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Montjuïc Cable Car (Telefèric de Montjuïc) in Barcelona

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The Telefèric de Montjuïc cable car gives you two experiences in one. It is not only a functional means of transport taking you up to the Castell de Montjuïc from the Telefèric base station but you will also enjoy exhilarating panoramic views of Barcelona on the way up.

On this page you will learn how to get to the Montjuïc cable car, how to buy tickets, along with suggested visits to other nearby attractions that you can include to make up a fun packed day trip to Montjuïc. You will find a detailed map showing the exact location and route for the Montjuïc cable car. The map also shows you the main cable car station entrance located on Avinguda Miramar. You will also see the route for the Funicular de Montjuïc and its connection with Paral.lel metro station.

The start of your journey on the Montjuïc cable car begins at the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station which is half way up Montjuïc mountain on Avinguda de Miramar. The Telefèric station is a short 10 minute walk from the Olympic Stadium and a 5 minute walk from the Miró Museum both worthy of a visit in their own right.

View from the Telefèric de Montjuïc cable car

How to get to the Montjuïc cable car main entrance

You can reach the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station by taking the Funicular de Montjuïc from Paral-lel metro station. The Funicular de Montjuïc is a mountain train that takes you on a short journey from Paral.lel metro station up to the Avinguda de Montjuïc which is halfway up the Montjuïc mountain. The funicular drops you off right next door to the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station. You can also get to the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station by taking the Barcelona Bus Turistic Hop On Hop Off sightseeing bus and get off at the Montjuïc cable car stop.

Telefèric de Montjuïc cable car

How to book your tickets

You can book your tickets for the Montjuïc Cable Car online by following the link below. The online tickets are “jump the queue” tickets that are delivered to your mobile via email. You just need to show the tickets on your phone to enter the cable car.

Click to book your tickets online for the Teleferic de Montjuic (Montjuic cable car) to visit the Castell de Montjuic

Barcelona cruise port view from Montjuïc Castell

The midway stop is the Mirador station. You can optionally get off at this point and visit the Mirador de l’Alcalde, a terrace from where you can have panoramic views of Barcelona Port. There is no entry fee for access to the viewing platform. You can also visit the Mossen Costa i Llobera Gardens without any entry fee. The gardens are home to several species of cacti and high altitude plants. If you choose not to get off at this point, your journey will continue up to the Castell de Montjuïc.

View of Barcelona city from Montjuïc
Montjuïc Castell

Montjuïc Castell flower gardens

The cable car will then take you to the next stop, Montjuïc Castle station, which is located on the top of the Montjuïc mountain. Aerial views of the city can be had from this point. The station is close to the 17th century Montjuïc Castle.

Map showing Montjuïc Cable Car Route to the Castell de Montjuïc. Includes Funicular de Montjuïc route and Location.

Telefèric de Montjuïc Cable Car

Telefèric de Montjuïc Cable Car

Funicular de Montjuïc

Funicular de Montjuïc

Fundacio Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc

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Castell de Montjuïc
Carretera de Montjuïc, 66

Montjuïc Cable Car Route

Our map above shows you the exact route for the Montjuïc Cable Car. You can see that you can reach the cable car main entrance by taking the Funicular de Montjuïc train that is accessible from Paral.lel metro station. Once you get off at the Funicular you only have to walk a few metres to the main entrance of the Montjuïc cable car. You can then take the cable car ride up to the first station on the journey up the mountain which is the Mirador station. You have an option to either alight there or you can stay on to the cable car to the final stop which is, the Montjuïc Castle station. The return journey follows the same route but in reverse.

How to book your tickets

The tickets for the Montjuïc cable car include a round trip journey from the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station to Mirador station and then up to the Montjuïc Castle station and finally back to the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station after you finish your visit at the Castell de Montjuïc.

Montjuïc Cable Car Ticket Prices

Adults return ticket: €15.00

Children (4 -12) return ticket : €11.00

Infants (0 – 3) return ticket : Free

You can book your tickets online and avoid the queues. The tickets will be delivered directly to your mobile by email and you just need to show these mobile ticket at the entrance to the Montjuïc cable car.

