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FC Barcelona Tickets: How Tourists Can See the Action

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Seeing a Barcelona FC game means seeing the best club in the world.

The spectacle from Messi to the stadium itself isn’t just a dream come true for football fans but a great way to get in touch with Catalan culture.

But to do this you’ve gotta get FC Barcelona tickets first.

Let’s discover all there is to know about how to attend the games, the team’s schedule, and a whole lot of information about Barcelona’s famous stadium Camp Nou.

Barcelona Football Club

Contrary to popular belief the word ‘Barça’ does not refer to the city itself.

This is the nickname used to describe Barcelona FC.

If you’re looking for the nickname of the city then you’ll have to say ‘Barna’ lest you be chewed out by locals or pretentious expats like myself 😛

Barça is the most decorated team of the 21st century and in total counts: 24 Liga championships, 28 Copa del Rey, and 5 Champions League trophies.

Add it all up and we’re talking about one of the most known and loved teams not only in Catalonia but around the world. And one of Barcelona’s top attractions.

The club’s motto is més que un club – “more than a club”.

You’ll feel this immediately as football in the city is really not only a game but a religion, where the Barcelona faithful cheer on Saint Messi and co as they take on the world.

If you want to get on the good side of a local talking about the potency of this team and its long list of stars like Messi, Suarez, and Iniesta is a great way to start.

Sports fan? No Barcelona itinerary is complete without it.

Where to Buy Barcelona FC Tickets

My suggestion is buying tickets in advance through Tiqets.

Not only is it an official ticket resale outlet but it gives you the added convenience of not printing tickets or paying exorbitant prices.

You’ll also get to sit in premium seats behind the goals, the Northern Grandstand (Gol 1, 2, 3), or in the Lateral (1, 2, 3) zones.

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Barcelona ticket prices range from about €10.00 for low end Copa del Rey games to up into the thousands for things like El Clasico (against Real Madrid).

FYI: minors 14 and up are able to attend alone however younger visitors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If there is no ticket availability here you can look for alternative agents like the following:

Things to Know Before Buying

  • Only minors 14 and over can attend matches alone: any younger and they will have to attend with a paying adult.
  • UEFA rules dictate that foreigners cannot buy tickets for the home team – meaning if you’re going to buy Champions League tickets you will need get them in the visitor’s section or get a VIP/box ticket.
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FC Barcelona Schedule and Tickets

The Joan Gamper Cup

Football/soccer lovers will be happy that the sport comes back with a vengeance in August in Barcelona.

The first of Barça’s most important matches of the season is in honour of its founder and former president Hans Gamper. The match involves an invited team from anywhere in the world and the 2019 Gamper Cup guest is the legendary English club Arsenal on August 4th at 8:00 pm.

You may also want to take a tour of Camp Nou stadium to see some of the best sports memorabilia around including Champions League trophies, Messi’s Golden Boots and more.

How to Get to Camp Nou

You’ll find Camp Nou in the Les Corts area at Avenida d’Arístides Maillol 12.

It’s about 8-10 minutes walking from the metro stations Badal (blue line L5), Les Corts (green line L3), and Collblanc (blue line L5 and orange line L9).

You can also reach the grounds with a 20 minute walk from Sants Estacio.

In my article dedicated to Camp Nou I go into a bit more detail on how to arrive, some great restaurants in the area, and some things to do for non football fans.

How do we get back to our hotel after the game?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked.

Depending on where you are and how quickly you want to beat the crowd there are a few options:

  • If you’ve got yourself an Hola Bcn pass with unlimited transport you’ll be able to grab the metro. The metro is open from Sunday to Thursday until midnight, until 2 am on Friday, and runs all night on Saturday.
  • Another option is taking a taxi. Not only is this the easiest way to get to your hotel or Airbnb fast and saves you from long lines at the metro, but with the application Free Now (for either Android or iOS) you’ll get €5.00 off your first ride. It’s also convenient because you’ll be able to pre-book and have a meeting place arranged without the hassle of flagging one down. The cost to most central areas should be about €10.00-€12.00.
  • If you’re a bus person then you’ll have bus 50 and 54 as an option before 10 pm. Both depart from outside the Collblanc metro station and will take you back towards Plaça de Catalunya. There’s also the 67 that runs from Maria Cristina metro. After 10 pm you’ll have to get one of the two night buses heading back central: N28 and N2.
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Camp Nou Box Office Hours

At Camp Nou stadium there are 5 separate ticket window areas located in the following sections: 7, 9, 14, Gol Nord, and Gol Sud.

