To travel medium or long distances which start or end in the city of Barcelona, there is an extensive railway network, provided by the Rodalies service and by Ferrocarrils Catalans de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

Every day, 44.2% of the journeys coming from outside Barcelona are made in private vehicles, and they are the main source of atmospheric pollution. By opting for railway transport, you reduce the emissions of pollutants in the air and avoid traffic jams and problems parking your vehicle. In addition, while you travel, you can make use of your time by reading, talking or enjoying the landscape and peacefully enjoying the journey.

Ferrocarril and Rodalies stations are interconnected with the Barcelona public transport network (metro, tram, bus) to allow you to travel wherever you’re going, with an integrated fare system.

The suburban railways providing service to the metropolitan region start and end in the centre of Barcelona, and the city accounts for many of the ticket validations each year, totalling around 105 million.

The Barcelona Rodalies service currently includes eight lines: R1, R2, R2nord, R2sud, R3, R4, R7, R8.

In Barcelona, the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat railway lines, which date from the 19th century, operate as yet another part of the metro network, and also connect the city to the neighbouring regions of Baix Llobregat, Anoia, Vallès Occidental and Bages, with a frequent service that is integrated into the fare system.