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Free Use of Public Transportation in Barcelona

Free public transportation with the Barcelona City Pass!
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Use Barcelona's public transport free of charge with the Barcelona City Pass. Take the tram, the metro, the regular TMB buses, the train to/from the airport and the FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya)Within Zone 1, you can also use the Rodalies trains. You don't need to buy another ticket, just get on and go. A metro and tram map is included with your pass in the guidebook. 

Highlights Free public transport 

  • 24h, 48h, 72h, 96h or 120h valid from the first journey.
  • Normal retail price 48h = 16,40€, 72h = 23,80€, 96h = 31€ and 120h = 38,20€
  • No additional costs for local transport 
  • Airport transfer from/to El Prat airport included 
  • Visit the Fundació Joan MiróMetro network of the TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona) 
  • Regular bus network of the TMB 
  • Train (Rodalies), Metro (L9) or bus (TMB 46) to/from Barcelona-El Prat Airport 
  • City network of the FGC Tram 
  • Rodalies trains within zone 1 
  • Funicular Montjuic - mountain railway 

Transport Options Airport – City

Your Barcelona City Pass offers three ways to get from Barcelona-El Prat Airport to the city centre or from the city centre to the airport for free: 

1. Rodalies train:
The train station for the transfer by Rodalies train is located at Terminal 1. The journey time by train to the city centre is about 25 minutes. 

2. Metro:
The metro station for the transfer with metro line L9 is located at Terminals 1 and 2. From here you can easily get to the terminus Zona Universitària. From this station you can go to Plaça Catalunya, the central square of Barcelona. Simply change to the L1 in the direction of Hospital de Bellvitge. The journey takes about 30 minutes. 

3. Bus:
TMB bus line 46 takes you from Barcelona-El Prat airport to Barcelona city centre (Plaça Espanya or Avenida Parallel). The bus runs between 04:50 in the morning and 23:50 at night at 20-minute intervals and takes about 25 - 45 minutes one way, depending on traffic. The bus starts at the airport's T1 terminal and then stops at the T2B and T2C terminals.You can find more information about the timetables and operating times directly at the TMB or on site. 

Operating Hours of Public Transport in Barcelona

Local transport in Barcelona generally always runs between 05:00 and 24:00. Extended operating hours apply at weekends: 

Monday to Thursday: 05:00 a.m. until midnight.
Fridays and before public holidays: 05:00 a.m. to 02:00 a.m. the following day
Saturdays: 05:00 a.m. until Sunday midnight
Sundays: around the clock until midnight
Public holidays: 05:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. 

The following special timetables apply: 
On the nights of 01 January, 24 June, 15 August and 24 September there is continuous service.Line L9 Sud to the airport runs daily from 05:00 a.m. until midnight.  

The different public transport options

The metro is divided into 8 different lines that run almost through the entire city. They can be recognised by their respective colours:L1: redL2: purpleL3: greenL4: yellowL5: blueL9: orangeL10: light blueL11: light green

Local trains of the FGC:
The local trains of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya are operated by the government. The three lines can be distinguished by the following colours:L6: light purpleL7: light brownL8: pink 

Funicular (cable car) to Montjuïc
You can reach the metro station Paral-lel with metro lines 2 and 3, where you can change directly to the funicular. Alternatively, you can take bus 150 to the Parc de Montjuïc stop, where you can also change to the funicular.The Funicular is a short but steep adventure that takes passengers up 173 metres in just two minutes. The train runs every ten minutes, which means you never have to wait long. Much of the journey is through a tunnel, but at some points you can marvel at the gorgeous views. At the top, you can enjoy all the beauty of Montjuïc Mountain, including Montjuïc Castle, the Olympic Stadium and the Joan Miró Museum.

Funicular times to Montjuïc
Up to and including 26.03.2023:
Monday to Friday: from 7.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

In the summer months, the train usually runs longer. Current information and operating times can be found directly from the provider

Special terms of use

Night buses, special means of transport and buses to non-urban areas are not included in the ticket. You can usually reach more outlying areas by metro or Rodalies trains.

Buy your Barcelona City Pass now and enjoy this extraordinary city including public transport! 

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