Here are the hours for each:

  • Section 14: from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, Saturday (only game days) from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Boulevard Section (access to 7 and 9): from Monday to Saturday in high season from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, in low season from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. On game days it’s open from 11:00 am to the end of the match.
  • Gol Nord and Gol Sud: on game days both are open from 11:00 am till the end of the game.

Best Place to Sit at Camp Nou

When any football fan touches down at Camp Nou stadium they’re headed for goose bump territory.

The gigantic 48 meter high, 55 thousand square meter stadium has a capacity of 99,354 which makes it the biggest stadium in Europe!

Since it’s so massive it’s imperative that you find a great spot as sometimes sight-lines can be substandard or even warranting binoculars.

Naturally your position will depend some on your budget, however in general I can say that pretty much anywhere on the second level will offer you a great chance to see Messi and Co get to work.

If you’ve got enough money for level one you’ll see the action up close but keep in mind you won’t have a great view of the entire field.

The Barcelona game tickets sold via Tiqets above are at GOL (1, 2, 3) and LATERAL (1, 2, 3), all offering a great view of the match.

Kick Off in the Comments Below

Again, whether you’re right up front or up in the nosebleeds for most football fans it will barely even matter.

Seeing some of football’s greatest players in one of the world’s great stadiums will provide memories of a lifetime.

If you have any questions about FC Barcelona tickets or anything else related to your Barcelona holiday make sure you get in touch with me below for some custom feedback!

In the meantime start warming up your chants: “Barça! Barça! Barçaaaa!”.

