Barcelona Card Express

Barcelona Card Express is city’s official travel card for all tourists coming to Barcelona for 2 days and those who don’t need regular Barcelona Card.

What is included in Barcelona Card Express?

  • Free unlimited public transport
  • More than 100 great discounts for admissions, tours, attractions, restaurants shops and more (see complete list)

So if you’d like to compare Barcelona Card Express with regular Barcelona Card, you immediately see the difference: in this card there are no free admissions and entries to museums and other attractions included. And for obvious reasons no skip the line option either. If you are fine with this, you can continue in reading…

For how many days you can get this card?

As mentioned above, you can purchase this card only for consecutive 2 days (48 hours). If your stay in Barcelona will be longer, look at the other cards available in the city. If you go there for a weekend or for a short trip, you should consider it.

The price

The price for Barcelona Card Express for 2 days is simple: 18€. There’s only one price for adults and children.

How does the card work?

Once you buy the card and have it in your hand (see below how to buy it and pick it up), all you need to do is to activate the card.

The card itself has no date on it so it is completely up to you when you decide to use it for the first time. Once you do that you have to write date and time to the special space on the front of the card. The card is valid from the first time you use it in a public transport or at the attraction where you have to show it to get free admission or a discount.

Where to buy Barcelona Card Express?

You can buy the card online through official Barcelona Turisme website or in any tourist office in the city. I always recommend to purchase it online as it is more convenient and you get a 10 % discount as well.

If I purchase the card online, how I get it?

Once you purchase the card online, you have two options how to get the card physically as it has no electronic form.

  1. Pick it up at any Barcelona Turisme office

    If you arrive to Barcelona by a plane, you can pick your card up at the airport. Yes, there’s Barcelona Turisme office and I consider it as the best location for getting your card.

    If you come to the Barcelona by different mean of transport or you just simply can’t pick it up at the Barcelona airport, you can visit any Barcelona Turisme office or information point.

  2. Have it mailed to your home

    When purchasing Barcelona Card Express through official Barcelona Turisme eshop you can select that you want to send the card to your home postal address. This is good for some people as they prefer to have the card physically before their journey begins.

    But wait–what about the card validity?
    As I mentioned above, the card itself has no indication of a date and you can start using it any day you want–you just need to write down on the card the date of the day you would like to begin your journey. Simple as that!

Frequently asked questions

Q: What types of public transport can I use with Barcelona Card Express?
A: You can use metro, trams, trains, buses and even funicular. But you can use all these means of transport only in Zone 1.

Q: Can I use this card for tourist buses (Bus Turistic)?
A: No, if you want to use tourist buses you need to purchase special Bus Turistic pass.

Q: Are there any admissions included?
A: No. If you want a card that come with admissions to this attractions, consider purchasing regular Barcelona Card.

Q: Can more people use one card? 
A: No. Barcelona Card Express is for individual use and is not transferable.

Q: Is there a review for this card?
A: Yes, I wrote it some time ago.