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Where to get Free WiFi in Europe

Emma in Paris - Photographed by: Brooke Saward
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Connection via wi-fi, where would we be without it!? People always ask me how I connect overseas – do I have an overseas sim card? No. I always, always, always rely on free wi-fi. While it is great to sometimes switch off, if travelling in Europe as a solo traveller or just one who wishes to keep everyone including your dog updated on your adventures, then you’re gonna want to know where to locate wifi, pronto! Here are some of the most popular cities to visit in the UK and Europe, and where to get free wifi in each of them.

Free Wifi in Europe


London – While it isn’t much, the cloud offers a free 15 minutes daily at many connection points throughout the city. Alternatively, head for a Starbucks or McDonalds for free connectivity.

Edinburgh – Edinburgh offers free wifi a huge range of free wifi in local cafes, see a list here.

Dublin – Dublin offers great free wifi at various points throughout the city including: St Patrick’s Park, Smithfield, Barnardo’s Square, Grafton St, Henry St, Merrion Square and Temple Bar Square.


Paris – Free wifi almost everywhere in Paris is available through the “Paris Wifi” connection, allowing you up to two hours connection at a time.

Barcelona – Has a great range of free connection points throughout the city, making it the largest free wifi network in Spain and one of the largest in all of Europe. There are 443 locations to connect, which is free after you register. You will find the connection points mostly in museums, parks, markets, libraries and even the beach.

Amsterdam – There are TONNES of free wifi connection points in Amsterdam. See a full list here.

Rome – Need to roam in Rome? No worries! Roma-wireless is available throughout the city and gives travellers 2 hours of free wifi access per day. You must register once and can reconnect for free daily.

Florence – Its easy to stay connected throughout Florence by tapping into one of the city hotspots, if you’ve already forked out the 72 euros for a 72 hour Firenze Card. This card gets you into almost anywhere so is a great investment if you plan to see and do a lot whilst in Florence, plus stay connected for free (almost) throughout your stay!

Lisbon – Lisbon has some great local cafes offering free wifi, or of course there are the usual suspects (Starbucks). Check out the full list here.

ViennaΒ – Is full of free connection points, though in German it is referred to as Β “WLAN”. There is a 1 hour limit per day, but if you disconnect and reconnect it starts again — so really it is unlimited!

Zurich – While Switzerland is incredibly expensive, the good news is free connection is almost always available! Nearly every cafe, bar or restaurant will offer free wifi connection – you’ll just have to ask for the password.


Helsinki – Helsinki airport offers free wifi, but so do many parts of the city. See a full map here for password free access to one of the many hotspots.

Copenhagen – Free wifi is available at the visitor’s centre and tivoli gardens. Alternatively, many cafes and hotels offer free wi-fi access, usually requiring a password (just ask).


If all else fails, head for a Starbucks or McDonalds for guaranteed connection. There will also always beΒ many great local cafe’s offering free wi-fi for a nicer, local experience. A lot of train services also offer great free wi-fi connection.

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    Clipping Path Service
    November 27, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Wow ! wonderful and gorgeous photography posting about European WiFi it’s also helpful information all of us so thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

    November 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Isabella,

    I am off to the UK and Europe travelling with 2 teenage boys. So I will need to purchase them a sim card with lots of data as when we are on the bus tour it will be hard to get free wifi, so I would love to know which sim card you got and how it worked and costs. As I will want to enjoy my trip without the whinge of not having data. thanks in advance.

    Backpack Babe
    October 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    LOVE that picture of you in Paris! you always have the best fashion sense and style!

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    September 29, 2015 at 10:18 pm

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    September 29, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Super useful guide. I usually use a mix of local sims and wifi depending on how long I’m going to be in a particular country for!

    September 29, 2015 at 1:40 am

    This is a super helpful list! I’ll be revisiting most of these places very soon so this will come in handy!

    September 28, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Gibraltar, free wifi connection Costa Coffees, btw you need a password to login this is obtained by the staff.

    Lauren @ a tipsy gypsy life
    September 28, 2015 at 4:26 am

    So helpful.. Nothing is worse than being phone-less and wifi-less while trying to deal with a travel dilemma… Starbucks has been a savior. Great tips!

    Malena Permentier
    September 28, 2015 at 12:28 am

    So handy!

    X Malena

    September 27, 2015 at 6:06 am

    This is so good to know! Bookmarking this!

    Zoe Joy
    September 27, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Ahh! This is so helpful. Im going to Marseille France and Bulgaria in October and I’m going to continue blogging. Thanks

    September 27, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Here in Stockholm there is also free wifi at loads of places but most often it is not published or used for marketing instaed ask for it.

    Leanne Winters
    September 27, 2015 at 3:51 am

    i remember when i went to crete last year, i prepaid for my internet with my phone provider, ill never do it again as i found out my hotel and local shops/cafes had free wifi, its such a common thing now (yay!!)

    September 27, 2015 at 1:41 am

    In Lisbon there’s also free wi-fi at some metro stations.

    A.J. Cattapan
    September 27, 2015 at 12:11 am

    I also learned that a lot of restaurants in Rome and Florence have free wifi. You just need to ask the server after you order. πŸ™‚

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn
    September 26, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Ahhh, where was this list when I was in Europe? This is such a great reference point, saving this for future holidays!

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    September 26, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Good to know. Thanks for the list!

    September 26, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    This is a brilliant post, I wish I had seen it before I went traveling a couple months ago. I arrived in London and brought myself a sim card for the trip and though I loved the unlimited 4G I wish I had realized how accessible wifi is in Europe, would have been much cheaper. Coming from New Zealand its not quite as accessible! πŸ™‚
    Awesome post x