Barcelona 2023 – El Tramvia Blau – blue tram Barcelona
Tramvia Blau. Blue tram Barcelona. TEMPORARILY CLOSED from January 2018. Barcelona’s blue tram, Tramvia Blau, is temporarily closed in 2018 due to safety issues. No date set for reopening yet. A replacement bus service is available.
Barcelona’s blue tram was part of the original Barcelona tram system. The blue tram is the last vintage tram line in operation and it celebrated 100 years of service in 2011. Barcelona now has a new modern tram service in certain areas of the city.
All other vintage Barcelona tram lines closed in 1971, except the Tramvia Blau route, which stayed open as a tourist attraction to showcase transport in the early twentieth century in Barcelona and also to provide a fun way to get up to the Tibidabo fairground park on Tibidabo hill.
The Tramvia Blau tram line takes you from Plaça de John F. Kennedy up lovely Avinguda de Tibidabo, which is lined with wonderful old mansions. The blue tram does not take you all the way to Tibidabo. It ends at Plaça del Doctor Andreu, (also called Pl. Funicular) where it connects with the Tibidabo funicular railway. Click on the links below to see the Blue Tram route and start/end stations.
Although the name of the service is blue tram, you can sometimes also see a red tram on the route, which is tram number 129.
The Tibidabo fairground opens in spring. The Barcelona Tourist office sells a Tibidabo classic ticket which includes transport to Tibidabo on the Tram Blau, the ticket for Tibidabo funicular train and ticket to Tibidabo funfair and some rides at the fairground. The combined ticket cannot be bought on the blue tram itself.
Blue tram ticket price (2018)
Single (ida) € 5.50
All prices Blue tram Barcelona
Blue Tram route:
Bottom stop of Tramvia Blau:
The blue tram route starts on Avinguda Tibidabo 1 (above Plaza Kennedy. ) To get to the Blue Tram by train take the L7 line of the FGC train network from Plaza Catalunya to station Avinguda Tibidabo
Route Blue tram Barcelona
Map Plaza Kennedy/Av Tibidado 1 – where Blue Tram starts
L7 train line FGC trains Barcelona
Top stop of Tramvia Blau:
The top station of the Blue Tram/Tramvia Blau is on Plaça del Doctor Andreu. From here you can take the Tibidabo funicular railway to reach the top of the Tibidabo hill and Tibidabo amusement park.
MAP Plaça del Doctor Andreu top station of Blue traim
Both the tram line and funicular opened in 1901 for the Tibidabo fairground. The tram route is1,276m, reaching an altitude of 93m.
Blue Tram timetable
The Tramvia Blau runs every day during the summer, and also at Easter, Christmas, weekends and on public holidays.
From Av de Tibidabo 1:
Going up first departure 10:00 and last departure 19:45.
Departures every 15-30 minutes
From Plaça del Doctor Andreu:
Going down first departure 10:20
Last departure 20:05.
Departures every 15-30 minutes
Bus 196. On weekdays and during the winter months when the Tibidabo amusement park is closed Bus 196 drives the same route as the Blue tram did.
Tramvia Blau timetable
Wikipedia history tramvia blau
▷ TRAMVIA BLAU Barcelona – Tram Blue price & timetable
Updated Feb 02 2022
The Tramvia Blau (in English ‘Blue Tram’) owes its name to the colour of the tram of course, and it really is one of the most charming methods of travelling in Barcelona. The tramline was opened in 1901, together with the Funicular del Tibidabo, and although it has been remodelled to keep up with the times, it still retains its traditional appearance.
The Tramvia Blau is out of service
The Tramvia Blau is out of service since February 1, 2018 to carry out some reforms.
The Tramvia Blau serves the same route today as it did when it opened over a hundred years ago, connecting the end of Line 7 of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) on the Avinguda del Tibidabo, to the Funicular del Tibidabo. However, for several years this route was extended, taking it all the way to Vallvidriera, but it then returned to its original route. The tram is used almost exclusively by Barcelona’s tourists as opposed to the locals, as it has been for some years now, although you will find the occasional family from Barcelona, taking advantage of it to help them up the hill towards Tibidabo.
The idea of the Tramvia Blau is to link you with the Funicular del Tibidabo, which takes you right to the top of the Mount Tibidabo, but if you don’t want to go that far then we recommend having a wander round Merbeyé, Mirabé or Mirablau, and the latter two are perfect locations to get a good view of the city.
