Bus Tours of Barcelona

We may be biased here at Free Tours by Foot, but we’re partial to walking tours of Barcelona. However, bus tours offer a great way to get further afield and see more in a short period of time. Sometimes bus tours seem too expensive for a budget traveller or not detailed enough for a seasoned one, but we have some recommendations of the best bus tours in Barcelona.

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Traditional bus tours are the hop on, hop off variety where you are able to exit the bus at a particular stop and pick up another bus when you’re finished. While the guide doesn’t come with you when you get off the bus, you should be able to get a good feel for the site from the commentary on the way. It is also a great way to get around an unfamiliar city and have direct access to the tourist sites – these are not always near public transportation stops.

Best Bus Tours in Barcelona

City Sightseeing Barcelona

City Sightseeing is an international company and you’ll find their buses in many major cities. In Barcelona, the Hop on Hop Off Barcelona Bus tour includes three routes, 33 stops and is available in 18 languages!

From Roman ruins to Gaudi, the open top double-decker hop on hop off bus will take you through Barcelona with over thirty stops. It is very well rated with most of the reviews leaving positive feedback. It is a favorite for a highlight tour of the city as a whole.

  • Hours: 9am-8pm Daily (except 01 Jan and 25 December)
  • Frequency: 5-25 minutes
  • Costs:
    • 1 Day Ticket: $32 Adults / $18 Kids (4-12) / $27.50 Seniors
    • 2 Day Ticket: $44.50 Adults / $22.50 Kids (4-12) / $38.50 Seniors
  • Fine Print: Tickets are valid for 3 months, so you can use them anytime within that time frame. Once you start your first trip, based on whether you purchased 1 or 2 day tickets, you must ride on consecutive days. Your first day ends at the end of business hours.
  • Purchase Your Tickets Here

Barcelona City Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off Bus Map

Red Line

  • Plaça de Catalunya
  • Casa Batlló – Fundació Antoni Tàpies
  • Passeig de Gràcia – La Pedrera
  • Francesc Macià – Diagonal
  • Estació de Sants
  • Creu Coberta
  • Plaça d’Espanya
  • Caixa Fòrum – Pavelló Mies van der Rohe
  • Poble Espanyol
  • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
  • Anella Olímpica
  • Fundació Joan Miró
  • Telefèric de Montjuïc
  • Miramar – Jardins Costa i Llobera
  • World Trade Center
  • Colom – Museu Marítim
  • Port Vell
  • Museu d’Història de Catalunya
  • Port Olímpic
  • Zoo
  • Pla de Palau – Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Barri Gòtic

Blue Line

  • Plaça de Catalunya
  • Casa Batlló – Fundació Antoni Tàpies
  • Passeig de Gràcia – La Pedrera
  • Sagrada Família
  • Gràcia
  • Park Güell – NOTE: the bus stop isn’t actually at park Guell, but rather about 15-20 minute walk, uphill.
  • Tramvia Blau – Tibidabo
  • Sarrià
  • Monestir de Pedralbes
  • Palau Reial – Pavellons Güell
  • Futbol Club Barcelona
  • Diagonal Les Corts
  • Francesc Macià – Diagonal

Green Line Seasonal (18 Mar-1 Nov)

  • Port Olímpic
  • Platja del Bogatell – Cementiri del Poblenou
  • Poblenou
  • Parc Diagonal Mar (direcció Centre)
  • Fòrum

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Barcelona Guide Bureau Bus Tours

Barcelona Guide Bureau is run by professional, licensed guides who provide a unique bus experience in Barcelona. With over 10 different tour options you can see the highlights to focus on a specific theme during your tour of the city. They are the number 01 rated Bus  Tour of Barcelona on TripAdvisor.

The specialty tours allow you to skip the lines and enter some of the sites (entrance fee included in booking price) with your own guide.

  • All tours are in English
  • The coaches hold a maximum of 48 passengers. Each coach is equipped with air conditioning, reclining seats, a high quality sound system, and panoramic windows.
  • Cancellation Policy: 24 hours Notice for a full refund.

Barcelona Guide Bureau Bus Tour Options:

  • All Barcelona Highlights Tour: 10am or 12pm / 5 hours / €64
  • Gaudi  Tour: 9am / 3.5 hours / €68
  • Montserrat & Codorniu Wine Cellars: 830am / 6.5 hours / €69
  • Barcelona Shopping & Sensation: Fridays 330pm / 3 hours €25
  • Dali Museum Tour by High Speed Train: Tues, Thurs, Sat 730am / 6 hours / €98
  • Picasso Museum & Gothic Quarter Tour: 9am / 2.5 hours / €29
  • Gaudi & The Sagrada Familia Tour: 10am or 315pm / 2.5 hours / €44
  • Montserrat Tour: 3pm / 4 hours / €49
  • Magic Fountain Night Tour: Thurs, Sat 8pm / 2.5 hours / €30
  • Dali Museum & Girona Tour: Tues, Thur, Sat 730am / 10 hours / €140
  • Montjuic Panorama Tour: 1230pm / 2.5 hours / €33

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Barcelona City Tour

Barcelona City Tours has two routes, The East Route which visits Gothic Quarter, the Aquarium, the seafront, Agbar Tower, the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell and the West Route, the Rambla, the cruise-ship terminal, Montjuic Mountain, the Plaza de España and the Camp Nou Stadium.

The buses provide free WiFi, sliding covers for rainy days, and is wheelchair accessible.

  • Hours: 9am-8pm Daily
  • Frequency: 5-25 minutes
  • Costs:
    • 1 Day Ticket: $28 Adults / $16 Kids (4-12) / $24 Seniors (65+)
    • 2 Day Ticket: $39 Adults / $20 Kids (4-12) / $34 Seniors (65+)
    • Attractions Passes are also available.
  • Fine Print: Once you start your first trip, based on whether you purchased 1 or 2 day tickets, you must ride on consecutive days. Your first day ends at the end of business hours.

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