Cruise port barcelona: Shuttle Bus For Barcelona Cruise Terminals

Shuttle Bus For Barcelona Cruise Terminals

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Q: We are arriving a World Trade Centre Palacruceros terminal and want to make our way to Las Ramblas by bus. Is there a shuttle bus service that runs from the Ramblas to the cruise port?

A: There is a cruise port shuttle bus service called the Cruise Bus service (Colloquially known as the “Blue Bus”) that runs in a circular repeating route from the Christopher Columbus monument to all cruise disembarking points. The Columbus monument is a 1 minute walk to the foot of the famous La Rambla Boulevard.

Cruise Bus – Barcelona cruise port shuttle bus service

Route for the cruise port shuttle bus

The shuttle bus circular route is illustrated in our map below. We have also indicated the stops for the shuttle bus, along with the cruise port terminal names so that you can see where to catch the bus.

Timetable for the Cruise Bus

The cruise port shuttle bus co-ordinates its schedule and frequency depending on the arrival and departures of the cruises. Therefore the cruise shuttle bus service is not a regular scheduled bus service but one that only runs based on demand.

On the map below we have put a small bus symbol next to each of the stops made by the Cruise Bus.

Map showing the Cruise Bus route and bus stops

Jaume I Metro

Espanya Metro

Espanya Metro

Rocafort Metro

Urgell Metro

Sant Antoni Metro

Poble Sec Metro

Universitat Metro

Universitat Metro

Passeig de Gracia Metro

Passeig de Gracia Metro

Passeig de Gracia Metro

Passeig de Gracia Metro

Catalunya Metro

Catalunya Metro

Liceu Metro

Drassanes Metro

Paral.lel Metro

Paral.lel Metro

Cram Hotel (4 Star)

W Hotel (5 Star)

Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel (5 Star)

Duquesa de Cardona Hotel

Ingles Hotel (1 Star)

Operaramblas Hotel (2 Star)

Auto Hogar Hotel (2 Star)

Apolo Hotel (4 Star)

Orient Hotel (3 Star)

Benidorm Hotel (2 Star)

Gaudi Hotel (3 Star)

Jardi Hotel (2 Star)

Neri Hotel (4 Star)

Gotico Hotel (4 Star)

Rialto Hotel (3 Star)

Suizo Hotel (3 Star)

Adagio Hotel (2 Star)

Universal Hotel (4 Star)

Atlantis Hotel (3 Star)

Gran Via Hotel (3 Star)

Midmost Hotel (3 Star)

Catalunya Plaza Hotel (3 Star)

Gravina Hotel (3 Star)

Continental Hotel (3 Star)

Lleo Hotel (3 Star)

Silken Ramblas Hotel (4 Star)

Royal Hotel (4 Star)

Serhs Rivoli Rambla Hotel (4 Star)

Cortes Hotel (2 Star)

Principal Hotel (2 Star)

Meridien Hotel (5 Star)

Monte Carlo Hotel (3 Star)

Nouvel Hotel (3 Star)

Regina Hotel (4 Star)

Avenida Palace Hotel (4 Star)

Avenida Palace Hotel (4 Star)

InterContinental Barcelona Hotel (5 Star)

B Hotel (3 Star)

Barcelona Bus Turistic – Colom – Museu Maritim Stop

Barcelona Cruise Bus Stop

Barcelona Cruise Bus Stop

Barcelona Cruise Bus Stop

Barcelona Cruise Bus Stop

Barcelona Cruise Bus Stop

Barcelona Cruise Bus Stop

Barcelona Cruise Bus Stop

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Barcelona City Tour Bus – Port Vell Stop

Barcelona City Tour Bus – Passeig de Colom Stop

Barcelona City Tour Bus – World Trade Centre Stop

Barcelona City Tour Bus – World Trade Centre Stop

Barcelona Bus Turistic – Colom – Port Vell Stop

Barcelona Bus Turistic – Colom – Museu Maritim Stop

Barcelona Bus Turistic

Barcelona Bus Turistic – World Trade Centre Stop

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Tickets for the cruise shuttle bus can be purchased on the bus. The driver will only accept cash with either coins or small bills.

