Public transport Barcelona:
Travel cards & tickets
Overview and prices (2023)

Whether single ticket, 10 journey tickets (T-Casual) or travel card “Hola BCN” – here you will find current pricing & information. This will help you, to find the right ticket for your stay in Barcelona in a quick and easy way.

With our tips on finding & buying the right ticket for your purposes, you save time & money during your Barcelona trip.


The entire public transport in Barcelona is organized in one fare system of the “Autoritat del Transport Metropolità” (ATM). In this guide, you will find the most important tickets for visitors and tourists.
In order to keep this website clear, tickets for a longer stay, such as monthly passes, annual passes etc. have not been included in this list.

1) Single Ticket

single ticket If you want to use the public transport occasionally

The classic single ticket is the right ticket for you, if you want to use the public transport rarely. With the single ticket, you can e.g. take a ride on a TMB city bus or use the metro. The current price (2023) for the single ticket is EUR 2.40. You can buy it at the ticket vending machines.

attentionSpecific regulations of the single ticket in Barcelona:

– A single ticket entitles you NOT to ride on the Metro from/to the airport. For this ride you need an extra ticket “airport ticket” which cost 4.60 euros (one way) or 10.30 euros (round trip).

Therefore, a lot of visitors buy the cheap day ticket “Hola BCN” (details see below). This ticket includes metro service between the city center and the airport. In addition, it offers unlimited travel in all Barcelona’s public transport services for the period of validity (2-5 days).

– Bus, metro and tram have different single tickets, which might be invalid in the other transport system. With the 10-tickets “T-10” or the travel card “Hola BCN” you can easily bypass this problem.

2) Travel card “Hola BCN!” for 2–5 days:
cheap & easy to use

Unlimited journeys on bus, metro, tram, commuter train + metro ride to / from airport

Hola BCN! ticket

The travel card “Hola Barcelona” is very popular among visitors of the city, because it’s simple and comfortable to use. You don’t have to deal with the fare and ticketing systems of the 5 transport companies in Barcelona.

One ticket, several names:

Until 2019 this ticket was called “Hola BCN!”. Now there is a new name: “Hola Barcelona Travel Card”. Apart from the name and the design of the cards, nothing has changed.

One ticket for almost all local transport:

The “Hola BCN” card offers you unlimited journeys using the metro (subway), city buses (TMB), tram, regional railway (Rodalies de Catalunya, Zone 1), urban railway (FGC, zone 1) and the funicular railway (Funicular de Montjuïc).

“Hola BCN” card includes metro service travel between city center and the airport

Hola Barcelona Airport El Prat MetroSince february 2016, the Barcelona “El Prat” airport is connected to the metro network. With the “Hola BCN” travel card you can also do the airport transfer without any extra charge or additional ticket. So you don’t have to pay the 10.30 euros for the extra metro airport ticket (round trip).
Tegular “single tickets” or 10-tickets “T-Casual” are not valid for this ride!

Fares and prices of the “Hola BCN” travel card (2023):

2 days: 16.40 euros
3 days: 23.80 euros
4 days: 31 euros
5 days: 38.20 euros

You can buy the “Hola BCN” card before departure via this website. This may save time and stress.

Buying the “Hola BCN” card – is it worth it?

If you buy a „Hola BCN“ travel card with a validity of 5 days you pay in effect EUR 7,60 per day for it.
For this little money the card offers you unlimited travel on the public transport in Barcelona.
It’s hard to find another major city in Europe, which offers a day ticket for this price. And the card even includes the metro airport line – so you save the 10.30 euros for the extra “airport ticket”.
By the way, you don’t have to deal with the complicated fare system or queues in front of the ticket vending machines.

Save yourself  time and stress, by buying the “Hola BCN“ travel card online

insider tip

Here you can buy the “Hola BCN” card online

Your benefits of online purchasing:

– You will not waste your holiday time in queues in front of the ticket vending machines.

– After a long flight, you don’t have to deal with fare systems and ticket purchase. You have already the right ticket to take the metro or RENFE train from the airport to downtown Barcelona and back.

“Hola BCN!” Card – FAQ

If I buy a 3 day pass, does it cover a full 72 hours from when I buy it?
You can start using your Hola BCN! card at any time of day and get all the advantages of unlimited travel over 48 (2 day card), 72 (3 day card), 96 (4 day card) or 120 hours (5 day card) as of the first use (validation).

Is there a discount for children or a child ticket for the “Hola BCN Travel card”?
Children under four are not required to have a ticket. They travel free. Older children need a standard Hola BCN! card.

