The Barcelona International Airport is located 12 km south-west of Barcelona. There are two airport terminals: Terminal T1 is the main terminal, whilst the second, Terminal T2, serves mainly low-cost carriers. The C-31 is the main road directly connecting the airport with the city. The approximate journey time from airport to city centre is 20/25 minutes depending on traffic. The airport telephone number is 902 404 704.
Arrival from the airport
There is a variety of public transport options for going to or from the airport. However, they vary widely in convenience, efficiency and schedule, so plan your trip accordingly. In particular, if you have a very early or very late flight your options are more limited. From the airport, you can reach the city centre either by taxi or public transport (metro, bus, train).
You can find taxi points in front of both terminals T1 and T2. The transfer by taxi from the airport to the city takes approximately 20/25 minutes depending on traffic. The cost is between 25€-30€ depending on the time of day.
The railway network line R2 Nord connects Terminal T2 with the Central Railway Station (‘Barcelona-Sants’) where the hotel venue is located. There is a complimentary shuttle bus from Terminal T1 to Terminal T2. The train operates every 30 minutes, approximately from 6.00 to 23.00 h. The travel time is 32 minutes. A single ticket (4,10 €) can be used for the entire trip.
The Aerobus (express bus service) connects Terminal T1 (Aerobus A1) and Terminal T2 (Aerobus A2) with the city in approx 30 minutes, 365 days a year, from approx 5.00 to 24.00 h. The Aerobus A1 operates every 5/10 min and the Aerobus A2 every 10/20 min. Aerobus tickets cost 5,90 € one way and 10,20 € round trip.
Metro Line L9 Sud connects Barcelona International Airport with the Barcelona metro network. The nearest subway station to the hotel venue is ‘Sants Estació’, subway line 3 and line 5. A special ticket (4,50 €) must be purchased to leave the airport and use the metro network.
Public transportation passes
Multiple public transportation passes can be bought in all metro stations. Passes can be used for both the metro and bus network. The most popular pass is the ten-ride card, called T-10. With a T-10 card you may use several subway lines or buses if less than 1h15m have passed since you went through the turnstile. The current price for a single ride ticket is 2,20 € and 10,20 € for a T-10 card.
Barcelona travel cards ( Hola BCN! ): These cards allow unlimited journeys on Barcelona public transport over 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive days on a single ticket. They also include subway journeys between the airport and the city centre. More info www.tmb.cat/en
Metro network opening hours:
Monday to Thursday 05.00-24.00
Saturday 24 hours
Banks-exchange: Open from Monday to Friday 8.15-14.00 h.
Credit cards: Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, ...
Currency: Euro ( € ).
Electricity: 220 volts and 50 Hz. European system of round pins with two holes.
Emergency tel. number : 112
Lost and found: Registration desk in the venue.
Safety: Barcelona is a safe city, however pickpockets may be around the airport, train and underground stations, touristic areas. Do not leave your valuables unattended.
Shopping hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00-20.00 h.
Taxi: Barcelona taxis are black and yellow and show a green light when available. They charge the amount indicated on the meter. Phone: +34 933 222 222 (24h service) or book online: www.barnataxi.com
VAT ( value added tax ): Official VAT is charged in all prices and rates. Neither the Organization nor Bco Congresos accepts responsibility due to an official increase of VAT.
Weather in January in Barcelona: Average maximum temperature 15° C, average minimum temperature 9° C.