Barcelona Tourist Bus: How It Works


Do you know the Barcelona tourist bus? A convenient solution to visit all the main attractions of the city, forgetting maps and guides. In this article you will find all the useful information on tickets, prices, timetables, itineraries and much more. But if you want more information, you can read on Barcelona bus tours reviews & comparison.

What is the Tourist Bus?

This is a two-story panoramic coach with a hop on hop off option that retraces the main points of interest in Barcelona and allows you to get off and get on the bus where, when and for how much you want. You can choose whether to sit downstairs or sit on the second floor and enjoy the air in the face … And if it rains ??? Do not worry, there’s a removable roof that will fix you. The bus also includes the audio guide that will reveal everything you wanted to know about the city.

The Bus Turístic is an official service of the municipality of Barcelona and is a member of City Sightseeing Worldwide, a leading global company in this type of tour. With a single ticket you can make the complete route that consists of 3 interchangeable lines for a total of 44 stops!

You will not miss anything of this beautiful city! If you want to get an idea of ​​what to visit, try to take a look at our itinerary proposal, all the attractions listed are reachable with this bus. Keep in mind that the bus has a single sense of travel that would be as indicated by the arrows in the map, read on for more information.
There are also other companies that offer a similar service, such as the Barcelona City Tour, practically at the same price. However, we prefer the Barcelona Municipality option as it offers more stops, more connection points between the different lines and shorter journey times.

Where to buy tickets

We advise you to purchase tickets from TicketBar, using the blue button below. Buying the ticket online from this site you get a 10% discount on the official price (it’s the lowest price on the market), you will not queue at the ticket office and you can show it by phone. The ticket arrives via e-mail.

Tourist bus

Alternatively you can go directly to the bus stop. Be careful though, if you do it at the bus stop it will be more expensive and you will have to queue at the ticket office, so we advise you to take it from the link above with the 10% discount.

1 day:

– Adults: € 30.00 € 27.00
– Children (4-12 years): € 16.00 € 14.40
– Over 65 years: € 25.00 € 22.50
– Children from 0 to 3 years € 0.00

2 days (consecutive):

– Adults: € 40.00 € 36.00
– Children (4-12 years): € 21.00 € 18.90
– Over 65 years: € 35.00 € 31.50
– Children from 0 to 3 years: € 0.00

Discounts are available for disabled people with a disability of more than 33%. The discount is the same applied to people over 65 years.

Barred prices indicate the cost of the ticket at the bus stop.


– Summer: every day from 9.00 * to 20.00
– Winter: every day from 9.00 * to 19.00
– Green route: available only from 28/03 to 02/11
– Closing days: December 25th and January 1st
– Bus pass frequency: 5-25 minutes (depending on season)

* The bus leaves at 9.00 from Plaça Catalunya, but at the same time also from other stops. It is possible that you arrive at your stop a few minutes later, usually you do not wait more than 15 minutes. The last bus leaves from Plaça Catalunya.

The Barcelona Tourist Bus Lines

Red Line – travel time 2 hours. Stops: It is the line that passes from the Olympic stadiums and museums of Montjuïc, plaça d’Espanya, from the houses of Gaudí in passeig de Gracia (Casa Milá and Casa Battló), Placa Catalunya, Port Olímpic and Port Vell (Olympic Port and Port Old). It is also very convenient for those arriving at the port on a cruise or for those who want to visit Barcelona in one day.

Blue Line – travel time 2 hours. Stops: the most important points of interest of this line are plaça Catalunya, the MACBA contemporary art museum, the Camp Nou stadium, the Tibidabo basilica, the Parc Güell, the Sagrada Família and the Gaudí houses.

Green Line – travel time 40 minutes. Stops: This service is only available from March 27th to November 1st and covers the beaches of Barcelona, ​​from Port Olímpic to the Forum.

The bus tour is the best way to enjoy the beauty of Barcelona. Just try!