Metro Barcelona

Discover the ease and efficiency of Barcelona’s metro system. With extensive coverage across the city, the metro offers a convenient way to navigate Barcelona’s vibrant neighborhoods and attractions.
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Barcelona’s metro system is one of the best ways to get around the city. It is reliable, efficient, and affordable, and connects most parts of the city. It’s a great option for tourists and locals alike, with 12 different lines that connect to all corners of Barcelona. The metro is also affordable, with single tickets and multi-day passes available to suit your needs. Overall, the Barcelona metro is a fantastic way to explore the city, whether you’re visiting top attractions or exploring hidden gems.

How the Barcelona Metro works

The Barcelona Metro operates according to the following schedule:

  • Monday to Thursday – From 5:00 to 24:00
  • Friday and Holiday nights – From 5:00 to 2:00
  • Saturdays – From 5:00 to all night
  • Sundays – Continuous service from Saturday night to Sunday ending at 24:00 Sunday
  • December 24 – From 5 am to 11 pm

The frequency of the trains depends on the line and the time of day, most commonly arriving every 2-15 minutes. During peak hours, the frequency is higher, and the metro runs more frequently.

The metro is divided into six fare zones, with zone 1 covering the city center and the immediate surrounding areas. The cost of a single ticket (tiquet) for one zone is €2.40, while a 10-trip T-10 ticket costs €10.50. The T-10 ticket can be used by multiple people and is valid for all modes of public transportation in Barcelona, including the metro, buses, and trams.

Metromap Barcelona

The Barcelona Metro map is a handy tool for navigating the city’s metro system. It shows all 12 lines, their stations, and their connections with other lines. The map also displays the city’s major landmarks and attractions, making it easier for visitors to plan their journeys.

The metro map is available in different formats, including paper maps available at metro stations, online maps, and mobile apps. Online maps and mobile apps are especially useful as they provide real-time information about the metro, including the frequency of trains, disruptions, and alternative routes.

Barcelona Metro Tiquets

Buying tiquets for the Barcelona Metro is easy and convenient. Tiquets can be purchased at metro stations from ticket vending machines or at the ticket office. The vending machines are available in different languages, including English, and accept cash and credit cards.

In addition to the single and T-10 tickets, TMB also offers other ticket options, including the Hola BCN card. The Hola BCN card is a multi-day ticket that provides unlimited travel on the metro, buses, and trams for 2, 3, 4, or 5 consecutive days. The cost of the Hola BCN card depends on the number of days and the fare zones. 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€


Another ticket option is the Barcelona Card, which provides unlimited travel on public transportation in the city and discounts on various attractions, museums, and restaurants. The Barcelona Card is available in 72-hour and 96-hour options and can be purchased online or at tourist information offices in the city.

Tips for using the Barcelona Metro

Here are some tips for using the Barcelona Metro:

  • Before getting on the train, be sure your ticket has been validated. The platform’s entrance is where you’ll find the validation devices.
  • When boarding the metro, wait for passengers to exit before getting on.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings and keep a watch on your possessions to avoid pickpocketing.
  • Be ready for crowds and lines because the metro may get busy during rush hour.
  • Look out for signs and announcements in the metro stations to avoid getting lost.

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