Updated Apr 21 2020
The Tramvia Blau (in English ‘Blue Tram’) owes its name to the colour of the tram of course, and it really is one of the most charming methods of travelling in Barcelona. The tramline was opened in 1901, together with the Funicular del Tibidabo, and although it has been remodelled to keep up with the times, it still retains its traditional appearance.
The Tramvia Blau is out of service since February 1, 2018 to carry out some reforms.
All about the vintage Tramvia Blau
The Tramvia Blau serves the same route today as it did when it opened over a hundred years ago, connecting the end of Line 7 of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) on the Avinguda del Tibidabo, to the Funicular del Tibidabo. However, for several years this route was extended, taking it all the way to Vallvidriera, but it then returned to its original route. The tram is used almost exclusively by Barcelona’s tourists as opposed to the locals, as it has been for some years now, although you will find the occasional family from Barcelona, taking advantage of it to help them up the hill towards Tibidabo.
The idea of the Tramvia Blau is to link you with the Funicular del Tibidabo, which takes you right to the top of the Mount Tibidabo, but if you don’t want to go that far then we recommend having a wander round Merbeyé, Mirabé or Mirablau, and the latter two are perfect locations to get a good view of the city.
Prices and timetables to get on the Vintage Blue Tram
€ PricesOne-way journey: 3.00€
Return journey: 4.70€
Despite being managed by the TMB public transport network, the Tramvia Blau doesn’t partake in the integrated transport system, so you will have to buy your ticket separately.
TimetableFrom 2nd January to 29th March: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 18:00.
From 30th March to 6th April: daily services between 10:00 and 19:30.
From 7th April to 19th June: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 19:30.
From 20th June to 13th September: daily services between 10:00 and 19:30.
From 14th September to 23rd October: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 19:30.
From 24th October to 31st December: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 18:00.
How to get there?
FGC: Avinguda Tibidabo stop (Line 7)
Barcelona tourist bus: Tramvia Blau stop – Tibidabo
Buses: Numbers 22, 58, 73, 75, 126, 131, 196 and V15.