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Hop-on Hop-off Bus

General Information

The Hop-on hop-off Bus of Barcelona is one of the most popular touristic attractions of the city, especially among first time visitors. This tour bus offers a great way to see almost all of the main attractions on your bucket list with predefined tours so you will not have to worry about planning. The Hop-on Hop-off bus gives you the freedom of visiting Barcelona at your own pace since you can easily hop-off at any site you like and when you are done you can hop back on to the next bus and continue your tour.

It is convenient, fun, educational, comfortable and perfect for any kind of traveler. The buses are equipped with air conditioner, a free audio guide available in 11 languages, free Wi-Fi and they are all wheelchair friendly (for additional information – Accessibility in Barcelona and Accessibility and the Hop-on Hop-off Bus).

What is the Hop-on Hop-off Barcelona Bus

The Hop-on hop-off Bus tour is a one or two day free-for-all that allows you to customize your sightseeing itinerary. Unlike a normal bus tour, the Barcelona touristic bus will not only pass by the main attractions of the city but it allows you to hop off at any stop you wish, visit the site and when you are done you can just hop on to the next bus with the same ticket, making this attraction a great mean of transportation between the different attractions. Your ticket gives you access to all three bus routes in Barcelona, with over 44 stops around the city that you can hop on and off freely (for additional information – Public Transportation in Barcelona and Attractions and Tours in Barcelona).

There are three separate routes available with connection stops between them. The Blue route will take you to all the must-see attractions like Sagrada Família, Park Güell or Barcelona Football Club. The Red route covers the center of Barcelona with stops at popular attractions such as Plaça de Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia, Gothic Quarter and the Montjuïc Cable Car. Both the Blue and the Red route are available all year long and they last around two hours each. The Green route takes you around the beach area of the Catalan city. This route is only available from March to November and it last around 40 minutes. The main attractions you can hop-off at are Olympic Port, Platja del Bogatell and Poblenou.  

When you hop-on one of the red buses you will be provided with a pair of disposable headphones, a map of the routes and stops and coupons for some attractions. The audio-guide is available in 11 different languages and it is synced to the attractions you are passing by. You can also download the official app to make sure you do not miss any of the stops.

Advantages of the Hop-on Hop-off Barcelona Bus

With the freedom that the Hop-on hop-off bus tour gives you, you can experience Barcelona at your own pace, not having to worry about means of public transportation from one attraction to another. The two-story buses are modern, clean, and very comfortable. Any time of year, you will be able to enjoy the transit with air-conditioning in the hot summers and heating in the cold winters. The buses are provided with an audio guide telling you about Barcelona’s history, culture, architecture, and more, available in 11 languages. You can hop off any time to explore the attractions by foot and then hop back on when you are ready to see something else. Free Wi-Fi access is also included as well as a free pair of headphones.  

You can choose to purchase a one day ticket if you want to only see the attraction from the comfort of your seat, or you can purchase a 2 day ticket and hop-off to get a closer look at your favourite attractions.  

The busses are adapted for wheelchairs and have a ramp for people with mobility problems to easily get on the bus, as well a special area on the lower deck for wheelchairs.

Traveling by the Hop-on hop-off bus tour will unlock special discounts on attraction entrance fees, at shops, and at restaurants around Barcelona, so make sure you check the coupons you got.  

Tips and Recommendations


  • The tour is perfect for families with children, seniors, and tourists spending just a few days in Barcelona, because it is an easy way to see a lot of Barcelona. There are special discounted rates for children between the age of 4-12 old, and children under the age of 4 can travel free of charge (for additional information – Kids and Families in Barcelona and Hop-on Hop-off Bus for Kids and Families).
  • The tour is great for seeing the city but it is not recommended as a means of transportation. It is recommended to purchase Barcelona Card so that you can use the public transportation, which is a lot faster and much cheaper (for additional information – Hop-on Hop-off Bus as Means of Transportation).
  • It is best to buy tickets via the internet especially during the summer because you will be able to choose any station to start your tour from and simply hop on the bus. The prices do not differ online versus at the station’s ticket office (for additional information – Why purchase it online? and Where to Purchase Tickets).
  • If you purchase your ticket online you need to print it and show the driver the printed ticket that was sent to your email (for additional information – Printing the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket).
  • There is an informational app you can download onto your smartphone so that you can see a map of all the different bus stops where you can hop on and off, making it very easy to navigate so you do not waste any time. The buses have free Wi-Fi making it very easy to download and use the app.
  • The official operation hours are between 9:00-19:00 in the winter, and 9:00-20:00 during the summer. In addition the Green route operates only between March and November.
  • Holders of Barcelona Pass and iVenture Card Barcelona you can use the hop-on hop-off buses for free. If you are planning to get around with the Red buses make sure you check what other benefits these two cards offer and if it is worth purchasing them.
  • There is a discount if you purchase the 2 day ticket so make sure you check the prices and see which one offers most advantages for you.
  • This attraction is recommended for the ones traveling to Barcelona with kids, it is very popular among families (for additional information – Kids and Families in Barcelona).

  • This attraction is suitable also for people with disabilities who travel to Barcelona, it is fully accessible and wheelchair-friendly (for additional information – Accessibility in Barcelona).

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