Travel, Lodging, and Meals Information

  • Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. Visa invitation letters will not be provided for international applicants. Lunch and coffee breaks are covered by our sponsors.

Accommodation at the UPC Residence Hall

  • Torre Girona Residence Hall is a very convenient accommodation for the Summer School. Located in campus, just 3 min walking from our facilities. They have reserved some single rooms at a reasonable price.
    • Address: Campus Diagonal Nord. Building RS (Torre Girona Residence), Passeig dels Til·lers, 19, 08034 Barcelona
    • Telephone: +34 93 390 43 00
    • Fax: +34 93 205 69 10
    • Transportation
      • Underground: L3 to Zona Universitària - Palau Reial.
      • Urban Bus: L7, L33, L54, L60, L67, L68, L74, L75, L113
    • PUMPS Summer School special rates
      • Please, do not book your room at the residence until we have accepted your application. We will provide accepted applicants with an special code in order to book the reserved rooms.
  • The number of rooms reserved at the Torre Girona Residence is limited. Resa has other affordable residences around Barcelona that can suit your lodging needs during the Summer School

Hotels at University Rates

The Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) has also agreements for special rates for visitors at a number of hotel chains: Follow the indications at Visitors-Accomodation-UPC

Travel to Barcelona and City Information

Nowadays, Barcelona is one of the most visited European cities. The reason: its monuments, museums and architecture, for which it has been declared part of the world heritage by UNESCO. For more information about Barcelona and the city offers, visit:

How to reach Barcelona

By plane

Barcelona Airport (BCN), commonly known as El Prat Airport, is located 10 km (6.2 mi) southwest from Barcelona. The airport is the second largest in Spain behind Madrid-Barajas Airport and the largest one in Catalonia. It is the main hub for Spanair and Vueling and a focus city for Air Europa and Iberia. The airport mainly serves domestic, European and North American flights.

The ride from the Barcelona airport Terminal to the center of the city can be done by train (every half hour, 2,50 €), with the Aerobus (3,90 €) or by Taxi (25 euros approx.).

It is also possible to reach Barcelona through the Girona/Costa Brava and Reus airports. These airports are widely used by low-cost airlines and, as they are close to Barcelona, they offer a bus service to the capital (1.5 hours ride).

If you flight to Madrid, there is a Barcelona-Madrid air shuttle service (1 hour flight), or a comfortable high speed train (AVE).

By car

Barcelona is located 166 kilometers from the French border and 120 kilometers south of the Pyrenees. From France, you may reach Barcelona driving along the A9/E15 highway to the Spanish Border. From the French border you may estimate a two-hour ride in the AP7/E15.

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