Conference Venue

Hotel Porta Fira

The conference will be held at “Hotel Porta Fira”, one of the most stylish hotels in the beautiful city of Barcelona. This hotel has been awarded the prestigious architecture prize “Emporis 2010″. The hotel has more than 300 rooms, wide resting areas, lounge and bar.

We will enjoy the conference in a beautiful and large congress area without the inconvenience of walking large distances. The conference area accounts with more than 1000m2. Two parallel sessions will be celebrated in large and comfortable rooms. One additional room is reserved for the coffee breaks, poster sessions and exhibition.

The hotel is also near to a large shopping and restaurants area and called Gran Via 2 at 3 minutes walking distance from the hotel.


Getting from the Airport

You have 2 main options to reach the conference venue from the airport:

Bus
This is, by far, the cheapest option to reach hotel Porta Fira paying only 2.15€. Take the bus #46 (terminals T1, T2A, T2B and T2C) and get off at “Plaça Europa” stop. Then you only need to walk a few minutes until you reach the conference venue (please see details in our interactive map). The journey takes approximately 35 mins and the bus frequency is 15 mins. For further information about the city transport and 46 timetable please check the section Barcelona>>city transport.


Taxi
Alternatively, if you wish a direct and fast connection from the airport to the conference venue your best option is a taxi. Please, consider that the average fare will be around 30€.


Aerobus
Please DO NOT USE Aerobus if you wish to reach the conference venue, only choose this option if your hotel is in the city centre.



How to get to downtown Barcelona

From the Conference Venue to the city centre you may use the public transport starting from Plaça Europa with direction to Plaça Espanya (train/metro lines S8, L8, S4, S33). There you will need to change and take metro line (L1) direction to Plaça Catalunya. Plaça Catalunya is considered the city centre and it is just beside the Rambla, Boqueria, etc.

Alternatively a taxi to the city centre is about 15€ and takes around 15 mins.