Car & Motorcycle
By car, take the C16 northwest from Barcelona, then the C58 northwest shortly beyond Terrassa, followed by the C55 south to Monistrol de Montserrat. You can leave your vehicle at the free car park and take the cremallera up to the top, or drive up and park (cars €6.50).
The R5 line trains operated by FGC (www.fgc.net) run half-hourly to hourly to/from Barcelona's Plaça d’Espanya station (one hour). Services start at 5.16am, but take the 8.36am train to connect with the first AERI cable car to the monastery from the Montserrat Aeri stop.
Alternatively, take the R5 to the next stop (Monistrol de Montserrat), from where cremallera trains run up to the monastery (20 minutes) every 20 to 40 minutes. There are various train/cremallera combo tickets available.