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Barcelona traffic

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Live traffic

Local time
4:13 PM

Travel times and speeds are based on trip data anonymously collected from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

Hourly speed and travel time per 10 km

  • Last 48 hours
  • Last 7 days

Barcelona traffic in 2023



Travel time decreased in Barcelona last year. The data suggests that average time it took to travel 10 km decreased by 10 s.

Travel times and speeds are based on worldwide trip data spanning 551 billion (109) km anonymously collected during the year from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) or a 5 km radius from the center (“city center”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

World rank 2023 99

On average, how long did it take to drive 10 km in 2023?
19 min
10 s less than in 2022

Which was the worst day to travel through Barcelona in 2023?

May 25 Thursday
Average travel time to drive 10 km
24 min 10 s

The cost of driving in rush hour

What was the yearly cost of driving in Barcelona during rush hour? How much time did you spend driving, and how did it affect your finances and the environment?

One-way commute
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Travel time
(yearly)
174h
time spent driving
59h due to congestion
34 x
Approximately 34 books
Emissions
(yearly)
940kg
CO2 emitted
221kg due to congestion
94 x
94 trees grown over a year to absorb
Fuel price
(yearly)
691EUR
money spent
162EUR due to congestion
8 x
Approximately 8 average-sized tanks of petrol

Driving patterns in Barcelona

What did travel times look like over a week in Barcelona? When was it best to avoid driving? At what points did we use the most fuel and emit the most CO2?

One-way commute
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  • Travel time
  • Speed
  • Consumption
  • Emissions
12:00 AM
01:00 AM
02:00 AM
03:00 AM
04:00 AM
05:00 AM
06:00 AM
07:00 AM
08:00 AM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
02:00 PM
03:00 PM
04:00 PM
05:00 PM
06:00 PM
07:00 PM
08:00 PM
09:00 PM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
Sun
17 min 20 s17 min
17 min 40 s18 min
18 min 40 s19 min
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13 min 40 s14 min
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17 min 30 s18 min
17 min 10 s17 min
16 min 20 s16 min
16 min 16 min
16 min 30 s17 min
Mon
16 min 20 s16 min
16 min 50 s17 min
18 min 18 min
17 min 10 s17 min
14 min 14 min
12 min 40 s13 min
13 min 20 s13 min
17 min 50 s18 min
22 min 22 min
20 min 10 s20 min
18 min 10 s18 min
18 min 40 s19 min
18 min 50 s19 min
18 min 40 s19 min
18 min 50 s19 min
19 min 10 s19 min
19 min 30 s20 min
21 min 40 s22 min
22 min 20 s22 min
20 min 20 min
18 min 18 min
16 min 30 s17 min
16 min 10 s16 min
16 min 40 s17 min
Tue
16 min 40 s17 min
17 min 10 s17 min
18 min 20 s18 min
17 min 20 s17 min
14 min 10 s14 min
12 min 20 s12 min
13 min 10 s13 min
18 min 30 s19 min
23 min 23 min
21 min 10 s21 min
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19 min 30 s20 min
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20 min 30 s21 min
23 min 10 s23 min
24 min 30 s25 min
21 min 50 s22 min
18 min 50 s19 min
17 min 17 min
16 min 20 s16 min
16 min 50 s17 min
Wed
17 min 17 min
17 min 50 s18 min
18 min 40 s19 min
17 min 40 s18 min
14 min 10 s14 min
12 min 30 s13 min
13 min 10 s13 min
18 min 10 s18 min
22 min 50 s23 min
21 min 10 s21 min
19 min 10 s19 min
19 min 30 s20 min
19 min 40 s20 min
19 min 30 s20 min
19 min 40 s20 min
20 min 10 s20 min
20 min 50 s21 min
23 min 23 min
24 min 20 s24 min
22 min 20 s22 min
19 min 20 s19 min
17 min 10 s17 min
16 min 30 s17 min
17 min 20 s17 min
Thu
17 min 20 s17 min
18 min 10 s18 min
19 min 19 min
18 min 18 min
14 min 40 s15 min
12 min 50 s13 min
13 min 20 s13 min
17 min 50 s18 min
22 min 22 min
20 min 40 s21 min
19 min 19 min
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19 min 50 s20 min
20 min 20 min
20 min 10 s20 min
20 min 10 s20 min
21 min 21 min
23 min 40 s24 min
25 min 25 min
23 min 23 min
20 min 20 min
17 min 50 s18 min
16 min 50 s17 min
17 min 20 s17 min
Fri
17 min 30 s18 min
18 min 18 min
19 min 20 s19 min
18 min 20 s18 min
15 min 10 s15 min
13 min 10 s13 min
13 min 20 s13 min
16 min 50 s17 min
19 min 30 s20 min
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19 min 10 s19 min
19 min 50 s20 min
20 min 30 s21 min
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22 min 30 s23 min
22 min 50 s23 min
21 min 10 s21 min
19 min 50 s20 min
19 min 20 s19 min
18 min 10 s18 min
17 min 20 s17 min
17 min 17 min
Sat
17 min 10 s17 min
17 min 40 s18 min
19 min 10 s19 min
19 min 10 s19 min
16 min 30 s17 min
14 min 20 s14 min
14 min 14 min
13 min 50 s14 min
14 min 10 s14 min
15 min 15 min
16 min 16 min
17 min 10 s17 min
18 min 18 min
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16 min 30 s17 min
16 min 40 s17 min
17 min 10 s17 min
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19 min 10 s19 min
19 min 10 s19 min
18 min 30 s19 min
17 min 40 s18 min
17 min 20 s17 min
Best time to avoid

Which day of the week had the worst rush hour?

Thursday
6 PM - 7 PM
Driving 10 km took on average: 25 min
What do commuters stand to save per year by adjusting their travel habits (for a 10 km commute in Barcelona)?
Travel timeFuel costEmissions
One day of working from home (Thursdays)
36 hours
138 EUR
188 kg
Three days of working from home (Thursdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays)
108 hours
414 EUR
563 kg

How busy was Barcelona during rush hour?

Let's take a closer look at rush hour. How much extra time was spent idling in traffic? What was the average speed?

One-way commute
km


Weekday rush hour

How much additional time was spent in the car during rush hour in Barcelona?

  • Optimal travel time
  • Extra travel time
morning rush
+ 7 min
Per 10 km trip
22 min
evening rush
+ 8 min
Per 10 km trip
23 min

How much extra time did we spend driving in rush hours over the year?

59 hours = 2 days, 11 hours

4 h 53 min more than in 2022

Average speed in rush hour

How fast can you drive in Barcelona during rush hour?

morning rush
27 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
22 min
evening rush
26 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
23 min
Bike
Bike
17 - 24 km/h
25 - 35 min
Electric scooter
Electric scooter
19 - 25 km/h
24 - 32 min
Electric moped
Electric moped
22 - 40 km/h
15 - 27 min

How does the city compare to the whole country?

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