Barcelona cable cars & funicular mountain trains

Barcelona cable cars and mountain railways

Barcelona cable cars

Barcelona has 2 cable cars and 3 mountain trains (called funiculars) Most are on Barcelona's two biggest hills which are called Montjuic hill and Tibidabo hill.

Both are fun to visit for the spectacular city views. A mountain funicular train is designed for short and steep hills. It usually has a top station and a base station.

It has two passenger carriages which are pulled or lower on a slope by the same cable which loops over a pulley wheel at the top station.

Updated April 2023


Barcelona harbour cable car

Transbordador Aeri del Port - port cable car

Red/white cabins

To / from Montjuic hill crossing Barcelona Port Vell harbour from San Sebastia beach

Ticket price 2023:

Single one way €12.50. Return ticket €20
Buy Tickets

The "Transbordador Aeri del Port" is a spectacular ride with stunning views of all Barcelona in a cable car ride that takes you across the harbour of Barcelona to and from from Montjuic hill, to San Sebastian beach near Barceloneta beach. It opened on 11th November 1931 and at the top of the cable car tower on the beach there is an gourmet restaurant called Torre de Alta Mar.  You can buy tickets at the port cable car end stations

Barcelona harbor cable car
Pictures port cable car

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Barcelona cable car on Montjuic hill

Telefèric de Montjuïc - Montjuic cable car

Silver cabins

Ticket price 2023: 
Adult return ticket €13.50 
Buy Tickets Teleferic de Montjuic

On Montjuic hill. This cable car starts halfway up Montjuic hill and ends at the former military fort at top of Montjuic 

This Montjuic cable car connects with the funicular mountain train from Parallel metro station (see below) and ends at the former military fort called Castell de Montjuic, where many cultural activities take place throughout the year and where you can enjoy great city views and coastal views. You can buy tickets at the cable car end stations.

Montjuic hill cable car 
Pictures Montjuic


Montjuic hill funicular train

Funicular de Montjuïc - funicular railway that goes halfway up Montjuic

To/from Parallel metro to bottom of Montuic cable car

The Funicular of Montjuïc is a convenient way to get up part of the way up Montjuic mountain. The journey starts at the Parallel metro station (Lines 2 and 3) and takes 2 minutes. You will arrive very close to the Olympic installations of Palau Sant Jordi arena, the Olympic stadium, the Barcelona Olympic pools, the Miró museum and many other attractions and parks. You can buy tickets at the Parallel metro station.

Montjuic funicular train 
Photos Montjuic hill 


Mountain train to Tibidabo hill 

Name: Funicular del Tibidabo - funicular railway to top of Tibidabo
Route: To/from the Plaça del Doctor Andreu at end of Avinguda Tibidabo to Tibidabo theme park.

Funicular de Tibidabo - Cuca de Llum (The Firefly) - funicular train to Tibidabo funfair. The funicular Tibidabo hill train was the first of its kind in Barcelona and Spain. The train was built to take passengers to the top of Tibidabo hill and Tibidado fairground park. Since its inauguration in June 2021, the newest version, called the 'Cuca de Llum' has become the new way to access Tibidabo. From Plaça Doctor Andreu, and in just 4 minutes, the new funicular allows you to go up in the most sustainable and fastest way and enjoy spectacular views during the journey. The new access gate to the Tibidabo Amusement Park and Panoramic Area brings the magical mountain closer to the city of Barcelona with convenient and quick access.
The vintage blue tram Tramvia Blau that used to make the journey up to the base station of the Funicular de Tibidabo has been out of service for some years. There is a replacement bus service. 

Funicular train to Tibidabo hill
Pictures Tibidabo hill 


Funicular train to Vallvidrera village

Name: Funicular de Vallvidrera - funicular railway to Vallvidrera village
Route: To/from 'Peu de Funicular' station to top of line at Vallvidrera
This is a mostly a commuter funicular train, but can also be used by visitors to get to the village of Vallvidrera, which has quite close to attractions like Collserola park, Collserola tower and Tibadabo amusement park 
Funicular train to Vallvidrera

Please note that the cable cars and mountain trains usually close for 2 weeks annual maintenance in Jan or Feb every year.

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Last Updated on Monday, 29 January 2024 20:05