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Low emission zone Barcelona

Important!

Barcelona has an environmental zone: Barcelona/City LEZ

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental Zone LEZ Barcelona/City - Spain

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 23-10-2018

Type of environmental zone: Permanent, from Monday to Friday between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): For L1-7 types: Euro standards 0-1. For M1, N1 petrol types: Euro standards 0-2. For M1, N1 diesel types: Euro standards 0-3. For M2, M3, N2, N3 petrol/diesel types: Euro standards 0-3.
Sticker/ Registration / Request: Entry only with sticker or registration.

Fines: 200 € - 1800 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The area of the environmental zone of the city of Barcelona includes the urban centre within the B-20 and B-10 motorways, the socalled “rondas”. The environmental zone of Barcelona is concentrated on the municipality of Barcelona, except for the districts of Vallvidrera, Tibidabo and Llanuras and the industrial area south of the B-10 motorway. The environmental zone also includes the surrounding municipalities of Barcelona: Sant Adrià de Besòs, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat und Cornellà de Llobregat.

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Information currently unavailable

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Environmental zone ZBE

Do I need stickers or registrations?

To enter the low emission zone, each vehicle concerned needs either a registration (foreigners) or a Distintivo-Ambiental (Spanish vehicles). Otherwise, a fine of 200 euros to 1800 euros must be expected.

The ZBE zones (Zona Baixes Emissions), are fixed zones that can be identified by traffic signs. They are designed to reduce air pollution in Spanish cities quickly and permanently.

A permanent ZBE zone is a zone in which permanent and fixed traffic restrictions apply, such as speed limits and other restrictions, and in which entry is regulated by a system of stickers. Furthermore, in the course of the next few years, stickers may be gradually removed from the system, so that vehicles with these stickers will no longer be able to enter the zones.

The beginning and end of the environmental zones are marked with signs. This shows a red circle as a prohibition sign with the remark Zona Baixes Emissions" (low emission zone).  In addition, there is also a reference to the Distintivo-Ambiental stickers and which entrances are allowed.


In our Green Zones App we have a detailed map of each low emission zone. So you can easily see the boundaries and avoid penalties.

Spain has a total of 7 different environmental zones. These differ in ZBE zones, ZEZ zones and ZPA zones: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valladolid, Valencia.


In our Green Zones App we have gathered together all the low emission zones in Europe and presented them clearly.

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All current driving bans and further information are available in our Green-Zones App.