Arrival in Barcelona
You will not need any museum passes in Barcelona. The passes we looked at were expensive and included activities that weren’t necessary for enjoying the city. The can’t-miss things to pay for are La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell and they are both relatively affordable. For transit passes, everyone uses the T-10 and you should too. You get 10 times metro rides and you can share the ticket between passengers.
Public Transit: The public transit in Barcelona is fantastic and definitely how you should get around. As mentioned earlier, use the T-10 pass to save yourself some cash. The T-10 covers trains, busses, and even some of the fun transport like cable cars and funiculars up Barcelona’s many hills. The ticket is timed (90 minutes), so all your transfers are covered and you don’t have to re-validate when you are changing from train to bus to tram etc. Use Google Maps for updated transit times. My husband always downloads the Google map for easy on-the-go directions even when we don’t have cell service.
Taxi/UBER: Taxis and UBERS are fairly affordable in this city, assuming you don’t have a car seat kid. A ride across the city won’t cost you more than a few euros, but make sure to talk to your driver about cost before leaving to ensure you don’t get ripped off.
Other Modes of Transit: The city center is very walkable! We have some friends that rented Vespas while they were here and you will see lots of them around. If you do rent a Vespa, make sure to wear your helmet. Don’t forget to take a ride up Mount Tibidabo!
BCN: This airport is where your flight will most likely fly into. It connects easily to the city via the Aerobus. It’s a blue bus out on the sidewalk. It only costs five euros to ride it to the city center and from there you can take the metro to wherever you are staying. They take credit card.
Here is a map to get you organized and see our list of fun things to do with kids in this city.
See our Sample Itinerary post to work out your perfect itinerary for your visit.