Disruptions to mobility for the Barcelona Marathon 2021

The event is being held in the morning on Sunday, 7 November, with runners setting off from Av. Reina Maria Cristina and crossing a large part of the city before returning to the same point. Two thirds of the city’s bus services will be affected by the Zurich Marató de Barcelona 2021. Mobility will be guaranteed by the metro during morning and lunchtime hours on the day of the race.

04/11/2021 10:56 h

Ecologia Urbana

Surface transport will be disrupted in various city districts on Sunday, 7 November, as the Zurich Marató de Barcelona 2021 is set to affect public and private transport alike.

Roads closed for setting up and dismantling

Traffic restrictions will be in place in and around Av. Reina Maria from roughly 3pm on Friday, 5 November, to 5 pm on Sunday, 7 November.

From 6.30 am on Sunday, traffic circulation will also be cut in Av. Rius i Tauler, between Av. Reina Maria Cristina and C/ Guàrdia Urbana, and in Av. Francesc Ferre i Guàrdia, between C/ Polvorí and Av. Reina Maria Cristina.

At 7.45 am, traffic circulation will be cut along the entire Llobregat side of Pl. Espanya, to allow for the fencing to be set up which will guide runners towards C/ Creu Coberta.

The dismantling process will begin as soon as the volume of runners and members of the public allows for it. Priority will be given to freeing up Av. Rius i Taulet, which should be open to traffic again at 4 pm.

Significant disruptions to bus services

Two thirds of the city’s inter-urban bus routes will be affected by the run, with alterations or limits to routes from roughly 6.30 am to 3 pm.

Because of this, people are recommended to use the metro during these hours and for journeys to areas included in the route for the event.

In all, 65 bus services will be affected out of the 98 that circulate on Sundays and public holidays: D20, D40, D50, H6, H8, H10, H12, H14, H16, V1, V3, V5, V7, V9, V11, V13, V15, V17, V19, V21, V23, V25, V27, V29, V31, 6, 7, 11, 13, 19, 21, 22, 24, 27, 33, 34, 39, 46, 47, 54, 55, 59, 62, 63, 65, 67, 78, 79, 96, 97, 104, 109, 115, 120, 121, 122, 126, 133, 136, 141, 150, 157 and 192, plus the blue and red routes operated by the  Barcelona Bus Turístic.

Disruptions around the route for the run

The run sets off from Av. Reina Maria Cristina and goes through Pl. Espanya, the streets of Creu Coberta, Sants and Riera Blanca, Trav. Les Corts, Av. Sarrià, and the streets of París, Berlin, Numànica, Tarragona, Diputació and Vilamarí.

It then moves into Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, and onto Passeig de Gràcia, the streets of Aragó, Aribau and Mallorca, and Av. Meridiana as far as Passeig de Santa Coloma. Then it’s back to Av. Meridiana and into the streets of València, Huelva and Bac de Roda.

From here the run goes back to Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes before making its way into Rambla de Prim, Plaça de Llevant and Av. Diagonal as far as C/ Ciutat de Granada. Returning to Av. Diagonal, the route then moves into Passeig del Taulat, C/ Josep Pla, Passeig de Garcia Fària, C/ Litoral, Av. Litoral, C/ Arquitecte Sert, C/ Salvador Espriu, Plaça dels Voluntaris Olímpics, C/ Marina, Passeig de Pujades and Passeig de Lluís Companys.

The run continues along Ronda de Sant Pere, Pl. Urquinaona and Pl. Catalunya, C/ Fontanella, Via Laietana, Passeig de Colom, Plaça del Portal de la Pau, Passeig de Josep Carner, Plaça de les Drassanes, Av. Paral·lel, Ronda de Sant Pau, the streets of Comte d’Urgell and Sepúlveda and Av. Paral·lel, ending up back at Av. Reina Maria Cristina.

Traffic circulation in these streets will be re-established as the runners progress.


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