Transport Cards in Barcelona

Although the city can be a lovely one to stroll and wander about by foot, there are going to of course be times in which you need to use different means of transportation. Barcelona makes things a lot easier by offering several different transport cards that allow for both its locals and visitors to get around more accessibly. 

Barcelona Card: This card is the official tour pass of Barcelona, which almost exactly like a credit card. It will allow you to enjoy unlimited free travel by public transport within Zone 1 of the city. You can purchase either online or at a tourist information office scattered throughout the city. Some of the other many benefits of the Barcelona Card include…

Free Travel Guide: Along with your card, the company also provides a great free travel guide with all of the essential information about all tours and attractions.
Free Entries: Show your card to some of the city’s main museums and get free entry.
Skip Queues: Show your card at some of the city’s main attractions and skip the long lines.
Discounts: There are over 70 different discounts when you show your card at various shops, tours and nightlife venues throughout the city. 
Duration & Price: The prices range from 45 Euros for a 3-day card to 60 Euros for a 5-day card with a 55 Euro 4-day card as well.

Hola Card: The Hola Card will allow you to make unlimited trips throughout the city using either the metro, TMB buses, the tram, the FGC urban railway and the Zone 1 regional rail lines. You can purchase them at the airport, at one of the many Welcome Centres scattered throughout the city or online. Some of the other benefits of the Hola Card include…

Validity: The voucher is valid for up to 1 full year.
Price: Cheaper than the Barcelona Card ranging from 14 Euros to 31 Euros (2,3,4 and 5-day passes)

Depending on what you are hoping to do within the city, you should decide whether it would be worth it to spend a little extra for the Barcelona Card in order to see and explore other sights that can be seen while visiting Barcelona. If you are not interested in the additional discounts and entrance fees of the sights then the Hola Card may just be the right one for you.