Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Barcelona, Spain

Commute patterns by Tramvia, Metro, Train, Bus, Cable Car & Funicular in Barcelona - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Barcelona get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Barcelona walk each day. See which Tramvia, Metro, Train, Bus, Cable Car & Funicular and stations are most popular in Barcelona, and more!
Barcelona has 6 transit type(s), including: Tramvia, Metro, Train, Bus, Cable Car & Funicular, operated by several transit agencies, including TMB, FGC, Renfe Cercanías, Trambaix, Trambesòs, SGMT, TMB, TCC, AUTHOSA, MOHN. SL, OLIVERAS. SL & ROSANBUS. SL
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In Barcelona, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 50 min. Over 51% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Barcelona each day? Commuters wait on average 10 min, but over 29% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Barcelona is 7.2 km. Yet 48% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Barcelona is 58%. On average, 13% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Barcelona, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.62 km? Approximately, 13% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time

How long do people usually commute in Barcelona by public transit everyday?
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday.
50 min
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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Barcelona, Spain?
The percentage of transit riders who ride public transit for more than 2 hours every day. This includes travel by Tramvia, Metro, Train, Bus, Cable Car & Funicular.
8%
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Waiting Time

How long do people usually wait at a station in Barcelona every day?
The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for their Tramvia, Metro, Train, Bus, Cable Car & Funicular line on a weekday.
10 min
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How many people in Barcelona usually wait a long time at a transit station?
The percentage of people who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work.
9%
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Trip Distance

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Barcelona?
The average distance people usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Tramvia, Metro, Train, Bus, Cable Car & Funicular.
7.2 km
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How many people have a long commute every day in Barcelona?
The percentage of people that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit.
15%
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Number of Transfers

How many people transfer lines at least once in Barcelona?
The percentage of people who transfer at least one time during a single trip.
58%
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How many people transfer transit lines more than once during a single trip in Barcelona?
The percentage of people who transfer at least twice when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip.
13%
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Walking Distance

How far do people usually walk per trip in Barcelona?
The average distance people walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work.
0.62 km
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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Barcelona?
The percentage of people who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work.
13%
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Most popular Bus lines
  • H8 - Camp Nou / La Maquinista
  • 92 - Pg. Marítim / Av. Tibidabo
  • 32 - Estació de Sants / Roquetes
Most popular Bus stations
  • Diagonal-Francesc Macià
  • Pl De Catalunya-Rambla Catalunya
  • Pl. Catalunya-Portal De L'Àngel
Most popular Metro lines
  • L1 - Hospital de Bellvitge - Fondo
  • L5 - Cornellà Centre - Vall d'Hebron
  • L3 - Zona Universitària - Trinitat Nova
Most popular Metro stations
  • Passeig De Gràcia
  • Catalunya
  • La Sagrera
Most popular Bus lines
  • H8 - Camp Nou / La Maquinista
  • 92 - Pg. Marítim / Av. Tibidabo
  • 32 - Estació de Sants / Roquetes
Most popular Bus stations
  • Diagonal-Francesc Macià
  • Pl De Catalunya-Rambla Catalunya
  • Pl. Catalunya-Portal De L'Àngel
Most popular Metro lines
  • L1 - Hospital de Bellvitge - Fondo
  • L5 - Cornellà Centre - Vall d'Hebron
  • L3 - Zona Universitària - Trinitat Nova
Most popular Metro stations
  • Passeig De Gràcia
  • Catalunya
  • La Sagrera
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