Written by Ash

Barcelona Pass Tourist Discount Card 2022


The Barcelona Pass helps tourists skip lines at busy attractions, save 10% on virtually everything you’ll do in the city, and avoid unnecessary hassle.

It’ll have the whole holiday planned in just a few mouse clicks from the comfort of home.

Allow me to show you how to do it here.

Save time + 10%

Already in the know? Skip ahead to the tickets section.

Barcelona Pass: What’s Included

Each Barcelona Pass includes the following:

  • Sagrada Familia: Fast track, skip the line access
  • Park Guell: Skip the line access + self-guided tour audio guide.
  • The Bus Turistic hop on hop off bus tour (3 lines covering the entire city)
  • City Tour of Barcelona app (100+ spots w/ audio from local experts)

You also get a digital discount code giving you 10% off major purchases like:

Barcelona Pass Options + Prices

You get this Barcelona tourist pass via Tiqets (blue button below).

  • Adults: €82.00
  • Youth (13-29): €79.00
  • Senior (65+): €66.00
  • Child (11-12): €62.00
  • Child (7-10): €24.00
  • Child (4-6): €15.00
  • Infant (0-3): Free
Save time + 10%

Is Barcelona Pass Worth it?

If you’re looking to check off a lot of Barcelona’s top things to do with little stress, yes.

Here’s a few reasons:

You Save Money

It’s the reason you looked for a discount card in the first place.

The 10% discounts you’ll get on subsequent attractions is the highest discount percentage available on the market for any of the major attractions.

Some math: the 3 tickets included in the basic pass (Sagrada, Park Güell, and the Bus Turistic) cost €63.00 with the two audio guides adding €10.00 of value each.

If you use the pass without taking advantage of the discounts you lose a measly €1.00.

But wait!

If we decide to use the pass for just 3 items like Casa Batllo, Camp Nou, and La Pedrera using the 10% discount we end up saving nearly €10.00 and it brings us in the black.

If we continue by getting an Hola BCN transport card, Poble Espanyol, a flamenco show, an amusement park pass, or anything else on the long list of discounts it starts to really add up.

tourists lining up outside casa batllo in barcelona spain tourists lining up outside casa batllo in barcelona spain
Skip lines and save money buying tickets online!

You Won’t Wait in Lines

Even if you’re just breaking even or perhaps losing a couple measly euros you may want to ask yourself how much your time is worth.

In summer attraction entrances can have lines lasting hours.

With the Barcelona Pass you use your personal discount code to book all your attraction tickets online in advance, skip the lines, and enjoy your visit hassle free.

If your time is (conservatively) worth €20.00 an hour you’re now way into savings.

There’s Nothing to Pick Up

Unlike other Barcelona discount cards you’ll benefit from the City Pass being all digital.

That way you won’t have to worry about picking anything up during rigid office hours, printing out tickets, or even losing them.

Just show the tickets on your phone: easy as.

Why Buy with Tiquets and Barcelona Hacks?

  • There are no commissions
  • The 10% discount is the highest across-the-board offer online
  • It helps cover time and expenses I dedicate to this blog

Validity and Duration

The Barcelona Pass is valid from the moment of purchase until 5 days after your arrival in Barcelona (arrival date must be specified while purchasing).

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you’ll be forced to visit all the attractions during this time, it only means that the 10% discount code will be active during this period.

You can schedule the visits for the additional attractions for whenever you want.

How to Buy + Use the Barcelona Pass

You can buy and get your City Pass up and running using the following steps:

  • Enter Tiqets City Pass page.
  • Click the button ‘book now’
  • Choose the # of tourist passes
  • Enter your arrival date (IF your arrival date is within 3 days of booking you can then book time slots for Sagrada and Park Guell immediately, otherwise you’ll be asked to choose times after payment)
  • Follow the easy payment steps
  • Check your email for your receipt and tickets (will be sent within 1-3 minutes!)
  • Here you also receive your 10% discount code with links to websites to redeem them
  • Show up with the tickets you’ve been sent via email and skip the lines!

Still having troubles? Get at me in the comments below.

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Don’t miss the city’s most exclusive shows!


Does the Online City Pass include public transport?

