If you wish to travel from Barcelona city centre to Montserrat by bus as an independent traveller (rather than as part of a coach tour), there is one option that is available to you. There is a bus service that runs from Estació Sants bus station to Montserrat Monastery. This page will provide you with details on the prices, running times, bus stops and journey length for the coach from Barcelona city centre to Montserrat.
Book tickets for your half day tour to Montserrat from Barcelona with return journey
There are two organized tours that save you the time and trouble of organizing your own trip to Montserrat. They include return journey from Barcelona to Montserrat in an air conditioned bus. You can choose either a half day morning tour or half day afternoon tour.
If you would prefer to take a coach journey that will offer a tour (i.e. Montserrat will form part of a tour along with other tourist attractions and you will be given background information), check our Montserrat Tours page.
A company called Autocars Julia offer journeys from Barcelona to Montserrat. The times vary depending on what time of year it is (see below for more details), but buses run throughout the year.
Throughout the year there is one bus per day that heads from Barcelona in the morning and will pick you up in the evening.
In general terms, departure times for AutoCars Julia are as follows:
Bus departure from Barcelona to Montserrat: 09:15
Bus departure from Montserrat to Barcelona: 17:00
Bus times are subject to change, so it is best to check the Official Julia Bus Website for exact times. You will need to open the pdf document that reads 'Barcelona - Montserrat'.
The journey time to Montserrat from Barcelona by bus is 1 hour and 25 minutes.
The buses depart from the coach station that sits next to Estació Sants train station in Barcelona.
Sants Coach Station
Plaça dels Paisos Catalans (no number)
The buses arrive at Montserrat Monastery in the Plaza del Funicular.
The price for a single journey will be subject to change, so it is best to contact the Autocares Julia bus company directly to check the prices in the day of your trip (see contact details below).
Bus From Barcelona To Montserrat
Single ticket: €5.10
Contact Details for Autocares Julia
Tel: +34 93 402 6900
Pablo Iglesias, 84
08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, España.
If you have decided not to get the train to Montserrat, then the bus is also a convenient option. It is an affordable way to get right to Montserrat Monastery. Simply ensure that you know how to find your way to the coach station at Estació Sants. It is also essential that you remember that there is only one bus option going in each direction. Therefore, make sure that you don't get carried away having too much fun at Montserrat and miss your last bus home!