Travel to Barcelona

The Barcelona El-Prat Airport is located at the southern city borders of Barcelona and at the coast line of the Balearic Sea. It takes approximately 20–30 minutes to get from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona’s city centre by car and approximately 45 minutes by public transportation.

The Congress venue Hall 8, Fira gran Via is located close to the city centre and it takes approximately 15 minutes to get there from the airport by car/taxi, and approximately 30 minutes by public transportation services.

You are able to arrive at Barcelona Airport from all larger airports from around the world. The best way to find your flight is by using different flight-searching-engines on the internet.

As Barcelona is one of the largest cities in Spain, it is therefore very well connected to all major cities within the country. There are also many possible options to arrive from all major train stations from all over Europe.

The main train station in Barcelona is called “Barcelona Sants” and is located close to the city centre as well as the Congress venue. It takes approximately 15 minutes by car and 35 minutes by public transportation service to get to the venue Hall 8. To the city center it takes approximately 10 minutes by car and about 20 minutes by train.

When driving to Barcelona it is possible to arrive from the north of the city and the south-west. The roads B-20 and B-10 are on the outer circle of the city, where it is possible to drive around the whole city without driving through the city centre.

Leaving B-20 or B-10 from the north, take the C-31 or C-33 towards Barcelona city centre. In the south leave the B-20, B-23 or B-10 and take the N-340 or C-31 towards Barcelona city centre.

Navigation systems can calculate the best route for you to arrive with your vehicle at the venue or Barcelona city itself when travelling from anywhere in Europe.

Barcelona is a huge city but with public transportation, almost every destination can be reached very quickly. The city is separated into six zones for public transportation. Most likely it will be sufficient to buy a ticket for zone one, which includes the inner and outer part of the city as well as the airport.

Most busses, subways, trams and cableways should be included in one ticket which means you can use one ticket for several types of vehicles. You can purchase tickets at every station on either FCG machines or ticket offices. The machines can be adjusted to many different languages.

For prices, a public transportation map and any further information please visit the following website:

Back to top
19th EFORT Congress 2018 Barcelona | 30 May-01 June
Count down

Key dates

Registration opens
08 January 2018
Abstract status notification
01 February 2018
Early registration deadline
20 March 2018
Advanced Programme online
15 March 2018