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Bus Services in Barcelona
Details and contact information on the regional, city and tourist bus systems of Catalonia provinces: Barcelona, Tarragona, Girona and Lleida...
Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida and the large cities are served by urban buses. Generally, information on routes and timetables is available from the main bus station (usually located in the centre of town) and on local bus stops.
A plan of the bus routes is also often on the bus stop itself. Many bus companies operate out of the central bus stations. Be aware that routes, prices and timetables are subject to change.
The public transport coverage is good in the urbanised centres, but can be quite sporadic in rural villages. Most public buses are new and air-conditioned.
TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona) provides an extensive network of public transport (underground metro subway system, bus, FGC and Renfe) throughout Barcelona and the suburbs. TMB has a comprehensive English-language website which includes route finders, online timetables and tourist city travel information.
- See the TMB website
To check a route, use the interactive route finder, Route 3D. Decide the mode of transport and the route is mapped out.
- For the Barcelona TMB route finder website: Click here
- To find the route of a particular metro or bus line map: Click here
The Integrated Fare System makes it possible to use the different modes of transport in the same journey within the Metropolitan Region; it is extended to the limits of the local rail services.
The TMB Travel Cards (Muliti-Day Pass) offers reduced rate fares for two to five day's unlimited travel on bus and metro.
- Tickets can be bought online, see TMB Travel Cards
The Barcelona Card offers unlimited travel on all public transport, as well as many discounts on tourist attractions around the city.
- See this page of the Barcelona Turisme website (in Catalan)
- Call centre Tel: 932 853 832
EMT (Entitat Metropolitana del Transport) is a local body formed by eighteen municipalities in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. The website has information on all types of transport in Barcelona. EMT also runs a Barcelona night bus.
- Click here for a map of lines and stops: NITBUS website
- EMT Website. Simple menu to find out about the routes and services
At: Carrer 62, núm. 16-18, Sector A, Zona Franca de Barcelona, 08040 Barcelona
Tel: 932 235 151
Sagales run regular services in the Barcelona region. The Barcelona Bus links Barcelona with Granollers, Figueres and much of the Costa Brava.
- For a route map, click and drag the map on the website home: Click here
- Barcelona Bus (group Sagales)
Postal Address: Friedrich Wilhelm Sertuner (P. Ind. Can Magarola), KM 19500, 08100, Mollet del Valles
Tel: 902 13 00 14
Barcelona Tourist Bus
The Barcelona Bus Turistic runs on three routes, with 44 stops.
The first buses on the Northern and Southern routes reach most stops from 09:30, and last buses depart from Plaça de Catalunya at 19:00 in winter (November to March) and at 20:00 in summer (April to October).
Both Northern and Southern routes last about two hours and they run daily all year round, except 25 December and 1 January. The first buses on the Forum route depart from Port Olímpic and Forum stops at 09:30. This route runs from April through September.
It is possible to get on and off the buses as many times as you like using the same ticket.
- For more information see this page on How to use the Bus Turistic
There are 21 bus lines in Tarragona. There is some information available through the local tourist office.
EMT (Empresa Municipal de Transports Públics de Tarragona) runs an urban bus service for Tarragona. The website shows timetables, routes and tariffs, and has downloadable PDF timetables.
- EMT website (in Catalan)
The Sarbus group incorporates various bus companies providing urban and interurban bus services in Lleida.
Urban transport is available in the following towns: Castellar del Vallès, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Cerdanyola del Vallès, and Barberà del Vallès.
The interurban service routes through the Vallès Occidental and Barcelona reaching Sarfa, Casas, Marfi i Renom and La Vallesana.
The Sarbus website has information on the participating bus companies, with comprehensive details on routes and timetables for both urban and interurban buses, as well as interactive route planners:
- See the Sarbus website (in English)
Bus Station Tel: 937 279 292
- Autobus de Lleida: provides urban transport for the town of Lleida
Client services at: Plaça Espanya, 1 baixos 4 (entrada per Avda. De Madrid), Lleida
Tel: 973 272 999
Eurolines is a booking and information service for long distance coach journeys across the European continent. There are departure points across Spain, including Barcelona and Girona.
- See this page for English booking and information on routes and destinations: Eurolines website