By plane

The international airport, Aeroport del Prat, is located 13 km south-west of Barcelona and 20 km from the CCIB. The highway C-31 directly connects the airport with Barcelona. To enter the city, the most direct routes to the city center are Avinguda Diagonal and Gran Via and also Ronda de Dalt and Ronda Litoral, which surround the city.


The bus service between the airport and the center of Barcelona (Plaça Catalunya) runs from 6:00 to 1:00 (to Barcelona) and from 5:30 to 0:15 (to the airport) every day.
The bus frequency is one every 10-12 minutes and the journey time is around 30 minutes.

Urban public transport

The best options for traveling within the urban area of Barcelona are: train, bus, metro and tram. 

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Next to Plaça Catalunya there is Urquinaona station or the metro yellow line (L4) that leads directly to the CCIB by Maresme-Forum station. 

You can also get to the CCIB by bus: lines 7, H16 and tram: Forum station. 

All these means of transport leave you just few minutes away from the CCIB by foot.

By taxi

The taxi ride takes about 20 minutes. The rates change depending on the schedule. You can book a taxi with the company Radiotaxibarcelona

By car

The best option to access the CCIB from the city center by car is to cross the city along Avenida Diagonal until its end. Ronda Litoral (exit 24) is the most direct way to reach the CCIB from the airport or from out of town.
An estimate journey time from the airport or the city center is 25 minutes, depending on traffic.