Hop on Hop off Barcelona

With the Hop-on Hop-off bus you will be able to see almost all the sights in Barcelona while enjoying the sun on the open roof. With one ticket, you can get on and off as many times as you want. An incredibly convenient mode of transportation for sightseeing in Barcelona.

  • Secure payment with iDeal, Bancontact, Paypal or credit card
  • Free modification or cancellation
  • Price hop-on hop-off bus: at €31 (adult)

Tip: Order your tickets online now, avoid the queue and get a discount!

If you buy your ticket online you won’t have to stand in line for your bus ticket in Barcelona. Here you can buy your tickets, pay easily via iDeal or Bancontact and also get a 6% discount!


Tickets for the Hop-on Hop-off bus Barcelona

Especially in high season, it can be very crowded and it is wise to buy your admission tickets for the tourist bus in advance online, so you don’t need to queue at the ticket offices on location. There are different types of tickets for sale, I have listed them for you below:

Be aware that there are two different providers. Barcelona Bus Turístic tickets are valid per calendar day, not per 24 hours.

Barcelona Bus Turístic

1. Basic ticket 1 day
A day pass (1 day) for the tourist bus allows you unlimited use of the Hop-on Hop-off bus for one day. This ticket costs €33. Want to order at a discount? At Tiqets you can do and get a €2 euro discount, you then pay €31. Payment is very easy via iDeal or Bancontact.

  • Secure payment with iDeal, Bancontact, Paypal or credit card
  • Free modification or cancellation

2. Basic ticket 2 days
You can buy a pass for two days instead of one day. In that case you can make unlimited use of the service for two days. At our cooperation partner Tiqets you get a discount and pay €42. First select a date and then the ticket for 2 days. Note that these are always two consecutive days.

  • Secure payment with iDeal, Bancontact, Paypal or credit card
  • Free modification or cancellation

3. Combination ticket: Hop-on Hop-off bus & Sagrada Familia WITH DISCOUNT
Another option is to book a combination ticket of visiting the Sagrada Família and the Hop-on Hop-off bus (one day). You get a 5% discount because together the combination ticket costs €61.56 and that gives you one day Hop-on Hop-off bus and access to the Sagrada Família (without towers). The price for children and seniors is lower.

  • Secure payment with iDeal, Bancontact, Paypal or credit card
  • 100% digital

4. Combination ticket: Hop-on Hop-off bus & Park Güell WITH DISCOUNT
You can book a combination ticket for Park Güell and the Hop-on Hop-off bus (one day) and get a 6% discount. The cost for this ticket is €41.83. The tickets can be easily booked through Tiqets.

  • Secure payment with iDeal, Bancontact, Paypal or credit card
  • 100% digital

5. Barcelona Pass including Hop-on Hop-off bus
We highly recommend purchasing the Barcelona Pass. You can take the hop-on hop-off bus for free if you buy the Barcelona Pass, read all the benefits below.

Superdeal: Barcelona Pass (includes Sagrada Família, Park Güell & Hop-on Hop-off bus!)

Want to see Barcelona’s top attractions without spending too much money? Then we recommend the Barcelona City Pass. With this card you get discounts on:

  • Free admission to the Sagrada Família (optional: the towers)
  • Free ticket for Park Guëll
  • Free Hop-on Hop-off bus tickets
  • 10% discount on attractions, excursions and tours

The Barcelona City Pass costs €85.
If you want to see the highlights of Barcelona during your city trip, this discount card is a must.

  • Secure payment with iDeal, Bancontact, Paypal or credit card
  • 100% digital

Hop-on Hop-off bus routes and map

Barcelona Bus Turístic

The Barcelona Bus Turístic runs throughout the year along two different routes (red and blue). In high season, between March and November, a third route is added (the green line). Note that the buses run a round trip, so they only do this route in one direction. It may be helpful to be aware of this when planning your day on the tourist bus.

So in total there are 2 routes and 30 stops, including 4 interchanges. The bus runs – depending on the time of year – every 15 to 25 minutes. Both the red and blue routes take about two hours, so you could do both routes in one day and also get off a (few) times along the way.

The blue route takes you past the major modernist highlights and drives past Camp Nou. The red route goes over Montjuïc, the port and through part of the old town. The green contains no real major sights and mostly drives along the beach. If you have enough time, still fun to do!

Here you can see the two routes that the bus takes.

You will also receive a map of the routes with your ticket.

Tip: download the Barcelona Bus Turístic app, then you’ll see at a glance what the different routes are and which sights you’ll pass.

All stops in a row

I sometimes get asked which stops the Barcelona Bus Turístic makes exactly. This varies per route, so I have listed the route and duration of the tour for you below.

  • The red route stops at the following locations (2 hours):
    Plaça Catalunya – Casa Batlló – Casa Milà/La Pedrera – Francesc Macià – Sants Train Station – Plaça d’Espanya – CaixaForum – Poble Espanyol – MNAC – Anella Olímpica – Fundació Joan Miró – Telefèric de Montjuïc – Miramar – World Trade Center – Statue of Columbus – Port Vell – Museu d’Història de Catalunya – Port Olímpic/Zoo – Glòries – Arc de Triomf – Plaça Catalunya
  • The blue route stops at the following places (2 hours):
    Plaça Catalunya – Casa Batlló – Casa Milà/La Pedrera – Sagrada Família – Hospital Sant Pau – Park Güell – Tibidabo – Sarrià – Monestir de Pedralbes – Palau Reial – Camp Nou – Les Corts – Francesc Macià – Eixample – Plaça Catalunya

Hop-on Hop-off bus or regular public transportation?

If you don’t want to plan too much yourself on your city trip in Barcelona or are only there for a very short time, I definitely recommend taking the Hop-on Hop-off bus for one day, or two days. Would you rather make your own plans and not depend on the routes and times of the Hop-on Hop-off bus? Then regular public transportation might be a better choice. A very handy discount card is the Barcelona Card. With the Barcelona Card you can travel an unlimited number of times for free with public transport (but not with the Hop-on Hop-off bus). You also get discounts at more than 70 sights, tours, attractions and restaurants. With this card you can decide where to go, the Hop-on Hop-off bus drives a fixed route.

Read my extensive article on the Barcelona Card for more information or my article with all the information on public transportation in Barcelona.