How to go from the Airport to the Guesthouse

 

"El Prat" airport is situated approximately 16 km from the Guest House (Col.legi Major Sant Jordi, CMSJ). You can reach the CMSJ guesthouse either by Taxi, by Bus, or by Train.

 

BY TAXI: Taking a taxi would be the best option to reach the CMSJ. The journey takes about 25 minutes (depending on the traffic). Approximate price: 30 €. The CMSJ address is Passatge Ricard Zamora 4-8 (a small street between "Avinguda de Sarrià" and "General Mitre"). You might also print the following location map:

map_SantJordi

 

BY BUS: Take "Aerobus" (bus that connects all airport terminals with the city center, see timetables at http://www.aerobusbcn.com/). Get out at the first stop, "PLAÇA D'ESPANYA".[a] It should take about 20-25 min (depending on traffic and airport terminal) and the price is 5.3 €. Alternatively, you can take Bus number 46 (see also http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/airport/transport/barcelona-airport-bus.html). Once in Plaça d'Espanya, you can reach the Guest House either by bus or subway (+ tram or bus):

a) + Bus: Take bus 30 at "CREU COBERTA-PLAÇA D'ESPANYA" and get off at "DOCTOR FLEMING-AV SARRIÀ" (11 stops). The average waiting time is 14 min, trajectory time is16 min.[b]

b) + Metro (subway): Take line 3 (gren line) metro at the "ESPANYA" station in the direction "ZONA UNIVERSITARIA" and get off at "Maria Cristina" (5 stops).[c] Take the Tram (any one is ok) at "MARIA CRISTINA" and get off at "L'ILLA" (2 stops). Walk 5-10 min to the Guesthouse. Alternatively, you can take any bus that circulates parallel to the Tram along Diagonal (6, 7, 33, 34, 63, 67, 68 and 78). You might also print the previous location map.

[a] In case you miss this stop, continue until the last stop "Plaça Catalunya", cross the square and take the metro, line 3 in the direction "Zona Universitaria". Follow (b).
[b] T10 cards (10 trips within one zone, for 8.25 €) are not sold on buses (only on metro and tram stations), but you can buy a single ticket (1.45 €).
[c] It is advisable that you buy a T10 card (10 trips within one zone, for 8.25 €).

 

BY TRAIN: The train departs from Terminal 2 [d]. If you arrive at Terminal 1 (most likely), take one of the shuttle buses that connect both terminals. Outside Terminal 2, there is a passage that goes to the airport train station. Take Line 1 of the local train service (RENFE Rodalies) as far as the mainline station "BARCELONA SANTS" (about 20 min trip), which has connections with the metro system.[e] Take line 3 (gren line) metro in the direction "ZONA UNIVERSITARIA". Get off at "MARIA CRISTINA" (5 stops). Take the Tram (any one is ok) at "Maria Cristina" and get off at "L'Illa" (2 stops). Walk 5-10 min to the Guest House (see above map). Alternatively, you can take any bus that circulates parallel to the Tram along Diagonal (6, 7, 33, 34, 63, 67, 68 and 78).

[d] For train schedules see: http://www.castelldefels.com/aeroport/ingl/accesos_aeropuerto_tren4010.htm
[e] It is advisable to buy a T10 card (10 trips within one zone, for 8.25 €) at the airport train station

 

How to go from the Airport to the Conference

 

El Prat airport is situated approximately 15 km from the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB). You can reach the Conference site either by Taxy, by Bus, or by Train.

 

BY TAXI: Taking a taxi would be the best option to reach the PCB. The journey takes about 25 minutes (depending on the traffic). Approximate price: 30 € . The PCB address is Baldiri Reixac 4-8 (near the Barça stadium, "Camp Nou"). You might also print the following location map:

map_PCB

 

BY BUS: Take "Aerobus" (bus that connects all airport terminals with the city center, see timetables at http://www.aerobusbcn.com/). Get out at the first stop, "PLAÇA D'ESPANYA" (20-25 min, depending on traffic and airport terminal) and look for the subway (metro) station. Alternatively, you can take Bus number 46 (see also http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/airport/transport/barcelona-airport-bus.html). Once in Plaça d'Espanya, take line 3 (gren line) metro at the "ESPANYA" station in the direction "ZONA UNIVERSITARIA" and get off at "PALAU REIAL" (6 stops). Walk downhill (5 min) to the PCB. You might also print the previous location map.

 

BY TRAIN: The train departs only from Terminal 2.[f] If you arrive at Terminal 1 (most likely), take one of the shuttle buses that connect both terminals. Outside Terminal 2, there is a passage that goes to the airport train station. Take Line 1 of the local train service (RENFE Rodalies) as far as the mainline station "Barcelona Sants" (about 20 min trip), which has connections with the metro system.[g] Take line 3 (gren line) metro in the direction "ZONA UNIVERSITARIA" and get off at "PALAU REIAL" (4 stops). Walk downhill (5 min) to the PCB. You might also print the previous location map.

[f] For train schedules see: http://www.castelldefels.com/aeroport/ingl/accesos_aeropuerto_tren4010.htm
[g] It is advisable to buy a T10 card (10 trips within one zone, for 8.25 €) at the airport train station.

 

Barcelona Science Park Area

The Conference will take place at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB), located in the campus of the Universitat de Barcelona. The PCB address is Baldiri Reixac 4-8 (near the Barça stadium, "Camp Nou").

This is an interactive google map where the confrence site, main hotels and the Col·legi Major Sant Jordi (CMSJ) Guest House have been indicated:



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Red bullet = CPMD2011
Bed icon = Hotel or Guesthouse (click with the mouse for more information)

Blue line = Tram route from the Guesthouse (Col·legi major Sant Jordi) to the conference site (Barcelona Science Park)
H = Hospitals (hope you don't need them)


The CMSJ guest-house is connected to the Barcelona Science Park through the Tram. This is the most convenient way to reach the Conference Site. Take the Tram (any one is ok) at "L'ILLA" and get off at "PALAU REIAL" (6 stops). Walk downhill (5 min) to the PCB. Alternatively, you can take any bus that circulates parallel to the Tram along Diagonal (6, 7, 33, 34, 63, 67, 68 and 78). 

See route simulation (buildings have 0 charge and 0 van der waals radii). Total estimated time (tunneling effects included): 20min (9min walking + tram 6 stops)

 

Links of Interest

Metro / bus / tram tickets

http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/transport/barcelona-metro.html

Map of Barcelona subway (metro)

http://www.barcelonagallery.com/eng/transporte1%C2%BF1.htm

Map of the tram (Trambaix)

http://www.trambcn.com/buscador_baix.php?idioma=ing

Map of metro + tram

http://www.gobcn.com/mapametro.jpg

Aerobus (airport – city center)

http://www.aerobusbcn.com/

More on transportation from the airport to the city center

http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/airport/barcelona-airport-transport.html

Barcelona city website

http://w3.bcn.cat/turisme

Barcelona tourist guide

http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com

 

Warning: Barcelona is a safe city but you should be aware of the pickpockets. Specially in the public transport and in the city center (la rambla, around touristic places, ...). There is even a victims facebook group.


 

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