How to get to Montserrat monastery from Barcelona

How to get to Montserrat monastery from Barcelona by train


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Is there a train from Barcelona to Montserrat?
Yes, there are daily trains from Barcelona to the valley of Montserrat mountain. Trains run every hour throughout the day

How long does train to Montserrat take:
It's a 90-minute train ride in total (60’ in train from Barcelona  + 20’ on rack railway & transfer up the mountain to monastery)

Is there a special ticket?
Yes. You can buy “All included” combined tickets which include underground, train, rack railway, funiculars and others

See tickets
See Map of Montserrat

What is the train line called?

The train line is R5/R50 Llobregat – Anoia Line train from Pl. Espanya to Manresa. Open map 

Information train to Montserrat
Official webpage with train information

Train times to Montserrat
Search train times from Pl. Espanya station to Monistrol de Montserrat station

Train stations

Start at Pl Espanya station in Barcelona

You have 2 options to get off the train and visit Montserrat.

Option 1:
You can get off at station Aeri de Montserrat and then take the Aeri de Montserrat cable car up to the monastery.

Option 2
You can do not get off at the Aeri de Montserrat station but continue on the same train and get off at the  Monistrol de Montserrat station.
Then 
at the Monistrol de Montserrat station you walk over to a mountain train - called Cremallera de Montserrat. 
The mountain train will take you up the Montserrat mountainside to the Montserrat monastery.


Timetable trains to Montserrat
FGC trains go to Montserrat once an hour starting at 8:36 am

Which station does train for Montserrat leave?
The train for Montserrat leaves from Espanya station. Espanya station is on Plaça d'Espanya - Plaza de España (near Arenas shopping center in former bullring and near Magic Fountain.) Espanya station has regional and metro train lines, so you can get to Espanya station by metro


Where can I buy train tickets to Montserrat?

Buy tickets online or at Espanya train station - or at Barcelona tourist offices


Types of Montserrat train tickets 2024

There are 2 types of ticket - a train ticket only - or a combination ticket.

Trans Montserrat from €45.00
The Trans Montserrat that includes all the forms of transport for visiting the mountain. This combination includes the Barcelona underground ticket, train ticket to Monistrol Enllaç, Montserrat rack railway ticket, ticket for the Sant Joan funicular and the Santa Cova funicular (when it is running), entrance to the Audiovisual Area and direct access, without prior booking, to the Montserrat Sanctuary and to the Throne of the Virgin.

Tot Montserrat from €65.50
With the Tot Montserrat you will be able to enjoy an “all included” Montserrat experience. This combination includes the Barcelona underground ticket, train ticket to Monistrol Enllaç, Montserrat rack railway ticket, ticket for the Sant Joan funicular and the Santa Cova funicular (when it is running), entrance to the Audiovisual Area and direct access, without prior booking, to the Montserrat Sanctuary and to the Throne of the Virgin, as well as the entrance to the museum and lunch at the Montserrat buffet restaurant.

Private tours

Private Tour to Montserrat for small groups with hotel pick-up

To Montserrat mountain by car


Montserrat is 61km west of Barcelona. Driving time is about 50 minutes depending on traffic. You can park very close to the Montserrat monastery. Or you can park at the free parking at the rack railway station or at the parking by the cable car station.

Route to cable car station
Route to rack train station Montserrat


Montserrat visitor rules


The Sanctuary of Montserrat is a religious area and a public space. Kindly act and dress appropriately. 

At entrance to the Basilica and the Tabernacle of Our Lady: 

- You may take photos inside the Basilica, provided you do so without flash and no services are being held. 
- At the Throne of Our Lady, it is best not to take photos, as it slows down the queue and disturbs others. 
- During acts of worship, we ask you not to enter the Basilica unless you wish to take part. Please wait until the services are finished. 
- The Tabernacle of Our Lady is closed during services to make it easier for the faithful to take part and attain an ambiance of silence and prayer. 

The Crypt, the Holy Chapel and the Tabernacle: these are places of worship. 

Please do not enter unless it is for devoting a few minutes of prayer and meditation.


Related pages

Montserrat train - Tot Montserrat card and tickets

Aeri de Montserrat - Cable car to Monserrat Monastery. To take the cable car to Monastery take FGC train from Pl Espanya to station 'Monserrat Aeri' which is next to cable car station. The 'Aeri de Montserrat' cable car is usually open from 1st March to 31st October. Times: 09:40 to 14:00 and 14:35 to 19:00. Plenty of parking nearby.

Recommendad small group tours

Private Tour to Montserrat for small groups with hotel pick-up

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 January 2024 10:13
 

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