Q: I wish to book the Barcelona FC Stadium tour for me and my two children and would like to know if there are different times for the stadium tour and whether the "hop on hop off" tourist bus runs early enough to get to the stadium before 10:00, if that is the only time I can book tickets online?
A:If you wish to book the Barcelona FC stadium tour online before you go to secure your place there is only one tour time and that is the 10:00 tour. This tour is a popular tour and during peak times it is advised to visit at 10:00 when it is quietest and with the least queues.
Operating hours if you decide not to book online
If you wanted to turn up on the day without reserving your tour then the tours run throughout the day see the times shown below:
Operating hours for the FC Stadium tour:
Please note we have stated entrance hours which are different from operating hours. Entrance hours means the time you can actually enter the tour. Operating hours are the time you are permitted to continue on the tour until you are asked to leave. The entrance hours are 1 hour less than the operating hours i.e. the tour stays open for 1 hour after the latest entrance hour. Please bear this in mind when planning your tour.
Normal entrance hours
Monday - Saturday 02 April - 07 October
Entrance times: 10:00 - 20:00
(Those that have entered at 18:30 have only 1 and a half hours to finish the tour so it is best to enter earlier if you can).
Monday - Saturday 08 October - 01 April
Entrance times: 10:00 - 18:30
Those already inside on the tour who entered before 17:00 will be required to leave by 18:30.
Sundays and public holidays:
Entrance times: 10:00 - 13:00 (everyone out by 14:30)
25 December: Closed all day
Boxing day: 10:00 - 13:00 with everyone out 14:30
31 December: 10:00 - 13:00 no more admissions allowed after 13:00 and those already inside will need to have left by 14:30
01 January: Closed all day
06 January: Closed all day
Sundays and Bank holidays: 10:00 - 13:00 with everyone out 14:30
The Barcelona FC Stadium Tour is a self-guided tour. You have the option to purchase an audio guide if you want when you present your ticket.
I can't say for certain if the tourist bus will drop you off in time for the start of the tour. The tourist bus is not really designed as a means of public transport. It is more a special tourist service. The tourist bus makes stops all around the city and it is hard to define times at which it will reach certain attractions. I would therefore not rely on the tourist bus as a means of transport if you need to be at an attraction at a defined time.
If you wanted to go to the Barcelona FC Stadium tour and be guaranteed of being there on time I would advise you take the Metro to the stop Collblanc. The stop Collblanc is on the blue line. The Barcelona FC Stadium is then 10 minutes walk from the metro stop.
Here are further information pages that will help you.