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Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus

The Classic: City Tour in Barcelona with an open Double-Decker Bus


Hop on and off at countless bus stations as you please. You will get to know the sights of Barcelona while you relax and enjoy the sun.

The double-decker Bus Turístic and Gray Line buses are some of the most comfortable and, in our opinion, a very nice way to see the city.

We recommend getting an overview of the city at the beginning of your stay. The double-decker buses are perfect for this.

Hop on hop off buses - two bus companies

The Bus Turístic is the official bus operator of the city of Barcelona or the tourism agency. Grayline's red buses are privately operated.

Bus Turístic

Hop-On/Hop-Off-Bustour

  • Audioguide in following languages: English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Dutch, Russian, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Norwegian, Turkish, Finnish, Arabic, Hebrew
  • Ticket valid on all two lines
  • Bus ticket for one or two consecutive days
  • You will receive a detailed route map with the stops on the bus
  • Operating hours: 09:00 - 19:00 (last start at Plaça Catalunya)
    no service on 25 Dec. and 1 Jan.
  • Duration: each line about 120 minutes, if you don't hop off, buses start every 20-30 minutes
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Coupons with many discounts (on the bus) for sights, restaurants and shops
  • Lower deck is wheelchair accessible
Grayline Bus (red buses)

Hop-On/Hop-Off-city tour 1 or 2 days

  • Audioguide in following languages: English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Dutch, Russian, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Norwegian, Turkish, Finnish, Arabic, Hebrew
  • Ticket valid on all two lines
  • Bus ticket for one or two consecutive days
  • 36 stops, you can switch between routes at 4 stops
  • Free wifi on board
  • Operating tmes: Summer: 9:00 to 20:00, winter: 9:00 to 19:00
    No service on 25 Dec. and 1 Jan.
  • Duration: East route and West route approx. 120 minutes, if you don't get off
  • Vouchers for attractions, restaurants and shops
  • Lower deck is wheelchair accessible

The exact times can be found on the notice board on the buses. The buses run every 5-25 minutes, depending on the season and occupancy.


Both companies operate two lines each, Bus Turístic the Red and the Blue line, Grayline the East route and the West route.

You can book tickets for one or two days and the tickets are valid for all lines of a bus compay. So you can switch between lines whenever you want. However, a ticket is not valid on the buses of the other company.

Hop-on Hop-off bus stops

Bus Turístic bus stops

Red Line

  1. Plaça de Catalunya *
  2. Casa Batlló - Fun. Antoni Tàpies *
  3. Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera *
  4. Francesc Macià - Diagonal *
  5. Estació de Sants
  6. Creu Coberta
  7. Plaça d'Espanya
  8. Caixa Fòrum - Pav. Mies v. d. Rohe
  9. Poble Espanyol
  10. MNAC
  11. Anella Olímpica
  12. Fundació Joan Miró
  13. Telefèric de Montjuïc - Umstieg zur Seilbahn
  14. Miramar-Jardins Costa i Llobera
  15. World Trade Center
  16. Colom - Museu Maritim
  17. Port Vell
  18. Museu d'Historia de Catalunya
  19. Port Olímpic
  20. Zoo
  21. Pla de Palau - Ciutadella Park
  22. Barri Gòtic

Blue Line

  1. Plaça de Catalunya *
  2. Casa Batlló - Fun. Antoni Tàpies *
  3. Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera *
  4. Sagrada Família
  5. Hospital Sant Pau
  6. Park Güell
  7. Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo
  8. Sarrià
  9. Monestir de Pedralbes
  10. Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell
  11. Futbol-Club Barcelona
  12. Diagonale Les Corts
  13. Francesc Macià – Diagonal *
  14. MACBA - CCCB

* Possibility to switch between the lines

Route map to download

Bus stops of Grayline Bus (red buses)

East Route

  1. Plaça de Catalunya *
  2. La Catedral im Barrio Gótico
  3. Port Vell
  4. Museu d'Història de Catalunya
  5. Stadtviertel La Barceloneta
  6. Port Olímpic
  7. Platja del Bogatell ** (Strand)
  8. Nova Mar Bella ** (Strand)
  9. Forum **
  10. Sagrada Familia
  11. Hospital Sant Pau
  12. Parc Güell
  13. Tibidabo
  14. La Pedrera *
  15. Casa Batlló *
  16. Torre Glòries

(**) Winter Tour (2 November to 25 March): The stops will be replaced by the Ciutadella Zoo and the Teatre Nacional-Auditori.

