Barcelona, 12-14 May 2015



The 5th Iberian Gravitational Wave Meeting (IGMW2015) is held in Barcelona. The conferences will take place at the Aula Màster of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), located at the building A3 of the Campus Nord of the UPC (see directions).

How to arrive from the Prat airport

Barcelona is served by Barcelona International Airport in the town of El Prat de Llobregat, about 3 km from Barcelona. The airport is connected to the city mainly by Aerobus and taxis.

  • Aerobus: It is the bus service that connects the Airport with the center of Barcelona, leaving every 5 minutes, every day of the year.
    Stops are everywhere outside all the arrival terminals. Ask for a ticket to Plaça Espanya.  In approximately 25 minutes (depending on traffic), you can go from, or return to, Airport Terminals (T1 or T2) comfortably and economically (single ticket 5,90 euros and round trip ticket 10,20 euros), without having to change stations or stops. The route covers strategic stops in the city, and once arrived to Plaça Espanya, take the metro, line 3, direction Zona Universitaria, and exit at the next to last stop,Palau Reial . Once there you are at 5 minutes walking from Aula Màster
  • Train: There is a train station in terminal T2 of the Prat airport. Exit at Sants-Estació stop, and take metro, L3, direction Zona Universitaria, till Palau Reial . Once there you are at 5 minutes walking from Aula Màster .

  • Taxi: A taxi from the airport to the city center will cost about 25/30 Euros.

All cabs are metered with additional charges from the airport and for baggage, which you can find detailed on the right rear passenger window. You will find taxi stops outside each terminal, but if you would like to assure your payment by credit card, please, phone:

 TAXI CLASS 0034 93 30 70 707 (payment in cash or by credit card. It will pick you up in 10/20 minutes).

Useful Information:

Barcelona has a good public transportation coverage which is divided by zones . For instance, Barcelona down town is zone-1 and the number of zones (and the price) increases radially from there. The transport ticket you choose to buy depends on how many journeys you intend to make. There is the option of buying tickets for individual journeys or alternatively you can buy a T10 travel card, which will give you 10 journeys on the metro, FGC (FGC run train lines similar to the metro around the city center), buses, tram and RENFE trains. Notice that, with the travel cards, you can change of public transport on the same trip, with only validating the ticket once, for this reason are called integrated travel cards. This is the most economical option if you are in Barcelona for more than one day. The main city center areas are all in Zone 1. You can find additional information here