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Wi-Fi connection on buses and metro
The Barcelona bus fleet and several metro stations now have Wi-Fi in collaboration with the Barcelona Wifi project.
Over 1,000 vehicles in the regular bus fleet and 16 major metro stations have Wi-Fi since April 2017, thanks to Barcelona Wifi, a Barcelona City Council service, which offers free Internet access in public spaces throughout the city.
Wi-Fi installation on buses follows that previously undertaken in major metro stations. It enables public transport users to log on to the Internet and access real-time information on public transport or other topics related to the city of Barcelona.
All stations and buses where the service is available display the Council’s Wi-Fi logo. Wi-Fi on buses and in the metro is free and has a bandwidth of 256 kbps, the maximum permitted under telecommunications legislation.
For more information, go to Barcelona City Council’s Barcelona Wifi website (CA).
Metro stations with Wi-Fi. Sixteen metro stations have Wi-Fi on platforms:
- L1: La Sagrera, Arc de Triomf, Catalunya, Universitat and Espanya
- L2: Sagrada Família
- L3: Sants Estació, Paral·lel, Liceu, Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia, Diagonal and Lesseps
- L5: Sants Estació, Diagonal and Sagrada Família
How to register
The registration process is the same for all the Barcelona WiFi access points (street, libraries, metro, etc.). It is only necessary to register when connecting for the first time, although the registration expires if a period of six months goes by without having used the service. You need to activate WiFi on your device and connect to the Barcelona WiFi network. For security, you will then be redirected to the access portal where you will be asked to enter an email address and your place of residence, and to accept the term of use for registration. Once registered, you will be able to access the WiFi connection using your email address and the service will redirect you to www.bcn.cat, from where you can begin to browse.
How does the connection work?
The connection is retained from one access point to another (bus-bus, street-bus, metro-bus, etc.). The session remains active as long as it is used for a continuous period of 30 minutes. If you connect from a different device, you will need to repeat the registration process. The speed of the connection is limited to 256 kB of upload and download in order to avoid abuse. Additionally the service has an ethical filter applied by Barcelona WiFi in order to prevent access to questionable content (of a violent, sexual or racist nature).