West Route

  1. Plaça de Catalunya *
  2. Arc de Triomf
  3. El Born- Ciutadella-Zoo
  4. Passeig de Colom
  5. World Trade Center
  6. Jardins de Miramar
  7. Fundació Joan Miró
  8. Anella Olímpica
  9. MNAC
  10. Poble Espanyol
  11. Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe
  12. Plaça d'Espanya
  13. Estació de Sants
  14. Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona)
  15. Plaça Pius XII - Palau Reial - Pavellons Guell - Monestir de Pedralbes
  16. L'illa diagonal
  17. Avinguda Diagonal
  18. La Pedrera *
  19. Casa Batlló *

* Possibility to switch between the lines


You will receive a detailed map with all stops, routes and sights directly on the buses.

How to use the Hop-on Hop-off buses?

Book the ticket here, print out the voucher or show it on your smartphone and you will receive the ticket on each of the buses.

You can easily hop on and off at any station. It is best to take a stop near your hotel, for example. The stops are located near the main attractions. On our sights pages we have always indicated the nearest Bus Turístic station.

You can also switch between lines at several stops, for example between the East and West routes.

In the bus you will receive a route plan and, if you wish, earphones for the audio guide. But you can also plug in your own headphones. The announcement tells you interesting things about the parts of the city you are driving through and about the sights where you are about to stop.

If you're particularly interested in a sight, simply disembark for a sightseeing tour. Or for a visit to a restaurant or a short walk. The buses run every 20-30 minutes and you can then simply get back on to continue your journey.

Which bus should I book?

Both bus operators offer almost identical services. The buses are clean and in perfect technical condition. Both buses take you to almost all sights. The prices for the 1 or 2-day tickets are the same and both offer earphones, a route plan with marked sights and bus stops.

Only the Bus Turístic stops at the "Telefèric de Montjuïc" station. If you want to take the cable car up the mountain and enjoy a great view - which we strongly recommend - then the Bus Turístic is a better choice. If you don't want to go up Montjuïc, you can skip this trip and the red Grayline bus is our recommendation.

Brief estimate of the time required: With a 1-day ticket you can travel through both lines once. You then have good time to look at 2-3 sights in peace.
It's more relaxed with the 2-day ticket. Here we recommend driving one line on one day and getting off there at the sights and the other route on the second day. Note: the 2-day tickets are valid for two consecutive calendar days.

Hop-on hop-off in winter and midsummer?

Both buses have two floors. The lower one is closed and there is no wind and it is also heated in winter if it is cold outside. Appropriately air-conditioned in midsummer.
If you prefer to sit upstairs: if it's too hot or it's raining, the roof closes from the back so you can sit in the shade.

The buses are therefore suitable for use all year round.

When is the Bus Turístic Ticket worthwhile?

The Bus Turístic is ideal for getting a quick overview. You will pass almost all of the main attractions of the city of Barcelona with the hop-on hop-off buses. With the overview you have gained, you can then plan the next few days and visit specific sights, e.g. with the Barcelona Card.

You can get on and off the train as often as you like at the stations. During the journey you can listen to the explanations of the audio guide and learn interesting information, on the upper deck of the buses you can enjoy the sun and lots of fresh air.

Book here tickets for the Hop-on Hop-off Bus

  • City-Touren, the red buses
  • Hop-on Hop-off: the Bus Turístic
  • Telefèric - take a detour to Montjuïc directly from the Bus Turístic