Getting to Palau de Congressos in Barcelona
We encourage you to consider these sustainable transportation options to reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more eco-friendly conference. If public transportation or biking is not feasible for you, please consider sharing a ride or using an eco-friendly taxi service.
From the airport
If you are arriving at Barcelona El-Prat airport, the easiest way to reach the Palau de Congressos is by taking the Aerobús to Plaça d'Espanya, which is a 5-minute walk from the conference venue. The Aerobús runs every 10-15 minutes from both T1 and T2, and takes approximately 20 minutes to reach Plaça d'Espanya from the airport.
By public transportation
The Palau de Congressos de Barcelona is conveniently located near public transportation options. You can take the metro and get off at Espanya (Lines 1, 3 and 8), which is a 5-minute walk from the venue. Additionally, several buses run by the venue, including lines 37, D20, 13, 23, 30, 37, 46, 50, 65, 79, 91, 109, H12 and H16.
If you are staying nearby, you can choose to walk to the Palau de Congressos. Walking is an eco-friendly option that allows you to enjoy the beautiful sights of Barcelona.
Biking is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint and get some exercise at the same time. In recent years, Barcelona has been improving its cycling infrastructure in order to become more bike-friendly, with more than 200km of bike paths in the city.
While the city’s shared bicycle scheme Bicing is only available to local residents, we encourage you to look into other options for renting a bike while you’re in Barcelona – you can find some examples here.
Explore the city with the Barcelona Card
The Barcelona Card offers unlimited public transport, free entry to museums and exclusive discounts and deals on many attractions throughout the city. You can get at 20% discount on purchasing the Card through this link.
Currency and money
The currency in Spain is the Euro (€) – conversion rates. Credit and debit cards are widely used in Barcelona (including in taxis), but it is also useful to carry a small amount of cash. You may be charged for using your card in Barcelona; we recommend you check with your bank before travelling.
While Barcelona is a safe and welcoming city, petty crime and pickpocketing is unfortunately quite widespread. We recommend you look after your belongings, especially in bigger crowds of people or while using public transport, to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Police, ambulance, fire brigade: 112
Local Police: 092
Fire brigade: 080
Accident / Ambulance: 061
There are two official languages in Barcelona: Catalan and Spanish. Most information for foreign visitors is available in English, and many local residents also speak some English.
In Barcelona in late November, you can expect temperatures between 7-17°C, and a small amount of rainfall on a few days.
Spain uses type F electric sockets. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.