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Getting to the ISPOR Europe 2018 Conference

The ISPOR Europe 2018 Conference will be held 10-14 November 2018 in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The 39.2 square mile city is known for its art, culture and architecture. Home to the Sagrada Familia cathedral and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudi, as well as the Picasso Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona is a contemporary city that offers a variety of dining selections and a lively nightlife.

VENUE INFORMATION

The meeting presentations and the Exhibit- Poster Hall will all be held in the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona, Placa de Willy Brandt, 11-14, 08019 Barcelona, Spain.

Designed by the respected Catalan architect Josep Lluis Mateo, the Convention Centre (CCIB) was built to maximize the use of natural light. Located in the new and bustling Business District of Barcelona, its unique seafront location is complemented by conveniently located hotels and excellent public transportation connections.

GETTING THERE

From Barcelona Airport:

  • Aerobus (express bus service) and Metro (subway)
    Ride the Aerobus to Plaza Catalunya (Aerobus stations are located outside of any of the airports two terminals). From Plaza Catalunya, ride the metro red line to Urquinaona Plaza, and connect on the yellow line to El Maresme Fórum.
    Travel time approximately 1 hour.
    Aerobus single ticket: €5.90
    Metro single ticket: €2.20
    For more information on the Aerobus, click here.
  • RENFE Train and Metro
    Catch the RENFE train from the airport to Passeig de Gràcia; change lines at Passeig de Gràcia for the metro to El Maresme Fórum -- both on the yellow line.
    Travel time approximately 40 minutes.
    RENFE train single ticket: €2.20
    Metro single ticket: €2.20
    For more information on the RENFE airport train, click here.
  • Taxi
    Taxi service is available at the airport.
    Travel time approximately 25 minutes.
    Taxi fare: €30.00 - €40.00
  • Rail
    The nearest metro to the CCIB is El Maresme Fórum on the (yellow line, L4), just a short five-minute walk away.
  • Bus Diagonal Mar: H16
    Diagonal / Plaça Llevant: 7

All detailed information: https://www.tmb.cat/en/visit-barcelona/public-transport/metro-airport

GETTING AROUND THE CITY

Metro, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC) and Tram:

Public transport such as the metro, tram and FGC are the quickest, simplest and most convenient way of getting around Barcelona. You can choose from the different ticket types and travel cards.

Metro and FGC:
Barcelona currently has eight metro lines that can be identified by the number and color of the line: L1 (red), L2 (lilac), L3 (green), L4 (yellow), L5 (blue), L9 (orange), L10 (light blue), L11 (light green) and serve most of the city. It also has an urban and metropolitan rail network the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC), run by the Catalan government, which supplements Barcelona’s metro network. There are three urban lines: L6, L7 and L8.

Tickets:
The metro operates an integrated fare system enabling passengers to obtain a free transfer from one means of public transport to another within a period of 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are different types of travel cards and transport passes in Barcelona that are valid throughout the public transport network (metro, buses, tram and suburban rail), including the T-10 card which is valid for 10 journeys, or day passes (2, 3, 4 and 5 days).
Single Ticket: 2,20€
T-10 Card: 10,20€
Day passes: Click here.
https://www.tmb.cat/en/barcelona/fares-metro-bus/barcelona-travel-card-hola-bcn

Times:
Metro (TMB): Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am-midnight. Friday and evenings before public holidays: 5am-2am. Saturday and evenings before public holidays on 1/1, 24/6, 15/8 and 24/9: continuous service. 24/12: until 11pm.
https://www.tmb.cat/en/barcelona/operating-hours-metro-bus

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC): Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am-midnight. Friday: 5am-2am. Saturday and evenings before public holidays on 1/1, 24/6 and 24/9: continuous service.
http://www.fgc.cat/eng/cercador.asp

For additional information:
TMB: Tel. 933 187 074 | www.tmb.cat
https://www.tmb.cat/en/customer-services/contact/telephone

FGC: Tel. 932 051 515 | www.fgc.cat
http://www.fgc.cat/eng/consultes.asp

Tram:
The Tram route provides easy access to Barcelona's major industrial areas, shopping centers and residential zones. There are two Tram lines in Barcelona: the Trambaix (T1, T2, T3) which runs from Francesc Macià to the towns of Sant Just Desvern, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Cornellà. The Trambesòs (T4, T5, T6) covers a route from the Olympic Village to Sant Adrià de Besòs via the Forum site and arriving to Badalona.