Click to book your tickets online for the Teleferic de Montjuic (Montjuic cable car) to visit the Castell de Montjuic

The ride on the Montjuïc cable car will be of interest to anyone who wants to experience panoramic views of Barcelona from the air. You can make a day of it and visit the Castell de Montjuïc at the top of the mountain along with both the Olympic Stadium and the Miró Museum which are a short walk from the Montjuïc cable car base station.

What You Get:

Roundtrip Cable Car Ticket from the Telefèric de Montjuïc base station to Mirador Castell de Montjuïc
Optionally get off at the half way point and enjoy views of Barcelona city and the port area at the Mirador station. Then continue up to the Castell.
Panoramic views of Barcelona city and Barcelona cruise port.
Mobile phone tickets. Delivered right away. No printing needed.
Jump the queues

Timetable and operating hours of the Montjuïc Cable Car

Month Day Time
January – February Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
March – May Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 19:00
June – September Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 21:00
October Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 19:00
November – December Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

Book your tickets online

Click to book your tickets online for the Teleferic de Montjuic (Montjuic cable car) to visit the Castell de Montjuic

Montjuic Cable Car, Barcelona (Tickets + Timetable 2023)

Montjuic is Barcelona’s beautiful forested coastal mountain and home to many of the city’s best treasures, such as the castle, the Olympic Stadium, botanical gardens, the Joan Miro Foundation and many more.

The Montjuic Cable Car is a modern teleferic that takes you up the final ascent of the hill in a comfortable 8-seater cabin towards Barcelona’s castle.

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In total the journey takes you on a 270 feet (84.5 meters) climb along a 2,460-foot (750-meter) cable route, during which you’ll enjoy sensational panoramic views over Barcelona, and appreciate the beauty of its coastal location, wedged between the shimmering Mediterranean sea and the verdant Collserola mountain range.

It’s definitely the best way to arrive at the castle, and beats a steep sweaty walk any day.

Don’t however get the Montjuic Cable Car confused with the Port Cable Car (aka Teleferico del Puerto or Aeri del Port) which is an aerial tram found in Barcelona’s old port. Nor confuse it with the Montjuic Funicular, which we will talk about a bit as well on this page, as it links the metro system with the cable car and is probably the easiest way to arrive here.

Montjuic Cable Car Route

The cable car has three stops. The lowest stop is called the Parc Montjuic Stop and where you want to get on (check the map on this page for directions).

From there you ascend above the trees to the Castell Stop, where you get off to check out Barcelona’s Castle. This hilltop fortress has a fascinating – and rather dark history (plus more great views!).

On the way back you can stop off at the Mirador Stop, for even more views, or continue all the way back down to the Parc Montjuic Stop, from where you are well poised to explore the rest of Montjuic’s great attractions, starting with Joan Miro’s arresting museum.

You can find a PDF of the route here.

Getting There via Montjuic Funicular

The Montjuic Funicular will help you ascend the first part of the mountain and get you to the Parc Montjuic Stop, where you can board the cable car all the way up to the castle.

This small funicular is essentially an extension of Barcelona’s excellent metro system, and you get it by alighting at Parallel metro station (on both the green and purple line) and then following the signs.

The train shuttles up and down the lower part of the hillside (in a tunnel, so no views unfortunately) and drops you off in just the right place to get on board the cable car.

More info here.

Getting There via The Tourist Bus

If you’ve bought tickets for the tourist bus, you can ride the bus’ red route to the Parc Montjuic Stop (the cable car’s starting point).

In fact the tourist bus is a pretty good option in general for exploring Montjuic as its a pretty big hill, with a fair distance between some of the attractions, and the tourist bus can ferry between them. You can buy hop on / hop off tickets here. You will still need tickets for the cable car, as the bus doesn’t go all the way to the top of the hill.

Buying Tickets

You can reserve your Montjuic Cable Car tickets online via trusted travel site Get Your Guide.

Select the day you want, and you can board any time on the day. Just turn up to the office at the Parc Montjuic Stop (Av. Miramar 30) with the ticket voucher, which you can either print or bring on your phone.


The cable car’s operational hours change depending on the season.

January to February: from 10am to 6pm
March to May: from 10am to 7pm
June to September: from 10am to 9pm
October: from 10am to 7pm
November to December: from 10am to 6pm

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the cable car take?

