How does the L9 Sud work?
When travelling on the L9 Sud you can use the same travel cards as on the other metro lines. However, to travel to or from Barcelona-El Prat airport (Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 stations) not all tickets and travel cards are valid.
Specifically, to get to the airport you can use:
- 2, 3, 4 or 5 days Hola Barcelona Travel Card
- Targeta Rosa
- T-FM/FN general
- Passi metropolità d'acompanyant
- Passi de pensionista FGC
However, the following are not valid to get to the airport:
- Single ticket
- Other travels cards such as event tickets, the T-Escolar, FGC Tot Montserrat aeri, Trans Montserrat Cremallera or Tot Montserrat Cremallera tickets.
Passengers wishing to travel to or from the airport (Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 stations) on the L9 Sud who have these tickets or travel cards should buy an Airport ticket.
If you get to Aeroport T1 or Aeroport T2 stations on an invalid ticket, you will have to purchase am Airport ticket in order to exit the station.
This is a single ticket for the metro. It entitles you to go to the airport from any metro station or from the airport any metro station.
If you travel to the airport without a valid ticket, you will have to purchase an airport ticket in order to get out of Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 stations.
For more details on travel cards, go to the metro and bus fares page.
On the L9 Sud, the platform is not always an indication of destination, that is, a train to Zona Universitària or Aeroport T1 may stop at platform 1 or 2, so you should pay attention to the screens in the station lobbies and on the platforms to see which platform your train stops at.
The destination of trains on the L9 Sud is usually Zona Universitària or Aeroport T1, but occasionally, for major events, special trains may operate on specific stretches of the line, starting and ending their runs at other stations, such as Fira, Europa Fira or Collblanc.
To meet the city’s demands during certain major events, special express trains and shuttles occasionally run on the L9 Sud. A shuttle covers a particular stretch of the line without stopping at all stations. They are easily identifiable by the word “exprés” after the destination on the front of the train, and the screens on platforms and on board display the stations they stop at.
The L9 Sud provides real-time access to all the service information you need for your journey in station lobbies and platforms and on board trains. You can find out what platform your train stops at, when it’s due, whether it’s the last train, whether it stops at all stations and whether there are any incidents. You will also be informed over the PA system and display monitors (screens on platform doors).
- Information video on how to tell which platform your train stops at on the TMB YouTube channel
- Video on information appearing in yellow on the L9 Sud on the TMB YouTube channel
- Video on how to get to the airport on the L9 Sud on the TMB YouTube channel
- Video on how to thet to Fira Barcelona on the L9 Sud on the TMB YouTube channel