How to Get Around Barcelona Easily With The Family

In’s and Out’s of Barcelona’s Train and Bus System

When moving around the city with your little ones in strollers and with other bulky bags, some questions arise: will there be an elevator available? escalator? Will the connections take long? Although most of the transportation system in Barcelona is adapted for all types of needs; here are special routes you can take that will feel extra accommodating.

 

Metro:

Since 1992, the stations of the metro network that are being built or rehabilitated guarantee accessibility, since 2012, the TMB Points of information and attention to citizens have a relief map of the metro network and a metro guide in braille. The entire Barcelona metro network is accessible, except for some stations (14 of the 161 total stations), below you will see stations that are not adapted and those that are in the process of adaptation:

Stations pending adaptation:

L1: Plaça de Sants, Espanya, Urquinaona and Clot

L3: Espanya and Vallcarca (work in progress)

L4: Maragall, Verdaguer, Urquinaona and Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica

L5: Virrei Amat, Maragall, Verdaguer and Plaça de Sants

Links between lines / operators not adapted:

Catalunya L1 / Rodalies – L3 / FGC (the link from metro L1 and Rodalies to L3 is not accessible

to FGC, and vice versa).

Passeig de Gràcia L2 / L4 – L3 / Rodalies / Renfe (the link from the L2 and L4 of the metro to the L3 of the metro and Rodalies / Renfe is not accessible, and vice versa).

Clot L1 – L2 (the link is not accessible from L1, which is an inaccessible station, to L2, which is an accessible station, and vice versa).

BUS:

The bus network has been fully adapted for people with reduced mobility and families with strollers since 2007. The fleet buses have reserved seats inside the vehicles and a ramp to facilitate access to the vehicle.

With the new vehicles incorporated in 2020, people with reduced mobility have new accessibility improvements such as wider doors and the deployment of a ramp when the doors open. The most notable improvement is the arrangement of the two spaces reserved for wheelchairs, scooters and children’s pushchairs, in addition, the safety of the wheelchair user is guaranteed thanks to a folding side grab bar and adjustable straps.

Generalitat railway

Although Barcelona has many places to visit, you can use the Generalitat’s Railways network to move outside and discover more remote corners.

To visit outside of Barcelona, ​​you can use the FGC.

FGC is the railway transport company of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and its owned by Generalitat. Its services connect Barcelona with all its surroundings, with its 2 most famous lines Barcelona-Vallés and Barcelona-Llobregat-Anoia. Each station is built to facilitate mobility, with elevators at each point and there is an area on trains for people with mobility difficulties or strollers.

The Generalitat contains 4 railroads: Gélida, Sant Joan, Santa Cova and Vallvidrera. In Gelida, the necessary works have been carried out to make the stations accessible.