Entering Mercabarna

The entrances to Mercabarna are controlled. In order to enter you must cross a toll booth. This system ensures that only the people who come to carry out their professional commercial activity can enter the precinct and helps maintain the security and control of vehicles entering the grounds.

Forms of payment

Entrance ticket

This is purchased at the manual toll booth and gives the holder the right to access the precinct just once.

Prepaid card

  • Designed for people who come to Mercabarna on a fairly regular basis.
  • The cards can be topped up.
  • This payment system represents a saving of more than 40% compared to the entrance ticket.

Annual season ticket

  • For professionals who access the precinct very frequently.
  • This ticket offers unlimited access to Mercabarna during the validity period (from 1 February to 31 January the following year).
  • The user pays for this card once a year.

Exempt from payment are motorcycles (which must enter via the manual toll booth) and public services (buses and taxis).

How to purchase a card

Annual season ticket

Cards can be purchased and/or renewed at the Control Centre on the ground floor of the Mercabarna Administrative Centre building. If you are a user of Mercabarna-flor, you must go to the Market Management offices (first floor).

Required documentation:

  • Please fill out application form this is the first time you have applied. If the applicant is a company, you must attach a tax document, while self-employed individuals need to provide a photocopy of identity card. The documents can be delivered by hand to the Control Centre of the Mercabarna Administrative Centre or sent by e-mail to emissiotargetes(ELIMINAR)@mercabarna.cat

48 hours after the form has been delivered you must provide, by hand or e-mail, the following documentation:

  • Photocopy of the vehicle's registration certificate
  • Photocopy of the vehicle's technical specifications

If you want to take advantage of the special discounts, you must also submit:

  • If you are an employee of a company at Mercabarna: TC2 social security payment form, work contract or payslip.
  • If you are a retailer: document showing you are a member of a retailers' association or industry professional.
  • If you are a producer: document from the Department of Agriculture certifying you as such.
  • If you are a municipal transporter: document certifying you as such.
  • If you are a freelance worker who provides a service to the companies in Mercabarna: letter stamped by the Mercabarna company for which you work.

Cost:

  • The card costs €8.20. Payment by credit card, cheque or in cash.

Prepaid card

First time purchase

You must go to the Mercabarna Control Centre on the ground floor of the Administration Centre building. If you are a user of Mercabarna-flor, you must go to the Market Management offices (first floor).

At the time of applying for the card you must submit the following documentation:

  • Photocopy of the vehicle's registration certificate
  • Photocopy of the vehicle's technical specifications

Cost:

  • The card costs €8.20 (VAT included).
  • The initial minimum amount is €10. Payment in cash or by credit or debit card.

Topping up

You can top up your card at both the Control Centre (ground floor of the Administration Centre building) or the manual tolls at the entrances of Mercabarna. The minimum amount is €10.


For more information

Charges

Entry charges to Mercabarna (2016)

Type of vehicle Entrance ticket Prepaid card
(price for a single entry)
Annual season ticket
T1 (vehicle with a height lower than 1.85 m and up to 5.5 m in length) €2.10 €1.08 €128.82
T2 (vehicle with a height equal or greater than 1.85 m and up to 5.5 m in length) €2.65 €1.66 €257.78
T3 (vehicle with a height equal or greater than 1.85 m and up to 10.5 m in length) €5.45 €3.33 €515.40
T4 (vehicle with a height equal or greater than 1.85 m and more than 10.5 m in length) €9.45 €6.63 €1,030.94

Entry charges for Mercabarna-flor (2016)

Type of vehicle 1 day ticket Multi-entry ticket (6 entries) Annual season ticket
T1 (private car) €2.10 €7 €31.22
T2 (van) €2.10 €7 €37.47
T3 (trucks up to 10.5 m) €2.10 €7 €48.92

Request invoice for Mercabarna entrance tickets

You can request an invoice to deduct the VAT paid on entrance tickets to the Food Unit and/or for recharging prepaid cards. Visit the website tiquetsacces.mercabarna.es to request an invoice.