Travel Apps for Barcelona

Favorite Barcelona Travel Apps

A list of our favorite travel apps for navigating your way around Barcelona.

Since we arrived, we’ve been learning how to make the very most of this amazing city – including a few travel apps that have helped us navigate our new town with a bit more ease.


This works similarly to Uber or Lyft, but draws on the substantial quantity of official cabs in the city. NOTE: You have to confirm your payment at the end of the ride, so you must have a data plan while you’re in Barcelona. If you do have data, you can connect the app with PayPal, so you don’t have to worry about payment at the end of the ride. It really helps.  iOS  |  Android

Barcelona Metro App

If you’re a fan of public transportation, this app will give you access to the map at all times. The free version has ads, which are a bit annoying, but manageable for the service this travel app provides. Also: the search feature is very helpful if you know the name of the stop you need, but can’t find it in this sprawling system. iOS  |  Android

Google Translate

Downloading the app helps you get the word you need more quickly. You can download their Spanish dictionary on your smartphone and use it offline.

Bonus: the camera feature lets you scan the language you’re trying to translate, and magically transforms it into English. It’s not perfect, but pretty fun to use.  iOS  |  Android


If you’re in for the night, but really want some takeout, look no further. This Catalan-based company’s bike messengers deliver food, toiletries, and nearly anything else to your door for a reasonable fee.  iOS  | Android

For More Barcelona Travel Recommendations…

Check out our Gimme Some Barcelona Travel Guide, which includes a constantly-updated list of our best recommendations on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat in Barcelona.  Plus, we’ve also shared a bunch of our best Barcelona-specific travel tips, so that you can navigate the city like a local.

Also, feel free to download our Gimme Some Barcelona Google Map, which includes all of the recommendations listed in our travel guide.

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