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2024 Barcelona Metro Map (with Tourist Attractions) + Zones

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So, you’re gearing up for a Barcelona adventure and want to navigate like a pro, huh? I’ve been there! 

And while the Barcelona metro map might seem like a maze of colorful lines at first glance, with a little inside scoop, it becomes your key to uncovering the city’s every corner.

Living in Spain and spending a ton of time in Barcelona has given me some first-hand insight into mastering the metro. Stick with me, and by the end of this article, you’ll not only decode the Barcelona metro map, get to tourist attractions and manage all those zones – but you’ll also feel like a local every time you hop on a train!

FYI: Want free public transport while you’re in Barcelona? Take a look at the Hola Barcelona Travel Card , which gives you free use of all metros, trams, buses and more – it even includes the metro to and from the airport, which is normally €10.30 for a return trip!

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Barcelona metro map

The Barcelona metro map looks a bit convoluted at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s actually quite easy to read and provides a clear overview of the metro system. You can find the map at any metro station – or you can check it out below! 

Click here to see a full size version of the Barcelona metro map

Barcelona metro map

Barcelona metro map with tourist attractions

The map above is pretty comprehensive – even too much, if you’re looking at this Barcelona metro map to find the main tourist attractions here.

To help you out, here are some of the main sights with their closest metro stations and the metro lines you’ll need to take to get to each one:

  • Sagrada Familia: Sagrada Familia (L2, L5)
  • Park Guell: Lesseps or Vallcarca (L3) (followed by a walk uphill or take a bus)
  • Casa Batlló: Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3, L4)
  • Casa Milà (La Pedrera): Diagonal (L3, L5) or Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3, L4)
  • La Rambla: Liceu (L3) or Drassanes (L3)
  • Mercat de la Boqueria: Liceu (L3)
  • Gothic Quarter: Jaume I (L4) or Liceu (L3)
  • Barcelona Cathedral: Jaume I (L4)
  • Camp Nou Stadium: Collblanc (L5) or Badal (L5)
  • Picasso Museum: Jaume I (L4)
  • Barceloneta Beach: Barceloneta (L4)
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: Urquinaona (L1, L4) or Catalunya (L1, L3)
  • Tibidabo Amusement Park: Take L7 to Av. Tibidabo, then the historic Blue Tram “Tramvia Blau”, and finally the Tibidabo funicular to the top. (Note: This is a longer journey and involves multiple modes of transport.)
  • Poble Espanyol: Espanya (L1, L3)

Barcelona metro timetable 

If you’re looking to zoom around Barcelona, you’re gonna love the metro’s timetable. It’s super convenient with the following opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 5:00 am – 11:30 pm
  • Friday: 5:00 am – 2:00 am
  • Saturday: 24 hours
  • Sunday and public holidays: 5:00 am – 12:00 am

Usually, during those rush hours, you won’t be waiting long – the metro’s there every 2-5 minutes. And during the less busy times? Every 5-10 minutes. 

Just a tiny note though – schedules can shift during holidays or special events. So, a quick online check before heading out won’t hurt.

Barcelona metro zones 

Now, let’s talk zones. The fare system for buying public transport tickets in Barcelona ? Super practical! You get one ticket, and with it, you can hop onto the metro, buses, trams, and even some local rail networks. 

Here’s a picture of the Barcelona metro zones to help you see where to go:

Click here to see a full size version of the Barcelona metro zones

Barcelona metro zones

And now here’s the easy part: with this system, you can change up to four different transports (yep, most passes also work as bus tickets in Barcelona too!), and do it three times, within the time and zone limits of your ticket. So, no stress if your journey involves a couple of swaps.

Alright, a bit of math (don’t worry, it’s simple): There are 6 fare bands divided into zones, covering 296 municipalities. When planning your journey, your ticket should cover the number of zones you’re passing through, maxing out at 6. 

For instance, if you’re heading from Barcelona (that’s zone 1) to Terrassa (hello, zone 3C), grab a ticket that’s valid for three zones. And if you’re ever in doubt about the zones, you can find a great little zone counter tool right here . 

How to Use the Barcelona Metro

Ready to conquer the Barcelona metro? Let’s get you on track:

  • Getting Your Ticket: There are automatic machines at every station, and they’re user-friendly (with multiple language options). Grab a single journey ticket or save some euros with a multi-trip card if you’re gonna be zipping around the city a lot.
  • Ticket Barriers: Alright, got your ticket? Now, approach the barrier, find the slot or tap point, and voilà – you’re in! When you’re exiting, some stations require you to tap or show your ticket again, so keep it handy till you’re out. And, don’t worry, if you’ve got the right ticket, it’s smooth sailing.
  • Navigating the Lines: Stations have color-coded lines and clear direction signs. Plus, they’re marked with the final destination to help you know which way to go. Pro tip? Check the Barcelona metro map above before your trip; it gives you a clear idea of where you’re headed.
  • Stay Alert: While the metro is generally safe, those stories about Barcelona’s pickpocket problem aren’t completely unfounded, especially at metro stops near major tourist attractions. Keep your belongings close and in eye sight, especially in crowded areas, and maybe avoid flashing that fancy new camera or waving your phone around too much. A little caution goes a long way!
  • Onboard Etiquette: Once you’re on the train, you’ll find it’s pretty chill. If you’re traveling during rush hours, be ready for a little squeeze – but hey, it’s all part of the adventure!

Passengers wait for the train in barcelona metro map

Barcelona Metro to the Airport

Wondering how to get from the city to El Prat without breaking the bank? The metro’s got your back:

  • Line L9 Sud: This is your golden ticket to the airport. It connects both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to the city. No need for fancy airport transfers when you’ve got a direct metro line!
  • Frequency & Time: Trains run every 7 minutes, so you won’t be left hanging. The whole ride takes about 32 minutes from Zona Universitària station to the airport. So if you’re running a little late… just maybe not too late, the metro might just be your saving grace.
  • Cost & Tickets: Airport trips have a slightly higher fare than regular rides, but hey, it’s still way cheaper than a cab (although the Aerobús airport bus is a great option too). Make sure to get the airport ticket from the machine, and you’re good to go.

Don’t forget: The Hola Barcelona Travel Card lets you take the metro for FREE to and from the airport as well as free use of all metros, trams, buses and more in Barcelona. If you plan to use public transport while you’re here on vacation, it’s a seriously good deal.

Is the Barcelona metro easy?

Absolutely! The Barcelona metro is pretty straightforward once you get the hang of it. Clear signs, color-coded lines, and frequent trains make it one of the easiest ways to move around the city. Getting a multi-journey card also makes it very cost effective.

Having wandered through many metro systems across the world, I’d rank Barcelona’s right up there in terms of user-friendliness. While any new metro map can seem a tad overwhelming at first, a quick study of the Barcelona metro map and you’ll soon be navigating it like second nature. 

And if ever in doubt, the locals are usually more than happy to help guide you on your way (especially in more touristy areas where you’re more likely to find someone who speaks English). Just remember, it’s all part of the adventure!

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What is the metro like in Barcelona?

The metro in Barcelona is efficient, pretty clean, and often bustling with energy. It’s the heartbeat of the city, connecting all its vibrant neighborhoods and attractions. Just be aware of your belongings during busy times as pickpockets can be an issue.

Inside the metro, you’ll find the carriages are modern and air-conditioned – a true blessing during those hot Spanish summers. The platforms are usually equipped with electronic signs indicating the waiting time for the next train, which, trust me, is rarely a long wait. 

As with any major city’s metro system, peak hours can be busy, so be ready for a bit of a crowd during the morning and late afternoon rushes. But all in all, the ambiance is a mix of tourists exploring and locals going about their day, giving you a real feel for the city’s pulse.

Is Barcelona metro 24 hours?

No, the Barcelona metro doesn’t run 24 hours a day every day of the week. It does run 24 hours on Saturdays only. On other days, it usually starts around 5:00 am and runs until midnight or a bit later, depending on the day.

It’s awesome for those late Saturday night (or should I say Sunday morning) adventures, letting you soak in Barcelona’s nightlife without fretting over transportation. On other nights, if you find yourself out after the metro closes, there are night buses available. 

These “NitBus” routes cover most of the city and are a reliable way to get back to your accommodation. So, while the metro might sleep on some nights, Barcelona sure doesn’t!

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The Ultimate Barcelona Metro Guide [2024]

Coming to Barcelona and want to know how to get around the city using public transport?  The metro system in Barcelona is an efficient and easy way to get around Barcelona. Here’s everything you need to know about the Barcelona metro, including how to buy metro tickets, metro hours of operation and which metro lines in Barcelona you can use to navigate the city.

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Know Before You Go to Barcelona

Before travelling to Barcelona, make sure you book accommodation and popular attractions ASAP as hotels and tickets can sell out.

⭐ TOP 3 BARCELONA ACTIVITIES TO BOOK IN ADVANCE:

1: Sagrada Familia Skip the Line Ticket  - a must-see in Barcelona!

2: Park Guell Admission Ticket - colourful mosaic terraces and gorgeous views

3: Casa Batlló Entry with Self-Audioguide Tour - stunning Modernist Building & rooftop

🛌 MY FAVOURITE HOTELS IN BARCELONA:

$$ : Sercotel Hotel Rosellon - Incredible view of the Sagrada Familia from some rooms and the terrace

$$:  H10 Madison 4* Sup - top location with rooftop pool & view of the Gothic Cathedral

$ : Chic & Basic Lemon Boutique Hotel - great value hotel near Plaça Catalunya

❗BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS❗

Although Barcelona is a safe city, pickpockets are a problem here, particularly in popular tourist areas and on the metro.  Use a  theft-proof backpack and consider getting some hidden-pocket clothing to keep your belongings safe.

Why Use the Metro in Barcelona

Public transport in Barcelona is clean and efficient (most of the time), and the metro is usually the quickest way to get from A to B as it avoids the city traffic above.  It is cheap to use, easy to navigate and safe – although pickpockets can be a major problem so keep a hand on your belongings at all times!

