1. Airport - Barcelona Downtown
Train: Follow the RENFE signs to the airport station and take the train to Passeig de Gràcia (downtown Barcelona). Trains depart every 30 minutes from 06.00 to 23.44 and take 24 minutes. Price: 2,50 €, unless you buy at the station a 10 journey card T10 (see below).
Aerobus: Buses leave from outside the terminal buildings and go to downtown Barcelona (Plaça Catalunya, in front of El Corte Inglés department store). Price: 3.75 € (VISA OK, payment inside the bus). Timetable: From Mondays to Saturdays and holidays: departures from the airport, from 06:00 to 01:00; from Plaza de Catalunya, from 05:30 to 00:15. Frequencies in transit: depend on time, every 7-15 minutes. The ride takes around 30 minutes.
Taxi: One can always take a taxi. Remember to ask for a receipt in order to have a proof of your payment. From the airport to Pl. Catalunya it should take around 20-30 minutes and cost around 20 €, depending on traffic. From the airport to the UAB it should take around 35-45 minutes and cost around 45 €.
2. Barcelona - Sant Cugat (Hotel Sant Cugat) and UAB (Vila Universitària and CRM)
- Sant Cugat Station (if you go to Hotel Sant Cugat - see the map),
- Bellaterra Station (if you go to Vila Universitària - see campus map), or
- Universitat Autònoma station (if you are going straight to the CRM - see campus map).
Trains depart approximately every 12 minutes between 5:15 am and 11:54 pm (every 20 minutes on weekends and holidays) and take 33 minutes to the Universitat Autònoma station. FGC Network, Barcelona - Vallès line.
Price: The Railway Network of Barcelona is divided in several zones with different pricing:
1-Zone single ticket costs 1,25 € while a 10 journey card, called "T10 - 1 zone" is 6.90 €
2-Zones singe ticket costs 1,85 € and a T10 - 2 zones’s card is 13.80 €
You will need a 2-zones ticket in order to commute between Barcelona and the UAB or Sant Cugat, also for going directly from the airport to the UAB or Sant Cugat (even if you leave the railway network to walk a short distance from a station to another you may still use the same ticket). A 1-zone ticket suffices for journeys in the city of Barcelona or commuting between UAB and Sant Cugat or from the airport to Barcelona dowtown.
3. Getting to Residència d'Investigadors and Residència Campus del Mar.
From Pl. Catalunya there is a short walk to Residència d'investigadors - see the map.
There is a longer walk to Residència Campus del Mar - see the map. You might want to
take the metro, line 4 (yellow) and leave it at Barceloneta station (Link to BCN map with Metro and FGC stops near Residència d'Investigadors and Residència Campus del Mar)
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