The ride itself takes about 5 minutes to reach the top, with carriages calling by the stops every few minutes. During peak season you might have to queue a little to get on board.

How much does the cable car cost?

In 2023, a roundtrip ticket costs €15.00 via GetYourGuide.

How much does the funicular cost?

The funicular that connects the metro system to the foot of the cable car costs the same as a normal metro journey (€2. 20), but if you come directly from the metro it is a free extension of your journey (you do not need a separate ticket).

What is there to do on Montjuic?

Lots! The cable car takes you to the castle, but after you descend again you are nearby the Joan Miro Foundation, the Botanical Gardens, The Olympic Stadium, the Piscina Municipal de Montjuic (if you fancy a swim in a stunning environs), the National Museum of Catalan Art, Poble Espanyol, the Magic Fountain and more.

For a complete list of things to do on Monjuic head to our article.

Which cable car is better?

Barcelona has two cable cars, one servicing Montjuic the other servicing the Port Vell, known as the Teleferic del Puerto. The Montjuic Cable Car is more modern and offers better views, with shorter times between cars, and also has better reviews on platforms such as Tripadvisor and Google. The Port Cable Car however does last longer (around 7 minutes) and has a certain nostalgic charm (it opened in 1931).

Montjuic funicular (Teleferic de Montjuic) and cable car over the sea in Barcelona

Teleferic de Montjuic.

The Montjuic Funicular, connected to the Barcelona Cable Car, is a fast and convenient way to climb to the top of Montjuic.

On the way to the natural complex, located at an altitude of 173 meters, enjoy panoramic views of the capital of Catalonia.

Given that the funicular is part of the city’s metro system, entertainment will be quite inexpensive.


Montjuic funicular

Teleferic de Montjuic is a rather short line with cabins designed for four people.

Passengers of the train, which departs every 10 minutes, have a great opportunity to see Barcelona from a height of more than 100 meters above the sea.

The Barcelona funicular has only three stations:

  1. Parc de Montjuïc (Montjuic Park) , next to which is the Spanish Village and other tourist sites.
  2. Mirador-de-Miramar – not far from this station you will find a magnificent botanical garden.
  3. Castell de Montjuïc – upper station with the old fortress of Montjuïc. In ancient times, the fortress performed protective functions for the city. Later, prisoners served their sentences within the walls of the castle, and in 1963 the Military Museum was opened in it.

Moreover, “Montjuic” is a rather interesting name. In the old days, there was a Jewish cemetery on the mountain. For this reason, the locals began to call it the “Jewish mountain.”

As you ascend, admire the view of the port area, the promenade and the boundless Mediterranean Sea.

See iconic sights such as the Sagrada Familia, Plaza Catalunya, the Cathedral, the mountains and the Collserola TV tower from the window of the trailer.

(Source – TMB).

How to get there

Part of the popular route runs through the tunnel. It connects the Parallel and Parc de Montjuic metro stops.

To get to the cable car, go to the Parallel underground stop. Next, without leaving the metro, take the underground funicular and go to the Parc de Montjuïc stop.

Detailed video of the underground funicular “Parallel – Parc de Montjuic”

(Source – ACC84 metro and trains).

Another way is to get to the Teleferic de Montjuic point by buses no.0012 .

Opening hours

The operating hours of the funicular depend on the season.

January – February from 10.00 to 18.00
March – May from 10.00 to 19.00
June – September from 10.00 to 21.00
October from 10.00 to 19.00
November – December from 10. 00 to 18.00


The fare for adults is 12.5 euros round trip. Tickets for children from 4 to 12 years old – 9 euros. The smallest tourists travel for free.

You can see the schedule and prices on the official website:

How to buy a ticket

The funicular is part of the Barcelona transport network, so you can use all standard payment methods:

  • Barcelona pass T10;
  • transport card “Hola Barcelona” ⇒ ;
  • or purchase a ticket online at website of our official partner ⇒ .

Barcelona cable car

The Barceloneta – Montjuic cable car (El Teleférico del Puerto) was built for the opening of the World Exhibition, held in the city in 1929.

After 70 years, before the Summer Olympics, the reconstruction was carried out. Today it is not just a mode of transport, but one of the local attractions.

Its second name is Transbordador Aeri del Port.