Buying Barcelona Metro Tickets

You need to buy a ticket before you board the metro, contactless credit cards are not valid for your journey.

Standard single metro tickets and rechargeable T-Casual 10 journey tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines available at all metro stations which accept both cash and card payments.  You can also purchase the Hola Barcelona Travel Card in advance online or from the ticket machines in the metro station.

If you just want to take a single journey on the bus, you can buy a bus ticket on the bus with a credit card, but not the metro.

READ MORE: Is the Hola Barcelona Travel Card Worth It?

Buy Your Metro Tickets Online or From These Red Ticket Machines at every metro station

Barcelona’s metro system offers various ticket options to suit different travel needs.  Before you buy your tickets, think about how many times you’re likely to use the metro while you are in Barcelona so you buy the best ticket for your trip.

Children under the age of four can travel for free, otherwise, everyone else will have to buy a ticket.

Select your language using the flags displayed on the machine, then you can select the desired ticket type and zone, and the machine will provide you with the corresponding ticket.

Once you are in the metro system your ticket allows you to change as many times as you need, for a total journey time of up to 75 minutes.  You can also switch between the metro, buses and trams for up to 75 minutes as well.

Separate from the metro, you can also use these tickets for journeys on other public transport in Barcelona , including buses, trams, Montjuic Funicular and suburban trains within certain zones.

Types of Metro Tickets in Barcelona

Since the beginning of 2024, the ticket system has changed and now it is no longer possible to buy the old disposable metro tickets.  The new scheme is called T-mobilitat, and provides rechargeable tickets instead.

You can still buy the following tickets at the machines in all metro stations:

  • Hola Barcelona Travel Card for unlimited travel on public transport for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days
  • A single ticket for the metro or bus
  • A single airport ticket for 1 metro journey to or from the airport
  • The T-casual 10-journey ticket
  • The T-dia single-person day ticket
  • The T-familiar 8-journey ticket over 30 days
  • The T-grup 70-journey ticket over 30 days
  • The T-usual ticket for unlimited travel on public transport for 30 days (best for commuters and not common for tourists).

These tickets are not personalised, and you can buy them or recharge multi-journey tickets you already have at any ticket machine in the metro station.

T-mobilitat also has an option for using your mobile phone to buy and use as a contactless ticket.  If you live in Spain it is possible to register for T-mobilitat and buy additional transport cards online which will be delivered to your home, but delivery outside of Spain is not permitted.

The only other way for non-residents to buy other transport tickets is to register and use the T-mobilitat app (which is awful and didn’t work properly for me), or make an appointment to buy the tickets from a T-mobilitat office.  Check the information about the T-mobilitat scheme here .

Bearing all that in mind, the easiest option for visitors is to either buy the Hola Barcelona Travel Card online in advance, or to buy that or one of the other tickets from the ticket machines at the metro and train stations.  I don’t recommmend using the T-mobilitat app!

Select Your Metro Ticket Type

Most Common Barcelona Metro Tickets

The most common types of metro tickets for visitors to Barcelona are:

Hola Barcelona Travel Card

This travel card is designed for visitors who are in Barcelona for 2 to 5 days and provides unlimited rides on public transport, including the metro, buses, trams, and suburban trains, within the specified time period,  It also includes the metro or train journey to and from the airport.

It can be great value if you plan on taking several journeys during your stay.  You can buy the Hola Barcelona Travel Card online in advance here , or from the ticket machines. Read more about the Hola Barcelona Travel Card here .

Hola Barcelona Travel Card Cost:

  • 48-Hour/2 Day Public Transport Ticket: € 17.50
  • 72-Hour/3 Day Public Transport Ticket: € 25.50
  • 96-Hour/4 Day Public Transport Ticket: € 33.30
  • 120-Hour/5 Day Public Transport Ticket: € 38.20
If you also plan to visit lots of museums while you are in Barcelona then the Barcelona Card could be better value for you as it also offers discounts and free admission to certain museums and attractions, as well as unlimited transport during the duration of the ticket.  It’s valid for between 3 and 5 days with prices starting from €55 for 3 days.  Read more about the Barcelona Card here.

This is a single-person, multi-journey card that allows for ten separate trips by one person on the metro, buses, trams, and suburban trains within Zone 1 of the Barcelona transport network.

Cost: €12.15 for 1 zone (plus 50 cents for the card if you buy a new one, there is no added cost for topping up your existing card)

NB: The T-Casual replaced the popular T-10 which could be shared between multiple people – the T-Casual cannot be shared, each person must purchase their own ticket.

An individual travel card allowing an unlimited number of journeys to be made in one day on all operators in the integrated transport system.  It is valid for 24 hours (1 day) from the time of the first validation. You can also use it for a maximum of one round trip to or from Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 metro stations on line L9 Sud, or the train journey from and to the airport.

Cost: €11.20 for 1 zone.

Single Ticket (Bitllet senzil)

A single ticket is valid for a single journey on the metro network, including transfers, within the city limits.  It is not valid for metro stations Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 on line L9 Sud, but you can use it for a bus journey or the Montjuïc funicular.

Cost: €2.55

Single Airport ticket (Bitllet aeroport)

Trips to the airport on line L9 are not included in the standard metro tickets, so if you travel to or from the airport on the metro you will need one of these airport tickets.  It is valid for a single metro journey to or from the airport on the metro network.

Cost: €5.50

INSIDER TIP: The R2 train line (not the metro) from Barcelona Airport Terminal Two to Barcelona is included in the following metro ticket types:

The New T-mobilitat Transport Card

T-usual card

A month-long travel card for unlimited journeys on all operators in the Integrated Fare System. The ticket is only to be used by the holder and could be useful if you’re spending several weeks in Barcelona on a Workation or as a Digital Nomad.

Cost: from €21.35 for 1 zone

T-familiar Card

The T-familiar card is a multi-person travel card allowing 8 journeys in 30 consecutive days from the first validation, so it could be useful for families who only want to take one or two journeys on the metro.

Cost: €10.70 for 1 zone.

Which Barcelona Transport Ticket is Best for You?

Which Barcelona metro ticket you buy will depend on how many times you are likely to take the metro, bus or other public transport in Barcelona.

Most tourists tend to buy the Hola Barcelona Travel Card , which is great value as long as you are going to make use of it and get your money’s worth.

It is very convenient to know that you just have one ticket that will cover all of your public transport needs throughout your trip and you don’t need to worry about topping up or buying new tickets once you have your Hola Barcelona Card that is valid for the duration of your stay (from 2 to 5 days).

You can buy the Hola Barcelona Travel Card online in advance here , or from the ticket machines at any metro station including at the airport. Read more about the Hola Barcelona Travel Card here .

If you also plan to visit lots of museums while you are in Barcelona then the Barcelona Card could be better value for you as it also offers discounts and free admission to certain museums and attractions as well as unlimited public transport for the duration of the ticket.  Read more about the Barcelona Card here.

However, if you only plan on using Barcelona public transportation a few times then you might not need to buy the Hola Barcelona Card, and a couple of single tickets or the T-Casual 10 journey ticket might be sufficient for your needs.

If you are only spending one day in Barcelona and think you’ll take 5 or more journeys, then the T-dia day ticket will be best for you.

Topping Up Existing T-Casual Cards

If you already have a T-Casual or T-Usual card that you want to top up, you can do that at any of the ticket machines, and select the option “I already have a card” which will allow you to reload your ticket.

Top Up Your Existing Card or Buy a New Rechargeable Transport Ticket

Barcelona Metro Zones

Barcelona’s transport network is divided into different zones. The most commonly used zone for visitors is Zone 1, which covers the entire city of Barcelona and the immediate surrounding areas.  You can find a map of the zones on the official TMB website here .

If you plan to travel outside Zone 1, such as to the airport or neighbouring towns, you may need to purchase additional zone tickets or pay an extra fare.

Barcelona Metro Lines

The metro lines in Barcelona are colour-coded and numbered.  Each line is also identified by the first and last stations on the line:

  • L1 Hospital de Bellvitge / Fondo (Red Line)
  • L2 Paral·lel / Badalona Pompeu Fabra (Purple Line)
  • L3 Zona Universitària / Trinitat Nova (Green Line)
  • L4 La Pau / Trinitat Nova (Yellow Line)
  • L5 Cornellà Centre / Vall d’Hebron (Blue Line)
  • L9N La Sagrera / Can Zam (Orange)
  • L9S Aeroport T1 / Zona Universitària (Orange)
  • L10N La Sagrera / Gorg (Pale Blue)
  • L10S ZAL | Riu Vell / Collblanc (Pale Blue)
  • L11 Trinitat Nova / Can Cuiàs (Pale Green)
  • FM Paral·lel / Parc de Montjuïc (Funicular de Montjuïc)

Barcelona Metro Map

You can find a map of the Barcelona metro system below, as well as at every metro station and on the metro trains as well.  I also find Google Maps useful for showing me which metro stations to use.

barcelona travel zones

When you get to the metro station to take the metro, follow the signs for the correct line that you want, and before you go onto the platform check you will be going in the right direction.

Before the entrance to each platform is a sign which tells you the direction of the train and the final stop, and a list of all of the stops that it will pass in that direction, with the current station at the top.

For example, in the photo below I was at Navas metro station which is listed at the top, and this is the red L1 line going towards Hospital de Bellvitge, stopping at Clot, Glories, Marina, etc., all the way to Hospital de Bellvitge at the bottom.

Make Sure You are Going the Right Way on the Metro - Sign showing the direction of the L1 metro

On the wall above each platform, there is also a map of the metro line showing all of the stops on that line, and the direction of travel is shown by colouring the remaining stops in the same colour as the line.  Stops that have come before your current station are shown in white.

Similarly, once you have boarded the metro train, above the door is another line map showing you the current location and the remaining stops.  Verbal announcements are made (in Catalan) to tell you what the next stop will be.