Tickets can also be ordered in advance (see link below).

Cruise Bus Ticket Price 2023

Single ticket: €3.00
Return ticket: €4.50

The T-Casual ticket or the Barcelona Card are not valid on the Cruise Bus.

Access for people with a disability

The shuttle bus is also adapted for wheelchair users. The bus is fitted with a hydraulic ramp which can be lowered to facilitate the entry onto the bus by wheelchair users.

If you have further enquiries you can contact TCC that operate the bus service.
Tel: +34 93 415 6020.

Alternative transport to the Cruise Bus service

If you would rather arrange your transfer to your hotel in advance of your trip you could book a private transfer online. The advantage of this is that there is no waiting around or trying to figure out how to get to your hotel. The driver will be waiting at the disembarking point for your cruise and will have a card with your name written on it. The driver then assists you with your luggage and you are driven directly to your hotel or other destination. This is an attractive stress-free option if you don’t want to be queueing once you disembark.

Click to book your private transport to / from Barcelona Cruise Port

Luggage Storage

Click to see luggage/bag storage facility near Barcelona Cruise Port

Tourist Bus Stops Near Barcelona Cruise Port Terminals

Tourist Information Guide






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Q: Next week my wife and I arrive in Barcelona on a cruise. We want to go on a hop on hop off bus to see the main attractions of Barcelona before we leave. Can we catch the tour bus from the cruise terminal? How long does the tour take? Where are the stops for the tourist bus near the cruise terminals? Where can we find more information?

A: For this answer I will provide information regarding the Barcelona City Tour hop on hop off tourist bus service. This is a bright red bus service that has a carefully planned route for you to see Barcelona’s main attractions. The advantage of this tourist bus is that you can “hop on” and “hop off” at any of the stops. This means you can make the tour as long or as short as you want. A new bus usually arrives every 15 minutes (in either direction) but sometimes it could take a little longer for a new bus to arrive if there is heavy traffic.

The Barcelona City Tour bus leaving

Operating hours from Plaça de Catalunya

Month Day Time
01 January Sunday Closed
January – December Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 19:00
25 December Monday Closed

If you do not wish to get off the bus the routes will take about 2 to 2.5 hours to complete. There are 2 routes and there change over points so you can cross over from one route to another.

The above schedule is starting from Plaça Catalunya (the city centre square) therefore allow an additional 15 minutes for the bus to reach the cruise port stops from Plaça de Catalunya.

You can however join the bus at any of the stops on the tour.

Barcelona City Tour hop on hop off tourist bus service

The bus has different routes and the route nearest the Cruise terminals is the West Route which is in orange. You can find a map of the route by following the link below.

To find the stop nearest the cruise terminal find the Stop 4 World trade centre and Stop 3 Estatua de Colon (Christopher Columbus monument) on the orange route.

All stops are clearly marked for the tourist bus however make sure you go to the correct stop because there are different tourist bus companies.

The bus follow a carefully planned route so that you can visit the main attractions in Barcelona in the shortest possible time. The bus also has commentary in 12 different languages.

The buses are also 100% adapted for wheelchair users.

We have provided a booking link below if you wish to book your tickets in advance of your trip. You need to print off the booking voucher at home and then present it the driver. Please note the driver will not accept showing the voucher on your mobile phone. It needs to be a paper print out. It is a good idea to also bring along photo ID with your booking voucher to confirm the voucher is valid for you. When you hand over your voucher you will be given a map of the route plus a special ticket that will enable you to leave and enter the bus at any of the stops on the route.

Book your tickets online

Click to book your tickets for Hop on Hop Off tourist sightseeing bus

We have also written a more detailed page on the Barcelona City Tour bus. Follow the link below to read our review for more information.