From 2004 to 2007, the road was being repaired to increase capacity. As a result of the reconstruction, the old lift cars were replaced with new high quality closed cabins.

The capacity of each of them is up to 20 people. True, there are always a lot of people in the booths. To take beautiful photos, you have to stand in line at the window.

The duration of the route is 1300 meters. You will travel at an altitude of about 100 meters, and there are also enough bright emotions along the way.


The cable car passes through three stops:

  1. Barceloneta and Saint Sebastian tower. On the top floor of the tower is the fine restaurant Torre de Alta Mar. In this pleasant place, try delicacies such as truffles, caviar and monkfish. Prices bite, but the food and views are worth it.
  2. Tower of Jaume I. The building attracts tourists with its unusual appearance and is included in the list of historical and artistic heritage of the Catalan capital.
  3. Mirador de Miramar is a famous observation deck in the city. While waiting for the train, you will take good photos here.

Even though it takes seven minutes to get there and back, you will get a lot of impressions. Passing over the port, you will see the monument to Columbus, Barceloneta beach, the magnificent hotel W Barcelona, ​​the promenade with a palm alley.

At night, the Agbar Tower is especially beautiful – a skyscraper sparkling with colorful lights.

When you reach the park, you can continue walking and walk to Montjuic Castle, which is at the very top of the hill, or take the Teleferic de Montjuic funicular.

View from the cabin to the embankment.

Getting there

Take the metro to Barceloneta (line L4). Then walk down the Passeig de Joan Borbó to the cable car tower.

Cable car station.


Unlike the funicular, the cable car is not included in the city fare system. Tickets for it have to be purchased separately.

Since these activities are always in high demand and there may be queues, you should plan your time and arrive at the point of purchase of tickets in advance.

In order not to stand in line, it is better to buy a ticket online on the website of our official partner ⇒

One way ticket will cost 11 euros, round trip – 16.5 euros.

Ticket office.

Opening hours

As with the funicular, opening hours vary by season. December 25 is a day off.

January – February from 11.00 to 17.30
March – May from 10.30 to 19. 00
June – September 10 from 10.30 to 20.00
September 11 – October from 10.30 to 19.00
November – December from 11.00 to 17.30

You can find the exact timetable on the website:

All funicular and cable car stops on the map

4 – Teleferic Montjuic
2 – Jaume Tower I 5 – Montjuic Fortress
3 – Mirador de Miramar 6 – Parallel

Also keep in mind that every year both the cable car and the funicular are closed for maintenance. Their start and end dates may vary slightly. Check out the websites!

During the preventive maintenance, a bus runs from the Parallel stop along the route of the funicular. He gets to the cable car station Parc Montjuic. From there you will take bus number 150 to the fortress of the same name.

If you decide to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, don’t miss the chance to see it from a bird’s eye view.

The view from the top is impressive and prices are affordable even for budget travellers.

On a short trip over the Catalan capital, make sure there is never too much of Barcelona.

And you will surely agree with the words of Yulian Semenov:

“Only roads can push back old age.”

Barcelona funicular and cable car: prices, opening hours


  • 1 Montjuic funicular
    • 1.1 How to get there?
    • 1.2 Opening hours
  • 2 Cable car
    • 2.1 How to get there?
    • 2.2 Opening hours
    • 2.3 Fare

The cable car and funicular in Barcelona is a convenient way to get to the top of Montjuic. The funicular to Montjuic is part of the city’s metro system, so with it the way to the mountain will not only be faster and easier, but much cheaper. In addition, the cable car in Barcelona and the funicular allow you to enjoy magnificent panoramic landscapes.

Funicular Montjuic

The Montjuic funicular is a very convenient form of transport in Barcelona, ​​allowing you to quickly get to the top of the mountain. More than half of its route is in the tunnel, connecting the Parallel metro station (located on the L3 and L2 lines) with the Parc de Montjuic station, near which many interesting objects are located.

The upper station of the funicular and the lower station of the cable car on Montjuic are very close to each other. Therefore, after climbing the funicular, you can continue to climb up to the castle of Montjuic, which stands at the very top of the mountain.

The funicular was opened in 1928, on the eve of the World Exhibition, which took place in Barcelona in 1929 . In 1992, it was reconstructed before the Summer Olympics. The time of going up (and going down) on the funicular is no more than three minutes. The total track length is 758 m, the height difference between the upper and lower stations is 76 m, the maximum slope is 18%. The train departs every 10 minutes.