Red arrows at the end of each carriage light up to show you which side of the train the doors will open so you can prepare to get off at your stop.

Barcelona Airport Metro Tickets

The journey to the airport is not included in standard single metro tickets for use on the L9 metro so you will need to buy a special Single Airport ticket (Bitllet aeroport).  However, one return journey to/from the airport is included in a T-dia metro ticket, or your Hola Barcelona card.

Alternatively, you can use the other tickets such as the T-casual to board the R2 train from Clot, Passeig de Gracia or Sants train stations to the airport at no extra charge.

>>Click here to read more about how to get from Barcelona airport to the city centre .

Barcelona Metro Hours of Operation

The Barcelona metro opens every day at 5.00 am. The metro closes at different times, depending on the day of the week and public holidays.  The last trains leave the terminal station at each end of every metro line at the indicated end time.  The timetable is as follows:

  • Weekdays (Monday to Thursday) : until midnight.
  • Fridays and eves of public holidays : until 2.00 am.
  • Saturdays : continuous service all night.
  • Sundays and mid-week holidays : until midnight.
  • 23 June (Midsummer Eve) : continuous service all night.
  • 24 December : until 11.00 pm.

There are a few metro stations which have different opening hours, but they aren’t commonly used by tourists.  In case you need them, those are L9 Sud stations Parc Logístic, Mercabarna and Mas Blau and L10 Sud stations ZAL, Riu Vell, Ecoparc and Port Comercial, and La Factoria.  These stations operate Monday to Sunday from 5.00 am to midnight and on 24 December until 11.00 pm.

The Frequency of Metro Trains in Barcelona

Barcelona metro trains run every few minutes all throughout the day.  The exact frequency varies depending on the line and the time of day, which could be anything every 3 minutes to up to every 10 minutes at quiet times on the less-frequented lines.

Validating Tickets

Once you have bought your metro ticket you must validate it before entering the metro platform. Look for the ticket barriers and follow the green arrow on the front directing you to the correct side to walk through.

Scan your T-mobilitat or transport card on the pale blue square reader on the top of the ticket barrier and the gate will open for you to walk through.  Don’t wait too long before you walk through, they close automatically!

The small information screen near the scanner will tell you how many journeys you have left on your T-Casual or other multi-journey card.  Once it reaches 0 journeys left you’ll need to top it up before you can take another trip.

Scan Your Ticket on Top of the Gate to Enter the Metro

For the old-style disposable metro tickets, your ticket will be stamped and spat out on top of the barrier for you to collect before you go through.  Make sure to keep your ticket throughout your journey, as you may be required to show it during inspections.

Each time you use a T-Casual ticket, the machine will stamp on the back of the card so you can see how many journeys you have used, and how many you have left before you need to buy a new ticket.  The last number on the row shows how many journeys you have used.

“ Titol Esgotat ” means you have no more journies left and you’ll need to buy a new ticket for your next journey.

How to reach Barcelona’s Main Attractions by Metro

Barcelona’s metro system will take you wherever you need to go, as long as you know which station you need to get off at.  Google Maps is useful for finding suggested routes, but you can just as easily use the Barcelona metro map to figure out how to get there.

The Tmb website also has a journey planner available online here and through their app.

For easy reference, these are some of the most popular attractions in Barcelona and the metro stations & lines you need to get there:

  • Plaça Catalunya – L1 and L3, Plaça Catalunya
  • La Rambla – L1 and L3, Plaça Catalunya, also L3 Liceu and Drassanes
  • La Sagrada Familia – L2 and L5, Sagrada Familia
  • Camp Nou – L3 Palau Reial and L5 Collblanc
  • Park Güell – L3 Lesseps
  • Casa Batlló – L3, L2, and L4 Passeig de Gràcia
  • Picasso Museum – L4 Jaume I
  • The Magic Fountain – L1 and L3, Espanya
  • Sants Train Station – L3 and L4 Sants Estació
  • Barcelona Airport – L9 Aeroport T1 or Aeroport T2 (or train R2 to the Airport)

More Tips for Using the Metro in Barcelona

Avoid rush hour.

Keep in mind that metro lines can get very crowded during peak hours as commuters cram onto the trains, so plan your travel accordingly.  Avoid the peak times around 8.30am – 9.30am and 4.30pm to 5.30pm if you can!

Beware of Pickpockets

Pickpockets are notorious in Barcelona, and many operate on the metro and in the stations.  Be especially careful of your belongings when it is busy.  A pickpocket can grab your phone or wallet as they brush past you, so make sure you keep your valuables safely hidden away.  Use a  theft-proof backpack and consider getting some hidden-pocket clothing to keep your belongings safe.

Claire Sturzaker

I'm Claire and I love Barcelona! I first came to Barcelona as a student almost 20 years ago, and adore this city. I want to share all of my insider tips to help you to enjoy Barcelona as much as I do. If you want to visit Barcelona and have an amazing time – you are in the right place!

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Barcelona Metro Guide: Timetables, Maps, Tickets & More

The Barcelona metro is modern, efficient and easy to use. Trains run frequently throughout the day, and you seldom have to wait more than a few minutes.

This article contains all the information you need to help you get around the city, including maps, timetables, tickets and more.

A train arriving at a station on the Barcelona metro system

Barcelona Metro lines and maps

Route planning.

  • Timetable and opening times
  • Transport zones

Tickets and travel passes

Travelling by metro, help and assistance.

  • Wheelchair access

Barcelona airport metro

Barcelona metro faqs.

Barcelona’s metro system comprises 161 stations connected by ten lines which cover the entire city. The metro is linked to the railway network and there are metro stations at both terminals of Barcelona airport.

There are maps at the entrance to all metro stations as well as in the vestibules, on the platforms and inside the trains.

The map is colour coded, and the colours also appear on signs within the stations and on the platforms. In this article, and throughout the website, I refer to both colours and line numbers.

Download a free PDF map of Barcelona metro here >>

A map outside a metro station in Barcelona

Over the years, I’ve tried several different apps and websites and prefer Moovit , which is available for Android and iOS.

Alternatively, there’s a route finder on the TMB website . Google maps also works well in Barcelona.

Barcelona Metro timetable & opening times

Departures vary throughout the day, at most times trains depart every five minutes.

* The night before public holidays, the metro often runs through the night.

If you are at a stop further along the line, the last train may depart ten or even twenty minutes later.

Barcelona metro zones

Barcelona’s public transport system is organised into six zones. The city of Barcelona and the entire metro system are within zone one.

Zones two to six cover surrounding towns and cities and extend as far as Blanes, Vic, Manresa and Calafell.

If you are visiting towns outside Barcelona, check out this article about Barcelona travel zones .

Red ticket vending machines in Barcelona metro

There are a lot of different tickets and travel cards available for the Barcelona metro. In this post, we take a look at the most suitable ones for tourists and people visiting for a few days.

Single metro ticket

Single metro tickets currently cost €2.40 are valid for one journey.

Single tickets allow you to transfer between different metro lines as part of the same journey, as long as you don’t leave the station or pass through the ticket barriers.

If you leave the station and re-enter, you will have to purchase another ticket. Single metro tickets don’t allow you to transfer to other modes of transport (tram, bus, train etc.)

Single airport metro ticket

The airport metro costs €5.15 each way. If you mistakenly arrive at the airport metro station with a standard single metro ticket, you will have to purchase an additional ticket to leave the station.

Hola Barcelona travel card

The Hola Barcelona travel card is aimed at tourists and offers unlimited travel on the Barcelona metro, including the airport metro.

It also covers TMB buses, tram, the Monjuïc funicular railway and commuter trains operated by RENE and the FGC within zone 1.

Four different cards are available valid for 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours from their first use.

Find out more and purchase your Hola Barcelona card here >>

The T-día allows unlimited journeys on the ATM integrated transport system for 24 hours from its first use. It can be used to travel on the metro, including the airport metro, commuter trains (operated by RENFE and FGC), trams, and TMB buses.

Unlike the Hola Barcelona Card, which only covers zone 1, the T-día can cover from one to six zones, and the price varies accordingly. A 1 zone T-día costs €10.50.

The T-casual is valid for ten journeys and allows you to transfer between different modes of transport within one trip. A 1 zone T-casual costs €11.35.

The T-casual be used to travel on the metro, commuter trains (operated by RENFE and FGC), trams, and TMB buses but is NOT valid for the airport metro.

Unlike the other transport passes mentioned here, the T-familiar can be shared by up to eight people travelling at the same time.

The T-familiar is valid for eight journeys and allows you to transfer between different modes of transport within one trip. A 1 zone T-casual costs €10.00.

It can be used to travel on the metro, commuter trains (operated by RENFE and FGC), trams, and ATM buses. The T-familiar is NOT valid for use on the airport metro.

Discount Cards and Sightseeing Passes

There are several different sightseeing and city passes available in Barcelona, some of which include free public transport.

If you are thinking of purchasing a travelcard or sightseeing pass, I recommend you read this post >>

Ticket barriers which give acces to the trains

Metro stations

All of Barcelona’s 161 metro stations are located underground, a few of them are connected to train stations. At street level, the stations are marked by signs with the familiar red and white “M” logo.

As you enter the station, a sign above the door indicates the stop’s name and which metro line(s) stop there. Most stations have two or more entrances, usually with steps down to the vestibule and escalators back up to street level.

Outside the station there is also a map of the metro system and, at most stations, one of the entrances will have a glass elevator down to the vestibule.

Once inside the metro station, they are all laid out similarly, although some are larger than others. Entering the station from street level, there is a hall with ticket vending machines, maps of the metro system and ticket barriers giving access to the trains.

How to purchase metro tickets

Ticket machines at the station accept cash (coins and notes) and cards. At a few of the larger stations, there are also ticket offices staffed by TMB personnel.

The ticket machines accept most European credit and debit cards (Visa and Mastercard), but I’ve been told that some non-EU credit cards don’t work. If your card doesn’t have a chip and a four-digit PIN code, you won’t be able to use it to purchase tickets from the machines.