Our detailed review of the Barcelona City Tour hop on hop off bus.

Did you know that you can’t take your luggage onto the Hop on Hop off tourist bus. Therefore before you take the tourist bus you need to store you luggage at a luggage storage point. Follow the link below to find and book a luggage storage in the city centre near to a tourist attraction.

Find a luggage storage point to store your luggage

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Barcelona Cruise Port

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Where is the Barcelona cruise port?

Barcelona Cruise Port is the largest cruise port in the Mediterranean and the fifth largest in the world. It consists of 10 terminals. Large cruise ships dock at two main piers. The entrance to the port is located at the beginning of La Rambla and the monument to Christopher Columbus . We do not recommend walking from the port entrance to the far terminals (A, B, C, D), since the distance between them is about 2 kilometers.

Navigate the Port of Barcelona is better on port shuttle . The fare on it is 2 euros one way and 3 euros for a return ticket (during the day). Departure from the entrance to the port, it is not difficult to find a stop. If you stand facing the sea and with your back to the Columbus monument, you will need to go to the right before stopping. You can also take a taxi to the cruise terminals.

The nearest metro station to the port is Drassanes . This is the green branch L3. After leaving the station, you will need to go along La Rambla towards the sea and the monument to Christopher Columbus, rounding it, and then go a little to the right to the entrance to the port.

How to get from Barcelona airport to the seaport?

No direct communication. The fastest and easiest way is a taxi. The trip will take about half an hour and will cost you 35-45 euros.

You can get there by public transport, but only with transfers . At the airport, take the Aerobus express bus to the last stop, Plaza Catalunya (Plaça Catalunya). Here you will need to change to the metro (Green Line L3) and travel 2 stops to the Drassanes station. From here walk to the monument to Columbus and the entrance to the port. The cost of such a trip will be: €5.9(Aerobus) + €2.15 (metro) + €2 (port shuttle). You can save even more by getting to the nearest metro station not on an airbus, but on a regular city bus, for example, number 106. The fare on it costs 1.4 euros.

Another savings tip is to buy a T-10 ticket to get around Barcelona, ​​it costs less than 10 euros and is valid for 10 trips (including the regular city bus to the airport). In terms of one trip, the savings are significant. And its validity period is long, you can use it even after the end of the cruise. In addition, the ticket can be transferred to each other through the turnstile after the passage, if there are several people.

Change from February 1, 2016:

From Barcelona airport (terminals T1 and T2) you can now get directly to the city by metro – the new line L9sud. True, the T10 ticket does not work here. The fare is 4.5 euros. But when you change to the L3 green line to Drassanes, you won’t have to leave the metro and pay again.

Parking at the Port of Barcelona

There is no long-term parking at the Port of Barcelona, ​​only boarding/disembarking of passengers is possible. The nearest parking lot is at the World Trade Center, it is designed for 900 seats, and there are special rates for cruisers. Parking from 3 to 7 days will cost you 75 euros.

B:SM also offers special conditions for long-term parking for cruise ship passengers. More details about the conditions can be found at the link.

Luggage, luggage storage in the port of Barcelona

Unfortunately, there are no luggage storage facilities in the port. In order not to drag around the city with luggage, you can send it directly to the airport by a special delivery service, the counter of which you will see in the cruise terminal. Having checked in your luggage at the port, you can get it at the airport before departure at a convenient time for you. The cost of the service is 10 euros per suitcase.

You can also use the left-luggage office in the Plaza Catalunya area. The cost of the service is 3.5-11 euros, depending on the size of your luggage.

Barcelona Cruise Port – description, photos, reviews

The largest port in the Mediterranean Sea consists of 10 terminals, with 2 of the largest piers designed for mooring large liners (terminals A, B, C and D).

The main entrance is located next to the monument to Christopher Columbus on Las Ramblas.