No, the only transport included is the 1 or 2 day Bus Turistic pass.

Can I use the 10% discount to get an Hola Bcn transport card?


If I visit for 6 days and buy two Hola Bcns for 4 days and 2 days do I get discounts on both?


Do I have to pick anything up?

No, all tickets and discount codes are done online.

Do I absolutely have to select my visiting dates for Sagrada Familia and Park Güell?

Yes, it’s fundamental to get your tickets sent.

Keep in mind that time slot selection is super standard – the only open tickets for Sagrada are for a small time window (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) at the end of the day and carry a premium price tag.

Park Guell also caps out at 200 visitors per hour and so booking in advance is virtually mandatory.

You’ll have to select your times anyway, pass or not.

For other attractions that require a date and time, can I select whatever I want?


I received the booking confirmation but didn’t get the tickets, what do I do?

Tiqets promises to have all tickets emailed within 24 hours so if less than 24 hours have passed you’ll simply have to wait.

In the odd case they don’t arrive within this period write to with your booking number.

How long can I use the discount?

The discount is valid from the second you buy the pass until 5 days after your indicated arrival.

Can I use the discount code on any website?

No, discount codes can only be used through the links you’ll be provided in the email.

Can I use the discount code at ticket windows?


Do I have to visit all the attractions within 5 days of my arrival?

No, attractions can be visited at any time as long as tickets are purchased within 5 days of arrival.

Am I gonna save money with the City Pass?

If you use the Barcelona Pass for only two more attractions, yes.

To skip the lines do I have to show my visitor pass?

No, in reality the pass is digital so there’s nothing to show. What allows you to skip the lines are the attraction tickets you’ve purchased with the pass.

I’m looking at the Barcelona Card too – what’s the difference?

For the Barcelona Card know that those discounts are only applied at ticket windows – no line jumping possible here.

With the City Pass you’ll be able to apply the discount to tickets bought online from the comfort of home and skip the lines later. No other card gives you this option.

The Barcelona Card also differs in that it places a lot of its value in transport around the city. Unless you’ve got a hostel or holiday apartment a bit far out of the city or are planning on squeezing in a ton of attractions in a short time the transport isn’t mandatory.

Please Harass the Hell Outta Me in the Comments

I dunno about you but this is probably the best Barcelona discount pass in circulation at the moment: having everything booked from the comfort of home, skipping lines, and saving money… is there anything missing here?

If you’ve got any more questions about the Barcelona Pass or anything else related to your holiday get at me in the comments below.

Finally, don’t be afraid to join the City Pass discussion by first giving me a like on Facebook and then joining my group I’m Off to Barcelona – here you can ask any questions, air out grievances, and chat with thousands of Barcelona travelers.

Anything goes!