Tickets can also be purchased via the TMB app , from some tobacconists and online.

Signs on the Barcelona underground system

Ticket barriers

Access to the trains is through a row of automatic ticket barriers similar to those shown in the photo above.

To open the barrier you insert your ticket into the slot at the front of the barrier, it then passes through the machine where it is checked, validated and stamped before exiting through the slot at the top of the barrier.

As you remove the ticket from the top of the barrier, the glass gates slide open to let you through. A green LED arrow below the slot where you inserted the ticket indicates which gate will open. Red crosses mark the gates which are being used to exit the station. A few stations still have the older style metal turnstiles.

One of the barriers is adapted for people using wheelchairs or with pushchairs, as shown in the photo. Next to that, there is a metal gate which can be opened by station staff if needed.

Ticket inspectors patrol the stations and on the trains checking tickets. The fine for travelling without a valid ticket is currently €100.

Locating the correct platform

Once through the ticket barriers, there are stairs and lifts down to the metro lines. Colour coded signs guide you to the right platform.

In most stations, each platform serves one line travelling in just one direction. A sign at the top of the stairs shows which stations the train will stop after departing the current station.

Once on the platform, you’ll see a long sign which runs along the entire length of the platform. Located on the wall, just above head height, the sign includes the station’s name and a plan of the line.

The plan of the line is divided into two sections. The section which is marked in white represents the stations where the train has already stopped. The coloured section shows the stations which the train will stop at after leaving the current station. There are also arrows indicating the direction of travel.

Next train signs

Illuminated signs above the platform display the time remaining before the next train will arrive, its destination and the current time.

Boarding and alighting the trains

Upon arrival at the station, on some lines, the train’s doors open automatically. You should let passengers alight from the train before boarding.

On the lines where the train doors don’t open automatically, there are buttons or levers on the doors to open them manually. Please wait until the button is illuminated (indicating that it has been activated) before pressing the button to open the doors.

At peak times, the metro can get very busy. Generally speaking, carriages towards the middle of the trains tend to be less crowded since, in most stations, the stairs down from the vestibules are at the end of the platform.

Exit signs & street maps

Once inside the train, you’ll see red arrows at each end of the carriage which light up to show which side of the train you will be able to exit at the next station. If the train doors don’t open automatically, there are buttons or levers on the doors to open them manually.

As you alight from the train, look at the sign that runs the platform’s length to see where the nearest exit is located. Exits are marked by the word Sortida (Exit in Catalan). If there is more than one exit available, the corresponding streets’ names will also be indicated.

There are street maps on the platforms and in the vestibule to help you get your bearings and decide which exit is nearest to your destination. When leaving the station, the ticket barriers open automatically; you don’t need to insert your ticket again.

LED sign suspended above the platform of Barcelona metro

There are information points located on all platforms with metro maps, street maps and an intercom that can be used to speak with station staff.

Wheelchair access & mobility scooters

Currently, 147 of Barcelona’s 161 metro stations are accessible to wheelchair users.

In most cases, there is a lift up to the vestibule from one end of the platform. In metro stations with platforms on both sides of the train, there may only be a lift on one of the platforms.

At stations which have been adapted for wheelchair users, there will be at least one lift between street level and the vestibule.

List of metro stations which haven’t been adapted yet

The airport metro is currently the only metro line in Barcelona with crewless trains. There are stations at both terminals of Barcelona airport, and trains depart approximately every five minutes.

The L9 sud (orange line) runs from Barcelona airport to the University of Barcelona campus in the Les Corts district. It has 15 stops: Airport T1, Airport T2, Mas Blau, Parc Nou, Cèntric, El Prat Estació, Les Moreres, Mercabarna, Parc Logístic, Fira, Europa-Fira, Can Tries-Gornal, Torrassa, Collblanc, Zona Universitaria.

To get to the city centre, you have to change lines either at Torrassa or Collblanc . Depending on where you are staying in the city, you can expect the journey to take approximately 45 minutes.

The airport metro currently costs €5.15 each way.

If you plan to use the metro to travel from and to the airport, you should consider purchasing a Hola Barcelona Travel Card , which gives unlimited travel on the metro.

There’s more information about transferring to and from Barcelona airport in this post >>

Signs above the platform on the Barcelona subway system

Does Barcelona metro run 24 hours a day?

Barcelona metro runs all night from Saturday to Sunday and during some public holidays. On Friday nights, it runs until 2 am. On weekdays and Sundays, the metro runs until midnight and then opens again at 5 am.

Does it matter which entrance I use when entering a metro station?

In most metro stations, it doesn’t matter which entrance you use. Once underground, the main hallway gives access to all platforms.

The only exception is Liceu which is on the L3 (green line). The Liceu metro stop has two entrances, one for each platform. The only way to change between platforms is by leaving the station and returning to street level.

Before going through the ticket barriers at this station, you should check the signs to ensure that you are entering the correct part of the station.

Can I take the metro up to Montjuïc?

The Montjuïc funicular railway connects to the metro system at the Paral·lel metro stop on the L3, green line. Signs and pictograms in the station direct you to the funicular.

If you visit the MNAC , Magic Fountain, Poble Espanyol, Palau de Sant Jordi or the Miró Foundation , it’s best to take the L3 (green line) or L1 (red line) to Espanya. From here you can either walk or catch bus number 150. Bus number 150 also stops at Montjuïc castle and the upper funicular station.

Can you use a metro ticket on the bus in Barcelona?

Single metro tickets can not be used to travel on buses in Barcelona. However, numerous travel passes do allow you to transfer between metro, bus, tram and commuter trains as part of the same journey. For example, the Hola Barcelona travel card offers unlimited travel on the metro, tram, commuter trains and TMB buses (except the night bus).

Does the ticket for the Aerobus include the metro?

The Aerobus is run by an independent company and isn’t part of the ATM system. When transferring from the Aerobus to the metro, you have to purchase separate tickets, one from the Aerobus and another for the metro.

Does the airport metro ticket allow me to transfer to another line?

If you purchase a ticket for the airport metro, as long as you don’t go out through the ticket barriers, you can transfer to another metro line as part of the same journey.

Is the metro safe in Barcelona

Barcelona is a very safe city, but unfortunately, like many other large European cities, it does have a problem with pickpockets in crowded public places. When travelling on the metro, you should take care of your belongings and be aware of what’s going on around you.

Is the Barcelona metro easy to use?

The Barcelona metro is very easy to use, the stations are well signposted, and there are separate platforms for each line, making it unlikely that you will get on the wrong train.

Are there child fares for the Barcelona metro?

There aren’t child fares on the Barcelona metro, and children aged four years and upwards pay full fare.

Children under four travel free of charge and don’t need a ticket.

The T-Jove is a travel pass for young people (under 25), which is valid for three months, but it’s quite expensive and isn’t usually worth buying for short stays.

Can you take dogs and cats on the Barcelona Metro?

Dogs and cats are allowed to travel on the metro in Barcelona, although there are some limitations. Cats must be transported in a cat carrier. Dogs which have been chipped may travel on the metro except for peak times; Mon – Fri, 07:00 – 09:30 & 17:00 – 19:00.

When travelling on the metro, dogs must be kept on a leash and wear a muzzle. Dogs must be supervised by an adult (one adult per dog) and cannot use the escalators. Dogs may not occupy a seat and should not obstruct the doors.

Guide dogs are exempt from the above restrictions and may travel on the metro at any time.

Can you transport bicycles on the metro in Barcelona?

Bicycles may be taken on the metro except for peak times; Mon – Fri, 07:00 – 09:30 & 17:00 – 20:30. During July and August, bikes can be transported at any time.

Folding bikes are exempt from these restrictions and may be transported on the metro at any time as long as they are folded up and don’t cause an obstruction or inconvenience, other travellers.

Are skateboards and scooters/electric scooters allowed on the metro?

You cannot use skateboards or scooters in the metro, neither in the trains nor on the metro premises (platforms, passageways etc.).

However, you may transport skateboards and scooters on the metro as long as they don’t cause an obstruction or inconvenience, other passengers.

Electric scooters are currently banned from public transport in Barcelona

In January of 2023, it was announced that electric scooters will temporarily be banned from all forms of public transport in Barcelona. The ban will take effect from February 1st until the 31st of August 2023. Apparently, the ban is due to the fact that there have been fires on trains caused by electric scooters with faulty batteries.

As always, if you have any questions or think I’ve missed anything, please leave a comment below.

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Hi Richard, I was mailing you earlier. Can you tell me if the Aerport to Mataro and back is covered by the 3-zone T-familiar ticket. Or do we need another ticket for aerport to city, then use the 3-zone T-familiar for the city to Mataro run. We will enjoy walking thru the city so wont need a zone 1.

Yes, from Barcelona Airport to Mataró by train using the route I described in my reply to your other comment is covered by the 3-zone T-familiar and counts as one journey (of the 8 on the ticket).

If you are arriving at terminal one you should use the free shuttle bus and not the airport metro to transfer to terminal 2 (where the train station is located) because the T-familiar is not valid for travel on the metro from the airport. The location of the shuttle bus stop is described in this post .

If you take the metro from terminal 1 to terminal 2 then you would have to purchase an additional ticket for the metro and, although it might save you a few minutes when compared with the shuttle bus, I don’t think it’s really worth it.

There are other combinations that you can make by taking either the airport metro or the bus to Plaça de Catalunya and then catching the train or bus from there to Mataró but they all work out more expensive and aren’t any quicker.

There is also a direct bus from the airport to Mataró but, at this time of year, there are only two departures per day and they don’t combine well with your flight.

Hello, thank you for this informative site. I’m having some trouble understanding. Could you please suggest which TMB ticket would be the best to purchase if I live in Xior Diagnol Besos and study at the University of Barcelona Business school? I FIGURED my best option must be the T-Usual. Is that correct? How many zones do I purchase for?

Thank you for your help!

