How To Use Barcelona Metro & Getting Around the City

Barcelona city has lots of ways you can travel around: the Metro, sightseeing tour buses and (lest you forget) your own two feet!
The Metro is 100% our transport of choice but we've outlined all the travel possibilities in this video so you can up your own mind!

Here are some links to the link to the Barcelona Metro website:

Barcelona Bus Turistic:

and Barcelona City Tour:

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How do you get around in Barcelona? Well, other than using your legs, the name of the game in Barcelona is the Metro. We like the buses too but more on that later.

We definitely recommend the Metro. It’s cheap, it’s safe; you’ll get to see loads of the city and if you’re familiar with using the London Underground, the Metro will feel pretty similar. So here goes…

A single ticket costs €2.15 and this is good for one, single journey. But, if you plan on travelling a lot over the course of your holiday, consider buying a T-10 ticket. It’s really useful because it allows you ten journeys and each journey can take up to an hour and fifteen minutes and I think it allows you on the bus as well as the Metro. And you can use it between two people so I can go through the barriers and then pass it back to Siân-Amy and she can go through too.

What’s also great about the T-10 ticket it that you don’t have to use all of your ten journeys in one day, because that would be pretty tough to do. In fact, no matter when you buy your ticket, it will still be valid until the end of January the following year.

If for some reason you don’t like the idea of those, you can buy tickets that are for two-day travel, three-day travel, that sort of thing. But we have spoken with locals out there, we’ve done it for ourselves and, sorry, but the T-10 just wins hands down. And we realise that’s a lot of information to take in, but what it comes down to is…

The T-10 will be great for you if you’re going to be in Barcelona for a few days and if you plan on going around the city and seeing a tonne of sights. T-10 is the way forward. T-10 FTW. T-10!

That’s the Metro in Barcelona. It’s open until midnight Sunday to Thursday and then 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Next up, seeing the city from buses. Sightseeing tours work on a hop-on, hop-off basis. There are two main bus tour companies in Barcelona. You’ve got Barcelona Bus Touristic and Barcelona City Tour. Barcelona Bus Touristic claim to be the official Barcelona bus tour company and they have three major routes: red, green and blue.

The red route includes some of the Gaudì attractions, Port Olympic - where as the blue route takes you to some of the most popular tourist attractions like Sagrada Família; you’ll go up to Park Güell and FC Camp Nou. The green route is a seasonal route. It runs from April to November and includes the coastal views.

You can buy your tickets on the bus, although I think you’re less likely to get them if it’s going to be really busy. You can buy them in the tourist office or you can even buy them online before you go, if you want to be super organised, and then when you get on the bus they’ll swap them for real tickets.

You can do a walking tour of the city if you want to use your feet. Some of them you do have to pay for and some of them are free. They include tours of the Gaudí attractions; a tour of the old city; a tour of Barcelona at night time. Yeah, it’s really cool. Obviously, if you don’t want to pay though, you can just wander around yourself and find your own way around.

We’re going to recommend using your feet to keep it cheap or going on the Metro. Obviously both these things are affordable and easy and just great ways to see the city. Yep and now you know how to get around the city, have a look at our video on the top things to do while you’re here.

Thanks for watching. Bye! Bye!