Barcelona, how to get there?
The easiest way to get to Barcelona is by booking your flight to Barcelona Airport, also known as Barcelona-El Prat. The airport is located 16 kilometers south of the city. Barcelona can also be reached by public transport from other regional airports like Girona or Reus. However, from there you´ll have to travel by bus for approx. 1,5 hour to get to Barcelona.
The information below is about public transport between Barcelona Airport and Barcelona City Centre. In case you decide to book for one of the other airports and need any help on how to get to Barcelona, do not hesitate to contact us.
Terminals T1 and T2 (A, B and C):
The terminals at Barcelona Airport are organised in terms of carriers and not according to the destination or place of origin. Especially on your way back it is important to check from which Terminal your flight goes!
Connections between Barcelona and the airport and back:
Aerobús (A1 and A2)
The Aerobús is the most comfortable transport from Barcelona airport to the city centre and back. It has a daily service and leaves every 10 minutes. It takes approx. 35 minutes to get to Plaza de Catalunya, the very heart of the centre of Barcelona and the closest to the below listed hotels and venue. A return ticket costs approx €12. The bus numbers A1 or A2 correspond with the terminals of Barcelona Airport, respectively T1 and T2. For more information see also: www.aerobusbcn.com
The brand new metro line 9 – orange (inauguration expected for February 2016) will take you from Barcelona Airport to Zona Universitaria; here you can change to line 3 – green that will take you to the city centre: Plaza de Catalunya. For more information see also the TMB website: http://www.tmb.cat/en/mapa-metro-barcelona
You can also travel to Barcelona centre per train, however from Terminal 1 you´ll have to take a shuttle that brings you to the train station (close to Terminal 2). Trains will take you to Sants station, from there you will have to switch to the metro (line 3 – green) to get to Plaza de Catalunya. For further information about the train: www.renfe.es
Finally, there is the option to take a taxi. There are taxi ranks outside the main terminal exits. The journey to the city centre in taxi will take approx. 30 minutes. A taxi costs approx. € 25 – €30 and it is good to ask the driver before departure. Some of them have a closed tariff for airport rides. However, taxis can´t be reimbursed by COST (only when public transport is not available and before 7 am for an early departure and/or after 10 pm due to late arrival).
How to get around?
Barcelona has a very comfortable and well functioning metro network, which serves most of the city. The metro is available on weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays (incl. April 23rd!) from 5 am – midnight; Friday and evenings before public holidays from 5 am – 2 am; Saturday: continuous service.
There are different types of travel cards and transport passes in Barcelona that are valid throughout the public transport network (metro, buses, tram and suburban rail), including the T-10 card which is valid for 10 journeys, or day passes (2, 3, 4 and 5 days) but these are a less economic option. The metro operates an integrated fare system enabling you to obtain a free transfer from one means of public transport to another within a period of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Single ticket: € 2,15 / T-10 card: € 9,95
Finally, there is the option to take a taxi. There are many taxis circulating. A taxi is relatively cheap, but remember taxis can´t be reimbursed by COST.
How to get to the venue?
The MC and WG meetings will be held at the Centre d’Estudis Jurídics i Formació Especialitzada (CEJFE) which is located at Carrer Ausiàs Marc, 40.
The nearest metro stations are Urquinaona (Red Line – 1 & Yellow Line – 4), Arc de Triomf (Red Line – 1) or Plaça de Catalunya (Red Line – 1 & Green Line – 3).
Where to sleep?
Although we did our utmost to arrange a good deal with some of hotels close to the venue, we unfortunately didn´t succeed. We therefore can only suggest one of the hotels listed below. We did our best to select the cheapest hotels close to the venue. Please note that the hotels are sorted on distance to the venue and NOT on best prices.
Please be aware that 23rd of April is a local holiday (St. Jordi) and that hotels might be fully booked. So please, make your reservations on time!
- NH Barcelona Podium
- Hotel Constanza
- Grupotel Gran Via 678
- Hotel Urquinaona
- Hotel Àmbit Barcelona
- Hotel Illunion Auditori
- HCC Montblanc
- Acta Atrium Palace
- Ayre Hotel Caspe
- Grupotel Gravina
In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Local Organizers: firstname.lastname@example.org