Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Barcelona

Do you want to discover Barcelona in a simple and comfortable way? Get on board the Tourist Bus, and tour the most emblematic streets and avenues while contemplating the most important buildings and monuments such as the Sagrada Familia, the Pedrera or the Casa Batlló. Enjoy the best hop on hop off service in Barcelona and learn about the best kept secrets of this fascinating city with the Tourist Bus audio guide.


The Bus Turístic is the official tourist bus of Barcelona and is part of City Sightseeing ©, world leader in tourist buses. It has two routes: the Blue Route and the Red Route (until 2022 there was a third route, the green one, which has stopped working). The two routes add up to a total 34 stops and with 1 ticket you can use the buses on both routes. Four of the stops allow you to connect with the other routes. During the two routes and thanks to the hop on-hop off system, you can get on and off whenever you want, so after having visited a place of interest, you can get on again and follow the route with the same ticket.

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The tourist bus will allow you to discover Barcelona and explore the most important places of interest.

Characteristics of the service and buses

  • Double-decker bus. The upper deck is uncovered although it can be covered if necessary.
  • Audio guide in 16 languages.
  • Free WIFI.
  • Official tour guides on board.
  • The buses are adapted for people with reduced mobility and for people with hearing loss.
  • Map of the city and guide in different languages.
  • Discounts to enjoy leisure activities, museums, restaurants and shops.

The Tourist Bus and the Barcelona Pass

Keep in mind that the Tourist Bus is included in the Barcelona Pass, a card that will also allow you to visit two of the most important monuments in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia and the Park Güell.

Routes of the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and stops

Red Route

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Barcelona

The red route also starts in the center of Barcelona, ​​but a little further up from Plaça Catalunya. As in the blue route, the most important buildings of modernism will also be waiting for your photos, but when you reach the obelisk of Avinguda Diagonal, the tour bus will turn left to drive along that avenue also full of modernist and modern buildings that house haute couture and jewelry stores, shopping centers such as L'Illa and El Corte Ingles, private clinics and companies of the financial sector. In the Plaça Francesc Macià the route will go south to reach the Plaça Espanya from where the bus will go up to Montjuïc, the Olympic Mountain home to several important museums such as the Miró Foundation, temporary exhibition centers such as CaixaForum, gardens, parks and places of tourist interest like the Poble Espanyol and the Magic Fountain. And do not forget the views, from Montjuïc you will enjoy many beautiful views of Barcelona. Then the Tourist Bus will leave Montjuïc, skimming the sea, and you will see the port, the statue of Columbus, La Rambla, it will enter the Maremagnum area, with its shops and restaurants and the L'Aquarium. The route will continue along the coast and will pass next to the Barceloneta neighborhood and the Parc de la Ciutadella that houses the Zoo, fountains, ponds and unique buildings. And finally, climb to the center with a stop in the Gothic Quarter, very close to the Picasso Museum. The old Barcelona at your feet.


  1. Casa Batlló – Fundació Antoni Tàpies
  2. Passeig de Gràcia – La Pedrera
  3. Francesc Macià – Diagonal
  4. Estació de Sants
  5. Plaça d'Espanya
  6. CaixaForum – Pavelló Mies Van der Rohe
  7. Poble Espanyol
  8. MNAC
  9. Anella Olímpica
  10. Fundació Joan Miró
  11. Telefèric de Montjuïc
  12. Miramar – Jardins Costa i Llobera
  13. World Trade Center
  14. Colom – Museu Marítim
  15. Port Vell
  16. Museu d’Història de Catalunya
  17. Port Olímpic - Zoo
  18. Glòries
  19. Arc de Triomf - Barcelona Nord
  20. Plaça Catalunya

Blue Route

The blue route starts in the city centre of Barcelona: Plaça Catalunya Catalunya Square). The buses on this route will take you to the upper part of the city where you can visit the FC Barcelona stadium, the Camp Nou, the Royal Palace and the Pedralbes Monastery. Much earlier, the Tourist Bus will have passed the Passeig de Gràcia and your head will have turned from right to left to contemplate the most important buildings of Modernism, the essence of Barcelona architecture at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th; we refer to La Pedrera or Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller and Casa Lleó Morera. And continuing with modernism, the Blue Route will take you to the great works of modernist style: Park Güell and the great icon of Barcelona, ​​the Sagrada Familia. But that is not all. This bus will cross the Gràcia district where the neighborhood of the same name is located. If you have time, wander through its streets and take something in one of its squares.


  1. Plaça de Catalunya
  2. Casa Batlló – Fundació Antoni Tàpies
  3. Passeig de Gràcia – La Pedrera
  4. Sagrada Família
  5. Sant Pau Recinte Modernista
  6. Park Güell
  7. Tramvia Blau – Tibidabo
  8. Sarrià
  9. Monestir de Pedralbes
  10. Palau Reial – Pavellons Güell
  11. Futbol Club Barcelona
  12. Diagonal - Les Corts
  13. Francesc Macià - Diagonal
  14. Eixample

Connection stops between routes

Blue and Red route

  • Plaza de Catalunya
  • Casa Batlló – Fundación Antoni Tàpies
  • Passeig de Gràcia La Pedrera
  • Francesc Macià – Diagonal

Tourist Bus timetable and operating days


The Tourist Bus runs every day of the year except December 25 and January 1.


  • Winter hours: from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Summer hours: from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The service starts between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at most stops and the last buses leave at 7:00 p.m. in winter and 8:00 p.m. in summer.

Duration and frequency of the journey

The frequency of the Tourist Bus service is between 5 and 25 minutes. The journey of the blue and red routes is approximately 2 hours and that of the green route is 40 minutes.

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Dear Sir/madam,
We are planning our trip to Barcelona in July, but we are not sure about specific days. My question is if it is necessary to by ticket for tourisr bus in advance, or we can buy it 2-3 days before, or even directly in bus.
Thanks and best regards!

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 08:58
Milan Jeremic (not verified)

Hello Milan,

If you buy the tickets online you can get the discount and you can change the dates after the pucrchase. You can also can buy the tickets in the bus, in the Tourist Service Points of Turisme de Barcelona, newsstands, bookshops and hotels. In all those cases, without the possible discounts.

Best wishes from Barcelona,

Mon, 27/06/2022 - 07:59

In reply to by Milan Jeremic (not verified)

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