Arriving to Barcelona

Arriving by plane: The Barcelona airport is situated 12 Km from the city. There are several ways to get from the airport to the centre of Barcelona.

TRAIN: Trains leave from the airport (terminal 2) approximately every half an hour (at minutes ’08 and ’38) and go to Sants Train Station. There you can take the L3 (green) metro line direction to Zona Universitaria (stop: Palau Reial). The trip from the airport to Sants train station takes 20 minutes. A single ticket costs 3€, however, you can also use a T-10 bonus (which costs 9.95€) and allows you to travel 10 times with any public transport in the city (metro, train or tram).

BUS: The Aerobús leaves from the airport quite frequently. You can find the timetables for the bus to Terminal 1 (T1) here and for the bus to Terminal 2 (T2) here. A ticket costs 5.90€ (one way) or 10.20€ (round trip).

TAXI: The black and yellow Barcelona taxis can also be found at the airport. You will find a taxi rank outside any of the main terminal exits Terminal 1 (T1) or Terminal 2 (T2). The journey to the city centre will take you between 20 to 30 mins and you should expect to pay around 25€ from T2 and 30€ from T1.

METRO: very recently (February 2016) line L9 had been opened, which connects both airport terminals with UPC campus. This an optimal way to go directly from the conference place to the airport, and vice versa.

Arriving by train: The main train station is called ‘Barcelona Sants’. Its location is centric and is well connected by subway (Sants Estació on lines 3 and 5) to any other point of the city. For more information on trains you can contact RENFE, the Spanish railroad company.