After the Metro, taking the bus is one of the most popular transportation options in Barcelona. Recently, the whole bus network was restructured and a new set of lines were created. Now, taking the Bus in Barcelona is much more practical and efficient.

Among the improvements made for this new bus network, is setting up preferential bus lanes and traffic lights. Plus, better located bus stops in order to enhance the connection between the regular bus lines, the Metro and the Tram system.

 

On the other hand, it has been made 100% accesible for disabled people and most bus stops are now equipped with screens informing on waiting times and service disruptions.

The new lines scan Barcelona in three different directions: vertical, horizontal and diagonal, and each bus number is identified with the prefix letter, for example a bus that covers the city horizontally will begin with the letter H and so on.

Tickets & prices for 2017

Single TicketT-DayT-10 T-50/30T-Month
This ticket only works for a single ride of any lenght for up to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Important: this is the only ticket that does not allow transfers from the metro to bus, tram or FGC Railway and only works for Zone 1. Price: 2,15€
Aimed to tourists, this ticket gives you unlimited use of the whole transport system for one day. Notice that it’s valid from the moment you validate until the end of the day, (it doesn’t work for 24 hours). Requires passport number and it’s a one-person ticket. Price: 7,60€ (Zone 1).
This is the most popular ticket used by the Barcelona residents. It’s worth for 10 rides of any lenght and allows transfers without charging a new ride for up to 1 hour and 15 minutes. It can be used by several people simultaneously. Price: 9,95€ (Zone 1).
Works exactly like the T-10, except that is worth for 50 rides in a space of 30 days. It’s a one-person ticket. Price: 42,50€ (Zone 1).
Follows the same rules as the T-50/30 only that it gives you unlimited rides in a space of 30 days, so it’s the right choice for a long stay. It’s also a one-person ticket. Price: 52,75€ (Zone 1).
If you want unlimited free access to the Barcelona metro and public transportation system, check Barcelona’s touristic passes: the Barcelona Pass or the Barcelona Card

Recommendations

  • Every bus stop has a layout of the entire bus network, the map of the lines that operate that bus stop and many have informative screens indicating the arrival of the next bus.
  • If the bus you’re waiting for has in display: “A Cotxera”, it means that is no longer operating, you might then choose another transportation option.
  • There is a Nocturnal Bus Service (Nitbus) in Barcelona that works from 22:20 hours until 6:00, with an estimated frequency of 20 minutes between buses. All of the existing lines have stops at Plaza Cataluña.

Hola BCN Transport Pass

Hola BCN is a transport pass that offers unlimited access to the entire Barcelona transportation network. Features 2, 3, 4 and 5 day tickets, helping you save money in your process of discovering Barcelona. It covers metro, buses, tram, FGC Railway and Renfe suburban trains.

 

Buy the Hola BCN Transport Pass

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