Public Transport Barcelona

Barcelona is a city with many interesting monuments, spaces and activities to visit, but some areas are far from each other and others have a certain slope. That is why the easiest way to get around, which will save us time, is public transport.

The TMB (Barcelona Metropolitan Transport) encompasses all transport in the Barcelona metropolitan area and is made up of the metro, buses, trains, railways, trams and the Montjuic cable car.

I recommend that you use Google Maps and check the option to use public transport to organize your route.

You can also use any of the official TMB apps.

Precios de los billetes

airport ticket
5,15 €

Airport ticket

Individual ticket from terminals 1 and 2 of the airport, to the rest of the metro network.

bitllet senzill
2,40 €

Simple Ticket

Ticket for a single trip on the metro, bus or
cable car to Montjuic.

T dia
10,50 €

T-dia

Pass for one person to make unlimited trips for 24 hours.

T casual
11,35 €

T-casual

Individual ticket to make 10 trips.

T familiar
10 €

T-familiar

Ticket for several people to make 8 trips in 30 consecutive days.

T usual
40 €

T-usual

Non-transferable personal pass to make an unlimited number of trips for 30 consecutive days.

T grup
79,45 €

T-group

Pass for several people to make 70 trips in 30 consecutive days.

También existen suscripciones a Hola Barcelona Travel Card con viajes ilimitados en el metro y otras redes de transporte:

hola bcn
  • 2 days / 48h (16,30 €)
  • 3 days / 72h (23,70 €)
  • 4 days / 96h (30,80 €)
  • 5 days / 120h (38 €)

These prices are for Zone 1, which corresponds to Barcelona. The cards work by zones and Barcelona is Zone 1, so if you are not going to leave the city you only have to buy the Zone 1 card.

Let’s now see the different transport options available:

Types of public transport

Metro

It is my favorite way to travel around Barcelona. It is fast and reaches practically all parts of the city.

plano metro barcelona

The lines are distinguished according to their color and also according to the line number.

Subway schedules

  • Sunday to Thursday: from 5 a.m. to midnight.
  • Fridays and holiday eves: 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Saturday: continuous service all night.

Buses

It is perfect to combine with the metro to reach areas that it does not reach.

You can use the same ticket between transports for 75 min without having to buy another ticket (except the Bitllet Senzill and the Airport Ticket which only allows transfer to the metro).

It is usually slower due to traffic, but in summer it is a good option.

Trains

The train is perfect if you want to visit places outside of Barcelona, ​​like Montserrat or Sitges.

But remember, if you leave the metropolitan area of ​​the city you will have to buy a specific ticket for it.

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