Barcelona Ferries and Port

Barcelona ferries connect Spain with Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca, Italy, Morocco, Sardinia with crossings available to Ibiza (in Ibiza), Ciutadella & Mahon (in Menorca), Alcudia & Palma (in Mallorca), Genoa, Civitavecchia & Livorno (in Italy), Tangier Med (in Morocco), Porto Torres (in Sardinia) & Sitges (in Spain). Sailings from Barcelona are operated by numerous ferry companies. There are up to 16 Barcelona ferries crossings daily, with sailing durations starting from just 40 minutes.

Barcelona’s ferry port is one of the largest and most important in the Mediterranean, with many Barcelona ferries departing every day as well as regular cruise ship arrivals. The ports is located right in the heart of the city near Las Ramblas and many of the favourite tourist attractions.

Ferry and Cruise Port Terminals

Barcelona is a major ferry terminal for routes to and from Mallorca, Genoa, Ibiza and Morocco (Tangier Med). Five various other important piers for passenger ships are the South Terminal S (Moll 18C), The East Terminal E (Moll 18B) and also the North Terminal N (Moll 18A). These 3 terminals are positioned on the Moll de Barcelona (Barcelona Pier) near the “World Trade Centre”. One is Terminal Z (Drassanes) on the north side of the Moll de Barcelona. Terminal T (Moll de Sant Bertràn) is located right on the other side of the Moll de Barcelona.

The terminals A, B, C as well as D are the ones that are furthest away from the city centre. Three various other important piers for passenger ships are the South Terminal S (Moll 18C), The East Terminal E (Moll 18B) and also the North Terminal N (Moll 18A). These 3 terminals are situated on the Moll de Barcelona (Barcelona Pier) near the “World Trade Centre”.

One is Terminal Z (Drassanes) on the north side of the Moll de Barcelona. Terminal T (Moll de Sant Bertràn) is located right on the other side of the Moll de Barcelona.

Bigger private yachts land at Terminal M, which lies beside the Maremàgnum shopping and also leisure centre.

Getting to the Ferry Port

Having shown up in Barcelona by airplane, take the Aerobús or with the Bus 46 to Plaça Espanya (see “Arriving in Barcelona by airplane”). and also catch the Metro L3 from Catalunya to Drassanes. From there, take the underground as well as take the L3 line ion the instructions of Trinity Nova to Drassanes. Keep in mind: if you show up by Bus 46, you do not should get an added ticket; the one you purchased for the bus ticket stays valid. From Drassanes it has to do with 100 metres to the Columbus statue.

On the port side of the square there is a bus stop for the blue “Portús” shuttle buses, which go to the major terminals. You can get the ticket directly from the driver – the ticket that you got for the Metro does not apply right here. The buses are additionally available for wheelchairs. The travel times of Portbús are integrated with the separations of cruise ship ships, and also run on ordinary every 20-30 mins.

The terminals North, East and also South are a short 600 metre strolling range from the Columbus Monument, the terminals T as well as Z are around 400 and also 500 metres respectively. We do not advise strolling from the Columbus Monument to the Terminals A to D considering that it’s a long stroll along an extremely frequented roadway with rush hour, and also specifically in the noontime warm it is anything but positive to.

If showing up via Girona, take the Metro and get on the L3 at Plaça Catalunya in the direction of Zona Universitaria. If travelling using Reus Airport take the L3 Metro from Sants Estació train terminal as well as then get off at the Drassanes station.

If travelling to the terminals by automobile for any of the Barcelona ferries, the means to the port and separation of terminals for various locations is well signposted. The Moll de Barcelona is situated at the Plaça de les Dressanes, where most of the ferryboats leave.

Coming from the west, the C-32 crosses the A2/B -10 on the outskirts of Barcelona. If you come from the east, take the C-32 which forks into C-31 and also B-20 in the city region.

For access to Terminals A-D by automobile, cross the bridge. On the other side, temporary car parking is offered for the time needed to go down to baggage as well as checking in.

If you require parking near the port – for checking in baggage, there is short term car park readily available at the terminals, yet no long-lasting auto parking. The parking area closest to the port are: Underground auto parking garage at the World Trade Centre and Moll de la Fusta Car Park. There are decreased parking rates specifically for cruise liner travellers.

Hotels and Car Hire

Close to Barcelona Port there is a wide range of hotels to suit all budgets. The largest one is the 5-star Hotel Eurostar Gran Marina right at the port next to the World Trade Centre. There is also a huge choice of accommodation close by in the old town.

You can hire a car near the port: Avis has a car rental shop right by the World Trade Centre.