THE BARCELONA BUS TOURISTIC
The Barcelona Bus Turistic, operating since 1998, is probably one of the most popular and widely used attractions in Barcelona. It transports 2 million passengers a year! This is no surprise though, as it offers easy and cheap access to locations all over Barcelona. Also, the buses have a regular schedule of five minutes, (during tourist season) which means you can hop off, sight see, and get back on another bus at your own convenience. This means you can go sightsee Barcelona at your own tempo.
The buses themselves are fun and relaxing to ride. They have an open top, and are all double-decker buses. This way you can get the breeze in your face, watch the city roll by, and also manage to get a tan in the bright sunshine. At the same time, if you do not like sitting on top, you can still sit inside to protect your skin tone.
As mentioned before, the buses are scheduled to arrive at stations every five minutes. However, in off season, the buses will arrive later, and may take up to 25 minutes. But this should not pose a great problem, as you are going to be sightseeing in between anyways. There are a total of 44 bus stops throughout the city, and 74 buses. The operating hours of the bus are from 9 am to 7 pm in winter, and in summer it operates until 8pm.
All of the bus routes are strategically designed to take you to various attractions throughout the city, so you don’t have to worry about how to get to where you want to go to. Just choose the route with the places you want to go to, get off, sightsee, and hop back on. The buses have three different tour routes to go through different parts of the city, and they are all interconnected for ease of access.
In addition to free choice of when and where to get on and off the bus, the buses have city guides on them to personally help you get through Barcelona without a hassle. The buses also offer an audio guide that is available in ten different languages, which serves to give you some information on the sights being passed.
One day tickets for the bus cost 23€ for adults, and 14€ for children (4-12 yrs). A two day ticket costs 30€ (adults), and 18€ (children). This is a good offer due to the unlimited access offered, and is sweetened by the fact that you can get the Barcelona Bus Turistic tickets at a further 10% discount when booking through BCN.travel. The tickets for the bus are for unlimited use in the specified time period, so you do not have to worry about overusing the ticket and paying extra.
I hope that this was a helpful guide on what exactly the Barcelona Bus Tursitic is, and what they offer. If you plan to go to Barcelona, make sure to use the bus. It offers ease of access to almost all of Barcelona: cheap and hassle free.