Arriving at Barcelona

Arriving by plane

The Barcelona airport is situated 12 Km from the city. There are several ways to get from the airport to the centre of Barcelona.

  • TRAIN: Trains leave from the airport (terminal 2) approximately every half an hour (at minutes '08 and '38) and goes to Sants Train Station. There you can take the L3 (green) metro line and stop at the University area (station Palau Reial). The train takes about 20 minutes.

    A single ticket costs 3€, however, you can also use a T-10 bonus (which costs 9.80€) and allows you to travel 10 times with any public transport in the city (metro, train or tram).
  • BUS: The Aerobús leaves from the airport quite frequently. You can find the timetables for the airbus to Terminal 1 (T1) here and for the airbus to Terminal 2 (T2) here.

    It costs 5.75€ (one way) or 9.95€ (round trip).
  • TAXI: The black and yellow Barcelona taxis can also be found at the airport. You will find a taxi rank outside any of the main terminal exits Terminal 1 (T1) or Terminal 2 (T2).

    The journey to the city centre will take you between 20 to 30 mins and you should expect to pay arround 20€ from T2 and 25€ from T1.

Arriving by train

The main train station is called 'Barcelona Sants'. Its location is centric and is well connected by subway (Sants Estació station, on lines 3 and 5) to any other point of the city. Some trains get to the more exclusive station of 'Barcelona Estació de França', also centrically located. The closest subway station is called Barceloneta (on line 4). For more information, you can contact RENFE , the spanish railroad company.


UPC has special rates at a number of hotel chains for visitors who wish to visit our university. Here you will find a list of these hotels and all the information you need to make a reservation, including the reservation form.