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Travel to Catalonia and the UPC-BARCELONATECH campus

Arriving by Air Transport

Barcelona airport is situated approximately at 12 km from the city. There are several ways of getting from the airport to the centre of Barcelona.
Check which is the terminal where you will arrive. Terminal T1 is a little more distant from the city than T2; though both terminals are well connected with Barcelona city, as there are several means of transportation to the city.

Rail Transport. The Renfe commuter train ("Rodalies") leaves the airport every 30 minutes from 6.13 a.m. to 11.40 p.m. Tickets cost €2.20 and the journey to the centre of Barcelona (Sants or Plaça Catalunya stations) takes around 25 minutes.
Attention: trains depart in front of terminal T2. If you arrive to terminal T1 and you want to take the train, first you have to take the free shuttle bus from T1 to T2-B (there is the access to the train).

Bus. The Aerobus leaves the airport every 12 minutes, from 6.00 a.m. to 24.00, Monday to Friday, and from 6.30 a.m. to 24.00 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Tickets (single fare) cost €5,90 and the journey ends in Plaça Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona.


Metro. From February 2016, the L9 Sud the metro runs all the way to the Barcelona- El Prat airport. You can take it from the last stop of metro line L3, Zona Universitaria (located very near to the UPC North Campus). The end of this L9 has a stop in the T1 and T2 terminals of the Barcelona- El Prat airport. El cost of the ticket is of 4,50€ (you will find more information in:

From the airport, you can take one of Barcelona's typical black and yellow taxis. Taxis may not take more than four passengers. Unoccupied taxis display a green light and have a clearly visible sign showing LIBRE or LLIURE. The trip to Sants train station costs approximately €20 and trips to other destinations in the city cost approximately €30; also depending on the traffic conditions.

Arriving by train and bus
Barcelona has two international train stations: Sants and França. Bus companies have different points of arrival in different parts of the city.

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