Sants Estació is a Barcelona Metro lines 3 and 5 and Barcelona Sants is the main railway Barcelona station located in the Sants-Montjuïc district of Barcelona.


The station is in the Sants-Montjuïc district of Barcelona, a little way to the northwest of the city centre, and is easily accessible via metro (see section below) or bus from anywhere in the city. Sited at the end of Avinguda Roma between two squares, Plaça dels Països Catalans and Plaça Joan Peiró, it has two entrances, one in each.

Railway station


Railway station.

It has become the Catalan capital's most important transport hub - being the centre of Rodalies de Catalunya including Barcelona suburban railway services and regional services, as well as the main inter-city station for national and international destinations. The station is named after Sants, the neighbourhood of Barcelona in which it is located. New parts of the station have recently been remodeled to accommodate the Spanish high-speed train AVE in the city, which started serving the city on 20 February 2008. There is also an adjacent international bus station bearing the same name and a metro station that serves the railway station.

History and architectural design

The modern Sants station was built in the 1970s as part of construction of the first east-west regional line running under the centre of Barcelona. Over the last 30 years, Estació de Sants has since eclipsed the earlier França terminus (Barcelona-Estació de França), from the 1920s, as Barcelona’s main railway station.

The station has been built in a modern airport style, with all its many platforms sited underground in something of a subterranean sprawl. Nevertheless the ongoing redevelopment, set to take until 2012, has aimed to make the surface-level concourse and ticket-hall area considerably more spacious and bright. Above this, a four-star hotel (Hotel Barceló Sants) occupies most of the upper floors of its main building.

Barcelona Metro station

The line 5 station was opened in 1969 and the line 3 in 1975.

  • Barcelona Metro line 3 station was opened in 1975 with the opening of the line from this station to Zona Universitària. The station is situated under Numància street, between Melcior Palau and Avinguda Josep Tarradellas. It has a hall at each side of the station, one of them inaugurated in 2004. To access to the railway station it is necessary to go through line 5 hall. The station is equipped with numerous elevators.
  • Barcelona Metro line 5 station was opened in 1969 with the opening of the line between Collblanc and Diagonal. The metro station is situated on the north part of the railway station, between Guitard and Enric Bargés streets. The station is complex but has an own hall on the west side which has two direct accesses to the railway station. On the other side of the station there is the corridor to connect with line 3.


Lines serving the station
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Metro Barcelona Metro
Zona Universitària Plaça del Centre L3 Tarragona Trinitat Nova
Cornellà Centre Plaça de Sants L5 Entença Vall d'Hebron
Rodalies Rodalies de Catalunya
Molins de Rei
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Work Torrassa (2024)
R1 Plaça Catalunya Mataró
Work Torrassa (2024)
R2 Passeig de Gràcia Granollers
R2 Nord Sant Celoni
Sant Vicenç de Calders
Vilanova i la Geltrú
R2 Sud Estació de França
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Work Torrassa (2024)
R3 Plaça Catalunya Granollers-Canovelles
La Garriga
Ripoll / Ribes de Freser
Puigcerdà / La Tor de Querol
Sant Vicenç de Calders
Vilafranca del Penadès
R4 Terrassa
Renfe regional services
terminal R11 Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia Figueres
Portbou / Cerbère
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Work Torrassa (2024)
R12 Barcelona-Plaça Catalunya Lleida Pirineus
Lleida Pirineus (por Valls) Gavà R13 Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia Barcelona-Estació de França
Lleida Pirineus (por Reus) R14
Móra la Nova
Riba-roja d'Ebre
Bellvitge R15
Port Aventura
Vilanova i la Geltrú R16

L3 Barcelona Metro Line 3
Sant Feliu Centre · Sant Feliu | Consell Comarcal · Torreblanca · Sant Joan Despí · La Fontsanta · Hospital Comarcal · Sant Just Centre · Esplugues Centre · Sant Mateu · Finestrelles | Sant Joan de Déu · Zona Universitària · Palau Reial · Maria Cristina · Les Corts · Plaça del Centre · Sants Estació · Tarragona · Espanya · Poble Sec · Paraŀlel · Drassanes · Liceu · Catalunya · Passeig de Gràcia · Diagonal · Fontana · Lesseps · Vallcarca · Penitents · Vall d'Hebron · Montbau · Mundet · Valldaura · Canyelles · Roquetes · Trinitat Nova · Trinitat Vella

L5 Barcelona Metro Line 5
Cornellà Centre · Gavarra · Sant Ildefons · Can Boixeres · Can Vidalet · Pubilla Cases · Ernest Lluch · Collblanc · Badal · Plaça de Sants · Sants Estació · Entença · Hospital Clínic · Diagonal · Verdaguer · Sagrada Família · Gaudí · Sant Pau | Dos de Maig · Camp de l'Arpa · La Sagrera · Congrés · Maragall · Virrei Amat · Vilapicina · Horta · El Carmel · El Coll | La Teixonera · Vall d'Hebron