EPUNet Conference

EPUNet 2006

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona


EPUNet2006 will be held on the campus of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) close to the Parc de la Ciutadella in the Olympic village, close to the centre of the city.




Conference sessions will be held in the Roger de Luria Building on the Ciutadella Campus, The address is:

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27


08005 Barcelona






The closest subway/metro stop is “Ciutadella/Vila Olimpica” (yellow line or L4). 


To reach the conference from the Residence “Campus del Mar”, it is a ten minute walk.  The #45 and #59 buses are also possible, or a metro ride from Barceloneta  to Ciutadella (one stop).


To reach the conference from the Residence “La Ciutadella”, it is a 5 minute walk. 


From the Hotel Marina H10, it is a 5 minute walk.  The closest subway stop to the Hotel is Bogatell Station on L4.


Getting to Pompeu Fabra from the City Airport


By Aerobus – approximately 30 minutes and the easiest option


            From the airport          

                                                Mon-Fri from 0600  to 24:00

                                                Sat-Sun/holidays from 0630  to 2400

            Fare:    One-Way         3.50 Euro


            From Plaça Catalunya to the airport


                                                Mon-Fri from 0530  to 2315

                                                Sat-Sun/holidays from 0600  to 2315

            Fare:    One-Way         3.50 Euro


Frequency: every 15 minutes
 Stops: Plaça Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia-Diputació, Avinguda Roma-Urgell, Sants, Plaça Espanya, Airport: Terminals A, B, C.


From Passeig de Gràcia-Diputació, take the yellow line (L4) to either La Cuitadella or Bogatell.


See http://www.tmb.net/en_US/barcelona/moute/planols/planols.jsp for more details


By Train – approximately 45 minutes (see http://www.renfe.es/cercanias/barcelona/index_horarios.html for details)


  • Take the RENFE train Line 1 at the airport


  • Get off after 4 stops at Arc de Triomf Station (if you are staying in a city centre hotel, get off before Arc de Triomf at Plaza Catalunya and use any of the metro lines as appropriate - for the Hotel Marina, get off at Plaza Catalunya and take Line 4 to Bogatell station, then a 10 minute walk to the hotel)


  • Go down the Passeig de Llius Companys until the reach Passeig de Pujades and turn left


  • Walk along the Passeig de Pujades until you reach Ramon Trias Fargas, turn right and Pompeu Fabra University is at number 25.


Fare:    One-Way         2:30 Euro (purchase ticket at station)

            Round-trip        not available


By Taxi:

            It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the city centre. Approximate price: is 25 euros.


Getting to Pompeu Fabra from Girona Airport


There is a co-ordinated bus service from Girona airport which leaves 20-25 minutes after the arrival of your aeroplane, the

journey takes 1 hour and 10 minutes. Single ticket 11 euro, return 19 euro. The bus arrives at Estacio del Nord which is

approximately 300 metres from Estacio Arc de Triomf, where there are both Metro L1(red) and RENFE services.

From Estacio Nord to the University

To get to the university go down the Passeig de Llius Companys until the reach Passeig de Pujades and turn left onto the

Passeig de Pujades until you reach Ramon Trias Fargas, turn right and Pompeu Fabra University is at number 25.




The area has a number of accommodation possibilities, but we recommend that you make your bookings as early as possible. 


The closest hotel is the H10 Marina Barcelona, Av. Bogatell. 64-68, Old Town, E-08005.  The University Pompeu Fabra has negotiated a special rate at this hotel which has been extended to Conference participants for a limited number of rooms.  This is approximately Euro 148 for a double room for two people, Euro 126 for a double room for single occupancy. Contact them via email (at grupos.hmb@h10.es)  or telephone Amparo Pérez who is in charge of reservations and groups on +34 93 320 99 54, and mention both Pompeu Fabra and the EPUNet 2006 conference. 


A more reasonable alternative are the two UPF student residences: Campus del Mar and La Ciutadella. You can write to resa@resa.es and reserve a room if any are still available.  You must provide the following information in English or Spanish:


Date of arrival:

Date of departure:

Type of room (single or double):

Name and Surname:

No. of Passport:

Type of credit card:

Number of credit card:

Expiry date (mm/yy):

Your contact information (telephone):


Alternatively, you can write directly to the largest of the two residences, the Campus del Mar (campusdelmar@resa.es) attaching

the completed form here.


Other hotels in the area can be found at any of the hotel websites for Barcelona.  You might try  (OctopusTravel.com) for good discount rates for hotels.


A particularly nice website on Barcelona as a tourist centre is http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/.


Other useful sites are www.bcn.es/guia/welcomea.htm which is an interactive map


Also, Basic Survival facts on living in Barcelona which contains much useful information for the visitor can be found at http://www.upf.es/international/exchange/index.htm?opcio=1.  Extracts from this site relate to:


The Metro
Barcelona has two interconnected underground train systems: the Metro, comprising five lines, and the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) http://www.fgc.es/, which has two metropolitan lines and another four which go beyond the city limits.

Metro operating hours: Monday to Thursday, Sunday and public holidays, from 5.00 a.m. to 12 midnight; Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays, from 5.00 a.m. to 2.00 a.m


While slower, the buses have the advantage of allowing you to enjoy the city while you travel. Each route is indicated at the corresponding bus stop.
Operating hours: from Monday to Sunday, from 4.30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
For further information, see TMB

Nitbús (the all-night bus)
Operating hours: from Monday to Sunday, from 11 p.m. to 4.00 a.m. buses leave at intervals of between 30 and 45 minutes.
They all stop at Plaça Catalunya. Nitbus

Barcelona's taxis with their distinctive black and yellow livery, show a green light to indicate that they are available. They can be hailed by simply raising your hand. The taxi meter shows the fare to be paid. However, there are a number of authorised extra charges (for example, an airport charge, for extra baggage, etc.). Taxis will not accept more than four passengers.

Taxis can also be called from the following numbers | 93 303 32 66 | 93 3577755 | 93 2250000 | 93 3001100 |

Or visit www.taxibarcelona.com

And for a taxi adapted for the disabled the number is 93 358 11 11.


If you have any queries or experience any difficulty in using the information provided here, contact us at epunet2006@isermail.essex.ac.uk.