The Barcelona metro opens every day at 5.00 am, except on days when it runs all night (and doesn't close).
The metro closes at different times, depending on the day. They are as follows:
On both the metro and buses, the only animals allowed are assistance dogs (such as guide dogs), which must wear a tag and a blue jacket, and those accompanying security guards, or pets that are in a rigid container which entirely encloses the animal and ensures that it cannot soil or inconvenience passengers.
Dogs with ID microchips and registered on the municipal pet register are also be authorised to travel on the metro. Find out the terms and conditions of taking dogs on the metro.
We at TMB are committed to fighting uncivilised behaviour on our transport networks, through awareness-raising campaigns and specific measures to penalise fraud and uncivilised behaviour.
For more information on the types of infringement and the procedures available, check Information.
By any of these means:
Items found on the metro or TMB buses are sent to the customer service centre Punt TMB Diagonal; you can go there personally or can enquire by telephone from 5 pm on the day following the loss. You can also use this form. If the item lost is at this Punt TMB, you can claim it by showing your ID card or passport.
A single ticket is not part of the integrated fare system, it allows you to make one journey only with the operator from whom it was bought.
From age four onwards: children under four travel free.
Yes, several people can use the same travel card, provided that it is a multi-person card (e.g. T-10 or T-70/30), and is validated for all the people travelling together on that card. On the metro, they must all stay together until they leave the premises. On the bus, they get can get off at different stops, but the person who has the card must get off last.
With an Hola BCN! travel card you can make unlimited journeys in Barcelona and the metropolitan area on public transport: metro, TMB buses, TRAM , urban railway FGC and zone-one regional rail Rodalies de Catalunya .
Hola BCN! offers unlimited journeys over 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive days as of the first validation.
More information on Hola BCN!
The validity period begins on the day of the first validation. On the metro and TMB buses, urban FGC lines and the Tram, the service day starts at 4.00 am and ends at 3.59 am the following day, so validations made between midnight and 3.59 am count as having been made the previous day. For Rodalies de Catalunya the service day is the same as a calendar day.
The names of bus lines in the new bus network are not random, but follow criteria that help identify them and find them on the map.
This is a stop where two buses can drop off and pick up passengers at the same time.
A double stop has a central section, made up of one or two shelters, and two posts indicating the two different stopping areas. The posts are numbered 1 and 2. The first bust arriving at the stop stops at post 1. If another bus arrives while stop one is occupied, it stops at post 2. Should a third bus arrive, it waits until at least post 2 is free. If 1 and 2 are free, it pulls up at the first.
The advantage of the new bus network is that it facilitates changes from bus to other modes of public transport. Importance has been given to the interchange hubs where these lines cross. Any journey between two points in the network can be completed at one of these transfer points.
Interchange hubs are designed so that users make the shortest journey possible between stops on the different lines in accordance with accessibility criteria. They feature the following signs and information:
With an integrated travel card you can change up to three times (that is, you can use up to four modes of transport) regardless of the number of zones the card is valid for. However, you cannot change to another bus of the same number or enter the metro more than once.
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