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Barcelona Transport Tickets Prices

The table below shows the cost of public transport in Barcelona, ​​which is increasing every year. Prices are current for 2022.

Ticket nameTime of actionPrice in local currency
One-way ticket1 trip € 2.40
T10 card (for 1 tariff zone)10 trips (can be used for multiple passengers). The duration of one ride is 75 minutes. € 11.35
Airport Metro Ticket (Line L9)The ticket is valid for the metro ride from Barcelona Airport (Line L9).€ 5.15
T50 / 30 card50 trips in 30 days, can only be used by one person € 43.50
T70 / 30 card70 trips for 30 days, can be used by family or group of passengers € 63.55
T-usual (monthly card)unlimited travel for 30 days, can only be used by one person, ID required € 40
T-trimestre (card for the quarter)unlimited rides for 90 days, can only be used by one person, ID required € 142.00
T-Jove cardunlimited trips for 90 days for persons under 25, can only be used by one person, ID required € 105.00
T-Dia (card for one day)can only be used by one person € 10.50


For tourists, it is most convenient to buy a T10 card with 10 trips, not only are they cheaper, but when using such tickets, you can make 3 free transfers to different types of transport! You cannot make transfers with a ticket for 2 €.

Please note that the above ticket prices only apply to travel in zone 1, i.e. in the central part of Barcelona. Below you can look at the map of Barcelona’s zones and suburbs, there are 6 of them in total. To travel from one zone to any another, you need to purchase tickets at a certain price, which you will find out at the ticket office or in the machine. I am posting a small list of popular resorts and the number of the zone to which the city belongs. The Zone 3: Mataro, Sitges; Zone 4: Calella, Pineda de Mar, Vilanova I la Geltru; Zone 5: Blanes, Santa Susanna, Cunit, Calafell. The T10 card can be purchase in different variants from 1 to 6 tariff zones.

You can read more about transport fares in Barcelona on the official website

Where to buy tickets

It is better to buy tickets for public transport in advance. Below I will list the points of sale of tickets, where you can always buy tickets.

  • 1-At tourist information points;
  • 2-At metro stations (at ticket offices or ticket vending machines), vending machines accept bills and coins;
  • 3-At Bank Servicaixa;
  • 4-At newspaper and tobacco kiosks;
  • 5-On the Iris Ticketing website.
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This is the ticket for 10 trips – the most popular among tourists.

Where to validate the ticket

After buying a ticket, you need to validate it, in buses and trams the punchers are inside the transport, and in the metro at the entrance in front of the turnstiles.

Penalty for travel without a ticket

The penalty for travel without a ticket in Barcelona transport is 100 €, and you are given 30 days to pay the fine, if you do not pay it within 30 days, the fine rises to 600 €. If you pay locally, you get a 50% discount when paying the fine.

Official site of public transport

Barcelona Public Transport Official Website

The site is very convenient to plot the desired route. After entering the address of the point of departure and destination, the site will show you a map and indicate which transport you should use, as well as the travel time. There is an English version of the site.

Barcelona Metro

The Barcelona metro (Metro de Barcelona) consists of 8 lines, the number of stations is 163, the length of all lines is 123 km. The metro can found by seeing a red diamond on the street with an “M” inside. 33 stations connect several branches to each other. And 9 of them also connected to the railway network, i.e. Arriving by train from the resort towns of Calella, Blanes, Pineda de Mar, Santa Susanna, you can immediately find yourself in the metro.

Barcelona has eight metro lines operated by TMB, which are easily identifiable by line number and color. When you find yourself on the platform and see an approaching train, its windshield indicates the final metro station to which it follows. Below is a list of metro lines with an indication of the end stations. The average distance between stations is 650 meters. Each station equipped with escalators, elevators. Or simple staircases.

list of metro lines

  • L1 (red) Hospital de Bellvitge – Fondo,
  • L2 (lilac) Paral lel – Badalona Pompeu Fabra,
  • L3 (green) Zona Universitària – Trinitat Nova,
  • L4 (yellow) Trinitat Nova – La Pau,
  • L5 (blue) Cornellà Center – Vall d’Hebron,
  • L9 (orange) La Sagrera – Can Zam,
  • L10 (blue) La Sagrera – Gorg,
  • L11 (light green) Trinitat Nova – Can Cuiàs.
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In addition, Barcelona has the FGC city rail network, which complements the metro network with three lines.

  • L6 Pl. Catalunya – Reina Elisenda,
  • L7 Pl. Catalunya – Av. Tibidabo,
  • L8 Pl. Espanya – Molí Nou-Ciutat Cooperativa.

