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Which is Best Barcelona Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour? - Gray Line vs Bus Turistic

Overview of Barcelona Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour

A guided bus tour is a convenient way to see the sights of Barcelona. These are much easier to use than city public transport, and can help you work out the best things to see without hours of research!

There are two main options for bus tours in Barcelona, They both have similar service, vehicles and are both centered in Placa de Catalyuna. They have slightly different routes, so check out which you think suits you best. Also, the Bus Turistic offers a separate route in high season for Port Olympic.

Another factor that may guide your choice is that these tickets are both included in different city discount attraction passes. Buying one of these offer great value! Check out our guide to these passes.

City Gray Line Bus Tours

Turistic Bus Tours

What is it?

Barcelona City Tour is a hop on hop off sightseeing tour bus which runs in two routes- East Route and West Route. These red coloured buses stop at almost all the major attractions of Barcelona.

Buses offer free Wi-Fi access, maps and guides, an on-board attendant, and have modern buses with ergonomic seats, electric roofs. They are well adapted for people with limited mobility.

Barcelona Bus Turistic offers tourists to hop on and on hop unlimited times and let them plan a perfect itinerary. These are blue coloured buses which run in three routes- Red Line, Blue line, and Green Line.

The buses also offer free Wi-Fi access, information booklet, an on-board attendant, ergonomic seats, electric roofs. They are well adapted for people with limited mobility.

Ticket Cost

1 Day Ticket: €28Adult/ €16 Child/ €24 Senior/ Disabled

(Full loop)


2 Day Ticket: €39Adult/ €20 Child/ €34 Senior/ Disabled

(Full loop)

1 Day Ticket: €28Adult/ €16 Child/ €24 Senior

(Full loop)


2 Day Ticket: €39Adult/ €20 Child/ €34 Senior

(Full loop)

Ticket Validity

1/2 consecutive days

1/2 consecutive days

Routes and Time

1. East Route

First Tour: 9.00 A.M.

Last Tour: 7.00 P.M.


2. West Route

First Tour: 9.00 A.M.

Last Tour: 8.00 P.M.


1. Red Line

First Tour: 9.00 A.M.

Last Tour: 8.00 P.M.


2. Blue Line

First Tour: 9.00 A.M.

Last Tour: 8.00 P.M.


3. Green Line

First Tour: 9.00 A.M.

Last Tour: 8.00 P.M.

Tour Duration

East Route: 2 hour 40 minutes


West Route: 2 hour 40 minutes

Red Line: 2 hours (approx.)


Blue Line: 2 hours (approx.)


Green Line: 40 minutes (approx.)

Departure Point

East Route: Plaza de Catalunya


West Route: Plaza de Catalunya

Red Line: Plaza de Catalunya


Blue Line: Plaza de Catalunya


Green Line: Port Olimpic

Bus Stops/Attractions

East Route:


  1. Plaza Catalunya

  2. Catedral - G\F2tic

  3. Port Vell

  4. Museu d\92Hist\F2ria de Catalunya

  5. Barceloneta

  6. Port Ol\EDmpic

  7. Zoo \96 Poblenou (Platja del Bogatell in Summer)

  8. Teatre Nacional \96 Auditori (Platja del Bogatell in Summer)

  9. Gl\F2ries - Torre Agbar (La Nova Mar Bella in Summer)

  10. Sagrada Fam\EDlia

  11. Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

  12. Park G\FCell

  13. Tibidabo

  14. La Pedrera

  15. Casa Batll\F3


West Route:


  1. Plaza Catalunya

  2. Arc de Triomf

  3. El Born - Ciutadella - Zoo

  4. Passeig de Colom

  5. World Trade Center

  6. Jardins de Miramar

  7. Fundaci\F3 Joan Mir\F3

  8. Anella Ol\EDmpica

  9. MNAC

  10. Poble Espanyol

  11. CaixaForum - Pavell\F3 Mies van der Rohe

  12. Plaza d\92Espanya

  13. Estaci\F3 de Sants

  14. Camp Nou (FC Barcelona)

  15. Plaza Pius XII, Palau Reial i Monestir Pedralbes

  16. L\92Illa Diagonal

  17. Avinguda Diagonal

  18. La Pedrera

  19. Casa Batll\F3

Red Line


  1. Plaza de Catalunya

  2. Casa Batll\F3 - Fundaci\F3 Antoni T\E0pies

  3. Passeig de Gr\E0cia - La Pedrera

  4. Francesc Maci\E0 - Diagonal

  5. Estaci\F3 de Sants

  6. Creu Coberta

  7. Plaza d'Espanya

  8. Caixa F\F2rum - Pavell\F3 Mies van der Rohe

  9. Poble Espanyol

  10. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

  11. Anella Ol\EDmpica

  12. Fundaci\F3 Joan Mir\F3

  13. Telef\E8ric de Montju\EFc

  14. Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera

  15. World Trade Center

  16. Colom - Museu Mar\EDtim

  17. Port Vell

  18. Museu d'Hist\F2ria de Catalunya

  19. Port Ol\EDmpic

  20. Zoo Poblenou

  21. Pla de Palau - Parc de la Ciutadella

  22. Barri G\F2tic


Blue Line


  1. Plaza de Catalunya

  2. Casa Batll\F3 - Fundaci\F3 Antoni T\E0pies

  3. Passeig de Gr\E0cia - La Pedrera

  4. Sagrada Fam\EDlia

  5. Gr\E0cia

  6. Park G\FCell

  7. Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo

  8. Sarri\E0

  9. Monestir de Pedralbes

  10. Palau Reial - Pavellons G\FCell

  11. Camp Nou (FC Barcelona)

  12. Diagonal Les Corts

  13. Francesc Maci\E0 \96 Diagonal


Green Line


  1. Port Ol\EDmpic

  2. Platja del Bogatell - Cementiri del Poblenou

  3. Poblenou

  4. Parc Diagonal Mar (direcci\F3 Centre)

  5. F\F2rum


Frequency

East Route: 7-25 minutes


West Route: 7-25 minutes

Red Line: 5 to 25 minutes


Blue Line: 5 to 25 minutes


Green Line: 5 to 25 minutes

Audio commentary

Yes (15 languages)

Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese, Hebrew, Dutch, Chinese Mandarin, Arabic, Russian and Swedish

Yes (18 languages)

Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Hebrew, Norwegian, Dutch, Finnish, Chinese Mandarin, Arabic, Turkish, Russian and Swedish

Complimentary tours and cruises

None

None

Other amenities
  • Free WiFi

  • Complimentary map and guide

  • On-board English and Spanish speaking attendant

  • Buses adaptable for people with limited mobility

  • Electric sliding roof in when it rains


  • €200 of discounts in information booklet.

  • On-board English and Spanish speaking attendant

  • Buses adaptable for people with limited mobility

  • Electric sliding roof in when it rains

  • Complimentary map and guide

City Pass which includes this tour

Barcelona For Free Day & Night Pass

Barcelona City Pass

Other information
  • No bus service on 25th December and 1st January

  • Free for children below 4 years

  • No bus service on 25th December and 1st January

  • The Green Line bus operates only from 18 March to 1 November

  • Free for children below 4 years

How to use

Print the voucher in your mail and show it directly to the conductor of the bus.

Print the voucher in your mail and exchange it at any Barcelona Bus Turistic bus stops.

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