UPC has an agreement with a number of university residences. The ones used most frequently by our visitors are:
- Residència Torre Girona
- Residència d’Investigadors
- Residència Campus del Mar
1. Residència Torre Girona
Accommodation. This is a residence for visiting professors, postdocs and graduate students. Rooms have: private bathroom, a kitchenette, air conditioning.
Approximate prices (July 2015). Single room: € 54 / double room for single use: € 65 / double room € 81. VAT and breakfast included.
Location. A few minutes by foot from the Omega building, it is located in the Campus Nord of UPC, a residential and very quiet area of Barcelona. There are few shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. The closest metro station is Palau Reial (line 3, 750m away). The city center is about 25 minutes away by metro.
From the airport to the residence. Take metro line L9S at the airport (in any of the two terminals), until the end station of the line, Zona Universitària. The metro ride takes about 30 minutes. From Zona Universitària, walk about 15 minutes (1.1km) to the residence.
From the residence to the Omega building. By foot, in 4 minutes (350 m).
2. Residència d’Investigadors
Accommodation. This is a residence for visiting professors and researchers. Rooms have: private bathroom and air conditioning, but do not have kitchenette.
Approximate prices (July 2015). Single room: € 64,50 / double room for single use: € 80 / double room € 92. VAT and breakfast included.
Location. Right in the city center, very close to the Gothic quarter and most of the touristic sights. It is located in the Raval, a multicultural neighborhood that is busy all day and night. The closest underground station is Liceu (line 3, 350m away).
From the airport to the residence. The easiest way is to take the Aerobus (leaving from both terminals) and get off at the last stop, Plaça Catalunya. From there, walk down along Rambles until you find the Hospital street to your right. The total walk should take about 10 minutes.
From the residence to the Omega building. Take the metro at Liceu, direction Zona Universitària, to Palau Reial. The Omega building is 5 minutes away by foot from Palau Reial. The total travel time should be around 25 minutes.
3. Residència Campus del Mar
Accommodation. This is a residence for both visiting professors and researchers, as well as for graduate and undergraduate students. Rooms have: private bathroom, a kitchenette, air conditioning, but only a very basic breakfast is provided (the residence has no cafeteria).
Approximate prices (July 2015). Single room: € 68 / double room for single use: € 88 / double room € 98. VAT and basic breakfast basket included.
Location. By the beach, and not far from the city center, in the traditional Barceloneta neighborhood. The area is well provided with bars and restaurants. The closest underground station is Barceloneta (line 4, 600m away).
From the airport to the residence. You can take the train to Barcelona Sants, and there change to a train to Estació de França. From Estació de França it is 10-minute walk. Warning: the trains from the airport leave from Terminal 2. If you arrive in Terminal 1, you will have to first take a (free) shuttle bus to reach Terminal 2.
From the residence to the Omega building. Take bus number 59 or D20 at Passeig Marítim, get off at Drassanes (bus stop “Portal de la Pau”). Alternatively, you can go on foot from the residence until Drassanes, it is a nice 20-minute walk. In Drassanes, take the metro direction Zona Universitària, until station Palau Reial. The Omega building is 5 minutes away by foot from Palau Reial. The total travel time should be around 45 minutes.