When changing from the TMB line to the FGC line (and vice versa), you need to exit and enter through another turnstile. If you have a one-time ticket, you will have to purchase a new one. If you are using reusable tickets (for example, a T10 ticket for 10 trips). You will not be charged an additional charge for a transfer, as one ticket is valid for 1 hour and 15 minutes from the time it stamped. The T10 ticket allows 10 trips, each of which can last no more than 1 hour 15 minutes.

Barcelona metro opening hours

  • Working days (Monday to Thursday), Sundays and holidays: from 05:00 to 00:00.
  • Friday and Holidays: 05:00 am to 02:00 am
  • Saturday, New Years Eve, June 24, August 15 and September 24 – 24/7
  • December 24: from 05.00 to 23:00

Barcelona metro maps

Below is a map of the 2020 Barcelona metro map, which also shows tram routes, trains and funiculars. The metro in Barcelona is quite simple, and we see many transfer stations on the map.

Buses in Barcelona

Barcelona has a very developed bus route network: there are about 106 routes in the city, the length of the routes is 920 km, and the number of stops is about 1000. At the stops, you will see a map of the city and the timetable of the necessary buses. When entering the bus, you need to buy a ticket from the driver or validate the existing one. In the direction of travel in buses, all stops announced. If you want to exit, click the red “Stop on-demand” button. In order to stop an approaching bus, you need to wave your hand for the driver to notice you.

In the city, even at night, bus traffic does not stop. For tourists who love the nightlife, NitiBus buses will take them to any part of Barcelona and the suburbs. At night, there are 17 routes running through the city at intervals of approximately 20 minutes, with many night buses departing from Plaza Catalunya. Both day and night transport rates are the same.

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Tram in Barcelona

All tram lines in Barcelona connect the outskirts of the city to the center. There are 2 tram systems in the city: Trambesos and Trambaix. Trambesos includes lines T4, T5, and T6, Trambaix, lines with T1, T2, and T3. Trambaix lines T1, T2, and T3 connect the Baix Llobregat area with Barcelona, ​​trams arrive at the Plaça Francesc Macià terminus. Trambaix uses Alstom light rail trams. Trambesos tram lines T4, T5, and T6 connect Sant Martí, Sant Adria de Besos, and Badalona to the areas that are located near Plaza Catalunya.

Port in Barcelona

The port in Barcelona is one of the largest and most important junctions in the Mediterranean and the province of Catalonia. The port divided into three zones: Port Vell (Old Port), commercial port, and logistics port (Barcelona Free Port). From Barcelona on the liner, you can sail both in the Mediterranean Sea and on a transatlantic voyage to the Caribbean. It is convenient to book a cruise on a liner from Barcelona on the cruise aggregator website from various Dreamlines companies. On the website, you can find budget offers for Mediterranean cruises starting at € 349 per week with full board.

Funiculars in Barcelona

There are 3 funiculars operating in Barcelona to the delight of tourists.

The Montjuïc Funicular (Teleférico de Montjuïc) is the most famous funicular in Barcelona, ​​connecting the Parallel metro station with the famous Montjuïc mountain (Parc de Montjuïc). This funicular represented on the maps as part of the Barcelona metro. In 2 minutes of the way, the funicular overcomes 752 meters, rising to a height of 84 meters. For the funicular, you need to buy separate tickets, for the funicular to Montjuic, a ticket costs 7.30 € one way, and both sides 10.30 €.

The Vallvidrera funicular is located in the area of ​​the same name in Barcelona and connects the Peu de Funicular railway station on the Metro del Vallès line with the top of the Tibidabo hill. Path length – 729 meters, height – 165 meters.

Funicular Tibidabo (Tibidabo funicular) – the oldest funicular in Barcelona, ​​opened in 1901, and the longest – 1152 meters. The Tibidabo funicular connects the top of Tibidabo Hill with Plaça del Doctor Andreu, where the old Blue Tram stops.

Taxi in Barcelona

Taxis are part of the Barcelona transport system. Taxis can run on dedicated bus lanes, so don’t be afraid to use taxi services, just take into account a few nuances:

  • Most taxis can only order in Spanish and English.
  • When calculating, the amount called by the taxi driver must match the amount on the meter. You will also give a check and change.
  • It is better to sit in a taxi in places specially designated for a taxi stand with a corresponding TAXI sign.
  • The Barcelona official taxi painted black and yellow. (there are 11,000 taxis), and the green lights on the roof indicate that the car is free.
  • Baggage transportation charged separately.
  • Tipping encouraged but not required. If you want to tip the taxi driver, give 5% – 10% of the trip cost.

A 15-minute ride around Barcelona city center costs € 10.00. The taxi driver has a quote for travel. The boarding fee is € 2.50 and the cost of 1 km is € 0.98.

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