Wikimedia Hackathon 2018/Travel

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18 – 20 May 2018 | Barcelona


Barcelona International Airport

The main related airport is Barcelona El Prat (BCN). Some low-cost carriers, notably Ryanair, use the airports of Girona (GRO), nearly 100 km to the north, or Reus (REU), around the same distance to the south, instead. Since Ryanair started operating at BCN, you should check carefully where your flight goes. The three letter IATA code should be part of your booking process and at the very least it will be printed onto your luggage tag. We highly recommend you to travel via El Prat.

Barcelona International Airport (BCN)[edit]

Barcelona International Airport (BCN) Aeroport de Barcelona - El Prat, also known as El Prat, is a major transport hub, with flights from all over Europe and beyond.

It has two terminals: T1 T1 Terminal and T2 T2 Terminal. There is a free shuttle bus connecting both terminals. Public transportation and taxi services connecting to Barcelona and beyond can be reached from them (see below).

Girona–Costa Brava Airport (GRO)[edit]

If your flight lands in Girona-Costa Brava Airport Girona Costa Brava Airport, there is a Bus shuttle connecting with Barcelona. The Barcelona Bus service runs a shuttle bus from Estació del Nord (which is walking distance to the Arc de Triomf metro stop) in Barcelona to Girona Airport, synchronized with various flight times. A one-way ticket costs €16 and a return ticket costs €25. The journey takes approximately one hour and ten minutes. Timetables are available online.

Recommended ways to get to the hotels and campus[edit]

By public transportation[edit]

From Barcelona airport to Barcelona[edit]

By bus[edit]
  • Final stop is at Plaça Catalunya Plaça Catalunya. FGC train station is at the other side of the square (see section below)
  • Except at night, very frequent, at most every 30 min. Trip time: ~35 min.
  • Fare: 5.90 EUR. Two-way ticket: 10.20 EUR.
By train[edit]
  • Departure station: Airport train station (in Terminal T2) Airport Train Station. If arriving at terminal T1, you would need to commute first to terminal T2 using free airport shuttle bus service and then walk for 5 min to the train station.
  • Arrival station: Barcelona - Passeig de Gràcia railway station (in Barcelona) Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia Station - 5 min walk to FGC train station (see section below).
  • Trip time: less than 30 min.
  • Fare: 4.20 EUR.

From Barcelona to the hotels or venue[edit]

FGC train service. Timetable and further details...

Lines: S2 (Barcelona Plaça Catalunya - Sabadell) and S6 (Barcelona Plaça Catalunya – UAB. Only operates at certain days and times).

Departure station: Barcelona Plaça Catalunya Plaça de Catalunya Station (very busy multimodal station, mind your belongings)

The average frequency of trains is every 6 minutes (at peak time) to every 15 minutes (non-peak). It will take 35 min at most arriving your destination stations.

Arrival stations:

  • Hotel Campus UAB. Estació de Bellaterra Bellaterra train station - 5 min walk (directions).
  • Holiday Inn Express Sant Cugat. Estació de Sant Joan Sant Joan train station - 5 min walk (directions).

In case you wanted to arrive straight at the venues, there is another station: Estació d'Universitat Autònoma UAB train station. You can also reach UAB Hotel Campus from there, but it is a very steep way there.

Important: keep in mind that there will be frequent shuttle buses connecting the hotels with the venue starting from Friday morning until Sunday midnight (more details...).


Barcelona transportation integrated fare zones

Single trip tickets are normally more expensive, especially if departing from the airport. A more convenient alternative if you plan different trips or you want to share it with other people (yes, you can share it) is using T-10 tickets (10 trips ticket).

T10 tickets can be purchased from ticket machines at train or metro stations. Please, ask for help if you cannot find the proper option. They can be used commuting from one public transportation service (e.g. Rodalies de Catalunya train or Barcelona Metro) to another one (e.g., FGC train). IMPORTANT: Aerobús is not integrated in this fare ticket.

If going from to the airport to the venue/hotels, or from the venue/hotels to Barcelona or the airport is 2 zones. Fare: 20,10 EUR (10 trips). Check map on your right for reference about the fare zones.

By taxi[edit]

From Barcelona airport[edit]

Other ways to reach UAB Bellaterra campus[edit]


List of countries needing a VISA[1][2]:

  • Afganistan
  • Angola
  • Arabia Saudí
  • Argelia
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaiyán
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhután
  • Birmania/myanmar
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verd
  • Camboya
  • Camerún
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoras
  • Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Corea Norte
  • Costa de Marfil
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Etiopía
  • Filipinas
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Guinea Ecuator.
  • Guyana
  • Haití
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Irán
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordania
  • Kazajstán
  • Kenia
  • Kirguistán
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lesoto
  • Líbano
  • Liberia
  • Libia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldivas
  • Mali
  • Marruecos
  • Mauritania
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Níger
  • Nigeria
  • Omán
  • Pakistán
  • Papua N. Guinea
  • Qatar
  • Rep. Centroafricana
  • Rep. D. Del Congo
  • Rep. Dominicana
  • Rusia
  • Rwanda
  • Sto. Tomé Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leona
  • Siria
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudáfrica
  • Sudán
  • Sudan Del Sur
  • Suriname
  • Swazilandia
  • Tailandia
  • Tanzania
  • Tayikistán
  • Togo
  • Túnez
  • Turkmenistán
  • Turquía
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistán
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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