How to get to Barcelona Aquarium

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Located in central Barcelona, Barcelona Aquarium is easily accessible by public transport.

Barcelona Aquarium’s address is del Port Vell, Moll d’Espanya, s/n, 08039 Barcelona, Spain. Get Directions

The most popular modes of transport in Barcelona are buses, metros, trains and cars.

Find the complete guide for transport options to Barcelona Aquarium, fares, CityPasses and distance from nearby attractions:

Cheapest mode of transport: Bus
CityPass: Barcelona City Card (From €17)
Walking Distance from central Barcelona: 17 minutes
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Note: Before finalizing your trip to the Barcelona Aquarium, be sure to check the opening hours!

By Bus

Numerous buses stop near the Barcelona Aquarium. 

To reach the aquarium conveniently, you can take any of the following buses – V17 and 39, 45, 59, 91, 120, D20, H14, V13, and V15 and reach the Barcelona Aquarium easily. 

Starting StationBus linesTime taken
Port Vell StationV17 2 minutes 
Via Laietana – Pl Ramon Berenguer V17 11 minutes
Trafalgar – Bruc H16 21 minutes

Bus Line: V17

The nearest station to Barcelona Aquarium: Port Vell Station

Approximate fare: €3

Insider Tip! Book a Barcelona hop-on hop-off Bus Pass with access to the aquarium and convenient transport in an air-conditioned double-decker coach!

By Metro

You can take the Metro lines L4 Barceloneta or L3 Drassanes to reach the Barcelona Aquarium. 

If you’re taking the L4 Barceloneta, get off at the Barceloneta Metro station

After leaving the station, turn right along the main road that goes parallel to the water. A vast, grassy field will appear after a few minutes. 

To reach the Aquarium, cross the street and walk about 11 minutes through the grassy plaza.

Another option is to take the L3 Drassanes and get off at the Drassanes stop, next to the Columbus monument. 

After that, proceed to the waterfront and follow the path made of wood that leads to Maremagnum. 

You can reach the Aquarium by turning left from the Maremagnum Mall and walking for 17 minutes. 

Metro Line: L3, green line

Nearest station to Barcelona Aquarium: Drassanes 

Approximate fare:  €2

By Car

Got your car? We have got you covered!

Take the Ronda Litoral, the coastal ring road that circles the city, to drive from the city center to the Barcelona Aquarium. 

You can then take Exit 21 or 22 from there. 

There are also many budget-friendly parking options available in the area. 

To guarantee a hassle-free parking experience, verify specific parking instructions and rules during your visit.

Additionally, check a map beforehand to familiarize yourself with the route and potential parking locations.

Note: Availability and costs may vary depending on the season and crowd.

Car rentals

You may explore the city’s various neighborhoods by renting a car.

Opting for a car rental option is most suitable because:

  • It is cost-effective
  • Gives you the privacy which you require
  • It is the most convenient option
  • You can book in advance for a hassle-free experience
Cheap car rental services in Barcelona Fare per day
Click Rent€11

By Taxi

The quickest route from any central location in the city to the Aquarium is by taxi.

There are 10,000 cabs in Barcelona, and hailing one is simple at any time of day.

You can hail one on the street while the light is green. 

It will take you around 3 to 5 minutes to reach and is the most convenient option for private time with your family and friends.  


  • The most convenient and quick method to get around the city
  • Best mode of transport for when you are traveling late at night
  • It is helpful when you are carrying a lot of luggage
  • Your journey can be easily tracked, thus providing a sense of safety
DaysTimePrice per kilometer
Monday to Friday8 am to 8 pm€1.21
Monday to Friday8 pm to 8 am€1.45
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays All Day€1.45

Base Fare: €2

Approximate fare from central Barcelona: €6 to €8

Approximate fare from the airport: upwards of €20

Additional charges applied:

To Barcelona Airport: €4

To Sants railway station: €2.5

Waiting time for 1 hour: €22

By Bicycle

You can store your bike at the L’Aquàrium Biking Station, which is a 3-minute walk from the Aquarium.

Riding a bike around Barcelona is a perfect option for those who like to opt for:

  • An environmentally-friendly option
  • A budget-friendly option
  • A scenic voyage
  • Fitness with convenience

There are various tickets available for exploring the city on a bike, but here’s our top pick:

Barcelona Guided City Sightseeing Tour by Bike or E-Bike

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DescriptionTour Barcelona’s streets on a bike and view its top 25 attractions, including Sagrada Familia, Arc de Triomphe, and more.

A guide will help you discover the unknown in a language of your choice on this unique bike tour.

Ideal for: Explorers, Active Travelers, Families, First-Time Visitor


2.5-hour bike tour of the top 25 attractions in Barcelona

Choice from 11 languages for the live guide and audio guide

Choice of time slots Includes bike with a basket, helmet, phone holder, baby chair, luggage storage, bottle of water, free audio guide



  • Adult ticket (6+ years): From €30
  • Child ticket (up to 5 years): Free entry

Cancel 24 hours in advance from the chosen time slot for a full refund.

By Boat

From the Forum harbor, take a boat journey to the Barcelona Aquarium via Las Golondrinas towards Port Vell. 

We recommend this mode if you are near Parc del Forum. You will arrive at the Aquarium door after a 10-minute stroll from Port Vell.

The Dome


It will help you get away from the busy life of the citythe cool sea wind is quite soothingYou will get relaxed You will get an amazing view of the coastline

St. Peter’s Altar


Always keep in mind to choose the right boat tourBook in Advance for hassle free travelDon’t forget to bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and water bottlesGo for Combo toursWear light and breathable materials  


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