With the help of the funicular, everyone can enjoy the city landscapes at an altitude of up to 100 m above the sea. You can see the Barceloneta beach, the Old Port Vell, the Columbus monument, the promenade with an alley of palm trees, the W Barcelona hotel, and during darkness, the Agbar tower is clearly visible, which shimmers with colorful lights.

How to get there?

Accessible by metro, get off at the Parallel station, located on lines L3 and L2. It is possible to go directly from the metro to the funicular station.

The Parallel stop is also included in the routes of many city buses: 20, 21, 64, 88, 121, D20, h24, N0 and N6.

The Montjuïc funicular is part of Barcelona’s integrated public transport fare system, so payment is possible with Barcelona’s public transport tickets (in particular, the T-10).

If less than 1 hour and 15 minutes have passed since the start of the trip on another mode of transport until the transfer to the funicular, the entire trip will be counted as one, so the money will not be additionally debited.

The cost of the funicular is 2.20 euros for a ticket for 1 trip or 10.20 euros for a T-10 ticket for 10 trips.

Operating time

In autumn and winter, from Monday to Friday, the funicular operates from 07:30 to 20:00, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 09:00 to 20:00.

In spring and summer, from Monday to Friday, the funicular operates from 07:30 to 22:00, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 09:00 to 22:00.


The cable car in Barcelona allows you to enjoy a unique panorama of the Catalan capital. You can look at the city from above while climbing to the castle. The Agbar Tower, the Sagrada Familia and other famous sights are clearly visible from the cabin.

Rising in the cabin, you can see the panorama of Barcelona, ​​from the Collserola mountains, among which is the Tibidabo amusement park, ending with the city’s beaches, the promenade and the sea. Here you can clearly see one of the most famous buildings in Barcelona – the Sagrada Familia, as well as the Cathedral, Plaza Catalunya, Port Vell, the Agbar Tower, the towers of the Olympic Village, the Collserola TV tower and the Port Forum.

This cable car started operating in 1970. From 2004 to 2007, it was closed for repairs, the purpose of which was to increase its capacity. Then there were 55 new cabins, each of which can accommodate up to eight people. The whole journey takes approximately 8 minutes. Its total length is 752 m, height difference is 85.5 m.

This cable car has 3 stations: Parc Montjuic, Mirador and Castell.

Parc Monjuic

Nearby are the main cultural sites on Mount Montjuic: the National Museum of Catalonia, the Joan Miro Foundation, the Spanish Village. In addition, you can get acquainted with the sports facilities built for the Olympic Games 1992, which took place in Barcelona: these are the Olympic Rings, the Sports Museum, the Olympic Museum and the Sant Jordi Sports Palace, where various sports competitions are held.


From this station, you can go to Miradir de l’Alcade, a landscaped terrace overlooking the port. Nearby is a botanical garden with succulents and a good view of the sea and the coast.


This is the upper station, near which is located the fortress of Montjuic, an old military structure on the very top of the mountain. The fortress was built in 1640. In recent years, a new chapter has begun in the long history of the fortification. The heritage of the castle is carefully maintained, and cultural events are constantly held here, for example, such a fun sports event as the Buff Epic Run Barcelona. Also nearby at an altitude of 70 m above the sea is the restaurant Torre d´Alta Mar with an international atmosphere. The interior design is very well done. It serves Mediterranean cuisine as well as local Catalan delicacies such as truffles and monkfish.

How to get there?

You can get off at the Parallel metro station, then take the funicular up.

You can also take the city bus no. 50, 55, 61 or 150 to the Telefèric de Montjuic stop.

Since the cable car, unlike the funicular, does not belong to the city’s integrated fare system, you need to buy a separate ticket for it.

Operating time

The cable car operates from 10:00 to 18:00 from January to March inclusive. From 10:00 to 19:00 in April and May. From 10:00 to 21:00 from June to September. December – from 10 to 18.

Every year in January, the funicular and cable car on Montjuic are closed for maintenance work for three weeks. At the same time, the start date and completion date of the work are determined anew every year, they may vary slightly compared to the previous year.