Venue and city general information


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Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Poblenou Campus
Carrer de Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona, Spain

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Pompeu Fabra University is a public university in BarcelonaSpain.
It was created by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia in 1990 and was named after the linguist Pompeu Fabra, an expert on the Catalan language.
It was designated as an “International Excellence Campus” by the Spanish Ministry of Education in 2010.
Further information about Pompeu Fabra University:

  • Metro: Line 1 Glòries.
  • Tram: T4 Glòries (Ca l'Aranyó) - T5 i T6 Glòries (La Farinera)
  • Bus: H14, 7, 92

Public transportation websites:
Metro and bus:

The City of Barcelona

Barcelona El Prat airport (BCN), with several terminals, is located 16 kilometres south of the city.
Terminals T1 and T2 (A, B and C):
The terminals at Barcelona Airport are organised in terms of carriers and not according to the destination or place of origin.
Connections between Barcelona city and the airport and back:
Aerobús (A1 and A2)
Daily service between Plaça de Catalunya and Barcelona Airport.
Frequency: every 10 minutes.
Approximate journey time: 35 minutes.
For further information about the Barcelona Aerobús
Train (RENFE)
Daily connections with Barcelona Airport from the Renfe (Spanish Rail) stations at Sants.
Frequency: every 30 minutes.
Journey time: 18 minutes (from Railway Station Sants).
For further information about the train to Barcelona airport:
Metro (TMB)
L9 sud metro line connects the city and Barcelona airport (T1 and T2) daily.
Frequency: every 7 minutes.
Approximate journey time: 32 minutes (from Zona Universitària).
For further information about Metro:
Bus (TMB)
The 46 bus runs from Pl. d'Espanya to Barcelona Airport (T1 and T2) daily.
Frequency: every 25 minutes.
For further information about bus:
Night bus (NITBUS)
The N17 night bus operates from Ronda Universitat / Plaça Catalunya to Barcelona Airport T1, stopping at Pl. d'Espanya.
The N16 night bus operates from Ronda Universitat / Plaça Catalunya to Barcelona Airport T2, stopping at Pl. d'Espanya.
Frequency: every 20 minutes.
Further information about the night bus service to Barcelona Airport is available on the

Taxi Stops at the airport

Taxi stops are in front of Terminals 1 and 2. Taxicab run 24 hours daily.
The vehicles are colored with black/yellow colors.

Fares are charged depending of the hour that passengers take a taxi: day or night.
At the airport (Entry/Exit) there is a supplement of € 3.10 and the minimum stroke and out the airport is 20 euros (including the supplement). Depending on where you have to go or if it's a festivity day it can be other supplements.

Barcelona Airport Taxis: 932 20 06 84
Taxi Services Barcelona: 602 10 42 19
The estimated journey time from Barcelona city centre to the airport is about 25 minutes.
Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of important cities, including Paris 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.
Estació de Barcelona Sants
Barcelona Sants Station
Pl. Països Catalans s/n 08014 Barcelona
Metro: L5 and L3. Bus: 27, 32, 78, 109, 115, H10 and V17.
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.
Estació de França
França Station
Av. Marquès de l'Argentera, s/n 08003 Barcelona
Metro: L4. Bus: 14, 17, 39, 45, 51, 59, 64, D20 and H16.
The building dates back to 1929 and is one of the most important examples of Spain's iron architecture. Two parts of Barcelona's França Station are of relevance: the large lobby covered by three vaults and the huge metal naves that cover the platforms. National and regional trains depart from this station.
Estació de Passeig de Gràcia
Passeig de Gràcia Station
Passeig de Gràcia - Aragó, s/n 08007 Barcelona.
Metro: L2, L3 and L4. Bus: 7, 16, 17, 22 and 24.
Estació de Plaça de Catalunya
Plaça de Catalunya Station
Plaça de Catalunya.
Metro: L1 and L3. Bus: 9, 22, 24, 41, 42, 58, 62, 66, 67 and 68.

Barcelona is well connected and has a large amount of car parks. The motorway and road network will take you anywhere in the city by car although it's worth bearing in mind that traffic can be heavy at the main entry points of Barcelona during rush hour.
Car parks
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 25€ 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.
Find a parking: Here

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.

Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Barcelona Nord Bus Station
Alí-bei, 80 (08013)
Metro: L1, stop Arc de Triomf.| Bus: 6, 40, 42, 54, 141 and V21.
This is Barcelona's main bus station operating services to the main Spanish cities, Europe and North Africa. Station facilities: Tourist Information Office, lockers, bureau de change, etc.
Information and ticket sales

Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Sants
Sants Bus Station
Viriat, s/n (08014) – Next to the railway station
Metro: L5 and L3, stop Sants Estació.| Bus: 27, 32, 78, 109, 115, H10 and V7.
The offices of the bus companies operating services in Spain and abroad are located next to Barcelona-Sants railway station.
Station facilities:


Going around the city

The taxis are Yellow and Black.
You can usually pay by credit card in all Barcelona taxis, but as a precaution always ask the driver first if you can pay by credit card and ask the taxi driver, what the current extra supplementary charges are for luggage items and for airport or cruise destinations. There should be a sign on the side of the taxi window with current prices. Also we recommend always asking the taxi driver for a receipt (recibo) at the end of the taxi ride. 
There are over 10,000 licensed taxis in Barcelona which are all painted black and yellow. It is very safe to take taxis in Barcelona at any hour of the day. You will generally not be cheated on the fare in a Barcelona taxi. The Barcelona taxi fleet is modern and all taxi cabs charge using a taximeter. You can pay by credit card in Barcelona taxis or via taxi apps. 

You can call Barcelona taxi companies by telephone or use apps like MyTaxi to book a taxi online via smartphone - or you can hail Barcelona taxis on the street.
Main taxi companies:  
Telephone: +34 935210651

Radio Taxi Miramar
Taxi Fleet: 300 taxis
Telephone: +34 934331020

Taxi Fleet: 300 taxis in Barcelona
Telephone: +34 933001100 

Taxi Fleet: more than 1.200 taxis in Barcelona
Telephone: +34 933033033

Taxi Fleet: 400 taxis in Barcelona
Telephones: +34 933300300 

Taxi Fleet: 210 taxis in Barcelona
Telephones: +34 933577755 - +34 933002314 

Taxi Fleet: 650 taxis in Barcelona
Telephone: +34 932250000 

Taxi Fleet: 500 taxis in Barcelona
Telephone: +34 933222222 
Website: none
Uber does not operate in Barcelona
Public transportation websites:
Metro and bus:

The official currency in Spain is the Euro, with the international abbreviation EUR .
Spain is a EU Member State  and also a member state of the Schengen Area.
The Schengen Agreement signed on June 14, 1985, is a treaty that led most of the European countries towards abolishment of their national borders, to build a Europe without borders known as “Schengen Area”. Signed in Luxemburg, initially by only five EU countries, the agreement remains one of the world’s biggest areas that have ended border control between member countries.
List of citizens that Needs and Doesn’t Need a Schengen Visa to Travel to Europe here:
Embassy or Consulate in Spain
Spain Foreign Affairs Ministry

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