This is one of Barcelona's most heavily-used transport hubs and Catalonia's main train stations, also one of the most important in Spain in terms of national and international routings. The station is well connected with the rest of the city via the metro, train, bus and taxi networks. It also links Barcelona with a number of other Spanish cities by the AVE high-speed train, as well as neighbouring countries such as France and Portugal. It is also from here that the trains between the city and El Prat airport leave. Additionally, the station offers a larger number of retail options and facilities, such as left-luggage lockers.