Barcelona Wheelchair Access Travel

Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people. It is located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres high. Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. It is a major cultural and economic centre. Barcelona wheelchair access is of a high standard. The city is a transport hub, with the Port of Barcelona being one of Europe’s principal seaports and busiest European passenger port, an international airport, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which handles over 50 million passengers per year, an extensive motorway network, and a high-speed rail line with a link to France and the rest of Europe.

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Barcelona Metro

Barcelona wheelchair access travel is possible on the Metro (underground) but not at every location, so you need to plan your trip.

The metro 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 stops with access for people with a disability for wheel chairs – including lifts.


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


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

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

Barcelona wheelchair access Taxis adapted for People with a disability

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

Tel: +34 93 420 8088.

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