Barcelona’s funicular: a higher form of public transport

Pauline
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Article updated 14 November, 2018. 0 comments

The funicular allows you to climb Montjuïc or Tibidabo hill, with a view of the horizon as an added bonus.

funicular Tibidabo

In Barcelona the Montjuïc funicular parallels the Tibidabo one. The former is a top tip and the latter is a possible alternative but not particularly cheap.

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Montjuïc funicular in Barcelona

If you don’t want to pay around 10 euros to get to Montjuïc by cable car, you can choose to climb in a funicular. There’s nothing spectacular about it, but it has the advantage of being part of the metro network so you can use it with a normal metro ticket from the Paral·lel station (L2, L3). It is also adapted to people with reduced mobility.

Stops on the Montjuïc funicular

There are only 2 stops: Paral·lel and Montjuïc.

To take it from Paral·lel, you just have to go down any of the metro entrances and follow the signs. It’s as simple as taking a main metro line.

At Montjuïc, it will leave you near the Miró Foundation.

Montjuïc funicular prices

The journey will cost you €2.20 if you take a one way ticket, and less than €1 if you use your T10 transport card. A bargain!

  • The funicular of Montjuïc will be closed from November 5 and for approximately 6 months.

Montjuïc funicular timetables

Spring/Summer:

  • Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 10pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9am to 10pm

Autumn/Winter

  • Monday to Friday 7:30am to 8pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9am to 8pm

Tibidabo funicular in Barcelona

You can catch it from Tibidabo avenue and then climb up to the Tibidabo amusement park. The nearest metro station is “Av. Tibidabo” (L7), but it’s not really right beside the funicular.

To take this route you can take the Tranvía Blau, an original and picturesque mode of transport made up of a little wooden wagon mounted on a rail. However, the journey is very short and the price is high in comparison with the city bus which offers the same route for a lower price.

  • The Tram Blau will be temporarily out of service from February due to the reform of the tracks.

Tibidabo funicular stops

Plaça del Doctor Andreu

Tibidabo amusement park

Price of Tibidabo funicular

If you buy a ticket to the Tibidabo amusement park, you will get a reduced price of around €4.10 for a funicular return trip. Members of the park (Tibiclub) have free access to the funicular.

If, however, you do not have a ticket for the park you will pay around €8.

Tibidabo funicular timetable

The funicular runs at weekends in February and every day from March to December, except the 25th, 26th and 31st of December. They work out the timetables based on the amusement park, starting 15 minutes before it opens and ending 15 minutes after the park closes.

The park timetable varies depending on the season but you can check it at the following link.

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Pauline

Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?