Barcelona has 2 cable cars offering visitors fantastic aerial views of the city and easy access to the castle and other attractions on Montjuïc.
Barcelona Port Cable Car
The Transbordador Aeri del Port (Port Cable Car) was built for the 1929 Barcelona Universal Exposition and links the Barceloneta beach to Montjuïc. The red and white cabins can accommodate 20 people and take 8 minutes to complete the journey, crossing the port at a height of between 70 and 90 metres.
Departures every 10 to 15 minutes.
November to February: from 11 am to 5:30 pm
March to May: from 11 am to 7 pm
June to August: from 11 am to 8 pm
September to October from 11 am to 7 pm
Closed Christmas day and for 2 weeks during January for annual maintenance.
The Port Cable Car is very popular and during the summer there are often long queues to buy tickets. You can save time and skip the que by purchasing your tickets online here (e-ticket).
How to get there
Assuming that you are taking the cable car from the beach to Montjuïc, the nearest metro station is Barceloneta on the yellow line – L4. It’s a 5 minute walk from the metro to the Torre de Sant Sebastià cable car tower along Pg. Joan de Borbó.
The terminal on Montjuïc is just in front of the Miramar Hotel (See map below)
Montjuïc Cable Car
The newer of Barcelona’s cable cars, the Telefèric de Montjuïc was built in 2007 and carries visitors from Av. Miramar (near the station where the Port Cable Car drops you) to Montjuïc Castle.
On a clear day the view from the top is superb. Once you’ve visited the castle you can choose between taking the cable car back down to the funicular railway, walking down through the attractive parks and gardens or visiting some of the other attractions on Montjuïc.
January to Ferbruary: from 10 am to 6 pm
March to May: from 10 am to 7 pm
June to September: from 10 am to 9 pm
October: from 10 am to 7 pm
November to December: from 10 am to 6 pm
How to get there
The most convenient way to get to the cable car is the funicular railway from the Paral.lel metro station (L3 and L2).
Bus lines 55 and 150 also stop nearby.
Other attractions nearby
The Olympic Dive Pool
Joan Miró Foudation