Tourist Information Guide

Access For People With A Disability in Barcelona

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This page is for those who want information for access for people with a disability in Barcelona. Please note I would like to develop this section further and would be interested to receive site visitor feedback on this subject.

If you have had a visit to Barcelona and would like to share your experience with our site visitors why not help others and send us your feedback on your experience of access for people with a disability in Barcelona.

Hotels suitable for people with a disability in Barcelona

See the following page on wheelchair friendly hotels

Book Barcelona Airport Express Bus Online

Aerobus Express Bus To City Centre
30 min from/to airport T1
45 min from/to airport T2
Last minute bookings with instant confirmation
E-tickets – No cash
Face mask mandatory on board

Click here to learn more

Book Your Barcelona Airport Taxi Online

Private Premium Taxi Transfer
Door to Door transport
Taxi sanitized after each transfer
Instant confirmation, bookable up to 30 min before
E-tickets – No cash
Face mask mandatory on board

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Barcelona Metro Transport

I've tracked down the metro stops that offer lift access and presented this information in our metro stop table. All metro stops with lift access have been marked with a "Y" next to the stop.

Metro stops with access for people with a disability, wheelchair access - including lifts.

The only metro (underground) line that currently has a lift at all stops is the (Purple Line, L2). The other lines only have a limited number of metro stations that offer lift access but extensive work is being undertaken on the metro to improve access for people with a disability.

Changing from one stop to another on the metro can be difficult as they have stairs at most exists. You can however request assistance from the metro staff. It is not recommended to travel via metro if you have a wheelchair unless you only want to stay on the Purple Line, L2

Metro access for people with a disability by TMB who operate both the metro and bus systems in Barcelona

Barcelona Bus transport

Getting around the city maybe easier by bus as many buses are fitted with special access for people with a disability. You will know which ones because they carry the international disabled access sign on the outside of the bus.

List of Barcelona bus lines that are adapted for people with a disability

Hola Barcelona Travel Pass

The Hola Barcelona Travel Pass will give you unlimited travel on the Barcelona Metro including the Barcelona Airport metro line (Orange Line, L9), the Barcelona buses (TMB buses) including the TMB bus from Barcelona centre to Barcelona Airport, the tram (TRAM), the urban railway (FGC trains in Zone 1) and the regional railway (Rodalies de Catalunya trains, in Zone 1) including the Barcelona Airport RENFE R2 train. However it cannot be used on the Aerobus (the express bus service to the airport).

More Information Click here to learn more about the Hola Barcelona Travel Card.

Access for people with a disability and Barcelona Taxis

Travelling by taxi may also be an excellent alternative for you if you are wheelchair bound. A 10 minute taxi ride will practically take you from one side of town to the other.

Taxi ride (10 minute)
Taxi fare:

If you need a taxi that has been specially adapted for people using wheelchairs you can call the following number.

Barcelona Taxis adapted for People with a disability

Taxi Amic S.L.
Carrer Taulat, 24
08005 Barcelona, España.

Tel: +34 93 420 8088.

FAQ Taxis for people with a disability

Travelling around Barcelona City Centre by Wheelchair

Once in the city you are OK for getting around on the streets by wheelchair. Practically every street has a ramp suitable for wheel chairs to navigate. See the following page for an informative article submitted by one site visitor who visited Barcelona by wheelchair.

You can obtain a special map of the walkways in Barcelona city centre that are fitted with ramps. This map is available from the following organisation and they also have other information available on access to other Barcelona sites.

Institut Municipal de Disminuits Fisics
Avenue Diagonal, 233, 1 er
08013 Barcelona, España.

Tel: +34 93 413 2775

Operating hours:  Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 14:00

Metro - Glories (Red Line, L1) - Ironically this metro stop does not have lift access for people with wheel chairs.

Public toilets

This is an easy question to answer. Barcelona does not have any public toilets. It is a real problem in the city and of some concern at the moment. Most restaurants or bars allow people to use their toilets and there are bars that do have access for people with a disability however I don't have a list of them. Again your feedback would be useful here.

Electric Scooter and Buggy rental / Mobility Scooters / Electric Wheelchairs

Cosmoscooter based in Barcelona offers an affordable electric scooter, buggy or electric wheelchair rental for the duration of your stay. They can deliver the mobility scooter to you.

Electric mobility scooters can be rented out by the day or for the duration of your stay.

For more information on renting an electric scooter with Cosmoscooter see the following link:

Cosmoscooter: Electric scooter for people with a disability rental, electric wheelchair rental in Barcelona

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