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The venue

The 9th European Assurance Forum will take place at the University of Barcelona at the following address: 

Historical Building – University of Barcelona
Gran Via Corts Catalanes
585, Barcelona
Spain

The Historic Building, which was built in 1863, is situated in Plaça Universitat and in the very heart of Barcelona. The venue is within walking distance to hotels, restaurants, museums and shopping areas. 

See the following map for location of the venue.

Getting to Barcelona

Arriving by plane

Barcelona is easily accessible from around the world. Barcelona El Prat Airport is situated 14km from the city centre.

Airport shuttle bus

There is airport shuttle bus from the airport to the University of Barcelona. There is a stop in front of the Forum venue, Pl. Universitat.

It costs 5.90 euro for a one-way ticket and 10.20 euro for a roundtrip ticket (valid for nine days after the first validation). The journey takes approximately 35 minutes. 

See the timetable here.

Bus stop: 
Terminal 1 (T1): In arrivals (floor 0) and in departures (floor 3) of the T1. 
Terminal 2 (T2): Terminals T2A, T2B (in front of Joan Miró mural) and T2C. 
Please visit the following website in order to get more information. 

Train service at the airport

Trains depart from Terminal 2 only. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes. Trains start at  05.42 in the morning and leave every thirty minutes until 23.38 in the evening. 

Itinerary: 
Airport (T2) - El Prat de Llobregat - Bellvitge - Barcelona Sants - Passeig de Gràcia 

Train stop:
The airport stop is located opposite T2. There is a bus service running between the train station and T1. 

Please visit the airport website to get more information.

Taxi service at the airport

Taxi from the airport to the University of Barcelona costs approximately 30 euro and takes between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the traffic. 

Taxi stop:
In Terminal 1 (T1), in the arrivals area (floor 0), and in Terminal 2 (T2), in front of terminals T2A and T2B. More information can be found on the taxi Barcelona website.

General transportation information

Public transportation

Barcelona has an efficient public transport system and it is easy to move around using the metro, bus and tram. The T10 ticket is a transport card which can be purchased at the entrance to any metro station. A T10 ticket entitles you to 10 journeys on the metro, buses, tram and even Zone 1 train area. Buying individual tickets for each journey is not economical or time-effective. More information can be found on the TMB website.

Taxi services in the city centre

Taxis are an affordable alternative to public transport. A 15-minute journey will only cost about 10 euro. Licensed taxis have to charge you the amount displayed on the metre. However, if you are carrying extra luggage there may be a small surcharge. Rates will be displayed inside the cab. More information can be found on the taxi Barcelona website.

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
114, Rue du Rhône
Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96