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From the airport to Barcelona (Plaça de Catalunya)

The journey from the airport to Barcelona center (on taxi, bus or train) is about 30-40 minutes, depending on the time of day.

By bus (recommended option)

The Aerobus service links Barcelona airport to the city center. You can get off at Plaça Catalunya (to get to the conference venue from there see below).
You can catch the Aerobus from outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2
Fares
You can buy your ticket from the staff at the bus stops (payment in cash or by credit card), at the automatic sales machines (payment in cash or by credit card) or by paying the bus driver (cash only payments).
One-way: 5,30 €
Valid for one person and his/her luggage and valid up to one hour after purchasing.
Round trip: 9,15 €
Valid for person and his/her luggage. Valid GOING up to 1 hour after purchasing, and valid RETURN up to 9 days after purchasing. You must keep the ticket in order to exchange it for the return ticket trip.
Please be aware that:
Integrated travel tickets (T-10, T-Mes, T-50/30, T-Trimestre T-Jove, T-Familiar, T-Dia) are not valid for this service.
All children under 4 years do not pay.
You can not book tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased on the bus.
On return to the Airport: both Aerobuses for Terminal 1 and for Terminal 2 stop at the same bus stops. When making your way to Barcelona Airport, make sure that you take the right Aerobus. The Aerobus for Terminal 1 is light blue and dark blue. The Aerobus for Terminal 2 is dark blue and yellow.

By train

The airport station is situated opposite T2, and is connected to this terminal via an airbridge, located between terminal 2A and 2B. There is also a Bustransit service between the Renfe station and T1. Trains leave from the airport every 30 minutes and operate from 05:42am to 11:38pm daily (Line R2 North Airport - Sant Celoni / Maçanet Massanes). It takes 25 to 35 minutes to reach Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona city itself. In order to get to Plaça Catalunya you must stop at Barcelona-Sants and then take the subway (green line/line 3) to Plaça Catalunya.
Please check the Barcelona public transport website for more detailed information, tickets and timetables.
Ticket price is 2.80 euros

By taxi

There are taxi stops outside both terminals. The journey to the city centre takes between 20 to 30 minutes, depending on road conditions. Taxi fares are around 40€ for the journey into the centre. Rates are displayed inside the cab.
The luggage supplement is €1 per item. The cost payable is indicated on the meter. It is advisable to request a receipt. You can check fees at www.taxibarcelona.cat.
For more information you can call the telephone information line (932 235 151, extension 2158) between 08:00 and 15:00, or send an email infotaxi@amb.cat.
If you wish to collect a lost item you can call 902 101 564 (Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 20:00) or send an email to Objper-taxi@amb.cat.

For further information on airport transport:

http://www.emt.cat/Principales/Aeropuerto.aspx
http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/airport/barcelona-airport-transport.html

For information about Barcelona public transport

http://www.tmb.cat/en_US/home.jsp

Getting to the Conference Venue LAST MINUTE CHANGE

Due to an unexpected student strike and the occupation of our Faculty, we are sorry to inform you that the conference venue has changed. It will take place at Hotel Campus UAB, which is located at the UAB Campus. We strongly recommend you to get off the train at Bellaterra station, one stop before Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Please check the exact location of the Hotel Campus UAB at http://www.hotelcampusuab.com/en/location.php
When you get off the train at Bellaterra, after validating your ticket, go downstairs. Then turn right, and go straight along the road, until you find the Hotel (approximately 300 meters).
Some graduate students will be around to guide you to the venue.
Sorry for the inconveniences this sudden change can cause to you and hope to see you all tomorrow.

 

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Recommendations

WATCH OUT FOR PICKPOCKETS!
This is a real danger in Barcelona, especially in the popular turistic areas (like el Raval) and - above all - in public transport within the city! You should be alert at all times when travelling by metro or by bus, but especially if you see a sudden chaotic/erratic movement of people around you.
Take good care of your belongings!

 

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