Travelling Information

Getting there

Address: Carrer del Carme, 47-49.

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The closest metro station is Liceu, in L3 (green). You exit the metro at La Rambla. Walk uphill along La Rambla for about 100 metres and you will soon see a large baroque church (Esglèsia del Carme) on the left side. Carrer del Carme is the one at the corner. Walk for about 3 minutes, and you will find the Institute entrance on the left.

Metro Catalunya is also as close: Walk downhill along La Rambla and make a right to Carrer del Carme.

From Barcelona El Prat airport:

Via Taxi

A taxi from the airport to the IEC should take about 25 minutes and cost around 25-30 euros depending on traffic and luggage.

Via Train

The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gracia station, in about 25 mins and costs 2.80 Euros for a single ticket. Change here for the Green Line metro to Liceu. The IEC is a 10-minute walk from the metro station (see map).

Via Bus

A transfer service called "Aerobus" will also take you from the airport to Plaça Catalunya and costs 4.25 Euros. The journey time is around 30 minutes. The IEC is a 10-minute walk from the Plaça Catalunya (see map).

From Girona airport:

The "Barcelona bus" runs a transfer service between Girona Airport and Barcelona's city centre, scheduled to coincide with Ryan Air flights. The bus stops right outside the airport and will take you to Estacio d'Autobusos Barcelona Nord (Barcelona's main bus terminal), with a journey time of about 1 hr 10 min. The nearest Metro stop to the bus station is Arc De Triomf, which is a 5-10 minute walk from the bus station (exit the bus station Sortida Nàpols). Take the Red Line (L1) to Plaça Catalunya. The IEC is a 10-minute walk from the Plaça Catalunya (see map).

From Sants train station:

Transfer to the metro Red Line (L1), and get off at laça Catalunya. The IEC is a 10-minute walk from the Plaça Catalunya (see map).

If you are arriving locally:

Plaça Catalunya (lines 1 and 3)
Liceu (line 3)

Plaça Catalunya (train from Sarrià)

Plaça Catalunya

41, 55, 141 (Plaça Catalunya stop)
14, 18, 59, 91 (Rambla stop)


Barcelona Metropolitan Transport webiste (with metro and bus maps)
Official Barcelona website.