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Student discounts in Barcelona

life hacks and student discounts in Barcelona

Being a student in Barcelona can get pricey fast. Luckily, there are easy and convenient ways to  make the most of your money as a young person here in Barcelona. Here is a list of some of the best life hacks and student discounts in Barcelona to lighten your everyday spending.

Bus line 46 - Aeroport Bcn

If taxi fares to the airport are digging a hole in your pocket, switch to bus line 46. This line has 23 stops from Av Paral Lel - Llançà to Airport - Terminal T1 and operates every day of the week from 4:50 to 23:50. The bus line 46 fare to Aeroport Bcn is approximately €2.40. Save that extra cash for a coffee – or three – before your flight! Download the TMB app to track the bus and see updates like delays or route changes. 

T-jove (Young person's travel card)

Anyone under the age of 30 can use the T-jove travel card to make unlimited journeys over 90 days on all operators in the integrated transport system. You can purchase yours with the TMB app or TMB Tickets website from €80 for one zone. Note: you’ll need a national ID document, foreigner ID document (NIE) or passport to show proof of your age!

Public Transport news: 50% discount on T-Jove and T-Usual extended in 2023

With the extension of these discounts, public transport ticket prices in 2023 will be as follows:

  • Single journey within one zone: €2.40
  • T-Casual within one zone: €11.35
  • T-Usual within one zone: €20
  • T-Jove: €40. This ticket is now for individuals up to 30 years of age.
  • Please note that from 2023 you can no longer buy the T-Jove as a separate ticket at the metro station, but must get a magnetic card for this purpose. This can be done online through TMB’s website. You don’t need an NIE number for this, you can just use your passport number.

When do OV tickets purchased in 2022 expire?
T-Usual and T-Jove are valid until December 31, 2023. T-Casual tickets purchased in 2022 expire on Jan. 15, 2023. Tickets purchased in 2022 that have not been used can be exchanged for tickets of the same type until June 30, upon payment of the corresponding price difference.

students discounts in Barcelona

Carnet Jove

The Carnet Jove youth card offers more than 8000 reductions on experiences and services related to culture, leisure, art and museums, technology, beauty, fashion, health, and restaurants in Catalunya. With discounts that vary from 10 to 50%, any person aged between 12 and 30 who can pay €7.90 per year is eligible. You can request a card for pick-up on the Carnet Jove website, or go through the process at any La Caixa branch. 

Studentfy; student discounts in Barcelona

Created for the international student community by recent graduates, Studentfy offers discounts, benefits, products, and services at over 80 locations in Barcelona. Select your university when you register on the app and receive a digital membership card that will help you save at gyms, museums, restaurants, bars, and events with other students. 

Barcelona library cards

Applying for a free library card online comes with more benefits than you might think. Beyond borrowing books, you’ll gain access to databases, newsletters, educational courses and workshops, language learning, study rooms, internet, computer equipment, and various customized services. Library cards also provide holders with discounts on cultural activities and services in Barcelona and throughout Catalonia. Considering it’s free and only expires after 5 years of disuse, what’s the harm? Right?

Too Good To Go

If you want to join the movement against food waste AND eat quality food at a reduced price, we have great news. The Too Good To Go app is a platform for small greengrocers, bakeries, fishmongers and large chains to sell the extra food that they would otherwise throw away at the end of the day. Too Good To Go is a great way to discover new places around the city without the guilt of eating out.

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