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Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i de l'Esport - BLANQUERNA (URL)
Carrer del Císter, 34
El Prat Airport
Barcelona El Prat Airport is located of Barcelona, 20km southwest of the center of the city. It is the second largest international airport in Spain after the International Airport of Madrid-Barajas. The airport has two terminals: T1 and T2 (depending on the aircompany). El Prat Airport receives national and international flights.
We suggest four options travelling from airport to Barcelona center: by bus, by metro, by train or by taxi.
The most cost-effective option is to take a bus which goes directly from the Airport to Barcelona downtown. AEROBÚS is the official shuttle bus service that connects Barcelona Airport (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2) with the city center (Pl. Catalunya), the trip takes 35 minutes. The bus has stops at the most strategic points of Barcelona: Pl. Espanya, Gran Via-Urgell, Pl. Universidad and Pl. Catalunya as a final stop. It runs every day of the year with departures every 5/10 minutes. You should always check the number of the Terminal for taking the right bus (T1 or T2) on your way back to the airport.
From 5,90 €. The tickets can be bought inside the bus.
Another possibility is to take metro. The metro line 9, L9 Sud, connects Zona Universitària with Barcelona- El Prat Airport. It stops at Zona Universitària, Collblanc, Torrassa, Can Tries/Gornal, Europa/Fira, Fira, Parc Logístic, Mercabarna, Les Moreres, El Prat Estació, Cèntric, Parc Nou, Mas Blau, Aeroport T2 and Aeroport T1. The estimated travel time is 32 minutes from Zona Universitaria station to the last stop at T1. The frequency of passing trains is every 7 minutes in average. or so, but it can be reduced to every 4 minutes in specific occasions that generate high demand.
From 4,60 €. The ticket can be bought at the automatic machine inside the stations.
The local train service connects the airport with Barcelona (Barcelona Sants Station in 19 minutes and Passeig de Gràcia Station in 26 minutes). The train departs from the Aeroport T2.
From 4,20 €.
The most comfortable option is to take a taxi at the airport. The average price is about 39€. A journey from the airport to the city center usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes.
More information on transport links between the airport and Barcelona: https://www.aeropuertobarcelona-elprat.com/ingl/barcelona_airport_taxis.htm
getting around barcelona
Barcelona has eight metro lines that can be identified by the number and the color of the line and serve most of the city. It also has an urban and metropolitan rail network, the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC), which supplements Barcelona’s metro network. There are three urban lines: L6, L7 and L8.
The metro operates an integrated fare system enabling passengers to obtain a free transfer from one public transport to another within a period of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Additionally, there are different types of travel cards and transport passes in Barcelona that are valid throughout the public transport (metro, buses, tram and suburban rail). Options include the T-10 card which is valid for 10 journeys, or day passes (2-5 days). The Tram routes provide easy access to Barcelona’s major industrial areas, shopping centers and residential zones.
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HOTEL SILKEN SANT GERVASI ****
The welcoming grounds of the Hotel Silken Sant Gervasi make our guests’ stays incredibly enjoyable experiences. The hotel’s size, with just 63 rooms, is part of its unique charm, as it gives it the warmth of smaller establishments. It is perfectly located in Barcelona, in the quiet and safe neighbourhood of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, very well-connected with the city’s historic centre. There is a metro stop just 50 metres from the hotel’s door, making the Silken St. Gervasi a magnificent option to experience the City of Counts in an innovative and practical way.
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HOTEL CATALONIA MIKADO ****
This fantastic hotel is situated in the exclusive residential area around Paseo de la Bonanova. It is well connected with the city centre and very close to the most prestigious medical and university centres in the city.
It has a pleasant interior gardened courtyard that is available for holding small parties and company cocktails. You can enjoy an aperitif in the bar terrace or relax in the outdoor pool and jacuzzi.
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APARTHOTEL BELTRAN ***
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This residential area is perfectly connected to the rest of city by bus, underground or regional trains: in just ten minutes you can be downtown and getting anywhere in Barcelona just takes a little longer.
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ABAC HOTEL *****
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VILANA HOTEL ****
In one of the most exclusive and well-connected Barcelona areas, this cosy and elegant hotel stands out for its excellent treatment with each of its customers.
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