Getting around Barcelona

Barcelona is currently the second largest city in Spain, and the capital of Catalonia, with an history over 4.000 years. Barcelona offers a large variety of buildings, monuments, museums, beaches and so on...

Getting around Barcelona is very simple, and you are able to reach every part of the city quickly.

The Akademy venue is in Vertex building, North Campus of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Nearest metro (L3 line) and tram (T1, T2, T3 lines) station is Palau Reial, and walking distance of 850 m (about 13 minutes) to Vertex building.

The public transport system in Barcelona consists of:

Metro
Tram
Buses
Trains

An overview plan of Metro+Tram lines:

There is an integrated transport system, with zones, but you only need tickets for 1 zone if you remain in the metropolitan area (Barcelona and neighboring municipalities). A single ticket cost €2.40 (non-integrated 1 zone). But we recommend you the "T-casual" card, with individual 10 integrated journeys for €11.35 (1 zone). This card allows passengers change lines or mode of transportation (metro, bus, tram, train) during 75 minutes between the first and last validation.

You can get the tickets online or on vending machines at metro or tram stations (cash or debit/credit card). There are no ticket sales on buses: you must buy them online or on vending machines before enter the bus and then validate your ticket with validation machines on board (entering by front door).

Metro finishes service at midnight from Monday to Thursday, at 02.00 on Fridays, and there is a continous service on Satuday night until Sunday midnight. More information.

You also can use some night buses.

Renting

Everywhere in Barcelona you are able to rent a:

  • Bike
  • Electric scooter: Some of the motosharing services in Barcelona: Acciona, Cooltra, Yego, and many others.