Hi Rss sid,

It depends on how old you are and how long you will be staying in Barcelona. If you are under 25 and are staying for a few months, the 90-day T-Jove would be the cheapest option. If not then, as you say, the T-Usual would also be good value since it works out a little cheaper than the T-casual.

The Xior Student Housing Residence in Besos and the Pedralbes campus are both within zone 1 so, assuming that you only want to travel between these two sites and into the city centre, then you will only need a 1 zone travel card.

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Working hours, barcelona metro tickets, most popular tickets & prices 2023, recommendations, hola bcn transport pass.

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The Metro is the most popular transportation system in Barcelona, with 12 lines, a length of 150 Km (93 Mi) and 186 stations, stands as the second longest underground system in Spain. By far, is the fastest and easiest way to move around Barcelona.

The Barcelona Metro system is extremely intuitive and easy to use . In fact, all the signs in the whole network are written in Catalan, Spanish and English .

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  • On weekdays, from Monday to Thursday and on public holidays: from 5:00 am to 12:00 midnight
  • Fridays and public holidays: from 5:00 am to 2:00 am
  • Saturdays and on certain public holidays: opens at 5.00 am, then continuous service through Sunday until 12:00 midnight
  • 24 December: from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm

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The Barcelona Metro has a wide variety of tickets to suit everyone's needs. Tickets can be bought directly in every Metro station through automatic vending machines, all accepting cash, credit and debit cards. Buses on board only sell single tickets (2,40€).

The Barcelona transport system is divided into six zones. Zone 1 covers all the Metropolitan area of the city, so unless you're planning to travel outside Barcelona, you should stick with Zone 1 tickets .

All Metro tickets are integrated and can also be used for Buses , Tram  and  FGC Railway . RENFE short distance train service works with separate tickets.

  • Bicycles are only accepted on the first and last carriages, or indicated otherwise.
  • Children under 4 years old can travel for free .
  • Some stations still have the old turnstiles and the ticket gets validated on the left side. The modern turnstile (as pictured above), the ticket gets validated on the right side.
  • Travelling with a suitcase (even of large proportions) is widely accepted. The Metro carriages are big enough to transport them easily.
  • Every map on the Metro network clearly indicates which station is adapted for disabled people .

Hola BCN  is a transport pass that offers unlimited access to the entire Barcelona transportation network. Features 2, 3, 4 and 5 day tickets, helping you save money in your process of discovering Barcelona. It covers metro, buses, tram, FGC Railway and Renfe suburban trains.

Buy the Hola BCN Transport Pass

Other means of Transportation in Barcelona

Aerobus

This bus will help you move between the city and “El Prat” airport

Barcelona Tram

Barcelona Tram

The Tram in Barcelona doesn’t cover the entire Barcelona surface, but it services some areas of the city not well connected

Barcelona Bus

Barcelona Bus

After the Metro, the bus is one of the most popular  transportation options in Barcelona . It can be a more direct and efficient transportation option.

Cable cars & funiculars

Cable cars & funiculars

The  cable cars   and funiculars  are among the  most fun and alternative ways of travelling in Barcelona.

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  • Public Transport Tickets in Barcelona (single and integrated tickets and passes)
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Updated Feb 23 2024

Knowing the different types of public transport tickets in Barcelona, both from single tickets to integrated tickets and travel passes , is essential when it comes to being able to buy the most suitable one for you.

The information we include here is therefore of interest both to those of us who live in the city and to those who are visiting for a few days. For this reason, in this article on our website, you will find all the public transport tickets in Barcelona, including their main characteristics.

Useful information on public transport in Barcelona 2024

Do you want to know the price of Barcelona’s public transport tickets and travel passes , the fare zones in which each of them is valid, their most appropriate type of use , and which means of transport they are valid for? Well, don’t worry because you’ll find all this information and much more below.

Where can you buy transport tickets in Barcelona?

We also provide different details on how the fare zones work and what they include, as well as the different modes and places where you can buy tickets for public transport in the city.

Public transport zones in Barcelona

When buying a public transport ticket you will realise that there are up to 6 different transport zones for each of them and, depending on the area for which you buy the ticket or transport card, the price varies considerably.

In short, zone 1 corresponds to the whole city of Barcelona and the municipalities closest to it, featuring cities such as Badalona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Montgat, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Castelldefels and Montcada i Reixac, among others.

What does it mean to say that a transport ticket is integrated?

An integrated transport ticket allows you to use several means of public transport in Barcelona (up to a maximum of three) within the same zone or service area without having to purchase additional tickets and for a limited period of time.

The time to use the same integrated transport ticket varies according to the zone, being 1h15 for zone 1 and increasing by 15 minutes for each extra zone.

All the most used public transport tickets in Barcelona (tickets and passes 2024)

Single ticket.

No. of trips: 1. Valid for: Metro, Buses (daytime and nightime), Tram, FGC and Renfe (commuter train). Use: individual. Integrated: no. Ideal for: if you are in a hurry and in principle you are not going to take public transport in the next few days. Expiration: 28th February of the year after its purchase. To keep in mind: has to be validated at the turnstiles or machines. Airport: it is not valid for the Airport stations (T1 and T2) of L9 Sud.

T-Casual card / pass

No. of trips: 10. Valid for: Metro, Buses (daytime and nightime), Tram, FGC and Renfe (commuter train). Use: individual. Integrated: yes. Ideal for: for those who, over the course of a month, have to make several journeys, but not so many that it would be worthwhile to opt for another type of card. Expiration: 28th February of the year after its purchase. To keep in mind: has to be validated at the turnstiles or machines. Airport: it is not valid for the Airport stations (T1 and T2) of L9 Sud.

T-Usual card / pass

No. of trips: unlimited (for 30 days). Valid for: Metro, Buses (daytime and nightime), Tram, FGC and Renfe (commuter train). Use: personalised. Integrated: yes. Ideal for: for those who make a few trips per week and tourists who do not intend to use public transport too much. Expiration: 28th February of the year after its purchase. To keep in mind: has to be validated at the turnstiles or machines each time it is accessed and a proof of identity document (DNI) is required. Airport: it is not valid for the Airport stations (T1 and T2) of L9 Sud.

T-Familiar card / pass

No. of trips: 8 (over one month). Valid for: Metro, Buses (daytime and nightime), Tram, FGC and Renfe (commuter train). Use: multi-personal. Integrated: yes. Ideal for: for those who use public transport infrequently and for tourists travelling as a couple or in a small group and do not intend to travel too often by public transport, as the card can be shared. Expiration: 28th February of the year after its purchase. To keep in mind: has to be validated at the turnstiles or machines each time you access public transport. Airport: it is not valid for the Airport stations (T1 and T2) of L9 Sud.

T-Dia pass / card

No. of trips: unlimited (for 24 hours from the first validation). Valid for: Metro, Buses (daytime and nightime), Tram, FGC and Renfe (commuter train). Use: individual. Integrated: yes. Ideal for: for those who have to make 5 or more journeys by public transport over 24 hours and are not expected to use public transport in the same way on the following days. Expiration: 28th February of the year after its purchase. To keep in mind: has to be validated at the turnstiles or machines each time you access public transport. Airport: it is not valid for the Airport stations (T1 and T2) of L9 Sud.

T-Grup pass / card

No. of trips: 70 (for 30 days from its first validation). Valid for: Metro, Buses (daytime and nightime), Tram, FGC and Renfe (commuter train). Use: multi-personal. Integrated: yes. Ideal for: for groups, as it can be shared, that have to make a considerable number of trips by public transport over a month or less. Expiration: 28th February of the year after its purchase. To keep in mind: has to be validated each time you access public transport. Airport: it is not valid .

Airport Ticket T1 and T2 (Line 9 Sud)

No. of trips: 1. Valid for: one way between to/from Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2 stops on line L9 Sud and the rest of the metro network. Uso: individual Integrated: no. Ideal for: all those who have to go to Barcelona from the airport and vice versa. Expiration: 28th February of the year after its purchase. To keep in mind: has to be validated each time you access public transport. Other options: travel passes such as Hola Barcelona Travel Card, T-Dia and T-Usual are also valid for travel to the airport. Airport: it is valid .

T-70/90 FM/FN pass / card

No. of trips: 70 (for 90 days from the first validation). Valid for: Metro, Buses (daytime and nightime), Tram, FGC and Renfe (commuter train). Use: individual. Integrated: yes. Ideal for: a 90-day pass valid for multiple people belonging to single-parent families or families with a large number of members, which allows up to 70 journeys. Expiration: 28th February of the year after its purchase. To keep in mind: has to be validated each time you access public transport. Airport: it is not valid for the Airport stations (T1 and T2) of L9 Sud.

T-4 pass / card

No. of trips: 10 . Valid for: Metro, Buses (daytime and nightime), Tram, FGC and Renfe (commuter train). Use: individual. Integrated: yes. Ideal for: exclusively for pensioners. Expiration: 28th February of the year after its purchase. To keep in mind: has to be validated each time you access public transport. Airport: it is valid for the Airport stations (T1 and T2) of L9 Sud.

T-16 pass / card

No. of trips: unlimited (all year round). Valid for: Metro, Buses (daytime and nightime), Tram, FGC and Renfe (commuter train). Use: personalized. Integrated: yes. Ideal for: exclusively for children and adolescents aged 4 to 16 and only for use in the zone number in which they reside. Expiration: until 31 December of the year in which the child turns 16. To keep in mind: has to be validated each time you access public transport. Airport: it is valid (provided that the child lives in fare zone 1).

T-Jove pass / card

No. of trips: unlimited (quarterly). Valid for: Metro, Buses (daytime and nightime), Tram, FGC and Renfe (commuter train). Use: personalizado. Integrated: yes. Ideal for: exclusivo para menores de 30 años y con DNI. Expiration: to be confirmed. To keep in mind: has to be validated each time you access public transport. Airport: it is valid for the Airport stations (T1 and T2) of L9 Sud.

different modes of Barcelona public transport

Below you will find a list of the means of public transport in Barcelona for which the transport cards are valid.

