Travel to and from Sitges
Sitges is located on the Mediterranean coast, about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in the eastern corner of Spain.
Only 30-40 minutes from Barcelona airport, it is easily accessible from all over Europe, while road links make it a simple
journey from France or the rest of Spain.
From the centre of Barcelona, trains run four times an hour on Line 2 from Passeig de Grŕcia and Sants directly to
Sitges and take about 45 minutes. The cost is €3.00 (2010 price).
From Barcelona airport, take the moving walkway from between Terminals 2A and 2B (or courtesy bus from Terminal 1) to the airport station.
Avoid the queue at the ticket office by using one of the ticket machines - they accept coins, notes and credit cards,
and instructions are available in English. Take the train (which runs twice an hour) to El Prat de Llobregat,
then take any train from the adjacent platform (towards Vilanova i la Geltrú or St Vicenç de Calders) running in the
opposite direction. The whole journey takes about 40-50 minutes and costs €3.00 (2010 price).
Soothing classical music relaxes you as you pass through the rocky landscape, before the coast flattens out.
When you arrive at Sitges, you will need to cross under the tracks to leave the station, so this may not be the best route
for those prefer not to travel light.
RENFE - Spanish National Railways
- Information on trains across the whole of Spain. For services to and from Sitges, go directly to the
and the Barcelona Route Map.
If you prefer not to lug your luggage between trains, the taxi is a more comfortable option, although more pricey at
around €55 from the airport.
Sitges is close to the A7, which runs from southern Spain, past Barcelona, and on into France.
This is an ideal location for exploring the stunning countryside in this area, and for visiting some of the other small
towns and villages along the coast and further inland.
However, driving in Sitges is not the same relaxing experience. The streets in the centre that seem so quaint and
picturesque when on foot can be extremely difficult to navigate when behind the wheel of a car.
Some are open to pedestrians only, most are one-way, all become blocked with traffic, and many have confusing rules that
render them closed to traffic altogether depending on the time of day or day of the week.
A better option may be to avoid these altogether and leave your car in one of the car parks (such as the large one above
the central market) while you are in town.
- How to drive here from anywhere in Europe.
The central area of Sitges is fairly small in size but the narrow winding streets can make it difficult to navigate for a
while, until you are used to the layout. The fact that street signs may be in either Catalan or Spanish (or both) does not
help. However, all streets lead down to the beach and all streets lead back up to Plaça Cap de la Vila (a small
central square) so it is almost impossible to become seriously lost.
Map Of Sitges
- It may take a long time to download, but is a very detailed map. Includes a street index in the top right of the map.
Right-click on the map to zoom in and out.
Ask for a free printed map when you arrive - the local tourist authority provide a very useful one.