Getting to Barcelona
Barcelona Airport, also known as El Prat, is the main airport serving Barcelona with around 100 operating companies.
It is located 14 km south-west of the city centre and 12 km from the Congress venue: Fira Gran Via.
Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of important cities.
The city’s main railway station is Barcelona Sants Station and most long-distance trains stop here.
Barcelona is located 150 km from La Jonquera, the French border.
The French motorway network connects to the AP-7, N-II and C-32
You can enter the city via the ring roads or the Avinguda Meridiana, which leads to the centre.
Long distance buses connect Barcelona with most European cities.
The bus station in Barcelona, with most national and international connections, is Barcelona Nord Bus Station.
Barcelona has become the Mediterranean’s foremost cruise ship harbour and has connections with the main Mediterranean harbours.
Location of Congress Venue
The congress will take place in Barcelona at the Fira Gran Via.
Fira Gran Via
North Entrance - Hall 8
Carrer del Foc, 37
08038 Barcelona, ES
ESC recommends using public transport wherever possible.
This year there is a new metro line, Line 9 Sud, that runs from the airport to Fira Gran Via, and into Barcelona city centre. It connects with three other major metro lines, so there is a simple way to get to Fira Gran Via from nearly every area of the city.
Metro stops: Europa Fira (5-minute walk)
Cost (airport to Fira Gran Via): €4.50
Journey Time: The image below indicates the time in minutes, for example, Fira Gran Via to the airport is '18 (minutes) from Terminal 2.
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By Taxi to/from Venue
A taxi from the airport to the Fira Gran Via costs around €20
Journey time: about 15 minutes, depending on the time of day
For hotels located close to the venue, please check with your hotel to see if there is a shuttle bus service to and from the airport.
A taxi from the city centre to Fira Gran Via costs around €25-€30.
Journey time: 15-20 minutes.
There is a taxi station outside the congress venue on Av. Joan Carles I.