Arrival and Departure Information in Spain

Arrival information

You will be responsible for arriving at your accommodations on Thursday, May 12th when the program begins.

You will not be able to check in to your apartments until 2:00PM; you should plan to be there at that time. If you arrive early and need to leave your luggage at the apartment, you will be able to while you explore Barcelona. The apartment is located at Carrer Aragó 90, Barcelona.

How to get to the city center and apartments:

Bus: The easiest way to get to the apartments is using AEROBUS, a blue bus that runs between the Airport and the city center. 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 20€ bills or higher. Once on the bus, press the red “stop” button to signal your stop. The bus will stop in Plaça Espanya, Grand Via with Urgel (This is the stop for the apartments), Plaça Universitat and finally in Plaça Catalunya (the end of the line). Check schedules and prices (about 6€ one way) here:

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 (2,15€). 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.

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Departure Information

You must check out of and depart from your apartments by 11:00 AM on the final day of the program, May 31.

If you have any questions about checking out, please don’t hesitate to ask your on-site staff.