Getting to the UAB
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is located outside the city of Barcelona. Please visit the university website (http://www.uab.cat/web/home-1273127135994.html) to check the best way of getting to the UAB for you. We recommend taking the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), which provide frequent (every 10-15 minutes), and affordable service. You can take an FGC train from any of the three stations in the city: Catalunya (close to the Aerobus stop), Provença or Gràcia. You need to take either line S2 (Sabadell bound) or line S55 (Universitat Autònoma bound) and get off at Universitat Autònoma. From the city, you need to buy a Zone 2 ticket (3€ one-way) from a vending machine at any Metro or FGC station. Please keep it for the whole journey: you need it to get in and out of the station. From the Catalunya station, the journey to Universitat Autònoma takes about 30 minutes.
Getting to the conference venue from the railway station
The conference will take place in the Sala de Graus, Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres, Edifici B, Campus UAB:
In order to get to the building (Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres) from the railway station, take the main exit in the middle of the station, go downstairs, and then go straight: you will arrive at the square called Plaça Cívica. On your left there will be a candy shop; turn left, cross the square and continue along the path that goes up the hill behind the square. Halfway up, to your right you will see a building called «Facultat de Psicologia»: this is the building you are looking for. You can enter by the lateral door, turn left, and take the stairs up to get to the Facultat de Lletres. You will see the Information Desk of the Facultat de Lletres on the right. The room (Sala de Graus) is right in front of the Information Desk.
There will be signs at the faculty to help you find your way.
Getting to the conference venue from the Hotel Campus
The Hotel Campus is located in Bellaterra fifteen minutes from the conference venue. Follow the map for instructions. There will be people from the organizing committee at the reception on the 29th in the morning to help you find your way to the conference venue.
Instructions from the airport to the Hotel Campus
The campus is connected to the centre of Barcelona, just 30 minutes away, by means of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) service, with departures every 6 to 15 minutes.
The lines that go through Campus Bellaterra station are the S2 (Barcelona Plaça Catalunya – Sabadell) and the S55 (Barcelona Plaça Catalunya – UAB, which only runs in term time). We recommend to get out at Bellaterra station. Follow the signs to Universitat Autònoma and the Hotel Campus is the first building you find.
From Barcelona Airport
From Barcelona airport – El Prat, which is 25 kilometres from the campus, there are a number of options for getting to the hotel:
There is a new metro line L9 Sud that connects both airport Terminals to the city of Barcelona. The price for the ticket from the airport is 4,90 €; please note that you cannot use a normal Zone 1 ticket or any of the integrated tickets for this service. To get to Plaça Catalunya, you will need to change to L1 at Torrassa. In Plaça Catalunya you can take the FGC to Bellaterra.
From the airport you can also take a bus (every 15 minutes) or a taxi to Barcelona-Plaça Catalunya, and once there take the FGC to Bellaterra station.
Please check the Barcelona public transport website for more detailed information, tickets, prices and timetables.
The N62 night bus service, which runs every day between 1am and 5am, connects the campus to the city centre (Plaça Catalunya) with a journey time of 35 minutes.
There are taxi stops outside both terminals. The journey to the Hotel Campus takes between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on road conditions. Taxi fares are around 40€ for the journey. 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.
WATCH OUT FOR PICKPOCKETS!
This is a real problem in Barcelona, especially in the popular turistic areas (like el Raval) and – above all – in public transport within the city! You should be alert when travelling by metro or by bus, but especially if you see a sudden chaotic/erratic movement of people around you.