General information

Meeting venue

The ERIC 2024 International Meeting will take place in ‘La Casa Llotja de Mar’, located in Passeig d’Isabel II, nr. 1 in Barcelona, from Thursday 26 September to Saturday 28 September 2024. The building is in front of the sea, a few metres from the Port of Barcelona and the old heart of the city, with many places and monuments of interest, including the Cathedral, Les Rambles, and the church of Santa Maria del Mar, among others.

Airport

The Barcelona International Airport is located 12 km south-west of Barcelona. There are two airport terminals: Terminal T1 is the main terminal, whilst the second, Terminal T2, serves mainly low-cost carriers. The C-31 is the main road directly connecting the airport with the city. The approximate journey time from airport to city centre is 20/25 minutes depending on traffic. The airport telephone number is 902 404 704. Arrival from the airport

Arrival from the airport

There is a variety of public transport options for going to or from the airport. However, they vary widely in convenience, efficiency and schedule, so plan your trip accordingly. In particular, if you have a very early or very late flight your options are more limited. From the airport, you can reach the city centre either by taxi or public transport (metro, bus, train).

By taxi

You can find taxi points in front of both terminals T1 and T2. The transfer by taxi from the airport to the city takes approximately 20/25 minutes depending on traffic. The cost is between 30/35 € depending on the time of day.

By train

The railway network line R2 Nord connects Terminal T2 with the Central Railway Station ‘Barcelona-Sants’ and Station ‘Passeig de Gràcia’ in the city centre. There is a complimentary shuttle bus from Terminal T1 to Terminal T2. The train operates every 30 minutes, approximately from 6.00 to 23.00 h. The travel time is 30/35 minutes. A single ticket (4,60 €) can be used for the entire trip.

By bus

The Aerobus (express bus service) connects Terminal T1 (Aerobus A1) and Terminal T2 (Aerobus A2) with the city in approx. 30 minutes, 365 days a year, from approx. 5.00 to 24.00 h. The Aerobus A1 operates every 5/10 min and the Aerobus A2 every 10/20 min. Aerobus tickets cost 6,75 € one way and 11,65 € round trip.

More information: aerobusbarcelona.es

By metro

Metro Line L9 Sud connects the Barcelona International Airport with the Barcelona metro network. The nearest subway station to the venue is ‘Barceloneta’, subway line 4 or yellow. A special ticket (5,15 €) must be purchased to leave the airport and use the metro network.

Public transportation passes

Multiple public transportation passes can be bought in all metro stations. Passes can be used for both the metro and bus network. The most popular pass is the ten-ride card called ‘T-Casual’. With a T-Casual card you may use several subway lines or buses if less than 1h15m have passed since you went through the turnstile. The current price for a single ride ticket is 2,40 € and 11,35 € for a T-Casual card.

Barcelona travel cards (Hola BCN!)

These cards allow unlimited journeys on Barcelona public transport over 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive days on a single ticket. They also include subway journeys between the airport and the city centre.

Metro network opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday 05.00-24.00
  • Friday 05.00-02.00
  • Saturday 24 hours
  • Sunday 05.00-23.00

More information: www.tmb.cat/en

Miscellanea

Banks-exchange
Open from Monday to Friday 8.15-14.00 h.

Credit cards
Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis…

Currency
Euro (€)

Electricity
220 volts and 50 Hz. European system of round pins with two holes.

Emergency tel. number
112

Lost and found
Registration desk in the venue.

Safety
Barcelona is a safe city; however, pickpockets may be around the airport, train and underground stations, touristic areas. Do not leave your valuables unattended.

Shopping hours
Monday to Saturday 10:00-20:00 h.

Taxi
Barcelona taxis are black and yellow and show a green light when available. They charge the amount indicated on the meter.
Phone: +34 933 222 222 (24h service)
Book online: barnataxi.com

VAT (value added tax)
Official VAT is charged in all prices and rates. Neither the Organization nor Bco Congresos accepts responsibility due to an official increase of VAT determined by the Spanish government.

Weather in September
The average maximum temperature is 26/30° C and the average minimum temperature is 20/24° C.