  • March 12, 2020 at 8:28 pm
    Andre Bonaventure
    I already bought 2 Barcelona City Pass and my cruise have been cancelled because of coronavirus. What is the process to change my date that will match my future cruise date. Thanks!
    • March 13, 2020 at 7:24 am
      Team Member
      Hi Andre, Please get in touch with with any change requests. Best of luck! Tough situation all around :( Cheers, Ash
  • February 15, 2020 at 11:21 pm
    Melisa DeAngelo
    Hello Ash, I arrive in Barcelona on Monday and have been trying to purchase the City Pass but have been unable to. I keep getting a transaction declined message but after speaking with my credit card company, there is no issue on my end. Is there another option for me to purchase this in advance from the US? Thank you, Melisa
    • February 17, 2020 at 12:02 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Melisa, Unfortunately from my end I have no access to Ticketbar's back office and any messages they may be receiving for a declined credit card. It could be any number of reasons. I would get in touch with them at with what you've told me and see if they have any info for you. Otherwise, trying another card usually resolves things. Cheers, Ash
  • February 15, 2020 at 5:25 pm
    Thank you so much for the wonderful guide you have put together - it has REALLY helped us plan our trip! My family is visiting next week and we are super excited. We purchased the City Pass and I would like to buy Hola BCN cards with the 20% discount but I am not able to find a link to Hola BCN in the City Pass's link to purchase the various discounted tickets - am I just missing it or have the offerings of the City Pass been modified and it is no longer a part of their program? I have not yet gotten a response from City Pass so I am hoping you or one of your readers may be able to steer me in the right direction. thanks a lot, Eric
    • February 15, 2020 at 9:03 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Eric, Thanks so much for your kind words, always happy to help! No worries... the Hola Barcelona Card tends to disappear on the discount page. It's actually under the 'Attractions' menu so click on that and you'll find it :) Please let me know how you get on, Ash
    • February 15, 2020 at 5:41 pm
      Hello again Ash and readers - Well that is embarrassing - I was just missing something! The Hola BCN card is indeed present in the discount link page in the "Attractions" section. Very clearly labeled as "Hola Transport Card":-) wishing all the Barcelona travelers a fun-filled trip.
      • February 15, 2020 at 9:03 pm
        Team Member
        Oh! Just saw this after your other post... sorted! Ash
  • February 14, 2020 at 3:03 am
    Tracey MacLeod
    Is the turistic hop on hop off with BCP for 1 calendar day or 24 hours? (can we use it accross 2 calendar days but within a 24 hour period? Where/How do we book the return airport transfers once we have our code?
  • February 11, 2020 at 12:01 am
    Tracey MacLeod
    Hi As the Sagrada and Guell tickets are only available a month in advance, does this mean for my early may trip, I wont get the discount code til get the email with those tickets (and airport transfer)? Tracey
    • February 11, 2020 at 12:36 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Tracey, The discount code is sent within 24 hours and you can take advantage of it immediately for those attractions which put tickets on sale early enough :) Cheers, Ash
      • February 11, 2020 at 8:52 pm
        It’s been 2 days- no discount code. Will email the address you give above Tracey
        • February 12, 2020 at 10:52 am
          Team Member
          Hi Tracey, Sometimes the emails end up in your spam box... I would check there! Otherwise I'm sure they'll be quick with a response :) Cheers, Ash
  • February 9, 2020 at 11:36 pm
    Tracey MacLeod
    Hi Ash I just purchased the Card. Do I have to visit Sagrada and park Guell on the same day if I have a 1 day pass? I am thinking the answer is yes, BUT I can choose the day?
    • February 10, 2020 at 10:40 am
      Team Member
      Hi Tracey, You don't have to visit on the same day at all! You'll be emailed a link to select your dates for both attractions and they can be on different days should you wish. Cheers, Ash
  • February 9, 2020 at 10:41 pm
    Hi Ash, Thank you for all your intel. It has been invaluable in figuring out the things we should do and see. I'm still trying to figure out best pass/card for us. Only 2 of us and we get in at 07:00 am on a Saturday and have to be on our cruise ship Sunday around 4:00 PM. The only thing we have planned so far is a cooking class that begins at 5:00 PM Saturday. Is there a pass that allows us to get tickets to La Sagrada other than the 4-6 PM time slot? I loved the City Pass because it gave us the transfer from the airport plus the Hop On Hop Off bus. With limited time it seemed like the best option to see lots of the city. The original plan was to do the HOHO during the day Saturday and maybe Monjuic before the cooking class and then go to Park Guell Sunday morning as early as we can enter and then walk down to La Sagrada and then explore on our own until we have to board the ship. Do you have a good solution to be able to do all of that? I keep going round and round and can't seem to come up with a solution using one of the passes. Thank you so much for your assistance! Stephanie
    • February 10, 2020 at 10:36 am
      Team Member
