1. Obtaining information
Both pages include touristic information, a calendar of events, on-line maps, etc.
2. Getting around within Barcelona
How to get to the university
By metro: The closest metro stops are Palau Reial (L3-green line), and Zona Universitària (L3-green line, and L9S-orange line connecting to the airport).
By tram: stop Palau Reial.
By bus: Many buses get you to the university, the most useful are: 7, 33, 54, 60, 67, 75, 113, H4, H6. Bus stops are marked in the campus map.
How to locate an address. The interactive map of the city is really convenient.
How to get anywhere. The transportation company has a service that allows you to know how to go from a place to another.
Tickets. Tickets are sold on buses and at the subway stations, but it is much more convenient to by a T-10 card, that allows you 10 bus, tramway, and subway trips (possibly combined) for a cheaper price as well as using the train to and form the Airport. If you travel to or from the airport by subway, you need a special ticket, though. One T-10 card can be simultaneously used by several people. The T-10 card is sold at the subway stations, at the tabacco shops, and at many newspapers stands. Please notice that it is not sold on the buses. There are several other kinds of cards (1 day pass, 3 days pass, 5 days pass, 1 month pass) but they are convenient only if you will use a lot the public transportation.
3. Getting around outside Barcelona
By train. There are three cathegories of trains:
Cercanías/Rodalies: commuter trains around Barcelona and all Catalunya. You don’t need any kind of reservation, and their frecuence is hight.
Media distancia: faster trains within Catalunya connecting distant cities. Reservation is convenient, as well as schedule checking.
Larga distancia/Llarga distància: trains that take you to any destination in Spain, including high speed trains. Always make a reservation before using them.
Most of the trains go through the station Barcelona Sants. Its location is centric and is well connected to any other point of the city by subway (Sants Estació, on lines 3 and 5). Some trains get to the more exclusive station of Barcelona Estació de França, also centrically located. Its corresponding subway station is Barceloneta (line 4). More information can be found in the website of the railroad company.
By car. It is very easy to rent a car at the airport and at the railroad stations.
4. Within the UPC North Campus
If you don’t want to leave campus, find here the restaurants and cafeterias where you can sit and eat, have a drink, and relax (or even work) for a while.