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A fleet of over 1,000 fully adapted buses serve all areas of the city. The integrated fare system means that travel cards can be used on the metro and trams.

Accessibility
Barcelona’s buses are 100% accessible for disabled people. This includes all buses running during the day, night buses and neighbourhood hopper services.



Buses have low-floor easy access as well as a ramp to help passengers with reduced mobility, wheelchair users and people with pushchairs board and alight from the space reserved for them.



As on the Metro, the ticket barriers emit acoustic signals and visual messages to ensure visually and hearing-impaired passengers know if they have validated their ticket correctly.



Announcements at bus shelters and on buses are gradually being implemented as well as visual information on screens.

Bus

Daytime Bus
Barcelona has a transport fleet of more than 1000 buses which operate on over 80 routes and connect all the city’s districts and the metropolitan area. The buses have low floors and are adapted for people with reduced mobility. Transport passes can be used on the metro, Barcelona’s tram, city-centre lines of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC) and Renfe trains (zone 1).

Tickets: methods and prices

  • Barcelona’s bus network operates an integrated fare system enabling passengers to obtain a free transfer from one means of transport to another within a period of 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are different types of travel cards and transport passes that are valid throughout the public transport network (metro, buses, tram and suburban rail), including the T-10 card which is valid for 10 journeys, or day passes (2, 3, 4 and 5 days).
  • Single ticket: 2,15 €
    T-10: 10,30 €
    Day passes:

Times

  • Running times vary according to the bus route. Most services begin at 4.25am and end at 11pm. Average frequency of service is between 20 and 30 minutes at weekends. (The running times and frequency of service are posted at the bus stops). .

For further information about Barcelona's bus network:

Accessibility details


Barcelona’s buses are 100% accessible for disabled people. This includes all buses running during the day, night buses and neighbourhood hopper services. Buses have low-floor easy access as well as a ramp to help passengers with reduced mobility, wheelchair users and people with pushchairs board and alight from the space reserved for them. As on the Metro, the ticket barriers emit acoustic signals and visual messages to ensure visually and hearing-impaired passengers know if they have validated their ticket correctly. Announcements at bus shelters and on buses are gradually being implemented as well as visual information on screens.
Visual impairment
Some bus shelters are easy to detect with the aid of a stick or with the feet as they have tactile signage on the kerbs. This signage system indicates which door to use for boarding and is very useful at double-opening bus shelters which are served by two buses and where passengers have to find the specific place where either of these buses will stop.

Many buses feature the Passenger Information System which announces the next stop (and emits a signal beforehand). This information system also allows blind people at the bus shelter to activate the loudspeaker outside the bus with the remote control usually used at traffic lights. This lets them know the route number and direction as well as the wait time. At the present time, few bus stops feature this system. Just press the button on your remote control to check if they do.

There is a bus guide in Braille published by the Barcelona Institute for People with Disabilities in association with Barcelona Metropolitan Transport (TMB) and the Spanish Organisation for the Blind (ONCE). It is available on request by phoning 934 132 775. The guide can be updated and has removable pages. This means that passengers can take out the particular routes they are going to use.
Guide dog Tactile elements Braille
Hearing impairment
Deaf or hearing-impaired passengers can look at the information screens on the bus for the next stop.
Some of the bus shelters are being fitted with screens giving real-time information about the buses that stop there.

Sign language
Motor impairment
The entire fleet of Barcelona buses is adapted for people with reduced mobility (PRM). They have low floors, a kneeling ramp as well as two areas for wheelchairs with safety belts and low-level button panels to allow passengers to request a stop and the ramp.

The button with a symbol showing a wheelchair user on a blue background lets the driver know that the ramp is required. Once this button has been pressed, a sign lights up reading ‘rampa sol•licitada’ (ramp requested).

The adapted buses have a ramp system that incorporates a kneeling mechanism that can be lowered onto the kerb. It emits a series of continuous beeps when it is moving.

The ramps are sometimes steep and disabled passengers may require assistance to alight.

The neighbourhood hopper buses (busos de barri), are also adapted, even though they are smaller than regular buses.

Last update: 21/09/2012

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Night Bus Service

Night Bus Service
Barcelona has a night-bus service (Nit Bus) which serves most of the city and its suburban area.

Tickets: methods and prices

Times

  • Most of the night bus services begin between 10.40pm and 11.40pm and end between 5am and 6am. They all stop at or depart from Barcelona’s Plaça de Catalunya.

Barcelona’s night bus network map

For further information about Barcelona’s night bus network:

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