You can find more information about the HolaBCN Card here

3) Barcelona Card: free travel on public transport + discount card for sightseeing

Ideal ticket for visitors, who want to discover the attractions of the city

Barcelona Card 2017With the “Barcelona Card” you can discover many of Barcelona’s cultural and leisure activities free or at a reduced price. It is a combination of a day ticket for local transport plus a discount card for entrance fees.
You can travel on public transport unlimited and free (even the metro line to and from the airport). You can save money with more than 80 discounts and time with skip the line entry at some attractions.

The Barcelona Card is issued by the official tourist office of the City of Barcelona and offers more than 85 advantages:

  • Free or reduced admission for museums, aquarium, zoo…
  • Skip the line entry for some attractions
  • Free or reduced admission for events or tours (with guide) through the city
  • Unlimited and free travel on public transport: city bus, metro (also airport route), tram, Renfe – trains (suburban train, zone 1), FGC-Bahn (suburban train, zone 1) – comparable to the “Hola BCN Card” see above
  • For kids, aged 4 to 12, there’s the Barcelona Card Kids, which gives you all the advantages of the Barcelona Card for a significantly reduced price.

Buying the “Barcelona Card” card – is it worth it?

Since the Barcelona Card contains numerous advantages for sightseeing & more, it is of course more expensive than the pure public transport card “Hola BCN”. But if you plan to visit some sights, the “Barcleona Card” can save time and money.

The “Barcelona Card” is available for 72h, 96h or 120h (3, 4 or 5 consecutive days)

With the “Barcelona Card” you also have preferential admission to some sights (skip the line). This saves you queuing at the entrance.

Prices for the Barcelona Card (2023):

3 days: 53 euros / 30 euros  (adults / kids)
4 days: 63 euros / 40 euros  (adults / kids)
5 days: 75 euros / 45 euros  (adults / kids)

Save yourself  time and stress, by buying the “Barcelona Card“ online – without extra any extra charge

insider tip

Here you can buy the “Barcelona Card” online before departure – without any extra charge . On this page you will also find more information about the discounts.

After a long flight, you don’t have to deal with fare systems and ticket vending machines. You have already the right ticket to take the metro from the airport to downtown Barcelona and back.

4) 10 journey ticket “T-Casual” former “ATM T-10”

Cheaper than a single ticket – airport transfer is not possible

atm10_10journeyThe 10 journey card “T-10” will no longer be available from 2020. It is now called “T-Casual”. It is valid for 10 journeys from 1 to 6 zones by metro, tram, suburban train (Rodalies) or bus.

The “T-Casual” card is suitable for you, if you have a longer stay in Barcelona with a rare use of the public transport.

A ride with this ticket is cheaper than by a “single ticket”. The ticket “T-Casual” currently costs (2023):

  • for one zone 11.35 euros
  •  for 2 zones 22.40 Euros

It is available at the ticket vending machines and can’t be purchased online.

Specific regulations of the “T-Casual” ticket:

  • The 10-ticket “T-Casual” does not include the metro ride to or from the airport. An extra ticket (airport ticket – EUR 10.30 round trip) is necessary.
    That is why many visitors buy the favourable day ticket “Hola BCN” (see above). This allows you to travel from and to the airport and use the Barcelona public transport for the chosen validity period (2-5 days).
  • With a “T-Casual” 1-zone ticket, you have 75 minutes between the first and last validation when changing lines or mode of transport.
  • The simultaneous use of the “T-Casual” card by several persons is not permitted. This was still possible with the “T-10” card, which is no longer available.

5) Group ticket for travel groups or school classes

A special group ticket for travel groups or school classes etc. does not exist. Many travel groups therefore use the HolaBCN ticket.

With this ticket you can use the local transport cheap and unlimited (including the airport transfer by metro). Each group member gets his own card. So someone from your travel group can also undertake an individual journey.

In addition, you can order this ticket online before departure at no extra charge via this website. So you don’t have to deal with a large amount of money at the machine while your group is waiting impatiently. When buying online, you will get an invoice for all tickets, which makes it easier to cash up a group trip.

Tickets for public transport in Barcelona: There is a wide range to choose from. Finding out before you travel saves time and money.

6) Overview: tickets & prices (2023)

7) Barcelona urban transport zones

For how many zones do I have to buy my ticket? The ticket price depends on how many zones you want to cross. A ticket must always be purchased according to the number of zones that the passenger travels through. A maximum of 6 zones can be paid for.

Most tourists stay in Zone 1

Almost 300 municipalities are involved in Barcelona’s local transport system. That’s why the area is huge. Most of the tourist attractions and the center of the Barcelona region are in Zone 1.

Download: Map of public transport zones in Barcelona

Corona / Covid-19: What are the rules for public transport in Barcelona?