Prices and timetables to get on the Vintage Blue Tram
One-way journey: 3.00€
Return journey: 4.70€
Despite being managed by the TMB public transport network, the Tramvia Blau doesn’t partake in the integrated transport system, so you will have to buy your ticket separately.
From 2nd January to 29th March: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 18:00.
From 30th March to 6th April: daily services between 10:00 and 19:30.
From 7th April to 19th June: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 19:30.
From 20th June to 13th September: daily services between 10:00 and 19:30.
From 14th September to 23rd October: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 19:30.
From 24th October to 31st December: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 18:00.
How to get there?
FGC: Avinguda Tibidabo stop (Line 7)
Barcelona tourist bus: Tramvia Blau stop – Tibidabo
Buses: Numbers 22, 58, 73, 75, 126, 131, 196 and V15.
✅ TRAVEL CARDS
Barcelona Blue Tram – barcelona-excursii
The oldest tram in Europe – our Blue Tram deserves this title.
In passing, I note that Barcelona generally likes to brag about “the very best”, but you can hardly blame her for this, especially since often her claims are quite
justified. But back to the Blue Tram.
Its history began back in 1899, when Dr. Andreu i Grau, a Barcelona pharmacist and entrepreneur, creator of the once famous pastilles from
cough, founded the Anonymous Tibidabo Society with the aim of urbanizing the upper part of the city, the surroundings of the Tibidabo hill.
It was planned to build a garden city on Tibidabo, including the Amusement Park (by the way, it is also the oldest in Europe and still in operation), but in order to provide visitors with access to the top,
it was necessary to create a whole transport network, the most picturesque link of which was the Blue Tram.
The line was put into operation in 1901 – and since then, despite all the ups and downs, these extremely picturesque electric monsters of a bygone era continue to give passengers a lot of positive.
How to get to it? Yes, very simple. From Plaça Catalunya, take the metro line L-7 and get off at Av. Tibidabo – and you are there.
Tickets are bought directly in the Tram, and then the most pleasant and interesting begins.
In this cozy turtle with a maximum speed of 13 km per hour, you have to overcome 1276 m of path with an 8% gradient, change the altitude from 137 to 230 m above sea level, and
Believe me, you won’t have to go through dull areas full of warehouses at all – not at all!
Avinguda Tibidabo is a real parade of mansions and villas of the Barcelona nobility of the late 19th and early 20th century.
By the way, this avenue is glorified in the wonderful book of the Barcelona writer Carlos Ruiz Safon “The Shadow of the Wind” (read it, you won’t regret it!) and clearly allows you to verify the fundamental
principle of Barcelona building: the higher – the more prestigious!
taking the Blue Tram closer to the Barcelona sky, you will notice that the villas are becoming more and more luxurious, and the fence of the plots begins to resemble real fortress walls, designed to
keep the complete incognito of the people living behind these walls.
The upper terminal of the Blue Tram is also a more than picturesque place.
Here you will find a cafe with a terrace overlooking all of Barcelona, and restaurants where locals love to eat and where the food is very good, to say the least; here for you and
picturesque neo-gothic mansion Casa Arnus…
From here, finally, the Tibidabo Funicular starts, which will take you to the highest point of the city, the hill of the same name.
And there, the height will exceed half a kilometer, and if you climb to the top point of the Sacred Heart Church, to the foot of the statue of Jesus, then the whole district will appear for many tens of kilometers around
before you in all its glory.
Here is an ascent to the “roof of Barcelona”, one of the stages of which is our Blue Tram.
Not the fastest and maybe not the cheapest way to travel upstairs – but the most romantic, that’s for sure.
“Dedicated to the last romantics” – that’s how you want to call this old tram route.
From January 2 to April 11: on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 to 18.
- From 12 to 21 April: daily from 10:00 to 19:30.
- From April 22 to June 22: on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 19:30.
- From 23 June to 11 September: daily from 10 am to 7.30 pm.
- From September 12 to October 19: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 19:30.
From October 20 to December 31: on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 to 18.
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(0.4 miles from Blue Tram)
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(0 km from Blue Tram)
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Seria – Saint-Gervasy, Barcelona (0.6 miles from Blue Tramway)
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