Tourist Information Guide

Barcelona Card and the Hop on Hop Off Tourist Bus

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Q: Can you use the Barcelona Card to go on the hop on hop off double-decker tourist buses?

A: The Barcelona Card only covers you for free transport on the Public Transport system. This includes the Metro, FGC, local buses, and the RENFE train in Zone 1. At the time of writing the Barcelona Card does not entitle you to a discount for buying a "Hop On Hop Off Tourist Bus" ticket by any of the tourist bus operators in Barcelona.

Barcelona hop on hop off sightseeing bus
Barcelona hop on hop off sightseeing bus

The Barcelona Hop on Hop of tourist buses will take you to many of the main attractions in Barcelona and you can use your Barcelona Card for either free entry into those attractions or discounted entry into the attraction depending on the offer at the time. However the Barcelona Card does not cover the cost for using a Barcelona tourist bus services itself.

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The other advantage of the sightseeing bus is that you have a free printed guide which includes discount coupons for entrance fees to many attractions. The discounts they offer vary depending on the arrangements with the different venues at the time so we are unable to advise you on what discounts you would get.

Our Insider Tip

Did you know that you can’t take your luggage onto the Hop on Hop off tourist bus. Therefore before you take the tourist bus you need to store you luggage at a luggage storage point. Follow the link below to find and book a luggage storage in the city centre near to a tourist attraction.

Find a luggage storage point to store your luggage

How can I buy tickets for the hop on hop off tourist bus?

You can book your hop on hop off tickets online before your trip by clicking on the link below. Once you've made your booking simply print out your booking voucher and hand it to the driver on the day as you get on the bus.

The hop on hop off tourist bus enables you to see Barcelona's main attractions without having to plan your itinerary and without the trouble of buying individual transport tickets. You will receive audio commentary on the history of the attractions whilst you are travelling from one attraction to the next which makes your experience more interesting. You normally only have to wait about 10 minutes for the next bus to arrive. The stops are strategically place next to each of the attractions making it time efficient for you to visit each attraction.

What You Get:

See Barcelona's main attractions - no planning required.
Hop on and hop off the bus at any of the attractions.
Free printed guide with discount coupons for entrance to many attractions.
Audio commentary on all attractions in 13 languages.
Free Wi-Fi on the bus use your mobile devices with free internet.
A new bus arrives every 8 to 15 minutes saving you time.

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