.
The Nord Barcelona Station was awarded in 2003 as the best bus station in Spain granted by the ADT (Association for the development of transport). The stations of: buses Barcelona Nord and the bus station Fabra and Puig have received the certificate in sustainability of the European program SUDOE. The evaluations have highly valued the use of renewable energies, the high environmental sensitivity of the processes and intermodality as non-polluting modes of transport.
“Barcelona is the first city in southwestern Europe that has two stations in the sustainable network of stations” Stop CO2 “”.
It has more than 10 bus companies among these include Alsa, Avanza, Eurolines, Cersa, Flixbus, etc. also has departures to more than 7 international destinations such as France, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Morocco, Switzerland, Portugal, and more than 30 national destinations in which stand out, Madrid, Valencia, Zaragoza, Alicante, Santiago de Compostela, San Sebastián, Málaga, Sevilla and many other destinations in different autonomous communities such as; Andalusia, Cantabria, Extremadura among others.
How can we buy the tickets? It is very simple; You can do it online through the official website of the Nord station, or through each bus line in particular. Another option is to personally go to the Nord station, to the first floor and buy the ticket directly from the bus line we will travel;
We recommend you make the purchase a few days in advance and plan your future trip. Or simply improvise your destination at the time of departure, yes, it all depends on the season in which you decide to travel, because keep in mind that in high season such as; Summer and Christmas, you need to be more proactive and buy your ticket in advance.
On the first floor (first floor) of the station you can find the ticket offices of all the bus companies that work there, if you plan to buy the ticket at the moment, you can go to the offices although you can run the risk that the selected destination is exhausted, but if you still have tickets you can go into your next adventure.
Bus departures, you will find it on the corresponding platform inside the station yard, buses are parked between 15 and 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. We recommend you have your ticket and passport in hand at the time of boarding the bus, as it will be requested at the time of uploading and if you; Destination is national, all you have to show is the ticket.
The Nord Barcelona bus station has two entrances; the first Napoles street where the metro stop line 1 and the suburban train of Arc de Trionf and the second access is street of the Ali bei street corner street Sicily where you will see the bus stop number 54 and the taxi rank that is right on Ali Bei street.
We recommend you to walk with your bag to Marina Street, walking along Ali Bei Street, up to number 104 a block away from the exit of Nord Station in Barcelona, you will find our store electricscooterbcn.com to leave your bags and rent an electric bicycle or electric scooter and take your time in Barcelona.
If you decide to wait for your next destination inside the station you can enjoy the different locations of the Nord station such as; restaurant-cafeteria (Colombian dishes), a bakery, candy store and sweets for you to buy your snacks before the trip, gift shop, in case, you have forgotten a family member or friend, a kiosk, a game room for the smallest, waiting room with services of: free wifi and ambient music so that the wait is not so tedious.
Something very important that we can not fail to mention is how you get to Barcelona from Girona Airport, on this journey buses go to the bus station in the north of Barcelona (Estació Nord, platform (platforms) 28 and 29). Bus departure times line 604 are coordinated with Ryanair flights. Approximately 25 minutes after the arrival of each Ryanair flight a bus leaves for the city, passengers of other airlines can also use the transport service. Tickets are available at the Girona airport and at the C-0 counter located at the bus station, a round trip ticket is valid for 30 days. On average, the duration of the trip (Barcelona – Girona Airport), is 1 hour and 15 minutes, on board the bus you will have free access the WiFi connection.
Bus Station north of Barcelona – Girona Airport
Prices – A trip – Round trip – Adults – € 16 – € 25 – Children – € 16 – € 25