Get to UAB
How to go from Barcelona Airport to the Campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Barcelona’s el Prat Airport is approximately 25 kilometres from the UAB Campus. If you go from the airport to the UAB Campus by car, the journey takes 25 minutes by highway. Different public transportation options are also available, all of them passing through Barcelona city.
Barcelona airport information:
Tel. +34 91 321 10 00 / 902 404 704
To reach the UAB campus from the airport
It may be the fastest and easiest way to get to the university from the airport, but is also the most expensive. It will cost you around 30€. For further information about taxi More information: http://www.taxibarcelona.cat, Tel: 93 223 51 51
Using public transportation
The easiest way to get to the UAB Campus from the airport is to go to Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona (either by bus or by train) and then take a train to the UAB Campus. Two railway companies offer services between Barcelona Pl. Catalunya and the UAB campus, namely RENFE and FGC.
From the Airport to Plaça Catalunya
There is a regular bus service between the Barcelona Airport and the center of Barcelona (Plaça de Catalunya). There are airport buses every 15 minutes. Once in Plaça Catalunya connect to the train service to get to the university.
Schedule (Pl. Catalunya - Airport):
Monday to Friday from 5.30 to 22.05 Saturday and holidays, from 6 to 22.20.
Schedule (Airport - Pl. Catalunya):
Monday to Friday, from 6 to 23 Saturday and holidays, from 6.30 to 22.50.
Departs: every 15 minutes.
More information: http://www.tmb.net/wltmb/web/cat/bus/bus.jsp, Tel: +34 93 415 60 20
In the airport, the railway station is at the end of the bridge that crosses the road. You should take a train in the Line 1. It takes around 25 minutes to the Plaça Catalunya station. Trains leave every 30 minutes, and they run between 06:13 and 23:15, including weekends and public holidays.
In the Plaça Catalunya area RENFE railway stations and FGC railway stations are two transpottion which will take you to the campus of UAB:
From Plaça Catalunya to UAB Campus
The UAB Campus has two railway stations from two different companies in Catalonia, namely, the station of the FFCC Generalitat de Catalunya-FGC (Railways of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia), and the station of RENFE (National Network of Spanish Railways). In both cases, take the train at Plaça de Catalunya station. The train takes around 30 or 40 minutes to arrive to the UAB. Both of these companies provide special offers to connect to Barcelona’s Metro and bus networks.
Renfe Line C4 in direction to Cerdanyola Universitat.
Schedule: (Pl. Catalunya - Cerdanyola Universitat)
Monday to Friday, from 7.30 to 20.30
Not on Saturday and holiday.
Schedule: (Cerdanyola Universitat - Pl. Catalunya)
Monday to Friday, from 8:40 to 21:20
Trains do not stop at Cerdanyola on weekends or public holidays
Departs: every 30 minutes
More information at http://www.renfe.es/ingles/index.html, Tel. 902 240 202
FGC line S2 (Barcelona Plaça Catalunya - Sabadell) and line S55 (Barcelona Plaça Catalunya - UAB). To get to Vila Universitària and the Hotel Campus UAB, get off the train at Bellaterra station. To better access the rest of the campus facilities, get off at Universitat Autònoma station. (At peak hours, trains run every 8 minutes.)
Schedule: (Pl. Catalunya - Universitat Autònoma)
Monday to Friday, from 5.15 to 23.48
Saturday and holidays, from 5.45 to 1:20
Schedule: (Universitat Autònoma - Pl. Catalunya)
Monday to Friday, from 8:43 to 21:33
Saturday and holidays, from 5:31 to 22:01
Departs: each 20 minutes and 8 minutes in rush hours
More information at www.fgc.net, Tel: +34 93 205 15 15
The S55 line does not operate on weekends, public holidays or during UAB holiday periods.
Night bus N62 (From Plaça Catalunya to UAB Campus at night)
This night bus service connects UAB with the center of Barcelona when the FGC trains stop running. This service operates every day.
There are buses from Barcelona to Vila Universitària, every hour from 01:05 to 04:05. The journey takes approximately 35 minutes.
Buses leave the Vila Universitària every hour from 24:18 to 03:18. The journey takes approximately 42 minutes.
Tel. 93 727 92 92 (Sarbus, Sabadell station).
Internal Bus service in the UAB Campus
The UAB has its own free bus service connecting the main centers and faculties with the RENFE Cerdanyola-Universitat station.
Tel. 93 581 27 13
Bus frequency during class hours, every 15 minutes*.
Frequency during non-class hours and on weekends and public holidays, every 30 minutes.
*During July and September every 30 minutes. There is no service in August.