Useful information when buying and/or using public transport tickets in Barcelona

Transport travel pass with unlimited trips (ideal for tourists).

purchase Barcelona Card

Barcelona Card 3, 4 or 5 days

Access to museums and tourist attractions

Public transport included

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Barcelona Turisme

Hola Barcelona Travel Card

buy Barcelona Card Express

Barcelona Card Express

Discounts on museums and tourist attractions

Valid for 2 days

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Hola Barcelona Travel Card (Hola BCN Card) – Is it worth buying 2024?

What is the Hola Barcelona Travel Card? Does it make sense to buy a HolaBCN card?

What is the Hola BCN card?

The Hola Barcelona Travel Card (English: Hello Barcelona Card) is a multi-day ticket for public transport in Barcelona . It entitles you to:

1 Any number of journeys on the metro (Metro) , the city buses (TMB) , the tram, the light rail (FGC, Zone 1), the Montjuïc funicular railway and the regional or suburban railway (Rodalies de Catalunya, Zone 1).

2 Use of the airport line of the Metro . You cannot use this route with regular single tickets or a 10-trip metro card (T-Casual). If you do not have a Hola Barcelona card, you must buy the Airport Ticket. For a return journey, the Airport Ticket currently (2024) costs €11 per person.

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Hola Barcelona Card: Unlimited use of Metro (incl. airport transfer), TMB city buses, tram, FGC light rail zone 1, Montjuïc funicular and the Rodalies de Catalunya regional train (zone 1) – (Pictures: Blog Viajes, F. Lenn, R. Rodríguez, Alquiler de Coches , A. Marques – CC 2.0 licence)

One card – many names: “HolaBCN!”, “Hola Barcelona”, or “Hola Barcelona Travel Card”?

Many names for one card. Until 2019, the card was called “HolaBCN!” Card. Now it is called “Hola Barcelona” or “Hola Barcelona Travel” Card. Nothing has changed except the name. Since both names are familiar, we will use both names here.

How much does the Hola Barcelona Card cost in 2024?

In 2024, the Hola BCN! Card costs per person when purchased in Barcelona:

2 days / 48h validity: €17.50 (€8.75 per day) 3 days / 72h validity: €25.50 (€8.50 per day) 4 days / 96h validity: €33.30 (€8.33 per day) 5 days / 120h validity: €40.80 (€8.16 per day)

Is the Hola Barcelona Card useful for your Barcelona trip?

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We have calculated this for a typical 3-day trip:

Barcelona is a large metropolitan region with almost 5 million inhabitants.

Barcelona is too big to cover all distances on foot

If you want to be reasonably mobile and see a few of the city’s attractions, you will use local transport. It’s nice, especially in the summer heat, to be able to take an air-conditioned bus or metro instead of walking for miles.

Free airport transfer

You arrive by plane and then have to get from El Prat Airport to your accommodation in the city centre. For transfers from the airport to the city centre , the metro or train offer a fast and inexpensive connection.

You can either buy the “Airport Ticket” for the metro or the Halo Barcelona Travel Card . Regular single tickets or the T-Casual 10-trip card are not valid here.

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Our conclusion:

For a typical 3-day stay, buying a Hola Barcelona card can quickly pay for itself: Just 2-3 trips per day by metro, bus or tram will save you money.

We can’t put a monetary value on comfort or time savings:

What is it worth to you, for example, if you don’t have to buy single tickets from the ticket machine more often and may have to stand in a queue?

  • The Hola Barcelona Card is very convenient . You don’t have to worry about the validity of single tickets and can also use the bus spontaneously for 1 or 2 stops. Just get on and ride…
  • Moreover, you won’t notice that local transport is run by different companies. Even the metro has two operators (TMB, FGC). The HolaBCN card is valid for all of them: TMB (Transporte Metropolitans de Barcelona), FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) and Rodalies de Catalunya.
Save yourself time and stress abroad.  The Hola BCN! Online Ticket can be purchased via this website. With an online ticket, you don’t have to deal with ticket purchase and fare systems after your flight.

When is the Hola Barcelona ticket not suitable – what are the alternatives?

There are several cases when the Hola BCN ticket is not worth it. Here are some examples and alternative suggestions:

  • You are staying in Barcelona for a longer period of time. In this case, a monthly ticket could be the better choice.
  • You are not travelling by plane and do not want to use public transport very often. In this case, single tickets or a 10-trip T-Casual card are the better choice.
  • If you want to visit a lot of sights. In this case, the “Barcelona Card” may be cheaper for you. The Barcelona Card includes all the services of the “Hola BCN” card and offers additional free or reduced admission to many sights.

→ You can find more information about the Barcelona Card here

→ More information on tickets (10-trip card, single tickets…) for local transport in Barcelona can be found here.

Area of validity of the Hola Barcelona Travel Card (+City Map)

The Hola Barcelona Travel Card entitles you to unlimited travel on all metro (Metro), city bus (TMB), tram (Tram), light rail (FGC, Zone 1), Montjuïc Funicular and Rodalies regional trains lines (Zone 1).

Zone 1 covers most of the main attractions in the city of Barcelona and El Prat airport.

HolaBCN cards on Rodalies / FGC suburban trains

The Rodalies trains (Catalan: local transport) connect Barcelona with the surrounding area. Trains go to destinations more than 50 km from the city center.

Here, the HolaBCN card is valid in zone 1.

→ Download: Map with public transport zones in Barcelona

Not valid on buses operated by private companies

With the Hola Barcelona Travel Card, you can travel on more than 100 lines of the city’s TMB bus company. In bus routes of private companies, such as the airport shuttle bus Aerobús or NitBus, the HolaBCN! Card not valid.

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Barcelona El Prat Airport: The HolaBCN card is valid on the red TMB bus. However, it is not valid on the blue bus operated by the private company Aerobús. For the transfer from the airport to the city centre, you can use the metro or the train as an alternative to Aerobús. With the Hola Barcelona Card, you can take the metro or train free of charge.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ 2024

Where can you buy the Hola BCN card?

You can buy the Hola Barcelona either in Barcelona at the ticket machine, or online before your trip.

We recommend buying the Hola BCN cards online before your trip. You can do this, for example, via this website – click here. This saves time and stress in Barcelona. There are more exciting things to do in Barcelona than dealing with the local transport fare system.

Where is the Hola Barcelona Travel Card valid?

With the Hola Barcelona Travel Card you can make as many journeys as you like on all lines of the metro (Metro), the city buses (TMB), the tram (Tram), the light rail (FGC, Zone 1), the Montjuïc funicular railway and the regional or suburban railway (Rodalies de Catalunya, Zone 1). This zone includes almost all the sights of the city of Barcelona and El Prat airport.

You can find more information and a map in our travel guide .

Is there a Hola BCN card for children?

No, unfortunately not. As with most other tickets in Barcelona, the same applies here: Children under the age of four do not need a ticket. From the age of 4, children must also have a valid, correct and paid ticket.

Validity: What exactly is the period of use of the Hola Barcelona Travel Card?

The period of use is no longer measured in days, but in hours. The time starts running with the first validation. So, for example, you can use the 3-day ticket 72 hours after the first validation.

Is the HolaBCN! Card valid on the AEROBUS (shuttle bus to and from the airport)?

No. As the Aerobus is privately operated, it is not part of the Barcelona city bus system. However, you can use the metro to the airport or city centre for free with the HolaBCN card.

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T-mobilitat.

The ticketing system in Barcelona is transitioning to contactless system called T-mobilitat. From the 1st of December 2023, paper tickets will only be used for single tickets , which you should avoid (they’re the most expensive way of travelling).

There are two types of T-Mobilitat cards.

  • The personal T-mobilitat is green and includes your name. It is needed to benefit from special discounts targeted to students, the elderly or under 18s.
  • The anonymous T-mobilitat is white, and that’s the one you’ll be most likely using as a tourist. You first have to buy a physical card (for 0.50 €) and then you can recharge it with any title you want in the vending machines or online.
  • You can also download the T-mobilitat app on your phone (Android only), purchase tickets there and access by tapping your phone. The app has a one-time payment of 1 €.

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It is essential that you always validate your ticket before using public transport. You do so by approaching your T-mobilitat to the illuminated squares on top of the validation gates. Having a T-mobilitat with you, even with a valid ticket on it, is not enough to travel legally if you don’t validate it before accessing public transport.

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If staff asks you to show a valid ticket at any point of your trip and you’re unable to do so, you’ll have to pay a €100 fine. If you’re unable to pay on the spot, your details may be shared with the local authorities so that they can send you the fine.

Types of tickets

Single tickets.

A single ticket is valid for one operator only and costs 2.40€ (for 1 zone). I do not recommend that you buy one of these. To start with, it is not integrated, meaning that they are only valid for one operator (check examples 1 and 2). Secondly, it’s expensive. See examples below:

I want to travel from Sarrià station to Arc de Triomf station , so I plan to take the FGC metro service to Pl. Catalunya and then the L1 Metro line to Arc de Triomf. This will not work with a single ticket, because it has been purchased at a FGC station, and therefore it will not work in the transferring station (which is operated by TMB). Gates will simply not open.

I want to travel from Pl. Espanya to the Pedralbes Monastery , so I plan to take the L3 Metro line and then the V5 bus line. Here, the single ticket will actually work, because TMB operates both the L3 Metro line and the V5 bus line .

You see? Single tickets are a bad idea : they’re expensive, not integrated, and valid for one operator only. Instead, if you buy an integrated ticket, you will pay less, use any service you like, and even transfer through them without any extra cost.

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Integrated tickets

So, let’s get straight to the point. You want an T-mobilitat ticket from the ATM. ATM is the God-blessed organization that integrated different operators into the same system.

T-casual (10 trips in 1 ticket for 1 traveller)

T-casual gives you 10 integrated trips for 11.35€ (30% off due to the temporary reduction: 7.95€). In other words: 1.14€ per trip, plus this is an integrated ticket, so you can take any service and operator you wish, and even transfer through them during the same trip.