      Hi Stephanie, Thanks for writing in :) First of all it sounds like you'll be fully utilizing the pass so I would keep on with the City Pass idea. In case it wasn't clear though allow me to explain (hopefully better haha)... yes, the general admission version of the City Pass only has time slots between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm but keep in mind that the other 3 versions of the passe above (guided tour, audio guide, or audio guide + towers) all allow you to book at other times. I would suggest getting the guided tour one as it adds so much more to the experience. I have done all the tours and the one included in this pass is longer and was the most fun as well. There are two times you'll be able to select from, one in the morning and one in the early afternoon. This would be my solution :) Cheers, Ash
      • February 10, 2020 at 4:02 pm
        That’s awesome! That’s what I was hoping but with not being able to make any changes after I purchased I was worried it wouldn’t work. We are planning on doing the guided tour now based on your reco. Thanks so much for your quick response! Stephanie
        • February 11, 2020 at 12:21 pm
          Team Member
          That's great to hear! Please let me know how you get on :)
  • February 8, 2020 at 9:51 pm
    Hi! Thanks for the helpful site! I am interested in this pass because of the 20% discounts, but wondering how it works. Are all the different tickets for attractions available and you can get 20% off, or are these limited to certain tickets? Also, if I have 5 people, will I need to buy 5 passes to use 5 different codes for online discounts?
    • February 9, 2020 at 3:49 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Emily, It really depends on the attraction... for some it's the basic ticket while for others there are more comprehensive tickets, night tours, guided tours etc. Did you have any attraction in mind? Here's a link to the full list. At any rate, the discount can be applied to multiple tickets but Ticketbar pays close attention to the purchases to prevent abuse. We've had some strange examples in the past with people buying one pass and then trying to get 35 tickets for Casa Batllo for example. These things generally don't slide. If you're buying for your family I don't see any issues. Cheers, Ash
  • February 5, 2020 at 4:03 pm
    Rose P
    With the City Pass, How does the discount work at Picasso Museum and can you reserve your entry time? We will be there April 23-29, 2020.
    • February 6, 2020 at 10:06 am
      Team Member
      Hi Rose, The guided tour of the Picasso Museum is indeed included... once you buy the pass you'll be emailed a link where you'll be able to reserve with the discount. All the instructions will be in the email, it's really straight forward :) Cheers, Ash
  • February 4, 2020 at 12:13 am
    hey ash! just happened to stumble on your website looking at things to do in barcelona, and you have very informative and interesting stuff!! thank you for your blog! me and my wife is doing 4 nights/5 day honeymoon in Barcelona, then taking train up to paris. We decided to stay at melia level sky in sant marti area? (wish we stayed more towards the center of the city but too late now.. haha) After reading your metro article, looks like we can get to most places from the yellow L4 line. Do you think its still worth it to get the city pass? we would visit sagrada familia and camp nou definitely. not sure about everything else. let me know!! Great website! im so glad i stumbled up on it! Q
    • February 4, 2020 at 4:14 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Kyu, Thanks for the kind words, always glad to help :) The Sant Marti area is still fairly central so I wouldn't fret about it at all! In fact it'll be slightly less chaotic and your day to day stuff like morning coffee, little odds and ends at corner shops will be cheaper. For first visits and people who want to experience the majority of the best tourist attractions the Barcelona City Pass is highly recommended. If you're not interested in the Bus Turistic or won't take advantage of the airport transport though it's hard to make up the value so you're probably better off booking the attractions individually. The question thus is up to you ;) Cheers, Ash
      • February 4, 2020 at 8:13 pm
        Thank you so much! we definately want to do sagrada familia, camp nou, and montjuic. does the cable car ride for montjuic included in the city pass?? and really liked your idea about seeing the pedrera at night! made reservations at tickets and disfrutar when we are in barcelona. seems like far from where we are staying. do you recommend taking a cab? or metro/bus? we were up all night reading most of your articles. its really amazing! thank you for all your insight! Q
        • February 5, 2020 at 10:20 am
          Team Member
          Hi Q, You're very welcome! The Montjuic Cable Car is included in the City Pass discounts, yes. I rarely recommend cabs except for late night when the metro is closed... the city is so well connected that there's a metro stop within about 5 minutes' walking to almost everything major, the restaurants you have mentioned included. I'd take transport to save the cash :) Cheers, Ash
          • February 7, 2020 at 9:25 pm
            hey ash! Thank you for everything!! Think me and the wifeys going to get the barcelona city pass. Saw on your things to do with couples, the night tour of la pedera. is that included in the 20% discount as well? And once I buy the city pass, i get a 20% off code to purchase the la pedera night tour?
            • February 8, 2020 at 12:42 pm
              Team Member
              Hi Q, You're very welcome! :) And yes, the La Pedrera Night Tour is included in the products available for the 20% discount... simply click the link when they send you the pass and insert your code and you're good to go. Cheers, Ash
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