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Barcelona Bus Turistic - The Official Barcelona Tourist Bus

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On this page you will find information about the Barcelona Bus Turistic. You will find information on its prices, tickets, timetables and the routes it takes around the city.

The Barcelona Bus Turistic offers you an excellent way of quickly seeing all the main tourist attractions in Barcelona. The routes for the sightseeing bus are carefully planned so you will visit all the top attractions without doing any planning.

COVID-19 update

The Barcelona City Tour Open-Top "Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tourist Bus" operates as usual.

Audio guides in 16 languages

The bus also provide headsets with an audio guide available in these languages.

English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Hebrew, Catalan, Swedish, Danish, Arabic, Turkish.

The ticket for this sightseeing bus enables you to hop on and hop off at each attraction of interest, and you only pay once for either a one day or two-day ticket.

The hop on hop off sightseeing bus Bus Turistic
Bus Turistic: The hop on hop off sightseeing bus. You will see all of Barcelona's main attractions, without the planning.

How the Barcelona Bus Turistic works

Barcelona Bus Turistic Tourist Bus covers 3 different city tour routes:

North Barcelona, South Barcelona and Fórum area

The Barcelona tourist bus stops at 42 places, all of them important sights of interest. From these stops you will have quick access to museums, monuments and important landmarks. You can stay at each sight of interest as long as you want, and when you are finished you just have to wait for the next tourist bus to take you to the next sight of interest

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

Depending on the season, the frequency of the Barcelona bus tour service calling at the stops is between 6 and 20 minutes. You won't have to walk far to see each sight as many of the stops are right outside the sight of interest.

You can buy either a 1 day or 2 day ticket. With the same ticket, you can visit all the routes offered by the bus. You can get on or off the Bus Turistic as many times as you want. Some of the stops are common to all routes, which makes it quite easy to change routes if you wish.

Our Insider Tip

The Hop on Hop off tourist bus tickets are include FREE with the Barcelona City Pass. Click here to learn more.

Every tourist bus has an audio guide which will give you a brief introduction in several languages to what you can find in each stop. The audio guide is useful when choosing what to see at each stop and will make the trip more fun. However, the information given is somewhat basic and is only a brief introduction to each sight. With the ticket, you will get a printout guide with information on what to see at each stop.

The Barcelona Bus Turistic Routes

Barcelona Bus tour has two different city routes interconnected at some of the stops.

Northern Route

The Northern route starts at Plaça de Catalunya and travels along the Passeig de Gràcia. The bus stops at some of the most important modernist buildings created by Gaudí; La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. It continues to the top part of the city, stopping at places like Park Güell and Tibidabo. It comes back into town stopping at some of the royal and aristocratic palaces. This route includes a trip to Barcelona's Football Club stadium and the Modern Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA), two places worth visiting when you come to Barcelona.
This tour takes 2 hours if you don't get off the bus.

Southern Route

This bus route also starts at Plaça de Catalunya and continues along Passeig de Gràcia. There are connections with the Northern Route at Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. The Bus Turistic heads to Plaça España, from where you will have access to the CaixaForum and the National Art Museum of Catalunya (MNAC). From the MNAC you will have panoramic views of Barcelona.

The Metro: Bus will then take you up to Montjuïc, stopping at the Olympic stadium. After this, you can visit the Montjuïc's Castle from where you will have an amazing view of both the coastline and Barcelona city. Then you will go down to the seaside. Barcelona has an excellent marina, and the seaside is full of places to eat or have a drink. Remember that at night this is also an important clubbing area.
This tour takes 2 hours if you don't get off the bus.

Fórum Route

The bus leaves from Port Olympic, where you can connect with the South Route Bus, and then it follows the coastline passing by the main beaches of Barcelona. The main site to stop at is the Fórum. Here you will enjoy some of the newest architecture in Barcelona. You cannot miss it when visiting Barcelona since its buildings, squares and newly built port offer an impressive sight for its aesthetics and size. This tour will only take 40 minutes if you don't get off the bus

Note that the Bus Turistic travelling along the Fórum Route covers the same route than the yellow metro line.

How much are the tickets?

Children under four travel for free.

1 Day ticket
Adults: €30.00
Children (4-12 years): €16.00

2 Day ticket
Adults: €40.00
Children (4-12 years): €21.00

Book your tickets online


Both the Northern and Southern routes start everyday from Plaça de Catalunya. The service runs all year. Officially the frequency of the bus for all routes is between 5 to 20 minutes, but remember that sometimes you might have to wait longer.

Operating hours
Summer (April to October): 09:00 and 09:30 - 19:00
Winter (November to March): 09:00 and 09:30 - 19:00


The hop on hop of sightseeing bus is a convenient way for you to see all of Barcelona's main attractions without the planning. You can be sure that you haven't missed out on anything and the informative audio guides available in 16 different languages means you can easily learn interesting facts about each attraction. Over 2 million people use the hop on hop off bus each year and it is one of the most popular ways for visitors to Barcelona to get around the city.

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