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HOW TO REACH THE UAB CAMPUS

Campus UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona's central campus is in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), 20km outside Barcelona, between Sabadell and Sant Cugat del Vallès. The UAB has two railway stations, FGC (Catalan Railways) and RENFE (Spanish Railways). In both cases, from Plaça de Catalunya to UAB, the train spends about 30 minutes. Apartments and Serhs Hotel Campus, where the ICDAR2009 conference is held are located at Vila Universitaria. The Vila Universitaria can be reached by walking in 10 minutes from the FGC stations of Bellaterra and Univeristat Autònoma. The UAB has its own free bus service connecting the main centers and faculties with the RENFE station and the Vila Uniersitaria. Make sure to take a bus from the red line. Buses from the blue line do not stop at Vila Universitaria.

Address of the conference venue (Hotel Sehrs):
HOTEL SERHS CAMPUS
Vila Universitària (Campus UAB)
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Tlf: +34 93 580 83 53

 

From the Airport to the UAB campus

Barcelona's el Prat Airport is approximately 30 kilometres from the UAB campus. The Serhs Hotel Campus and the Vila Universitaria apartments are located in the UAB campus. If you go from the airport to the UAB campus by car, the journey takes 25 minutes by highway. Different public transportation options are also available, all of them passing through Barcelona city. Please check the map here which follows different routes from Barcelona to the UAB campus. For more information on how to go from the airport to Barcelona downtown, please follow this link.


From Barcelona downtown to the UAB campus    complete public transportation

Barcelona has a complete public transportation, including train, metro and bus. You can get more informaition here.

  • Train

There are two train companies that cover the trip from Barcelona downtown to the UAB campus, but we reccomend to take Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) because the train stop is more close to the Sers Hotel. See the map here.
For both options, the UAB campus falls within zone 2 of the integrated fare system.
Single trip, 2.05 Euro. 10-trip card (T-10), 15.4 Euro.

  • Train: Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC)    FGC

Line S2: Barcelona-Sabadell, station: Bellaterra.
In Barcelona, these trains stop at Catalunya, Provença, Gràcia, Muntaner and Sarrià. You can also take these trains from Sant Cugat, Sant Quirze and Sabadell, among other places.
At Sant Cugat station, there is a connection with line S1 (Terrassa and Rubí). All trains to Sabadell, UAB or Barcelona stop at the University. The journey time to Barcelona is 30 minutes, and trains depart approximately every 10 minutes.

(*) There are two train stops near the Serhs Hotel: Universitat Autònoma and Bellaterra. We recommend to stop at Bellaterra as it is easier to get to the Hotel from this station.

You can check the timetables by phoning 93 205 15 15, and on the FGC website.

  • Train: RENFE (Spanish National Railway Network)    renferenfe2

Line C7 - Cerdanyola Universitat station (direction Cerdanyola Universitat - Martorell). From Barcelona you can take the train from Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc del Triomf and Sant Andreu Arenal. The journey takes around 30 minutes from the centre of Barcelona, with trains leaving every 30 minutes.
A ten-journey ticket, which can be used by more than one person if travelling together, gives a 40% discount.

You can check the timetables by phoning +34 93 490 0202, and on the (RENFE website)

  • Bus

The UAB campus falls within zone 2 of the integrated fare system.
Single trip, 2.05 Euro. 10-trip card (T-10), 15.4 Euro.

Barcelona: SARBUS provides a bus service (A3) from Barcelona (St. Andreu Arenal/Fabra i Puig) to the UAB, with a bus leaving every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes. You can find more information by phoning +34 93 580 6700 or on the (SARBUS website).

Other towns: There are daily bus services from many towns, including Igualada, Badalona, Sabadell and Mataró. You can find information on timetables for these services on the following link (Bus services to the UAB campus).

Night Bus: There is a night bus from Barcelona Plaça Catalunya to the UAB. The bus is the N62 and starts its service at 1:05 am from Plaça Catalunya (1:05 to 4:05, every hour) and at 0:18 am from the UAB (0:18 to 3:18, every hour). The timetables of this service are available in the following link (Night Bus Timetables)

Shuttle Bus: Although the UAB campus is well connected by public transportation to Barcelona downtown, a free shuttle bus service will be available for ICDAR participants and accompaniment people. These buses will have the following timetable during the conference days:

Barcelona downtown -> UAB Campus  departs 45 minutes before the first session starts

UAB Campus -> Barcelona downtown:  Accompaniment people. Departs 30 minutes after the first session starts

Barcelona downtown -> UAB Campus:  Accompaniment people. Departs 45 minutes before the last session ends

UAB Campus -> Barcelona downtown: Departs 30 minutes after the end of the last session.

Day
Time
From
To
Sun 26th
18:00
Pl. Catalunya1
Hotel Serhs
After reception2
Hotel Serhs Pl. Catalunya1
Mon 27th
8:00
Pl. Catalunya1 Hotel Serhs
9:30
Hotel Serhs Pl. Catalunya1
18:00
Pl. Catalunya1 Hotel Serhs
19:00
Hotel Serhs Pl. Catalunya1
Tue 28th
8:00
Pl. Catalunya1 Hotel Serhs
9:30
Hotel Serhs Pl. Catalunya1
19:00
Hotel Serhs Maremagnum3
After Banquet4
Maremagnum3
Hotel Serhs
Wed 29th
8:00
Pl. Catalunya1 Hotel Serhs
9:30
Hotel Serhs Pl. Catalunya1
18:00
Pl. Catalunya1 Hotel Serhs
19:00
Hotel Serhs Pl. Catalunya1


1 The busses will stop at the bottom of Pl.Catalunya, in fornt of "Hard Rock Cafe".
2 The busses will start returning to Barcelona when welcome reception is over.
3 On Tuesday the buses will take the delegates directly to Maremagnum, the Banquet venue.
4 The buses will start the way back when the banquet is over. On the way back all buses will make a stop to Pl. Catalunya for the participants living at the city centre.

  • Car

The easiest way to get to the UAB by road is to take the motorway. You can check the motorway exits on the (following map).

AP-7: direction Tarragona-Lleida, if travelling from the north; direction Girona, if travelling from Barcelona or the south.

C-58 Barcelona-Sabadell-Terrassa.

Several other roads connect Bellaterra with the surrounding towns and villages.