Barcelona is an incredible city, but it has become one of the most expensive cities in Spain and can cost a pretty penny. So we’ve put together seven awesome ways to save money and enjoy Barcelona on a budget.
1. Buy a T-10 ticket and take the train from the airport.
A taxi from Barcelona airport to Plaça Catalunya in the city center can cost over €30. The cheapest way to get downtown is to buy a T-10 metro ticket from the train station at Terminal 2 of the airport. Take the train to Sants or Passeig de Gracia station, then the metro to the stop you need. This whole journey will cost you just over 1 euro. The T-10 ticket costs €10.20, and is valid for 10 journeys of up to 1 hour and 15 minutes each, including changes onto metro, bus, and tram lines within zone 1. You can also use it for multiple people, so if there are two of you traveling, you can take five journeys together.