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Barcelona Cruise Port Accessibility

By John Sage

Barcelona cruise port disabled access is quite good with step-free access including ramps and elevators to get onto the cruise ships.

Disabled cruise passengers will have few challenges, especially compared with the other ports they might visit on their cruise like MonacoLivorno, andNaples.

85% of cruise ships dock at the Moll Adossat / Muelle Adosado pier which has a wheelchair accessible shuttle into town. The rest of the ships dock near the World Trade Center. It does not have a port shuttle but is located within walking/rolling distance of the Las Ramblas street.

Choose from 4 accessible shore excursions in Barcelona

Most cruise passengers that are in Barcelona for a single day will spend half the day visiting the Gothic Quarter (also known as medieval Barcelona) and half the day visiting the accessible Sagrada Familia and other Gaudi sights.

Sage Travel Tip: Be sure to visit both medieval Barcelona and the Gaudi sights!

I gave Barcelona cruise port a 5 Star Sage Accessibility Rating (my highest cruise port accessibility rating). This is because disabled cruise passengers do not need to make any advanced reservations to use fully accessible routes into the city center. Additionally, visiting the sights of Barcelona involves very few cobblestones and hills.

Barcelona Accessible Cruise Port Overview Map


Accessible Barcelona Cruise Port Locations
(A, B, C, and D are Moll Adossat cruise terminals)

Barcelona Cruise Port Disabled Access – Embarking and Disembarking

The port of Barcelona is one of the main ports for Mediterranean cruise departures (the others being the accessible Venice cruise port, the accessible Civitavecchia-Rome cruise port, and the accessible Piraeus-Athens cruise port).

The photos below were taken while disembarking at the Moll Adossat Pier. If you’re wondering about the embarking route, you can pretty much just reverse the pictures 😉

Although these photos were only taken at the Moll Adossat pier, after a great deal of research, I have been able to confirm that all cruise terminals in Barcelona are wheelchair accessible using elevators and ramps.

When leaving your cruise ship, you will likely leave from the promenade deck which should have a ramp at the walkway onto shore.


The Barcelona walkway is step-free once you reach shore (shown in the photos below).


A photo of the accessible walkway is shown below.

When you get into the cruise terminals, you will find motion-activated doors and an elevator down to ground level.


If you have requested that your luggage be brought into the terminal, it will be waiting for you before you exit the building.


The exit to the cruise terminal has a ramp to reach the parking lot. If you have booked an accessible driving tour of Barcelona or Barcelona accessible taxi transportation, this is where the vehicle will be waiting for you.


Getting from the Cruise Dock to Barcelona City Center

Your accessible travel options from the port into Barcelona city center will depend on which pier your cruise ship is docked at. Fortunately, there are step-free options from all piers.

If your ship is at the Moll Adossat cruise dock (which handles 85% of the ships), your ship will be met by a blue bus that has “Cruiser – T3”on the front.

Like all public buses in Barcelona, the port shuttle has a wheelchair ramp. It costs 2 euro each way, and the wait is less than 20 minutes. Blue bus costs 2 euro per person. Tickets can not be purchased in advance. The T3 bus will drop you off at the Christopher Columbus Monument located at the end of Las Ramblas.  This is also the meeting point for a half-day accessible walking tour of the medieval Barcelona neighborhood.

3.2 km (2 miles) route from Moll Adossat cruise dock
to Christopher Columbus Monument


Map of T3 bus drop-off and accessible Barcelona walking tour meeting point

With a full-day in Barcelona, most cruise passengers want to visit Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter (including Las Ramblas, the Royal Palace, and Barcelona Cathedral) and the Gaudi sights (including Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà, and Güell Park). For disabled travelers, this is easiest with a half-day accessible Barcelona driving tour and a half-day accessible Barcelona walking tour, or by taking a combined full-day accessible Barcelona guided tour.

Choose from 4 accessible shore excursions in Barcelona


Read more:

Barcelona Accessible Travel – main page
   Pros and Cons of Barcelona Disabled Access
   10 Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips for Barcelona Spain
   8 Keys to Success for Barcelona Handicapped Travel 
   Getting around Barcelona in a Wheelchair
   Sagrada Familia Wheelchair Access
   Barcelona Cruise Port Accessibility 
   Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers 
   Top Accessible Cruises from Barcelona
   Trip Planning by Sage Traveling
Barcelona Accessible Tours and Cruise Excursions
   Highlights of Barcelona Accessible Guided Tour
   Essential Barcelona Accessible Driving Tour
   Medieval Barcelona Accessible Walking Tour 
   Accessible Barcelona Private Tour to Montserrat Mountain
Barcelona Accessible Hotels
Barcelona Las Ramblas Wheelchair Accessible Hotel
   4 Star Barcelona Accessible Hotel with Roll-in Shower
   Central Barcelona Accessible Hotel 
   5 Star Barcelona Wheelchair Accessible Hotel 
   3 Star Accessible Barcelona Hotel 
   Barcelona Wheelchair Accessible Beach Hotel 
   5 Star Accessible Barcelona Hotel by the Beach 
Barcelona Accessibility Guide by John Sage
Barcelona Trip Planning by Sage Traveling – Travel with Ease! 
Accessible Cruising with Sage Traveling – Receive our Barcelona Accessibility Guide & Barcelona accessible hotel recommendations for FREE!

Accessible Shore Excursions –  Amsterdam,  Argostoli,  Athens,  Barcelona,  Bruges,  Capri, Dubrovnik,  Egypt (Alexandria & Port Said),  Ephesus (Kusadasi & Izmir),  French Riviera (Nice, Villefranche, & Monte Carlo),  Genoa,  Israel (Ashdod & Haifa),  Istanbul,  Katakolon (Olympia),  Kotor (Montenegro),  La Spezia & Livorno (Florence & Tuscany),  Marseilles,  Mykonos,  Naples,  Palma de Mallorca,  Rome (Civitavecchia),  Salerno,  Santorini,  Sicily (Catania, Messina, Palermo, & Taormina)Sorrento,  St. Petersburg,  Stockholm,  Toulon,  Valencia,  Venice 

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