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Barcelona to Montserrat by Car: Driving Instructions for Getting from Barcelona to Montserrat Monastery

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Montserrat Mountain
Montserrat Mountain
Driving from Barcelona to Montserrat is a good option for getting to the monastery quickly and conveniently. You will be able to drive right up to the monastery and there is the option of free parking once you have arrived (see below for more details of the parking options). The drive will see you head inland from Barcelona and as you approach Montserrat you will be able to get some views from below of Montserrat Mountain and the surrounding area.

This page will provide you with full driving instructions for getting from Barcelona city centre to Montserrat monastery. There is also information about car hire close to Montserrat and parking options once you have arrived.




Montserrat car hire

There are no car hire options at Montserrat monastery. However, if you are planning on driving from Barcelona to Montserrat you could hire a car in Barcelona. For details and contact information on the car hire companies in Barcelona, see our Guide to Montserrat car hire.


Parking at Montserrat

There is a car park at Montserrat where you can leave your car on arrival. For details of the prices, location and spaces available at Montserrat's car park see our Guide to Parking at Montserrat

If you would like to park for free you can park at either the rack railway or the cable car stations - see the tip below for more details.


TipWhen driving to Montserrat you will need to decide whether you would like to park right at the monastery or if you would like to park at the bottom of the mountain and take one of the modes of transport to the top. A lot of people choose to take either the rack railway or the cable car to Montserrat Monastery - this can add to your experience as the journey up the mountain by rack railway or cable car can be an exciting one. Both services offering free parking at their stations. If you would like to drive to the Cremallera de Montserrat and take the rack railway, see our rack railway guide. If you would like to a thrilling ride on the Aeri de Montserrat, check our Montserrat cable car page.

Driving from Barcelona to Montserrat is a convenient and speedy way of getting to the monastery.


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