barcelona to sitges day trip

Barcelona to Sitges Day Trip Guide | Getting There, Best Time to Visit, Things to Do, Restaurants, Travel Tips & More

Sitges is a little coastal town 30 kilometers south of Barcelona that is easily accessible by car, train, or bus and is a popular day-trip option. Because of its open-mindedness and accepting past, Sitges offers a diverse range of activities that appeal to art and culture enthusiasts, shoppers, foodies, beach lovers, party animals, and individuals from different walks of life and communities. This page has everything you need to know about a day trip from Barcelona to Sitges.

Why Take a Barcelona to Sitges Day Trip?

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  • Sitges, situated between the sea and the mountains, provide guests with a diverse range of leisure activities.
  • The Mediterranean Sea coast of Garraf, as well as the surrounding mountains, create a lovely natural setting for this town.
  • The luxury compounds, golf courses, and marinas immediately close to the beach complement the attractive historic neighborhood.
  • Sitges produces magnificent delicacies such as "xató," which are emblematic of Catalan cuisine.
  • The town of Sitges is quite well connected to Barcelona, making the day trip a convenient choice.
  • In the summer, when Barcelona is bustling with tourists, a trip to Sitges makes for a relaxing experience.

Barcelona to Sitges Day Trip: At a Glance

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Distance from Barcelona: 35 km or 22 miles

Travel Time: Less than one hour

Best Time to visit: April, May, and September

Getting There: Train, bus, and cars

Approximate Budget: About €52

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Spring (March-June) - Average Temperature: 16°C- 22°C

Summer (June-September) - Average Temperature: 25°C - 28°C. July is the sunniest month of the year.

Autumn (September - November) - Average Temperature: 18°C - 26°C. October sees the most rain during the year.

Winter (December-February) - Average Temperature: 13°C - 18°C. January is the coldest month of the year.

By Train - Travel Time: 40 Minutes. Stations: Barcelona Sants

By Bus- Travel Time: 45 - 55 Minutes. Stations: Plaça España

By Car/Taxi: Travel Time: 40 minutes

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  • Attend the Sitges Carnival
  • Walk along Passeig Maritim
  • Visit Museu Cau Ferrat
  • Spend Some Time at the Beach
  • Experience Local Seafood
  • Visit the Old Town Center
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Sitges is a tourist town and has a range of shops where you can buy clothes, shoes, accessories and other things. Here are the best places to shop in Sitges:

  • Double Agent
  • Lullaby Sitges
  • Panella
  • Coso
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Sitges is laid-back beach town that is mostly sunny throughout the year, so dress accordingly!

  • Loose tops, t-shirts, sheer blouses
  • Shorts, skirts, cotton trousers
  • Hats, sunglasses, lots of sunscreen
  • Light jacket if you're visiting in winter.
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  • Even though Sitges does have a better reputation than Barcelona in this matter, be careful about your belongings when in the town and watch out for petty thefts.
  • If you are heading to Sitges with your kids, research the nude beaches you would like to avoid.
  • Book your hotels in advance if you are planning to visit the town in the summer and during the film festival.
  • Adhere to the proper dress code when heading to the churches. Avoid wearing clothes that expose the knees of the shoulders.
  • Time your trip to attend the Sitges Carnival in late February or early March to really know the town.
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Sitges has some delicious Catalan delicacies for you to try out which include:

  • Paella
  • Patatas bravas
  • Gazpacho
  • Tortilla
  • Steaks and seafood

Getting to Sitges from Barcelona

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By Train

Travel Time: 40 Minutes

Train Station: Barcelona Sants, Estacio de França, Passeig de Gracia,

Timings: First train departs at 7.04 AM and last train departs at 10.30 PM

Price: Single Journey: €4.10. Return Journey: €7.20

Where to Book: Rail Europe, Omio

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By Bus

Travel Time: 45 - 55 Minutes

Bus Stations: Plaça España and Ronda Universitat (MonBus)

Timings: The MonBus runs twice per hour from Monday to Friday during the day. On Saturdays the bus runs every hour. On Sundays and Holidays they run nine times per day.

Price: Single Journey: €4.50

Where to Book: Omio, Rome2rio

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By Car/Taxi

Travel Time: 40 minutes

Taxi Fare: €75.00 - €85.00

Where to Book: Connecto, Centauro

Sitges is easily accessible via car or taxi. The highways are well-kept, and the driving is enjoyable. Standard toll rates are applicable for the highways.

Top Things to Do on A Barcelona to Sitges Day Trip

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1. Attend the Sitges Carnival

Entertainment

Although Barcelona is the larger city, when it comes to carnival season, at the conclusion of Lent, Sitges is the place to go. The Sitges Carnival is known for its colorful floats, vibrant fancy dress costumes, and chaotic after-hours celebrations. It is one of the biggest and trendiest carnivals along the Catalan shore.

Dates: Changes every year, usually takes place in the month of February or March.

Entry: Free

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2. Walk along Passeig Maritim

Leisure | Sight-Seeing

The Passeig Maritim is a broad pedestrianized promenade that runs along the waterfront and is one of Sitges' most scenic walkways. There are plenty of possibilities for refreshment along the sidewalk, which is dotted with cafés, restaurants, and ice cream shops. You simply cannot pass up Passeig Maritim.

Nearby: Museu Cau Ferrat, Platja de Sant Sebastià

Entry: Free

barcelona to sitges day trip
barcelona to sitges day trip

4. Spend Some Time at the Beach

Leisure

Sitges, a seaside town, has some lovely beaches right on its doorstep. The Platja de Sant Sebastià is a small but family-friendly beach to the east of town, but the Platja la Bassa Ronda is the primary LGBTQ-friendly beach and one of the largest and humming in the summer after the famous beaches of Barcelona.

