Miranda J. Lubbers
getting to the lab
The best way for getting to the UAB from the center of Barcelona is by train with the "Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, FGC", lines S2 (Barcelona Plaça Catalunya - Sabadell) and S6 (Barcelona Plaça Catalunya - U. Autònoma). There is a train station for the University called "Universitat Autònoma". From Catalunya Square (at the Centre of Barcelona) the trip takes about 30 minutes to the Universitat Autònoma station. From that station to the "Facultat de Lletres," the walk takes you about 15 minutes. If instead of going to the university, you want to go to the "Vila" (where the accommodation facilities are: hotel Campus and the apartments), it is better to leave the train at the station "Bellaterra" (the stop just before "Universitat Autonoma"), and then walk for 5-10 minutes. You can purchase a single ticket ("bitllet senzill" in Catalan) for about 3 euros, or a T-Casual (1 zone) ticket (11,32€), which allows you to take 10 trips. This ticket allows the combination of train, metro, or bus within one hour and a half after starting the trip. You can also get to the Airport by metro. There is another connection with the university of the national railway company Renfe, to the station named "Cerdanyola-Universitat", but it is a bit far from the Campus, so we strongly recommend you taking the FGC line instead.
How to get to the Airport from Catalonia Square ("Plaça Catalunya"): Take the "Aerobus" shuttle, which you will find in front of El Corte Ingles (a big mall). You will note that there are two separate queues – one for the Aerobus (A1) to Terminal 1 (T1) and one for the Aerobus (A2) to Terminal 2 (T2). The trip takes about 40'. It is also possible to get to the Airport by Metro. Select "airport" fare at the ticket vending machine (4,5€), and take the green Line 3 to "Zona universitària" station where it is possible to get Line 9 until de airport. The trip from Catalonia Square takes about 60'.