🙂

124 comments
  • September 2, 2021 at 10:49 pm
    Jack
    Hi, Myself and a few friends will be in Barcelona for the champions league opener vs Bayern Munich. How close to gameday do tickets usually come onto the official FC Barca website (for general public sale)? I can imagine this might be a unique situation considering it's champions league and also 30% capacity. Also, would you have any other recommendations for getting tickets? We've looked on secondary resale websites, but all have a lot of fees attached to each ticket. Hopefully you can give us a bit if guidance. Cheers, Jack
    • September 4, 2021 at 4:40 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Jack, Usually they put more tickets on sale within a week of the match and then some extras on gameday... but for matches like these keep in mind they sell out very quickly :( I mentioned this before but there’s a family run ticket shop called TB Tickets by Trias right on La Rambla, on the corner with Carrer Porta Ferrissa... typically these take way less fees for their service compared to online. We used to have a deal with a secondary broker but they went out of business due to COVID :( Things are quite uncertain at the moment and I wish I could help you further... but hopefully the two options above help! If not it looks like you'll have to bite the bullet and pay the extra money online. You may also want to try Milanuncios because locals who want to sell their season tickets on here use this... but do proceed with extreme caution and never give any credit card details etc. and make sure they're an ID'd season ticket holder. Cheers,
      • September 5, 2021 at 12:13 pm
        Jack
        Hey, thanks so much for your reply, the info on your website is great! I'll try to get in contact with TB Tickets, and we'll keep checking the official website, thanks! Do you know if barcelona.com (tourist website) would be a reputable source for getting tickets? They don't have any on sale yet, but advertise that they will soon. One last thing, I just saw this morning on the official Barca website that tickets for the games at the moment are 'nominal'/personal (non-transferrable). Do you know anything about this, I would presume that getting tickets second-hand might not be an option then at the moment? Thanks again
        • September 5, 2021 at 6:45 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hi Jack, No problem at all and thanks for the kind words :) Barcelona.com is indeed a reputable source so I wouldn't worry about it there. When they say 'nominal’/personal (non-transferable)' this is just a threat of sorts to discourage selling them second hand... they've been saying this for years and years and yet I have never heard of anybody being refused entry for buying them second hand. I'd be more worried about fake second hand tickets than being turned away at the gate with real tickets. Cheers,
          • September 5, 2021 at 7:42 pm
            Jack
            Cheers, my only worry would be that they might be stricter on it with covid. Wouldn't want to be turned away! Thanks for all the recommendations.
  • July 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm
    Maria
    Hey iam from greece and me and my husband are planning to go to barcelona end of august snd would like to attend the game on august 29th the tickets are on sale yet but what are the circumstances for the game do you need to be vaccinated or have. Anevative test? What are the rules?
    • August 9, 2021 at 1:50 pm
      Pri
      Hi - we are wanting to get tickets for the 29th August game too but on the official FC Barcelona site says they are not available yet. Where did you get yours from? (if you have them already)? Cheers
    • July 20, 2021 at 9:13 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Maria, At this moment the Spanish government has not laid out any plans to have events like this for vaccinated people only. I imagine though that with France and the UK coming forth with these types of laws that it will be a very strong possibility. At this moment Spain is a bit behind the rest of the continent in vaccinations (in fact, they're currently using Camp Nou as a vaccination centre!) so they haven't thought this far ahead bureaucratically. As soon as I know any information I'll be updating it here :) Cheers,
      • August 11, 2021 at 5:40 pm
        Tommy
        Hey Ash, I have just seen that you are answering some questions regarding tickets. I travel in some days to Barcelona and I want to visit the game against Real Sociedad at August 15th. The official homepage says that there are no tickets left. Do you know some places in Barcelona where you can purchase tickets on a "serious secondary market?" Those online ticketing purchase sites ( I dont want to call here) don't look serious. Thank you very much!!
        • August 13, 2021 at 7:23 am
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hi Tommy, Indeed, being the home opener it's very likely the game has sold out the majority of tickets. My only suggestion at this point is to go to the official ticket page and click on the 'let me know' button as it is common that they release small batches of tickets on the day of the match. If you're central in Barcelona most of the resellers are all owned by the same people and so it's the same type of markup but there's a family run ticket shop called TB Tickets by Trias right on the corner with Carrer Porta Ferrissa. I had some friends who scored some at a decent price there a couple years ago... can't guarantee anything now though during COVID times :( Let me know how you get on! Best of luck :) Cheers,
  • July 24, 2020 at 12:49 pm
    Sarah
    Hi, I'm looking to book match tickets for 10th/11th april 2021 (providing there is a home game). I've looked at the Champions league fixtures for next season and they don't seem to tie in. I've been looking at La Liga, but am i right in saying those games aren't confirmed until up to 2 weeks before the date? TIA :)
    • July 24, 2020 at 3:40 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Sarah, Let me say congrats on being thorough and planning this all 9 months in advance ;) Typically the Barcelona FC schedule is released in August so there shouldn't be any info until this time... aso keep in mind that due to the pandemic all bets are off! I'd simply just check back monthly to see... at the end of the day it's almost a 50/50 shot whether they're playing at home that weekend anyway, but hopefully they will be! Ash
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  • February 4, 2020 at 2:36 pm
