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.