Getting a visa to visit Spain

  • - People living on the countries of the Schengen area can enter Spain with their passport.
  • - Countries like the USA or Canada have bilateral agreements with Spain, allowing their citizens to visit Spain without visa.
  • - People from other countries may need a short stay visa. In case you need a letter of invitation in order to get your visa, please contact the FPL organization at

For more information, please visit the Spanish Foreign Ministry website or check with a local Spanish consulate about visa requirements for your country of residence and/or nationality.


The FPL2019 Conference and related events are hold in the UPC/BSC Campus, Vertex Building, Dulcet Street no. 1, 08034 Barcelona. See the location on the map.

How to get here

From the Airport

Barcelona airport (El Prat) is at 12 Km from the city, on the south side. More information about Barcelona Airport - El Prat and at AENA.

You have several options for getting from the Barcelona Aiport to the UPC/BSC Campus:

By taxi:

From both Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2), you will find taxis collecting people in the arrivals zone. With low traffic reaching the UPC Campus will take 30-35 minutes. On rush hours (8:00 - 10:00 in the morning and 17:00 - 19:00 in the afternoon) can delay your arrival by another 30 minutes. You can check fees at AMB Taxi.

By car:

If you rent a car from the Airport, please leave "El Prat de Llobregat" and take the highway C-32B. Continue along this route and head towards Ronda de Dalt / Lleida / Girona. When getting closer to Barcelona, take route C-32 passing close to Cornellà de Llobregat and l'Hospitalet. Take B-20 and then the Exit 10 to "Carretera d'Esplugues". Take the street "carrer del Gran Capità" and turn left towards Jordi Girona street. You will be in the south side of the UPC/BSC Campus.

By metro:

There is a direct connection from the Airport to the UPC/BSC Campus: Take the Line 9 (L9). The trip from the Airport to Zona Universitària takes 50 minutes. Then you will need to walk for 10 minutes or so to reach the UPC Campus. Be sure to get the "airport" ticket (it costs 4.60€), as you cannot use neither the standard metro ticket (2.20€, nor the discounted 10-trip cards (T10). You can check the metro fares at the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) website.

By train:

The RENFE suburban station is situated opposite of Terminal 2 (T2), and it is connected to this terminal by an airbridge. There is also a Bus transit service between the rail station and Terminal 1 (T1). From the airport to Barcelona Sants, there is approximately a 25 minutes journey. From this station, take the L3 (green line) towards "Zona Universitària". You can get out of the metro in "Palau Reial" or the at the last station ("Zona Universitària"). You will have a 10 minutes walk to arrive to the UPC/BSC Campus, facing north.

By bus (aerobus):

Airport stops: Bus stops at Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2)

Barcelona Downtown stops: Aerobus ends at Plaça Catalunya (city center). Once there, you can take the Metro L3 (green line) to "Palau Reial" or "Zona Universitària" stations. You will have 10 minutes walk to the Campus.

From the City Center

Campus Nord of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya is located at the North-West corner of the city, at the end of the L3 Metro line (green line). In order to reach the Campus by public transport, it is advisable to use the Metro. There are two stations near the Campus, "Palau Reial", and "Zona Universitària", both on L3.

Hotel information

Residència Universitària Torre Girona (on Campus)

Psg. dels Til·lers, 19 - 08034 Barcelona

Phone +34 93 390 43 00  -  FAX: +34 93 205 69 10


Other university residences in Barcelona: RESA.

Hotel Abba Garden (close to the Campus)

c/ Santa Rosa 33

08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Bonanova Park (close to the Campus)

c/Capità Arenas, 51 - 08034 Barcelona

Phone: +34 93 204 09 00 - FAX +34 93 204 50 14


Hotel Atiram Arenas (close to the Campus)

c/Capità Arenas 20 - 08034 Barcelona

Phone: +34 93 280 03 03  -  FAX: +34 93 280 33 92


Hotel Sansi Pedralbes (close to the Campus)

Av. Pearson 1-3  -  08034 Barcelona

Phone: +34 93 206 38 80  -  FAX: +34 93 206 38 81


AC Hotel Victoria Suites (close to the Campus)

Avda. Pedralbes 16 bis - 08034 Barcelona

Phone: +34 93 206 99 00 - FAX: +34 93 280 5267

Hotel Madanis and Madanis Liceo (20 minutes walking from Campus)

Riera Blanca 10 - 08903 Barcelona

Phone: +34 93 447 00 06


Hotel Catalonia Castellnou

C/ Castellnou 61 - 08017 Barcelona

Phone: +34 93 203 05 50

Hotel Turin

C/ Pintor Fortuny 9  -  08001 Barcelona

Phone: +34 93 302 48 12