For many decades, Barcelona had embraced the Tram, however by the early 1970’s an unfortunate decision to terminate all Trams in Barcelona was carried out. Still, this mistake was rectified in 2004, when the Tram officially returned.
Currently there are two main Tram lines, the Trambaix, that goes from Francesc Macià Square in Diagonal Avenue, up until Cornellà de Llobregat with lines T1, T2 and T3.
The Trambesós goes across from Ciutadella Villa Olímpica right by the Barcelona Zoo to Glòries square to the Port Olímpic, up until the Fòrum and Badalona, with lines T4, T5 and T6.
The section between Francesc Macià and Glòries is still not covered by this service and it’s uncertain if this project will ever take place.
Unfortunately the Tram in Barcelona doesn’t cover the whole city, it works as a link between the Metro network and some areas of the city not well connected in the past. However, the service is extremely modern, works smoothly and it’s very pleasant to use.
To use the Tram you need the same regular ticket you would use for the Metro or Bus, and there are vending machines on every station, credit and debit cards accepted as well as cash.
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).
Historic Blue Tram in Barcelona. Picture by Ivan Mlinaric
There is a historic Tram line that still works in Barcelona, connecting the stretch between Tibidabo Avenue and the Tibidabo Funicular, called the Blue Tram.
Dating from the turn of the 20th century, is the only old Tram line working in Barcelona, and it’s a fantastic experience to start your journey to Tibidabo mountain by taking this historic route. Take notice that this line is also operated by the Barcelona transport network, but it costs a separate fee of 3€ (one way) or 4,70€ (round trip).
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.
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