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Discover the convenience and efficiency of Barcelona’s public bus system. With extensive routes covering the city’s neighborhoods and attractions, traveling by bus offers a convenient way to explore Barcelona’s vibrant streets and landmarks.
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Barcelona’s bus network is a vital component of the city’s public transportation system, offering an extensive and convenient means of getting around. Operated by the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), the bus system provides an efficient and affordable way to explore the city’s neighborhoods, reach popular attractions, and connect with other modes of transportation.

How to use Barcelona buses

Routes and Coverage

The bus network in Barcelona is extensive, with over 100 bus lines covering the entire city and its surrounding areas. These routes ensure that almost every neighborhood is well-connected, allowing residents and visitors to reach their destinations with ease. The buses serve key areas, including major transportation hubs, tourist attractions, residential neighborhoods, and commercial districts. Additionally, there are dedicated night bus services, known as Nitbus, which operate during late-night hours.

Bus Stops and Timetables

All across the city, there are bus stops that are easily identified by their red and white TMB signage. Each bus stop displays information about the lines that serve it, as well as timetables and route maps. The frequency of buses varies depending on the line and the time of day, with higher frequencies during peak hours. The TMB website and mobile app provide real-time bus information, allowing passengers to track bus arrivals and plan their journeys accordingly.


The buses in Barcelona are made to be user-friendly for everyone, including people who have mobility issues or impairments. Low-floor buses with ramps or hydraulic platforms enable easy boarding and disembarking for wheelchair users and people with strollers. Priority seating is available for those who need it, and there are audio and visual announcements on board to assist passengers with visual or hearing impairments.

Bus Ticket System

Bus tickets in Barcelona are operated by a fare system, known as the Integrated Fare System (T-System), which allows passengers to use a single ticket for multiple journeys within a specific timeframe. The TMB buses accept the T-10 card, a multi-trip ticket that offers ten rides and can be shared among multiple passengers. Other ticket options include the single-journey ticket and the unlimited travel pass, known as the Hola Barcelona Card, which provides unlimited bus and metro travel for a specified duration.

Hola Barcelona Card

The Hola Barcelona Card is a convenient and cost-effective way to explore Barcelona’s public transportation system. Offering unlimited travel on the city’s metro, buses, trams, and trains, the Hola Barcelona Card provides flexibility and ease of use for visitors looking to navigate Barcelona’s vibrant streets and attractions. Available for different durations (such as 2, 3, 4, or 5 consecutive days), the card also includes transport to and from Barcelona Airport, making it an ideal choice for travelers seeking hassle-free transportation options during their stay in the city. Additionally, the Hola Barcelona Card offers discounts on admission to museums, attractions, and other activities, providing added value for visitors looking to experience the best of Barcelona. Here are the prices for the card: 

  • 2-day card: 15.75€
  • 3-day card: 22.95€
  • 4-day card: 29.97€
  • 5-day card: 36.72€

Tourist Bus

In addition to the regular bus service, Barcelona offers a hop-on hop-off tourist bus known as the Barcelona Bus Turístic. It offers a convenient and flexible way to visit Barcelona’s landmarks, including famous sites like Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and Camp Nou. The tourist bus operates on multiple routes that cover different areas of the city, allowing passengers to hop on and off at designated stops. With audio commentary in multiple languages and the ability to enjoy panoramic views from the open-top bus, it provides an informative and enjoyable sightseeing experience for visitors to Barcelona.

Aerobus Barcelona

The Aerobus is a dedicated airport bus service that connects Barcelona-El Prat Airport with the city center. It offers a convenient and direct transportation option for travelers. The buses run frequently, every five to ten minutes throughout the day. The Aerobus serves both Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2) of the airport, making it easily accessible for passengers. The main stops in the city center are Plaça de Catalunya and Gran Via-Urgell, offering convenient connections to public transportation and popular destinations. Aerobus Barcelona tickets can be purchased from the driver upon boarding or in advance through their website or mobile app. The fare is a flat rate, and return tickets are available for round trips. The buses are comfortable and equipped with luggage compartments, air conditioning, and accessibility features for individuals with reduced mobility.

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