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:
A one-way journey costs € 2.15 (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 in the entrance of any of the city’s subway stations or from the bus drivers.
The T-10 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.
|Zone 1||€ 10.20 (US$ 12.40)||1:15 hours|
|Zone 2||€ 20.10 (US$ 24.40)||1:30 hours|
|Zone 3||€ 27.40 (US$ 33.30)||1:45 hours|
|Zone 4||€ 35.25 (US$ 42.80)||2:00 hours|
|Zone 5||€ 40.50 (US$ 49.20)||2:15 hours|
|Zone 6||€ 43.05 (US$ 52.30)||2:30 hours|
Travel Card Hola BCN!
The travel card Hola BCN! is the perfect travel pass for travellers that are visiting Barcelona for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. It includes unlimited access to the city’s public transport and includes the metro journeys between the Airport and the city centre. Read more about this travel card in the following article:
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:
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 is first validated to the end of the service (not valid for 24 hours).
|Zone 1||€ 8.60 (US$ 10.50)|
|Zone 2||€ 13.10 (US$ 15.90)|
|Zone 3||€ 16.45 (US$ 20)|
|Zone 4||€ 18.40 (US$ 22.30)|
|Zone 5||€ 20.60 (US$ 25)|
|Zone 6||€ 23.50 (US$ 28.50)|
What transport systems are included?
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona – TMB’s transport tickets and travel cards can be used on the following transport systems:
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 centers and TMB’s customer support offices.
The T-Día and T-10 tickets are also available in any newspaper stand thanks to the Servicaixa service.
The Barcelona Card and travel cards Hola BCN! are available at any tourist information center in Barcelona.
- Most transport tickets except the T-10 ticket are individual passes and; therefore, can only be used by one person.
- All of Barcelona’s main attractions are situated in zone 1, so unless you are 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 are planning on visiting Barcelona for longer, we suggest checking out TMB’s official website.