The Barcelona trams can be identified all around the city – they are green and white and travel at about the same speed as a car or motorbike. Barcelona tram system seems to be less popular or utilised than the bus of metro systems. Nevertheless, it can be a quick and convenient method to obtain around the city.
It is possible to buy a single ticket for the Barcelona trams. These are tickets that can also be utilised on the metro and buses in Barcelona. This ticket is legitimate for ten journeys on the bus, tram or metro and is legitimate for an extended period.
You can likewise use the Barcelona Card for travelling on the tram. If you are purchasing the single ticket for the tram, this can be bought from the ticket machines that lie at each tram stop. The machines have a touch screen and are readily available in English, Spanish, Catalan and French. You can use a debit or credit card in the machines along with coins. It is essential to keep in mind that the devices do not accept bank notes, so you will have to ensure that you have change (it doesn’t need to be the exact modification) if you desire to pay with cash.
The T10 and other ‘Integration tickets’ are likewise readily available in the ticket machines at the tram stations, however they can likewise be acquired at all of the metro stations and at tobacco stalls – known as “Tabacs”.
When you have bought your ticket you will be required to validate it to ensure that you have actually paid for your journey. At points of the trams you will see machines where your ticket can be verified. You will have to press your ticket into the machine where it will punch it and return it to you.
Stations & Routes
At 3 of Barcelona’s tram stations there are barriers at the entrance. These are all on the T5 line: Espronceda, St.Marti de Provençals and Besos. At these stations you do not have to verify your ticket when you get onto the tram due to the fact that you will have already done this at the barrier prior to entering.
The trams are available on a total of six routes. There are 3 routes called ‘Trambaix’: T1, T2 and T3. The other 3 routes are ‘Trambesos’: T4, T5 and T6. The length of time between stops differs. As a rule, there is an average of 2 minutes in between each stop. For example, if you are taking a journey that passes through five stops your journey is likely to last about 10 minutes.
In general the tram lines start running at around 5am and send their last tram at midnight. On the main tram website if you look under the ‘Lines, Timetables and Ticket’ section you can add in the start and end station for your journey, the date of travel and the time frame in which you want to travel – it will give you all of the options for that journey, throughout the time period that you desire it.