T-casual can only be used by 1 traveller at a time. You can still share it amongst other people, as long as you don’t plan to travel at the same time (check T-familiar for that).

Attention : don’t try to use T-casual as if it were a multi-member ticket. If Mary gets through the gate with a T-casual and then gives the card to James, the gates won’t open when he inserts the ticket.

T-familiar (8 trips in 1 ticket, for more than 1 traveller)

T-familiar gives you 8 integrated trips for 10.00€ (this title doesn’t have temporary fee reduction). This means 1.25€ per ticket, so it is slighlty more expensive than T-casual. Then, why would you choose T-familiar instead of T-casual? Mainly, because T-familiar is multi-personal . This means that 4 people, for example, can group together and use one T-familiar simultaneously.

The process is very simple: Mary inserts the ticket in the machine, the doors open, Mary collects the ticket and goes through the gates. Mary then gives the ticket to James, who’s still waiting on the other side of the gates. James enters the same way and then gives it to Carl, etc. T-familiar is particularly good for 4 people to make a return trip. Despite its name, you don’t need to be members of the same family to use a T-familiar.

There are other tickets, but they are less attractive for tourists.

Other tickets

If you are staying for more than 2 weeks, you might be interested in purchasing the T-usual, which gives you a full month of unlimited travel for 40€ (50% off with the temporary reduction, so 20€ until the end of 2022) , plus trips to and from the airport (remember, T-casual and T-familiar do not include trips from/to the airport, you can read my page about airport travel ). In case you are interested in unlimited travel but you only stay in Barcelona for 2-5 days, you might be interested in the Hola Barcelona travel card . It gives you unlimited travel for the amount of days you choose. However, it’s pricey. A 5-day Hola Barcelona card costs 38€, whilst you can buy a T-usual (valid for 30 days) for 40€. Read my post about whether it’s a good deal or not.

If you’re a student staying here for at least three months and you use public transport daily, I strongly suggest that you buy the T-jove ticket , as it grants you 90 days of unlimited travel for 80€ (50% off with the temporary reduction, so 40€). However, even if you are living in Barcelona, T-casual is an adequate ticket if you only use public transport occasionally (say 4 or 5 times per week).

If you make 30 trips per month, purchasing 3 T-casuals is cheaper than a T-usual. If you make 40 or more trips per month, a T-usual is cheaper than 4 T-casuals.

Finally, if you’re a large group (say, 25 people) and you plan to use public transport a few times, you can consider T-grup. It gives you 70 trips within a 30-day period, for 1.135€ per trip. Obviously, it’s a multi-member ticket, so all the group would be sharing the same paper ticket.

Validating your ticket

Once you validate a ticket, you have a period of 1h 15 minutes to finish your trip. During this time, you can transfer between different operators . You need to validate your ticket again , but don’t worry: you won’t be using a new trip. More info on integration .

Access control gates

Owning a valid ticket is not enough to be a legal traveller. You need to validate it before starting your trip. Always keep your ticket with you during the whole duration of your trip, even if it’s a single ticket.

  • Most train stations have access control gates . When you go through any access gate, and you are granted access to the station, your ticket is already validated: you’re good to go. If a train station does not have access control, you will see a validation machine inside the station, and you’re required to validate your ticket before jumping on a train.
  • When you jump into a bus or a tramway, you won’t see any control access gates. On the bus, you enter through the front door, and there is a validation machine right on the entrance. You have to validate your ticket when you enter the bus , and the driver will usually monitor this. On the tram, you’ll find validation machines scattered all around the interior. You don’t have to validate again when you leave.

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What happens when I validate?

  • In case you have a ticket with a limited amount of trips (like a single ticket or a T-casual), a small display on the access gates will display the amount of trips left that you still have.
  • In case you have a ticket with unlimited trips for a given period of time (like a T-usual), the machine will simply acknowledge the validity of your ticket and let you go through. The same will happen if you use a ticket with a limited amount of trips but you are transferring; it will simply acknowledge the previous validation ( provided that it took place less than 1h 15 minutes ago ) and the doors will open.
  • If your ticket is not valid (because it contains no trips or because it’s damaged), the validation machine will produce a long beep. Doors will remain closed. If you’re on a bus and the driver has already started the journey, wait until the next stop and step out of the bus or buy a ticket from the driver.

Remember to always validate your ticket. If you enter a train, a bus or a tramway and you didn’t have to pull the card out of your wallet, you probably missed something. If they catch you with a non-validated ticket, you will have to pay a €100 fine , even if you have a valid ticket with you.

How much you pay depends on travel distance. Stations are grouped in zones. You pay depending on how many zones you go across. The entire city of Barcelona is within Zone 1 , so most users can rely on 1-zone tickets for most of their trips. You can find an official list of cities and towns here .

All prices shown in this webpage are based on 1-zone tickets. Planning on travelling to other towns? Then take a look at Travelling outside of Barcelona

Kids aged 0-3 don’t pay any fee to use public transport.

You can apply for a free T-16 ticket as long as:

  • You are 4-16.
  • You are resident in Barcelona or any of the municipalities in the ATM.

Children aged 4-16 who cannot use a T-16 will need the same ticket as an adult.

Travelling outside of Barcelona

Prices shown in this page are for 1-zone tickets. Zone 1 includes the entire city of Barcelona and some nearby towns, like L’Hospitalet, Badalona and Sant Adrià.

If you plan to visit other cities during your stay in Barcelona, you will need multi-zone tickets. As a general rule, all tickets shown on this page have multi-zone versions. Prices increase for each zone added to the list. You can find all prices in this document.

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The best way to visit Barcelona

Get around freely with the Hola Barcelona Travel Card which provides unlimited journeys on public transport in Barcelona for consecutive periods of 2 days (48 h), 3 days (72 h), 4 days (96 h) or 5 days (120 h) from the time it is first validated and at any time of day .

Hola Barcelona Travel Card is a non-transferable travel card that allows you make as many journeys as you like using the metro and the bus (TMB), the urban railway (FGC, Zone 1), the Montjuïc funicular, the tram (TRAM), and the regional railway (Rodalies de Catalunya, Zone 1). Montjuïc Cable Car not included.

Hola Barcelona Travel Card includes metro service travel between the airport and Barcelona city centre . Avoid paying extra for airport transfers and enjoy your Hola Barcelona Travel Card from the minute you touch down.

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What does hola barcelona travel card include.

  • A non-transferable travel card which provides unlimited journeys on public transport in Barcelona for consecutive periods of 2 days (48 h), 3 days (72 h), 4 days (96 h) or 5 days (120 h) from the time it is first validated and at any time of day.
  • Changeovers between different travel operators: metro, bus and Montjuïc funicular (TMB), urban railway (FGC, Zone 1), tram (TRAM) and Barcelona regional mainline trains (Rodalies de Catalunya, Zone 1). Montjuïc Cable Car not included.
  • The travel includes metro service travel between the airport and Barcelona city centre.

Get your travel card at any metro station

We will email you a voucher with a personalised code. This code can then be used to pick up your travel card at any metro station. Only Hola Barcelona offers this service. Save yourself the cost of postage and avoid the queues.

Watch this video with instructions for getting your travel card.

Reservation valid for 90 calendar days from the date of purchase , until the last day of February of the following year at the latest.

The easiest, fastest and cheapest way to get around Barcelona!

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Barcelona Transport Tickets and Travel Cards

Barcelona Transport Tickets and Travel Cards

Find out about the different types of tickets and transport card available in Barcelona and save money . 

Your use of Barcelona’s public transport system will depend on how long you’re staying in the city and where you’ve found accommodation. When you have this information, you can check the city’s various types of transport tickets and travel cards:

Single ticket

A one-way public transport journey in Barcelona  costs € 2.40 ( US$ 2.60)  and is only valid for a one-way journey without any transfers between the various means of transportation. You can purchase a single ticket in any of the ticket offices and ticket vending machines at the entrance of any of the city’s subway stations or from the bus drivers.

The T-Dia transport ticket is an individual travel card that gives users unlimited access to all of Barcelona’s transport system from when it's first validated to the end of the service (not valid for 24 hours).

The T - Casual travel card is a 10-journey ticket and allows transfers, but only in a limited time frame. You can use up to four different types of means of transport and three changes. 

T-familiar card

The T-familiar card is the best option if you want to buy a pass to share with several people. It includes 8 journeys with transfers that can be used for 30 days. However, it's important to note that it does not include the journey from the airport to the center of Barcelona.

  • Travel Card Hola BCN!

The travel card Hola BCN! is the perfect travel pass for travelers that are visiting Barcelona for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days. It includes unlimited access to the city’s public transport and includes metro journeys between the Airport and the city center. Read more about this travel card in the following article:

  • Barcelona Card

The Barcelona Card is a tourist pass that encompasses unlimited journeys on the city’s public transport and also includes hundreds of discounts and free entrances to various landmarks and museums. For more information, check out the following article:

What transport systems are included?

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona – TMB’s transport tickets and travel cards can be used on the following transport systems:

  • Renfe and FGC suburban trains

Other means of transport in Barcelona like the two cable cars , the Blue Tram and the Hop-on, Hop-off Tour have their own tickets and rates.

Where to purchase TMB’s tickets?

The single tickets can be purchased at any subway station either in the vending machines or the ticket offices. You can also buy a ticket from any bus driver or tourist information center and TMB’s customer support offices.

The T-Día and T-10 tickets are also available in any newspaper to stand thanks to the Servicaixa service.

The Barcelona Card and travel cards Hola BCN! are available at any tourist information center in Barcelona.

Important information

  • Most of Barcelona’s main attractions are situated in zone 1 , so unless you're staying in another zone, you won’t have to worry about getting transport tickets for various zones.
  • This article focuses on tickets and travel cards that are most useful for tourists and travelers that are staying in Barcelona for up to a week . If you're planning on visiting Barcelona for longer, we suggest checking out TMB’s official website .

