How to get to Barcelona
The airport is located 16 kilometers south of the city and is also known as El Prat, the town where it is located.
Terminals T1 and T2 (A, B and C): the terminals at Barcelona Airport are organized in terms of carriers and not according to the destination or place of origin.
Connections between the airport and the Congress Venue:
Hotel Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center
Avinguda Rius i Taulet, 1
Aerobús (A1 and A2):
Daily service between Espanya and Barcelona Airport.
Frequency: every 10 minutes.
Approximate journey time: 20 minutes.
The hotel is about 5 minutes walking distance from Espanya square.
Additional information at: http://www.aerobusbcn.com/en/timetable
The line L9 Sud Metro connects Barcelona downtown with the airport.
The L9 Sud has stops at 12 stations from the Airport T1 until it gets to Torrassa; at Torrassa please change to L1 (red) direction Fondo and stop at Espanya; the hotel is about 5 minutes walking distance from Espanya metro stop.
Approximate journey time: 70 minutes
Additional information at: https://www.tmb.cat/en/barcelona-transport
Taxis in Barcelona are black and yellow. They may be ordered by phone, found at authorized taxi stands or flagged down in the street. Please always check that the meter is running. Taxis should be paid in cash although most of them accept credit cards. Rates vary depending on the time of the day (T1 rate for night-time and weekend/public holidays, and T2 rate for day-time journeys).
Cost of the services: 30/35€ approx. Additional charges are applied for airport services and luggage.
Daily connections with Barcelona Airport from the Renfe (Spanish Rail) stations at Sants.
Frequency: every 30 minutes.
Journey time: 18 minutes until Sants railway station. Once you arrived at Sants you have to take the metro (L1 – green) direction Trinitat Vella and stop and Espanya; the hotel is about 5 minutes walking distance from Espanya metro stop.
Additional information at: www.renfe.es
Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of important cities, including Paris, Zurich and Milan, and the high-speed train runs to Madrid, southern and eastern Spain. The city’s major railway stations and metropolitan rail network ensure you can travel to Barcelona and anywhere by train without any difficulties.
Barcelona Sants Station is the city’s main railway station and most trains departing and arriving in Barcelona stop here. The station is the terminus for the High-Speed Train and many Spanish and foreign destinations, suburban rail and trains to Barcelona Airport.
Once you arrived at Sants railway station you have to take take the metro (L1 – green) direction Trinitat Vella and stop and Espanya; the hotel is about 5 minutes walking distance from Espanya metro stop.
Motorways and roads
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 Barcelona motorway. You can enter the city via the ring roads or the Avinguda Meridiana which leads to the centre.
From the south, if you’re entering from the rest of Spain join the AP-7 or C-32 and enter the city via the Avinguda Diagonal.
Barcelona has a large number of car parks for cars, many of them located in the city centre. Parking rates range from 2 and 3€ per hour to around 30€ for a whole day.
There are also paid parking areas in the street (blue zones + green area) and charges vary according to the zone of Barcelona. Permitted parking times also vary from 1 to 4 hours.