Tickets:
Single ticket: 2,20 €
T-10: 10,20 €
Day passes: Click here
http://www.fgc.cat/eng/consultes.asp

Times:
Weekdays from Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am-midnight. Friday, Saturday and evenings before public holidays: 5am-2pm.
http://www.tram.cat/en/lines-and-times/

For further information call 900 701 181 or visit http://www.tram.cat/
http://www.tram.cat/en/customer-service/times-location/

Taxi

Barcelona has a service of 11,000 taxis which can be easily identified by their yellow and black livery. A green light on top of the taxi indicates its availability. There is also a service of taxis adapted for people with reduced mobility. For further information, call 932-235-15.

http://taxi.amb.cat/s/en/imet/contacte.html

Or visit www.taxibarcelona.cat
http://taxi.amb.cat/s/en/taxista/tarifes-i-taxes.html

By Bus

A fleet of over 1,000 fully adapted buses serve all areas of Barcelona. The integrated fare system means that travel cards can be used on the metro, trams, FGC and Renfe trains (zone 1).

Barcelona's bus network operates an integrated fare system enabling passengers to obtain a free transfer from one means of transport to another within a period of 1 hour and 15 minutes. There are different types of travel cards and transport passes that are valid throughout the public transport network (metro, buses, tram and suburban rail), including the T-10 card which is valid for 10 journeys, or day passes (2, 3, 4 and 5 days).

Tickets:
Single ticket: 2,20 €
T-10: 10,20 €
Day passes: Click here

Times:
Running times vary according to the bus route. Most services begin at 4.25am and end at 11pm. Average frequency of service is between 20 and 30 minutes at weekends. (The running times and frequency of service are posted at the bus stops). For more information, call 933 187 174 or visit www.tmb.cat
https://www.tmb.cat/en/barcelona/buses/lines

Night Bus Service:
Barcelona has a night-bus service (Nit Bus) which serves most of the city and its suburban area. Most of the night bus services begin between 10.40pm and 11.40pm and end between 5am and 6am. They all stop at, or depart from, Barcelona's Plaça de Catalunya. For additional information about Barcelona's night bus network, methods, prices and times, visit https://en.redtransporte.com/barcelona/nitbus/map.html

Driving and Parking:

Driving your own car or a rental while in Barcelona? Click here for convenient parking.

HOTEL INFORMATION

A number of hotels in different categories have been prebooked at preferential rates for the conference. Rates include breakfast, local VAT, and city tax.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Currency: The Euro (€)

Time Zone: Central European

Language: Catalan and Spanish

Electrical Voltage: 230 volts AC

Telephone Country Code: +34 € 93 (B)

Weather: The month of November is transitional; sometimes the temperature exceeds 20 °C (68 °F), with an average temperature of 18–19 °C (64–66 °F) during the day and 11–13 °C (52–55 °F) at night.

SagradaFamilia

Sagrada Familia: Gaudí's famous unfinished cathedral. The church is the most visited monument of Barcelona.

LaPedrera

La Pedrera: An impressive Gaudí building at the Passeig de Gràcia. Known as “The Stone Quarry,” this free-flowing modernist building was completed in 1912.

SantaMariaDelMar

Santa Maria del Mar: XIV century Gothic Church with famous stained glass windows. Learn the history of this iconic Catalan church here.

PicassoMuseum

Picasso Museum (La Ribera, El Born): View many of the great works of Pablo Picasso. View the collection here.

LasRamblas

Las Ramblas: formerly the flower market, where visitors can stroll amidst street artists and living statues.

GothicQuarter

Gothic Quarter: the Barrio Gótico is the medieval center of Barcelona with ancient remains, monuments, museums, a cathedral, and antique dealers.

PortVell

Port Vell, Barceloneta & Port Olimpic: a coastal area offering seaside dining, beach, water sports, discos and more.

CampNouStadium

Camp Nou: the excitement of a professional football (soccer) game is easily accessible at the Camp Nou stadium, home to the FC Barcelona football team.

For more highlights of Barcelona visit the official website from the Barcelona at www.visitBarcelona.com