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  • Which Barcelona travel card?

There are a number of different travel cards available in Barcelona. The best-known and most widely used is the Hola Barcelona card, which allows you to travel on the city's entire public transport network with packages ranging from 48h, 72h, 96h to 120h. This travel card includes all the Barcelona metro lines in zone 1, a return ticket on metro line 9S linking Barcelona airport to the city centre, the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC, zone 1) urban train lines, day buses and the Barcelona tramway (TRAM).

The second best-known transport card is the Aerobus , the bus that links the airport to the city centre.

  • Visiting Barcelona with the Hola card is cheap?
  • Barcelona unlimited card, which solution?
  • Where to buy the Hola Barcelona card?

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4 day Hola Barcelona Travel Card (96h)

The 4 day travel card includes unlimited journeys on Barcelona public transport over 96 hours after the first validation.

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  • Number of journeys: Unlimited
  • Validity: 96 hours as of first validation

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Advantatges of the hola barcelona travel card.

  • All the journeys you need for 4 days at one price.
  • Hola Barcelona Travel Card covers travel between the airport and the city centre on public transport.
  • Changeovers between different travel operators: metro, Montjuïc funicular, bus (TMB), urban railway (FGC, Zone 1), tram (TRAM) and Barcelona regional mainline trains (Rodalies de Catalunya, Zone 1). Montjuïc Cable Car not included.

Where can I get them?

  • You can buy Hola Barcelona Travel Card online and get 10% off. You can also buy it at the Hola Barcelona Store, located in the L3 lobby os the catalunya metro station or buy them from vending machines and Punt TMB customer service centres in the metro, or from Tourist Information Offices around the city.
  • If you buy online or at Hola Barcelona Store, change your voucher for travel cards at machines in the metro.

How it works

  • You can start using your Hola Barcelona Travel Card card at any time of day and get unlimited journeys over 96 hours on Barcelona public transport.
  • Hola Barcelona Travel Card cards are valid for one person only.
  • Unvalidated cards expire on 28 February of the year following purchase.
  • To use your card, validate it at the beginning of every journey. Try to keep it in perfect condition.

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  1. Zone map

    The metropolitan fare consists of using one-zone transport tickets for public transport journeys between the 36 municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB). Some municipalities of zone 2 (which continue to be zone 2) are considered Area 1 when used with a certain ticket or travel card, and travel is within this zone 1 and another ...

  2. Understanding Barcelona's Public Transport Zones

    For example, if you will be travelling from Barcelona (zone 1) to Mataró (zone 3), you need a 3-zone ticket, travelling in zones 1-2-3. ... I'd normally recommend a four day Hola Barcelona Travel Card for this location which costs €31.63 if purchased online, but the T-Usual is currently discounted 50% which makes it slightly cheaper. ...

  3. Barcelona metro map

    The Barcelona metro map shows all lines, stations, accessibility and links between metro lines, FGC railway lines, Rodalies de Catalunya main lines and TRAM so you can plan your journey. Each line can be identified by its number or colour: L1 ( line 1, red ), L2 ( line 2, purple ), L3 ( line 3, green ), L4 ( line 4, yellow ), L5 ( line 5, blue ...

  4. 2024 Barcelona Metro Map (with Tourist Attractions) + Zones

    If you're looking to zoom around Barcelona, you're gonna love the metro's timetable. It's super convenient with the following opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 5:00 am - 11:30 pm. Friday: 5:00 am - 2:00 am. Saturday: 24 hours. Sunday and public holidays: 5:00 am - 12:00 am.

  5. BARCELONA public transport: tickets & prices (2024)

    The 10-trip card for local transport in Barcelona is called "T-Casual". It costs 12.15 euros for one zone in 2024 and 23.90 euros for 2 zones. It does NOT entitle you to take the metro to and from the airport. More information about this, but also alternatives like a day pass, can be found in our travel guide.

  6. Barcelona Metro Map with Zones and Tourist Attractions

    The Barcelona Metro is the quickest and most convenient way to travel within the city and the neighboring towns. The integrated metro system of Barcelona has 189 stations on 12 lines with six zones, with a total length of over 100 miles.

  7. The Ultimate Barcelona Metro Guide

    Hola Barcelona Travel Card Cost: 48-Hour/2 Day Public Transport Ticket: € 17.50; 72-Hour/3 Day Public Transport Ticket: € 25.50; ... Barcelona Metro Zones. Barcelona's transport network is divided into different zones. The most commonly used zone for visitors is Zone 1, which covers the entire city of Barcelona and the immediate ...

  8. Barcelona Metro Guide: Timetables, Maps, Tickets & More

    It can be used to travel on the metro, including the airport metro, commuter trains (operated by RENFE and FGC), trams, and TMB buses. Unlike the Hola Barcelona Card, which only covers zone 1, the T-día can cover from one to six zones, and the price varies accordingly. A 1 zone T-día costs €10.50.

  9. Barcelona: public transport ⇨ information, tickets, prices 2024

    Barcelona public transport: zones and map. Especially on the suburban trains "Rodalies" and "FGC", the fare depends on the number of zones crossed. You must always buy a ticket for the number of zones you wish to travel through. A maximum of 6 zones must be paid for. Most tourists stay in zone 1

  10. Maps

    It only shows Zone 1 (Barcelona), and regional and suburban services are combined into generic gray lines to avoid cluttering, so it's ideal if you only plan to use Metro. ... This beautiful map (credits to UPF and PTP) includes transferring time between services and also travel time between stops. Bus maps. The official bus map can be found ...

  11. Barcelona Metro

    Zone 1 covers all the Metropolitan area of the city, so unless you're planning to travel outside Barcelona, you should stick with Zone 1 tickets. If you want unlimited free access to the Barcelona metro and public transportation system and free access to top attractions, check Barcelona's touristic passes: the Barcelona Pass or the Barcelona Card

  12. Public Transport TICKETS & PASSES BARCELONA Travel Cards

    Purchase. Discounts on museums and tourist attractions. Public transport included. Valid for 2 days. -10% online. Travel tickets for public transport in Barcelona (T-10, single, integrated tickets and passes). Online purchase of certain tickets and cards or passes, information on prices, uses and areas of Barcelona where they are valid.

  13. Hola Barcelona Travel Card

    Hola Barcelona Travel Card. This Barcelona transport pass offers unlimited journeys on metro, bus (TMB) and the other Barcelona public transport network over 2 (48 h), 3 (72 h), 4 (96 h) or 5 (120 h) consecutive days, with one ticket. You can use your Hola Barcelona Travel Card at any time of day and get unlimited journeys over 48, 72, 96 or ...

  14. How to travel by metro

    Barcelona's entire metro network of Barcelona is accessible apart from a few stations. Check which stations are pending adaptation. Available at the Punts TMB information and customer service offices is a relief map of the metro network and a guide to the metro in Braille.

  15. Barcelona Map

    Tourist zone map of Barcelona. We have elaborated 2 maps for your easy city trip. A maps of the Barcelona city quarters, and another one by major tourist zones: For the map that shows the different Barcelona tourist zones at the city center please click here.

  16. Hola Barcelona Travel Card (Hola BCN Card)

    The Hola Barcelona Travel Card (English: Hello Barcelona Card) is a multi-day ticket for public transport in Barcelona. It entitles you to: 1 Any number of journeys on the metro (Metro), the city buses (TMB), the tram, the light rail (FGC, Zone 1), the Montjuïc funicular railway and the regional or suburban railway (Rodalies de Catalunya, Zone 1).

  17. Tickets and fares

    If you make 40 or more trips per month, a T-usual is cheaper than 4 T-casuals. Finally, if you're a large group (say, 25 people) and you plan to use public transport a few times, you can consider T-grup. It gives you 70 trips within a 30-day period, for 1.135€ per trip.

  18. Barcelona T-Casual Travel Card Cost

    T-Casual travel card cost for different Transport Zones. The transport zones represent different areas that extend out from the city centre. The city centre being Zone 1. Ticket prices below were updated on: 01 January 2024. Zone 1: €12.15 Zone 1 covers all city centre Zone 2: €23.90 Zone 3: €32.55 Zone 4: €41.85 Zone 5: €48.10 Zone 6 ...

  19. Hola Barcelona Travel Card

    The best way to visit Barcelona. Get around freely with the Hola Barcelona Travel Card which provides unlimited journeys on public transport in Barcelona for consecutive periods of 2 days (48 h), 3 days (72 h), 4 days (96 h) or 5 days (120 h) from the time it is first validated and at any time of day.. Hola Barcelona Travel Card is a non-transferable travel card that allows you make as many ...

  20. Zone 1 Area In Barcelona

    A: There are 6 transport zones in Barcelona. The zones are related to transport distances from the city centre. Zone 1 area encompasses the centre of the city. The zone numbers increase as you move further out from the centre. Zone 6 is in the suburbs of the city. The zoning system works in a similar way to the zone system used for the London ...

  21. Barcelona Transport Tickets and Travel Cards

    The T-Dia transport ticket is an individual travel card that gives users unlimited access to all of Barcelona's transport system from when it's first validated to the end of the service (not valid for 24 hours). Zones. 1 day. Zone 1. € 10.35 ( US$ 11.20) Zone 2. € 16 ( US$ 17.20)

  22. Which Barcelona travel card?

    There are a number of different travel cards available in Barcelona. The best-known and most widely used is the Hola Barcelona card, which allows you to travel on the city's entire public transport network with packages ranging from 48h, 72h, 96h to 120h. This travel card includes all the Barcelona metro lines in zone 1, a return ticket on ...

  23. 4 day Hola Barcelona Travel Card

    The 4 day travel card includes unlimited journeys on Barcelona public transport over 96 hours after the first validation. Number of journeys: Unlimited. Validity: 96 hours as of first validation. Price: 1 zone / €33.30. 10% online discount. Buy online.