During the Christmas holiday the demand for transport to school and work decreases, but it increases in the shopping and leisure areas, as well as due to people travelling to visit family. The bus and metro service is adapted to specific travel needs during this period.
Extra buses on those lines passing through the centre of Barcelona and other shopping areas on the Sundays on which shops are open (15 and 22 December). There will be extra buses on ten lines, signifying a 30% increase in capacity: H12, V17, 7, 11, 17, 19, 24, 34, 41 and 73.
- Christmas Eve: on Tuesday, 24 December, Christmas Eve, TMB buses will make their last run from the start of the line at 10.00 pm.
- New Year's Eve: this year the New Year's celebration will take place at the Magic Fountain, Montjuïc. The show will affect bus numbers 13, 23 and 150, which run along Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina. During the preparations for the event these buses will be diverted along Carrer de Mèxic from Friday 27 December onwards.
- 5 January: due to the Three Kings' Parade, traffic will be restricted and the routes of a majority of the bus lines will be affected, with shortened or redirected routes between 4.00 and 10.00 pm. It is recommended that the metro be used to travel to the different points of the celebration.
Check your bus timetable
In order to avoid the congestion associated with holiday traffic, the metro is the best option. On working days the normal winter hours will be maintained, which will provide suitable transport capacity both at rush hour and during the remaining time slots.
- On Saturdays the usual non-stop service will be provided.
- Christmas Eve: on Tuesday, 24 December, the metro will run until 11.00 pm.
- Christmas Day: on Wednesday, 25 December, the metro will run from 5.00 am to 2.00 am.
- Boxing Day: on Thursday, 26 December, the metro will run from 5.00 am to midnight.
- New Year's Eve: the metro will run all night from Tuesday, 31 December, to Wednesday, 1 January.
- 5 January: as the following day is a holiday, the metro will run until 2.00 am. Extra services will be provided at the most frequented stations, such as Ciutadella / Vila Olímpica (L4), Barceloneta (L4), Jaume I (L4), Urquinaona (L1 and L4), Drassanes (L3), Catalunya (L1 and L3), Universitat (L1 and L2), Liceu (L3), Paral·lel (L2 and L3), Sant Antoni (L2), Rocafort (L1), Urgell (L1) and Espanya (L1 and L3).
- 6 January: as it is a Monday, the metro will run until midnight.
Check the metro network timetable
See more information on the leisure transport services we provide
For queries, TMB operates a helpline on 902 07 50 27 (Monday to Sunday, from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm) or see the customer information and services profile on Twitter .