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.
Barcelona 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
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
Night Bus Service
Barcelona 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:
Accessibility in the bus
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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