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Barcelona's bus fleet is one of the cleanest in Europe as it incorporates hybrid, electric or compressed gas vehicles. The bus network is extensive and consists in fast lines that run through the city horizontally and vertically; conventional lines connecting neighborhoods; neighborhood buses that cover short trips within each neighborhood; and night lines.

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.

BusBarcelona has a transport fleet of more than 1000 buses which operate on over 100 routes and connect all the city's districts and the metropolitan area. The city buses are single deckers and are adapted for people with reduced mobility. They are fitted with access ramps and designated seating. Buses are also adapted for people with functional disabilities. There are visual and sonic alert systems for blind or visually impaired passengers at the bus stops which are activated via the accessible information device. There is signage in braille by the ticket validating machine inside the bus to allow passengers to read the number of the bus they are travelling on. There are other metropolitan bus routes that connect Barcelona with neighbouring towns.

Tickets: methods and prices

The public transport in Barcelona operates an integrated fare system, which allows you to transfer for free within one hour and fifteen minutes of validating your ticket to the different means of transport you'll need to get to your destination. There are different types of travel cards and transport passes in Barcelona that are valid throughout the public transport network (metro, buses, tram and suburban rail), including the T-casual card which is valid for 10 journeys, the T-Familiar, which is valid for 8 journeys or day passes (2, 3, 4 and 5 days).

Single ticket: 2,40 €
T-casual: 11,35 €
T-Familiar: 10 €
Day passes: Hola Barcelona

Times
Running times vary according to the bus route. Most services begin between 5 and 8am and end between 10 and 11pm. Average frequency of service is between 20 and 30 minutes at weekends. You can check bus times and frequency at the bus stops and on the websites.

For further information about Barcelona's bus network:
Tel. 900 701 149 | www.tmb.cat

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.
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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. (Notice that scooters are not allowed, only wheelchairs).

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: 11/09/2019

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

Most of the night bus services begin between 10.40pm and 11.40pm and end between 5am and 6am.

For further information about Barcelona's night bus network, times, methods and prices:
www.ambmobilitat.cat
The city buses are single deckers and are adapted for people with reduced mobility. They are fitted with access ramps and designated seating. Buses are also adapted for people with functional disabilities. There are visual and sonic alert systems for blind or visually impaired passengers at the bus stops which are activated via the accessible information device.

The NaviLens smart tags at each stop give visually impaired people information about the name and code of each stop, the numbers of the buses that stop there, the destination, estimated arrival time and any disruptions to the service.
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