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Getting to Barcelona? There are different options:


(BCN) Barcelona International Airport is located approx. 14 km (8.12 mi) from the Cosmocaixa Barcelona, and 17 km (10.9 mi) from the city centre (15 minutes by taxi, 25-30 minutes by public transportation). Direct flights from most of the European cities, North and South America and Africa land at Barcelona airport.

Flight arrivals at T1 and T2 from the airport of Barcelona-El Prat (BCN), domestic and international destinations. Different companies operate in each one, check yours here.

Once in the airport there are several ways to reach the city and its metropolitan area

  • Airport Buses: The most popular option is The Express services “Aerobus”. It has two lines that operate every single day at different intervals.
    • The AeroBus A1, goes from Terminal T1 to the center of Barcelona, departs

between 06:10 AM and 07:30AM every 10 min.
between 07:35 AM and 10:25PM every 5 min.
between 10:35 PM and 01:05AM every 10 min.

    • The AeroBus A2, has 3 stops (T2A, T2B and T2C) and goes from Terminal T2 to the center of Barcelona, departs

between 06:00 AM and 07:00AM every 20 min.
between 07:00 AM and 11:00PM every 10 min.
between 11:00 PM and 01:00AM every 20 min.

Estimated travel time: 35 minutes to Plaza Catalunya. In both cases it stop in the main hotel districts (“Plaça Espanya”, “Gran Via de las Cortes Catalana 55- Comte Urgell”, “Pl. Catalunya” and also in “Plaça Universitat” in the case of Aerobus A2)

The ticket may be purchased from the driver upon boarding the bus. A ticket costs 5.75€. For more details please visit Express services Aerobus A1 and Aerobus A2.

  • Taxi: Taxis line up immediately outside the arrivals terminal 24 hours a day. Rides to downtown have a minimum cost of €20.00 regardless of the length of the journey. The supplement on the taxis fare from the airport is €3.10, the rate per km after this costs: €1.18 / km (from 08:00 – 20:00) and €0.93 / km (from 20:00 – 08:00). These are the rates when the journey is to a destination inside the Barcelona metropolitan area.

2. By train:

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. The train stations are “Sants”, “Franca”, “Passeig de Gràcia”, and “Plaça de Catalunya” where you can take the metro / underground, regular bus lines or a taxi to the city centre or the conference venue. For more information about timetables and prices visit Website.

3. By bus:

If you are coming to Barcelona by bus, you will probably arrive at the centrally located bus station Barcelona Nord. Upon arrival you may choose taking the metro / underground, regular bus lines or a taxi to the hotel or the conference venue.

4. By boat

Barcelona is the Mediterranean’s leading cruise harbour with nine passenger terminals, seven for cruises and four for ferries.

5. By car:

The city has excellent road links and you can get to all parts of the city conveniently using the motorway and road network. 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.



View CosmoCaixa Barcelona in a larger map. (Coordinates 41° 24′ 47″ N, 2° 7′ 52″ E)

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