The EMS Annual Meeting 2024 will take place in the historic building of the University of Barcelona, recognized as an outstanding architectural, artistic and scientific heritage, with more than one hundred and fifty years of history. To find out more about the long history of this institution visit:

University of Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona

Note on accessibility: Although the venue has a barrier-free entrance (entrace via the streets Carrer Aribau or Carrer Balmes), a lift, and an accessible bathroom, it is not guaranteed that the venue is completely accessible. If you require more information, please contact us at:

The University of Barcelona units are working on solutions to reduce the environmental impact associated with teaching, research and administrative activity. To achieve this, actions and projects to promote environmental protection (mobility, consumption, waste generation, etc.) are encouraged.

How to get to venue and around in Barcelona: local transport

The venue is located in the center of the city, it is a ten minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya and the Ramblas. Two metro lines (L1 and L2) stop at the university square, as well as several bus lines.

Barcelona Sants Estació train station is a 35-minute walk or 5-minute ride on the metro away. This train station is served by the AVE high-speed train service between Barcelona and Madrid, with a journey time of 2h40mins. It also hosts other RENFE-run Spanish train services, as well as trains from the French SNCF-run TGV high-speed network. This provides a 6h28mins journey time from Paris to Barcelona, and also connections from Lyon and Perpignan. See details in the section Travel to Barcelona & GHG emissions.

The station is the city's main railway station and main hub in Barcelona for regional and suburban train services, and it is linked to other public transport services too. Next door is the main regional bus terminal for inter-city routes. The metro station is also part of the complex, providing links to the rest of the city’s network. Busses no 27, 78, 109, 115, D40, H10, V5 and V17 stop here.

A train line also connects the Airport with the city center (Passeig de Gràcia station) in less than 30 minutes, and runs every 30 minutes. From there, the university is a 13-minute walk away (950m). In addition, the Aerobus service (an express bus line) from downtown Barcelona (Plaça Catalunya) to the Barcelona Airport, and vice versa, runs every 5 minutes (from 06:40 to 21:55h) and takes 35 min (depending on the traffic).

Please explore the details on travel and how to organize that as emission-minimizing as possible at the two following pages:

Find the University of Barcelona on Google Maps

Walk from Passeig de Gràcia station to the university