Entry: Free

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5. Experience Local Seafood

Food & Drinks

The food of Sitges' well-known time-honored restaurants, which can be found around the waterfront and in the Old Town, reflects the city's proximity to the sea and its love for Catalan cuisine. Fresh seafood and substantial seafood rice meals are highly recommended.

Best Places: La Nansa and El Trull.

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6. Visit the Old Town Center

Sight-Seeing

Even though Sitges' Old Town isn't particularly huge, it's worth visiting, especially the old fishermen's quarter with its white homes with blue borders, as well as the 15th-century Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla with its Baroque interior. This part of the town is well suited for your Instagram as well.

Nearby: Passeig Maritim, Platja de Sant Sebastià

Entry: Free

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7. Explore Garraf National Park on Foot

Nature | Adventure

Sitges is flanked by the Garraf Natural Park, which is situated on the Garraf Massif, a minor mountain range. There are many defined walks from Sitges that you can finish in a day. You may also take the train back down the coast. You'll pass via a Buddhist monastery and abandoned settlements on your way.

Entry: Free

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barcelona to sitges day trip

9. Enjoy Sitges Nightlife at Plaça del Cap de la Vila

Entertainment | Food & Drinks

Sitges is known for its vibrant nightlife and cocktail bar culture, with top-notch bars and restaurants on nearly every street in the town center. Some of the best can be seen in Plaça del Cap de la Vila's central plaza. The area is bustling with tourists and locals alike, offering a diverse range of colorful cafes and pubs.

Nearby: Passeig Maritim, Platja de Sant Sebastià

More Things to do on a Barcelona to Sitges Day Trip

  • Explore the walking routes in Sitges and witness the old-world charm of the town.
  • Hike along the marina and get a birds-eye view of the beaches of Sitges.
  • Go shopping in the Sitges City Center and pick up souvenirs to remember your trip by.
  • Head to Plaça Industria, grab a table at one of the terrace restaurants, and watch Sitges go about its day.
  • Spend an evening at the less busy Sant Sebastià beach and promenade.
  • Visit Bodegas Güell, Antoni Gaudi’s interesting complex situated in Sitges.

Things to See Near Sitges

Once you're done exploring Sitges and are looking for other activities, visit these nearby destinations to continue exploring the magnificent city of Barcelona!

Best Places to Eat in Sitges

Try out some delicious, authentic food at Sitges at these restaurants. There's all kinds of food for you to gorge on while you're on a day trip from Barcelona to Sitges!

Best Places to Shop in Sitges

Best Places to Stay at Sitges

If you enjoy you day trip a little too much at Sitges and want to extend it, here are some lovely places for you to stay at.

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Budget Hotels

If you're on a budget trip, here is a great place to stay at in Sitges and save money without compromising on quality!

Hotel Liberty Sitges: Built in 1886 as a Modernista or Cubana style house. Hotel Liberty is a delightful place to stay and has a range of amenities including a pool, a bar and so much more.

Price for 2/night: €61

Hotel Ibiza: Hotel Ibiza is ideal for someone travelling on a budget to Sitges. It has basic amenities with down-to-earth rooms.

Price for 2/night: €70

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Mid-Range Hotels

Choose from these mid-range hotels for a comfortable stay on your trip to Sitges!

Hotel Noucentista: This cozy boutique hotel is sure to take your breath away with its quaint decor.
Price for 2/night: €80

Hotel Calipolis: This hotel is close to the beach and is known for its great dining experience.

Price for 2/night: €83

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Luxury Hotels

If you're looking for a luxurious stay in Sitges, here's the best place to stay at!

Dolce Sitges Barcelona: This stylish hotel provides unparalleled views of the Terramar Golf Course and the Mediterranean Sea.

Price for 2/night: €141

Hotel Estela: This quaint art-themed hotel faces the seas and offers luxurious rooms with great facilities.

Price for 2/night: €149

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Frequently Asked Questions About Your Barcelona to Sitges Day Trip

How do I get from Barcelona to Sitges?

You can take a train or a bus from Barcelona to get to Sitges. You can also rent a car and drive to the town, it will take you about 45 minutes to reach Sitges from Barcelona.

What are the top things to do on a Barcelona to Sitges day trip?

On a day trip from Barcelona to Sitges, you can explore the beach of the town, visit the museums, and try traditional seafood among other things.

How much time do I need for a Barcelona to Sitges day trip?

You would need around 12 to 16 hours for a day trip to Sitges.

What are the best places to eat during a Barcelona to Sitges day trip?

The best places to eat in Sitges include Chiringuito de Garraf, Restaurant La Salseta, and La Zorra de Sitges.

What are the best places to stay in Sitges?

The best places to stay in Sitges include Hotel Liberty Sitges, Hotel Noucentista, and Hotel Calipolis.

What is the best way to reach Sitges from Barcelona?

Taking the train is the easiest and fastest way to get from Barcelona to Sitges.

Is Sitges worth visiting?

Sitges is wonderful town with lots to see and explore. A day trip from Barcelona to Sitges is sure to rejuvenate with all the gorgeous sights it has to offer!

What are the best places to eat on a Barcelona to Sitges day trip?

Sitges Bon Estar, Incognito Cafe and Restaurant La Salseta are some of the best places to eat in Sitges.

What are the best things to see near Sitges?

Passeig Maritim, Platja de Sitges, Platja dels Balmins are some of the best things to see near Sitges.