Corona Virus Covid 19 Local Transport MetroSpain and Catalonia have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.Therefore, these are some of the rules that apply on the Barcelona Metro and buses:

  • Masks are compulsory on Barcelona public transport. The mask must always cover the mouth and nose and must not be removed for talking or eating/drinking.
  • Use of public transport is prohibited under all circumstances if you have been diagnosed with coronavirus or if you have symptoms of Covid-19 disease.
  • Avoid talking on public transport.
  • Use transport outside peak hours if possible.
  • Leave enough space between you and other passengers when validating tickets and at access controls.
  • Spread out as much as possible on metro trains and buses.

Rules and the danger situation in Barcelona can change quickly.
Always follow information from official sources, e.g. the current country-specific travel advice from your authorities.
The decision to start a journey and the behaviour on site is your sole responsibility. We cannot accept any liability or guarantee for possible damage.

Do not use information from this website as a basis for health-related decisions. Always consult a doctor if you have any health questions.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ 2023

A single ticket for the bus, tram or metro will cost €2.40 in 2023.

Many visitors to the city prefer to buy the “Hola Barcelona Travel Ticket” day pass. It is cheap and pays for itself with just a few trips. In addition, the airport transfer by metro is also free with this card.

You can find more information in our online travel guide.

The day pass “HolaBCN!” costs 2023:

2 days / 48h validity: €16.40
3 days / 72h validity: €23.80
4 days / 96h validity: €31
5 days / 120h validity: €38.20

With the “Hola BCN” card you can use the metro (subway, incl. airport transfer), the city buses, the streetcar (Tram), the suburban train (Rodalies, zone 1), the suburban trains (FGC, zone 1) and the funicular (Funicular de Montjuïc) unlimited over the validity period (2, 3, 4 or 5 days).

You can buy the day pass online before your trip. This saves time and stress in Barcelona. More information about this in our travel guide.

The 10-trip card for local transport in Barcelona is called “T-Casual”. It costs 11.35 euros for one zone in 2023 and 22.40 euros for 2 zones. It does NOT entitle you to take the metro to and from the airport.

More information about this, but also alternatives like a day pass, can be found in our travel guide. 

There is no special group ticket for travel groups or school classes in Barcelona. Therefore, many travel groups use the HolaBCN day ticket.

It is uncomplicated to use, as it allows you to use local transport cheaply and without limits (including the airport transfer by metro).

The last comment and 2 other comment(s) need to be approved.
35 replies
  1. Walter Chan
    Walter Chan says:

    If I bought the 3 or 4 days pass on line:
    1) can I pay with a Euro credit card by a French bank;
    2) where do I pick up the card on arrival in Barcelona.

    • says:

      Dear Walter,

      thank you for your post. If you decide to book online a “Hola BCN!” card, you don’t book it via our website. We just show with our link, that you can book it at, Europe’s leading company for booking tourist guides, tours and tickets. So you have the standards and service of a big company. Nevertheless we want to answer your question.
      1) Yes, you can pay by credit card or PayPal.
      2) After booking, you receive a voucher via email. Your voucher must be printed and exchanged at the Barcelona Tourism Office located at Plaça Catalunya, 17 or at any other tourist information point. There are also tourist information points at the Barcelona ElPrat Airport (terminals 1 and 2). So you can easy get yout ticket and use the metro, to get e.g. to the city center.

  2. Julia Barber
    Julia Barber says:

    Hello, we travel to Barcelona on the 4/1/17 and our party is 2 adults and a child. Is there a child price or is it just a flat one price for all? We would want the Hola BCN 4

    • says:

      Hello Julia,
      thank your for your question. Here the official terms of use of tickets :”Children under four are not required to have a ticket. All other passengers must have a valid, suitable and validated ticket.” There is no special HolaBCN! ticket for children older than 4 years. That means:
      If your child is under four you don’t need a ticket, if your child is 4 years and older you need a standard HolaBCN! ticket.

  3. Bia
    Bia says:

    Hi!With the Hola BCN card can I take the metro from and towards the airport?Or I can take the metro just one time from the airport?Thank you!

    • says:

      Dear Bia,
      If your HolaBCN! Card is still valid, you can use it to travel from AND to the airport.

    • says:

      Dear Darek,
      the HolaBCN! card, allows you make as many journeys as you like in the whole metro network.

  4. Kanthabhabha
    Kanthabhabha says:

    Hello Let me know any discount is available for the entrance at attraction tourist spots by buying HolaBCN card

    • says:


      The HolaBCN! card offers no discounts to museums or attractions. It is a ticket for public transport.

      But there are two City Passes, that offer free public transport, free admission to various museums and attractions and skip-the-line admission:

      Barcelona City Pass: Free public transport, free entrance to Gaudi’s masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia (Skip the line admission), free city tour, free harbor cruise, free admission to museums and attractions, and special discounts on sightseeing, shopping, eating, and drinking.

