1- The Venue
Plaça Can Suris s/n
Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona)
08940 - SPAIN
2- Barcelona - El Prat Airport (BCN)
Metro: The new L9S of the metro connects now the Terminal 1 of the airport with the metro network. You can find more information about this metro line on this link.
Taxi: The taxi stand is located on the ground floor (floor 0, which is one level below the arrivals hall) in Terminal 1 and just outside the terminal in Terminal 2. This may be the quickest way to get from the airport to the venue, expect a 20min / 25 - 30€ trip (ask the driver before getting into the car if you plan to pay with credit card).
Bus: There is a dedicated airport bus line that joins the airport (both terminals) and the city center in a 20 - 30 min-journey. It is called Aerobús and is one of the best options to get to the city center for only 5,90€ one-way. Find more information click here.
Train: Terminal 2 is served by the commuter train. The line is R2 Nord, it takes around 25 minutes to Sants Station and costs 4,10€ for a single one-way ticket.
Free shuttle between T1 and T2: There is a free shuttle service that joins both terminals, the journey takes aprox. 10min and buses depart around each 5 minutes during the day and each 20 minutes at night. For the complete information about the stops location on each terminal and more details, please visit the airport website.
3- Getting Around - Transport options
This is the best option to moving around in Barcelona. It has an excellent public transport system: eight metro lines interconnect all the city's districts and part of the metropolitan area, two tram lines cross the city from north to south (one of them arrives to CITILAB - DrupalSummer Venue), a large fleet of buses reach every corner of the city, and local trains complement the metro network. Furthermore, the city's public transport uses and integrated-fare system, which allows you to use various means of transport with just one ticket.
You can also save money by purchasing the Barcelona T-10 card, which allows you to have up to 10 journeys (or up to 10 people in one journey). A “journey” means any combination of Bus, Metro, Train, Tram or Streetcar (ferrocarril), within 1h15min, with a maximum of 3 changes. This combined ticket costs around 10€ and can be bought in metro stations, train stations or newspaper kiosks. Beware you cannot use the T-10 to go to the Airport Terminal 1 with the metro though.
That’s not as extended as in Amsterdam, but bicycles are a good alternative for moving around a city that provides optimum conditions for cyclists, with a network of nearly 200 kms of bicycle lanes, connecting the city from north to south and from east to west. There are various bicycle-hire companies operating in the city and there are also organized tours available.
Barcelona is served by a fleet of eleven thousand taxis. Their yellow and black colouring make them unmistakable. You can get one at various taxi ranks situated in the city's busiest places and you can flag one down in the street, if its roof light is green (meaning it is available), just by raising your arm. They can also be booked online, by phone or in the official app for iPhone and Android.
Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, Barcelona is a place where people can enjoy the outdoors all year. And the city is also accessible on foot: there are sizeable pedestrian areas in every district that are ideal for a stroll, where you can let your curiosity lead you to new discoveries.
For more information on bike tours, rentals (bike, scooters, segway, etc.) and more, visit http://barcelona.angloinfo.com/af/570/afdemo/fl8713.
4- Currency & best payment methods in the city
The official currency in Spain is Euro. While Visa, MasterCard, Maestro are accepted at most shops and restaurants, cash is welcomed everywhere. Please note that when paying with credit card, it is really common for the merchants to ask for an ID document (even if your credit card has a PIN code) so carrying your country ID or passport at all times is advised.
5- Power / Electrical information (plug / volt)
If visiting from outside Spain, be sure to bring a 220v power adaptor (plug type F, or in some older places, type C), to ensure your laptop doesn't run out of battery on the first day! If you forget your adaptor, ask your hotel's front desk.
6- Wifi coverage
Barcelona’s Municipality is taking care of Internet as part of everyday life for everybody. Most public places are provided with Internet access points. QR / bidi code and Augmented Reality are as well getting presence in the city’s life. More info at http://www.bcn.cat/barcelonawifi/en/.