    Arran McKay
    Hi Ash, Stubhub are offering tickets for the Getafe game on 15th Feb at 54 Euro. The official website cheapest seats are 84 Euro so my preference would be to go with Stubhub however are they a legit website and am I safe in using them? Why would there price be cheaper than the official website? Thanks Arran
    • February 4, 2020 at 5:07 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Arran, Being a secondary market Stubhub could literally have seats in almost every corner of the building (including the very cheap ones) while the official site usually only has a few tickets left in more expensive areas this late in the game. It's hard for me to comment on it much further though without knowing the comparison between the actual seats (there are nearly 100,000!) but yes... I've used Stubhub before in Canada and it was legit :) Ash
  • January 20, 2020 at 4:33 pm
    Paul
    Hi, Thanks for all the info on your great site. I just have a quick question regarding tickets for Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid on the weekend of the 26th April. The Barcelona website is not currently showing any tickets available. Do you know whether they will release more for sale and approximately what the face value ranges from for the game vs Atletico? Kind regards Paul
    • January 21, 2020 at 2:06 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Paul, You're welcome :) It's hard for me to make any specific comments on prices, amount of tickets etc... it's totally dependent on availability, which I don't have access to. It's not uncommon for tickets to be released closer to the date for matches. I would keep checking. That said, for such a late and important game it's less likely there will be anything more than singles, or very expensive seats. I would play it by ear for a while and if nothing comes up, be prepared to pay a slight premium for tickets from a broker. Cheers, Ash
      • January 21, 2020 at 9:47 am
        Paul
        OK, thanks Ash. Will you have tickets for sale at all?
        • January 21, 2020 at 11:11 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hi Paul, Some times I have people contacting me (or posting in my Facebook group) with offers to sell theirs... if I receive any I'll let you know. In the meantime feel free to post in my group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/387357688430859/) to see if anybody has extras. Ash
  • January 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm
    Phil
    Hi Ash, Myself and my wife are planning to visit Barcelona over the Easter period and looking to take in the 'Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao' match on Sunday 12th April. The cheapest tickets on the official site are currently 84 Euros each. That seems an astonishingly expensive price for a mid-table side (i.e. not a Madrid match). I read that more tickets become available a week or so before the game, as season-ticket holders release their tickets for the game. Is this true? and if so, is it better to wait for 5-10 days before the match for the tickets to get cheaper? and also for confirmation of the kick-off time and date. Thanks for your help, Phil
    • January 13, 2020 at 9:59 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Phil, Late in the season ticket prices really start to spike with tourist influx, table implications etc... without knowing exactly what tickets they are though it's hard for me to say, but I would say 84 euro isn't unheard of. It is true that tickets become available closer to the date, in particular the week before. That said, I can't comment on what may happen with this specific game. Do I think tickets below 84 euro will be available? Yes.... though don't quote me on it ;) You may also want to take a look on Stubhub or Viagogo to see what's going there. Cheers, Ash
      • January 13, 2020 at 10:51 pm
        Phil
        Thanks for the very quick reply Ash and the information provided. Prices spiking during tourist season makes perfect sense and I will look to book the tickets in that case as soon as kick-off times and dates have been confirmed by La Liga/TV. Thanks again, Phil
        • January 14, 2020 at 9:01 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Indeed, you're very welcome and I wish you the best of luck in doing so... now that the manager is fired (wait, aren't they top of the table?) maybe they'll step it up a notch for your arrival ;)
  • January 9, 2020 at 4:22 am
    Fay
    Hi Ash. We will be in Barcelona April 23-28 when we board a cruise. I'd love to surprise my husband with tickets to a game. Are there any on during that time. Also, we're stay at Petit Palace Boqueria Garden for those nights. We have one more night May 12-13 before we leave Barcelona. I'd like to stay some where we could have a nice (not necessarily expensive) meal and see the city from the balcony. I'm looking at Ayre Hotel Rosellon. Is that a good choice? Do you have other recommendations. We fly out May 13 around 11:00 A.M. Thank you so much.
    • January 9, 2020 at 8:19 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Fay, Indeed, there is a match at Camp Nou on April the 26th. You can get tickets on the official site here: https://www.fcbarcelona.com/en/football/first-team/schedule  Or in due course I will have tickets available on Ticketbar to be added soon to the article. The Ayre Hotel Rosellon is a fine choice, I have heard good things about the chain. If you're worried about spending to much you also couldn't go wrong choosing any from my list of budget hotels in Barcelona. Cheers, Ash 
  • December 17, 2019 at 11:28 am
    Judy Grant
    Hi Ash, we are coming to Barcelona on 3rd January for 3 days. We are staying right by Jaume I Metro, could you tell me please how to get to Camp Nou? Many thanks, Judy
    • December 17, 2019 at 5:17 pm
      lucile
      Lucile
      Hi Judy, To reach Camp You from Jaume I, you have to take metro L4 (Trinitat Nova) to Verdaguer and then line L5 (Cornellà Centre) to Collblanc station :) To get around easily using public transport you can use Google Maps or TMB website. Cheers, Lucile
  • September 20, 2019 at 9:09 pm
    Muk
    I am interested in 2 tickets for the game Barcelona Real Madrid, please tell me how can I buy them? if you have, specify the link
    • September 21, 2019 at 12:25 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hola Muk, Unfortunately as it's sold out you'll have to go through some brokers. I recommend Viagogo or Stubhub. Best of luck :) Ash
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