      Barcelona Card: Cheaper and minor offers than the Barcelona City Pass

      The links provide more information

    • says:

      Dear Naveen,
      the Hola BCN! card is a non-transferable travel card. One card can only be used by one person.

      Have a nice stay

  5. David
    David says:


    If i buy the hola bcn! Card online can i exhange the voucher in the AirPort? So we can use already from AirPort to centre of Barcelona? Many thanx

    • says:

      Dear David,

      Your voucher must be printed and exchanged at one of the 17 Barcelona Tourism Offices or other tourist information points. There are two at Barcelona airport (terminals 1 and 2). You can exchange your voucher direct at the BCN Airport and use the Metro from Airport to City Center with your HolaBCN Card. So you save the money for the standard Metro Airport Ticket (4.50 Euro one way).

  6. Chriss
    Chriss says:

    If we arrive at Barcelona Sants rail station, can we exchange the voucher at the train station to ride the bus or metro into the city?

    • says:


      there is a “Turisme de Barcelona tourist information point” direct at Barcelona Sants railway station. There you can exchange your voucher. Than you can use the Metro, city bus…
      Opening Times : daily, from 8am to 8pm.

  7. Robin Urquhart
    Robin Urquhart says:

    If I buy a 3 day pass does it cover a full 72 hours from when I buy it… or in other words…. if I buy it at 21.30 on Wednesday does it run out at 21.30 on Saturday?

    • says:

      Hello Robin,

      you can start using your Hola BCN! card at any time of day and get all the advantages of unlimited travel over 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours as of the first validation.

    • says:

      Hello Vania,

      thanks for your question. Hola BCN is a travel card for public transport (city bus, metro, commuter rail…).
      Private buses as “Hop on hop off buses” or aerobus is not included.

      Here you can find actual prices and information about hop on hop off bus tours in Barcelona. You can book these tours before departure without any extra charge. This may save time and stress.

      Hop on Hop off in Barcelona

      Have a nice trip

  8. Brendan Swords
    Brendan Swords says:

    If I buy a 2 day HolaBCN ticket and activate it on 14/11/2017 at 10.00 does the 2 day period stop on 16/11/2017 at 09.59 or does it stop at midnight on 15/11/2017?

    • says:

      Hello Brendan,

      a 48h HolaBCN ticket is valid for 48h after first validation. In your case from 14/11/2017 10.00 to 16/11/2017 09.59.

      Enjoy your trip.

  9. Cassey
    Cassey says:

    Thinking of purchasing the Hola BCN for 4 days for the F1 in May 2018, but am I correct in thinking that it will actually run out on the 4th day – which for us would be the Sunday at 2pm as we arriving on the prior Thursday around 2pm?

    • says:

      Hello Cassey,

      you can start using your Hola BCN! card at any time of day and get all the advantages of unlimited travel over 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours as of the first validation.

      If you buy a 4 day (96 hour card) on Thursday 2pm, it runs out following Monday 1.59pm, not Sunday as you wrote.

      Have a nice trip

  10. Emily
    Emily says:

    Hi, thinking of purchasing the Hola bcn card for 9 of us for hen do in June. We will arrive on the Friday at approx 12:15, and we fly home on the Monday at approx 13:00, would we need the 3 or 4 day card to cover us for the whole trip?
    Thanks in advance!

    • says:

      Hi Emily,

      your aircraft lands at 12.15? Due to waiting times, e.g. at the baggage claim, you will not enter the metro at Friday before 13.00.
      To depart Monday at 13:00, you must check in at the airport before 13:00. The 3 day Hola BCN! is valid for 72h as of the first validation. So from our point of view, the 3 day card is the right card for you.

      Enjoy your trip.

    • says:

      Hi Linda,

      The N17 Nitebus is operated by the private bus company Mohn. The Hola Barcelona travel card is NOT valid on this bus.

      Have fun in Barcelona

  11. Ken
    Ken says:

    I understand that a Hola BCN card includes a free roundtrip metro ride between the airport and city center. If I buy a 3-day Hola BCN card on Day 1 and leave Barcelona on Day 5, is my card still valid for a free return ride from city center to the airport?

    • says:

      Hi Ken,

      The period of use for the HolaBCN card begins with the first use and ends in your case 3 days later.

      Have fun in Barcelona

    • says:

      Hi David,
      Molins de Rei is in fare zone 2B. The Hola BCN ticket is not valid here.
      Have fun in Barcelona

  12. Aj
    Aj says:

    I would like to ask if I buy a HolaBCN 48 hours, can I use that from Granollers Centre to Barcelona city centre ? Are all the zones are covered in HolaBCN ?

    • says:

      Hello Aj,
      Granollers Center is in Zone 3 and is therefore outside the validity of the Hola BCN Travel Card.
      One-way tickets are probably the best alternative.
      Have fun in Barcelona


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *