The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Wherever you may be, a hop-on hop-off bus is a fantastic way to see a city.

This bus is an ideal option for anyone wanting to see as much of this city as possible, especially if you want to save time and money.

By carefully selecting your routes and stops, the hop-on hop-off bus of Barcelona will save you a huge amount of time walking across the city, it will also save you trying to negotiate the public transport systems.

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

There are three options for you when it comes to purchasing tickets:

1. On board

2. From the office located at Placa Catalunya 

3. Online (where you can receive a 10% discount)

 

There are also two types of tickets available:

1. A one day ticket for €29

2. A two day ticket for €39

 

The Barcelona Bus Turistic system runs across three routes (Red, Blue and Green) covering multiples areas of the city, with 45 bus stops 5 of which are transfer points where you can change from one route to another.

As well as the driver there is also a member of staff on every bus, and multiple members of staff at the busier, more touristy stops to help with directions, and answer any questions you may have.

If you have purchased your ticket online you can either save your ticket to your phone or print a copy, once you board this will be exchanged for a paper ticket (don’t lose it or you won’t be able to jump back on when you want.) You’ll also receive a map, a booklet offering discounts on multiple attractions along the routes, and a pair of headphones for use with the on-board audio guide (available in 15 languages.)

 

Here are a few things you might see on each of the routes, and the stops you would need to use should you wish to do so.

Red Route

The Red Route is (possibly) the longest of the three, taking slightly more than 2 hours. With 22 stops you’ll see a large amount of the central area of the city, down along the port and coastal neighbourhoods.  

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Plaça de Catalunya / Plaça de Catalunya

Known for it’s fountains and statues, this is where the Old City and the more modern areas meet.

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Venetian Towers / Plaça d’Espanya

Marking the entrance to the Exhibition District. an internationally renowned area used specifically for trade shows.

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya / MNAC

The National Museum of Catalan visual art is one if the largest museums in Spain.

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Joan Miró Museum / Fundacio Joan Miró

Originally thought of by Joan Miró with the intention of encouraging younger artists to experiment with contemporary art.

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Montjuïc Cable Car / Teleferic de Montjuïc

Starting at the terminus adjacent to Montjuïc Park, the cable cars travel up Montjuïc Hill to the terminus near Montjuïc Castle.

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Christopher Columbus Column / Colom

This 197ft tall monument is located at the lower end of La Rambla.

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Arc de Triomf / Parc de la Ciutadelia

(ok, so you don’t actually see this from the bus, but take a walk – it’s worth it.)

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Gothic Cathedral / Barri Gotic

 Make sure you spend some time exploring the fascinating Gothic Quarter.

 

 

Blue Route

The Blue Route consists of 15 stops and takes you from the centre of the city to the more northern areas, close to the neighbourhoods leading towards the Serra de Collserola mountain range.

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Sagrada Familia / Sagrada Familia

This church is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona. Construction is due to be completed in 2026 (the centenary of Gaudi’s death.)

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Tramvia Blau / Tramvia Blau

One of Barcelona’s three tram systems, serving the hilly Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district.

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Monastery of Pedralbes / Monestir de Pedralbes

This Gothic Monestery, now a museum, still houses a small number of nuns.

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Avinguda Diagonal / Av. Diagonal

Nearly 7 miles in length, Av. Diagonal divides the city in two, housing what appears to be the hub of the economic community, with a number of headquarters of major businesses.

 

 

 

Green Route

The much shorter of the three routes (it takes around 45 minutes) with just 8 stops, this route takes you the south coastal neighbourhoods. This route is only is use between March and November.

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

Poblenou Cemetery / Cementiri del Poblenou

 

 

Barcelona is a fascinating city, with a wide variety of architecture, and some beautiful open green spaces. The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona is a great way of exploring the city, allowing you to see some great features whilst also saving time and money. 

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus of Barcelona

 

 

Have you ever used a Hop-on Hop-off bus to explore a city?

Where and what did you think?

Let me know in the comments.

 

 

 

 

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