Arrival and Departure Information

One group transfer from the Barcelona airport to the MH Apartments will be arranged for Monday, May 23rd.

Students should make their way to Terminal 1 Arrivals to meet CISabroad staff. Once past luggage claim at T1, exit into the arrivals area. On the left end of the arrivals hall is a café called Café Jamaica, which will be the group meeting point. Please look for the CISabroad sign!

If for any reason you miss the group transfer, please make your way to the apartments in Barcelona independently. Please try to get in contact with a member of the group with your estimated time of arrival and your method of transport!

Getting to the apartments in Barcelona independently:

Bus: The easiest way to get to the center is using AEROBUS, a blue bus that runs between the Airport and the city center (Plaça Espanya & Plaça de Catalunya). Travel time is about 35 minutes. When you leave the arrivals hall, follow the signs for the bus and buy your ticket there (you can buy one from a machine with a card, but having euros is handy. They won’t take 50€ bills or higher. Once on the bus, press the red “stop” button to signal your stop. The bus will stop in Plaça Espanya, Gran Via with Urgell streets, Plaça Universitat and finally in Plaça Catalunya (the end of the line). The Gran Via with Urgell Street stop is the closest stop to the MH Apartments. Check schedules and prices (about 6€ one way) here:

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Train: The train takes you from the airport Terminal 2 to Sants Estació, Passeig de Gràcia or Arc de Triomf train stations in the city center, where you can change to the metro. This uses a normal metro card (2€). There is a free airport shuttle bus between the terminals, for those who arrive into Terminal (T1). This is the least expensive way to get to the center, but takes longer and involves lots of stairs at the train stations. Not recommended with lots of luggage, but if you packed light, a good way to save some money!

Taxi: Taking a taxi is obviously the easiest option and brings you directly to your housing, but is more expensive. The journey from the airport takes around 25 minutes and costs 30-40€ depending on where you are going in the city. FYI: they will charge you a surcharge for luggage.

Departure Information

At the end of your program, on June 12th, you will be given a voucher for the Barcelona Aerobus. You will then be responsible for making your way to the airport in order to catch your flight home.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please let your On-Site Program Coordinator know once you are in Barcelona.