People travelling from India can get direct flights to Barcelona. The major airlines are Air India, Air France, Swiss International and British Airways.
Indians can apply for a tourist visa which has a maximum stay of 90 days. The fees for tourist visa is 4388 INR. ¾The visa application form can be downloaded from this website. http://www.vfsglobal.com/spain/india/tourist_visaapplicationform.html
Barcelona is located in southern Europe and is well connected by air to most important cities across the world. Barcelona El Prat International airport is a major transport hub in Spain. It is the second largest airport in Spain in terms of passenger volume. The airport is located at a distance of 12km from the city and bridges all the major cities from the world. The best way to reach the downtown area of the city is by riding the Rodalies that departs every 30 minutes from Terminal 2. You may also take the aerobus express shuttle from the airport to the main city. ¾
There are many main roads that lead to Barcelona from France or other cities in Spain and the traffic is comparatively lighter during the peak hours. It is quite easy to find free parking spaces in the city centre as well. There is an excellent arrangement of Freeways. One can take the AP 7 motorway from France, while people coming from Zaragoza, Bilbao and Madrid need to take the AP2 Motorway.¾
Barcelona is also connected by train to several nearby cities. There are numerous trains per day from different parts of Europe. This option is regular and quite reliable. The train stations in Barcelona are Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig de Gracia and Barcelona Estacio de Franca. Overnight Trenhotel trains also operate from Paris Austerlitz. The high speed trains connect the city to other major cities like Madrid, Malaga, Zaragoza, Valencia and Seville. It also connects Barcelona to various French cities like Lyon, Toulouse, Parish and Marseille.¾
Barcelona has an exceptional public transport system. The common modes of transport in Barcelona are Subways, Transit buses, Rodalies and trams. The subways are the best way to move around the city and all the places of interests are connected by the subway. This option is quick, as well as, economical. There are various buses as well for daily transport. One can also take the Rodalies or Cercanias to move through the city and reach nearby places. The tram network is also pretty vast here with 6 lines. Cabs can also be taken to travel in the city but that is a costly option.
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