Money-Saving Tips for Barcelona

Money-Saving Tips for Barcelona

Barcelona is not very expensive compared to other major European cities. However, it is always a good idea to plan your travel in advance so that you do not spend more than is strictly necessary.

It all depends on what you're willing to spend. If you book a chic hotel, eat in the best restaurants and visit all the top attractions in Barcelona, you'll of course spend a considerable amount of money, but with our money saving tips, you’ll spend less and enjoy a great holiday.

Book hotels and flights in advance

The first thing you should do to save money when traveling is to book your flights and hotel as soon as possible. Our flight search engine includes the best offers. To book a hotel, we recommend our hotel search engine, where you'll find hotels anywhere in the world and with the best prices guaranteed.

Save on entrance tickets

Most museums and landmarks have discounts for students and seniors. If you're neither under 25 years old nor older than 65 years old, you’ll find that the museums in Barcelona are expensive, so we recommend, purchasing a tourist pass to save a bit of money.


Although the public transport system is not very expensive, you’ll be able to save a bit of money if you buy the right travel card for you.

The Barcelona Card includes a travel pass that allows you to travel for free on the city’s public transport system while it is valid. If you do not purchase this tourist pass, you can either get a 10-journey ticket or a 2, 3, 4 or 5-day travel card Hola BCN!