During these testing times on the back of the COVID-19 virus, many people saw future travel plans being canceled in the near future.
As frustrating as that may be, we firmly believe that respect for health measures in force around the world must be observed by everyone. Furthermore, this health is the most important thing for everyone at the moment.
However, we feel that one of the best ways to overcome this is to think of interesting things to plan for when normalcy returns. Therefore, we try to show all the alternative ways of traveling around Barcelona. So that when the day comes, you can stroll through Barcelona in a unique and fun way.
Barcelona is a city full of people, traditions and … transport! It is normal for the city to be seen in some truly unique modes of transport. Therefore, to give you detailed information before your next visit to Barcelona, we have committed a list of some of the …
Alternative ways to get around Barcelona
That way, you will fit in like a real place while navigating the city center!
Despite being from Italy, the Vespa has become a very popular way of getting around Barcelona.
You will see many locals taking them to and from work, as most people who work in Barcelona live in apartments in and around the city. So having a wasp makes sense because it doesn't take up a lot of parking space and has relatively low maintenance. With the use of mobile payments through apps, some companies have joined the Barcelona council to offer rentable scooters across the city. Our favorite is YeGo, these are easily recognizable with their mint green color! They are spread all over the city and you simply download the app and use it to unlock vehicles. You don't have to worry about the charge (yes, they are electric!), As they are charged overnight for you to use the next day. Its price is € 0.25 / minute.
Another new trend is electric scooters!
These are great in Barcelona and in the vicinity of Valencia. They offer a very alternative way of getting around Barcelona, as people access them in stores or online and rent them for an hourly rate. Most of these places request a deposit before use, but their hourly rates are affordable and fair. Our favorite place to rent electric scooters in Barcelona is Lynx, which delivers scooters to your accommodation in less than 2 hours and you can keep them for days at a time! After having fun, you can collect them again. This is hassle-free and gives you more time to explore the city! They cost € 25 a day and € 126 a week!
A mode of transport that exists a little more than those mentioned so far, is the bicycle!
They are found throughout the city of Barcelona and take residents from A to B. Our recommended bike rental for locals is Bicing, an initiative created by the Catalonian government as an initiative to get people out of cars and buses, to get around the city. If you are only in Barcelona on vacation, you must use the Born Bike. Here you can rent them in your office at the Barceloneta metro station and pay for different hours, in addition to a few days! Prices are as follows and include a map and a bicycle lock:
2 hours 6 €
3 to 5 hours 10 €
24 hours € 15
2 days 25 €
Extra day 7 €
Hop on hop off bus
Finally, for those looking for a more relaxing way to get around Barcelona's city center, there is the hop on hop off bus.
This is perfect when you have a limited time in Barcelona, as it passes through the monuments of the city center at a pleasant pace for you to enjoy. A normal bus ticket costs € 27 and allows, you guessed it, to get in and out at any time of the day! In this way, you can walk through the city center, seeing the sights of the Sagrada Família to Camp Nou!