Barcelona Metro
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Barcelona’s metro, opened in 1924 with one small section of the current Line 3 between Plaça de Catalunya and Lesseps, has continued to develop since, both in terms of the number of stops and indeed the number of lines that serve Barcelona. It is now one of the fastest and most reliable ways of getting across the city.

More information about Barcelona’s Metro

Now Barcelona’s metro lines, which are run by the TMB, cover the vast majority of the city, which means that they are used by both residents of Barcelona and tourists visiting the city.

Where to buy Metro tickets?

There are many places where you can buy the different metro tickets, and most people buy them in the automatic ticket machines that can be found in every metro station. Other locations include the TMB information points, kiosks, estancos (tobacconists shops that also sell stamps), and the stands in the streets that sell lottery tickets. The 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-day Hola BCN! metro tickets can also be bought online. You can buy your Barcelona Card in Barcelona’s Tourist Information Centres or online.

Buy your tickets online

Hola BCN

Hola BCN 2, 3, 4 and 5 days

Purchase

-5% online

Barcelona Turisme

Barcelona Card 4 days

Barcelona Card 3, 4 and 5 days

Purchase

-10% online

Barcelona Turisme

Barcelona Card Express

Barcelona Card Express (2 days)

Purchase

-10% online

Barcelona Turisme

Once you’ve bought your ticket or pass, you need to keep in mind that you will need to insert it when you enter each metro station. If you have bought a pass that allows integrated travel, you can use it on all of Barcelona’s public transport for 1 hour and 15 minutes from the first time you validated your ticket. It will count as one journey, but you still need to validate it on each method of transport that you use (bus, tram, FGC or Renfe).

TICKETS FOR OTHER PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Metro tickets are also valid on other forms of public transport in the city

Local buses + info

Tram

Zone 1 of the FGC and the Rodalies de Catalunya (RENFE).

Price of metro tickets in 2017

Although much more reasonably priced than the service in many other the European cities, during the past few years the price of metro tickets has risen significantly. It’s therefore important to buy the right ticket for your journey, and you may find that with the discounts available through the Hola BCN! or Barcelona Card you could save quite a lot of money.

TYPE OF TICKET TICKET PRICE IN 2017 INTEGRATED / NOT INTEGRATED
Single ticket €2.15 Not integrated
T-10 €9.95 Integrated
T-Dia €7.60 Integrated
T-50/30 €42.50 Integrated
T-Mes €52.75 Integrated
T-Trimestre €142.00 Integrated
T-Jove €105.00 Integrated
T-70/30 €59,50 Integrated
Hola BCN! 2 days €14.50 Unlimited journeys
Hola BCN! 3 days €21.20 Unlimited journeys
Hola BCN! 4 days €27.50 Unlimited journeys
Hola BCN! 5 days €33.70 Unlimited journeys
Barcelona Card 3-day adult €45.00 Unlimited journeys
Barcelona Card 3-day children €21.00 Unlimited journeys
Barcelona Card 4-day adult €55.00 Unlimited journeys
Barcelona Card 4-day children €27.00 Unlimited journeys
Barcelona Card 5-day adult €60.00 Unlimited journeys
Barcelona Card 5-day children €32.00 Unlimited journeys
ZONE 1
The price that is shown on the chart for the single ticket and the passes that begin with “T-“ is for journeys within Zone 1, which serves Barcelona’s city centre.

The Metro lines

Barcelona’s Metro has a total of 11 lines that run underground across much of the city. Below we have included a map that shows the different lines, and a chart that shows more information about each line. We should point out that Lines 6, 7 and 8 actually form part of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), and not of the Metro, but the tickets and transport passes are the same as for the Metro.

Line Color Origin and Destination Operator
L1 metro BarcelonaLine 1 Roja Hospital de Bellvitge – Fondo Logo metro BarcelonaTMB
L2 metro BarcelonaLine 2 Lila Paral·lel – Badalona Pompeu Fabra Logo metro BarcelonaTMB
L3 metro BarcelonaLine 3 Verde Zona Universitària – Trinitat Nova Logo metro BarcelonaTMB
L4 metro BarcelonaLine 4 Amarilla Trinitat Nova – La Pau Logo metro BarcelonaTMB
L5 metro BarcelonaLine 5 Azul oscuro Cornellà Centre – Vall d’Hebron Logo metro BarcelonaTMB
L6 metro BarcelonaLine 6 Violeta Barcelona Pl. Catalunya – Reina Elisenda Logo FGCFGC
L7 metro BarcelonaLine 7 Marrón Barcelona Pl. Catalunya – Av. Tibidabo Logo FGCFGC
L8 metro BarcelonaLine 8 Rosa Barcelona Pl. Catalunya – Molí Nou Ciutat Cooperativa Logo FGCFGC
L9 North metro BarcelonaLine 9 North Naranja La Sagrera – Can Zam Logo metro BarcelonaTMB
L9 South metro BarcelonaLine 9 South Naranja Zona Universitaria – Aeroport T1 Logo metro BarcelonaTMB
L10 metro BarcelonaLine 10 Azul claro La Sagrera – Gorg Logo metro BarcelonaTMB
L11 metro BarcelonaLine 11 Verde claro Trinitat Nova – Can Cuiàs Logo metro BarcelonaTMB

Barcelona metro map 2017

METRO TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT FROM THE CITY

From February 2016, with the extension of Line 9 of Barcelona’s Metro network, it’s now possible to travel by Metro from the city to both of the airport’s terminals. Unfortunately there’s not a direct line from the heart of the city centre to the airport and vice versa, so you’ll need to change lines to get to Plaça Catalunya and other central areas of the city

Price

The standard ticket isn’t valid on the airport service, so you’ll need to buy a special ticket that costs €4.50 per journey.

Journey time

Between Zona Universitaria and Terminal T1: 32 minutes
Between Zona Universitaria and Terminal T2: 27 minutes

Timetables

Barcelona’s metro timetable varies according to the day of the week, with the service being extended over the weekends, so that people can get around easily late at night.

DAY TIMETABLE
Monday-Thursday and public holidays From 05:00 to 24:00
Fridays and evenings before public holidays From 05:00 to 02:00
Saturdays From 05:00 in the morning, with service continuing throughout the night
New Year’s Eve From 05:00 in the morning, with service continuing throughout the night
The evening before 24th June (Sant Joan) From 05:00 in the morning, with service continuing throughout the night
The evening before 15th August (Assumption) From 05:00 in the morning, with service continuing throughout the night
The evening before 24th September (La Mercè) From 05:00 in the morning, with service continuing throughout the night
Sundays Service continuing until midnight
24th December From 05:00 until 23:00
THE FREQUENCY
The frequency varies from line to line, but there will be many more trains at rush hour, and fewer late at night.
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